‘Robin, Son of Batman #5’ Exclusive Preview–Talia’s Back

When the DC did a reshuffling of titles after the Convergence event, one thing became clear: They were committed to Robin. That included the continued publication of Grayson, the new We Are Robin, Red Hood and Arsenal, and the new Batman & Robin Eternal.

But perhaps the most intriguing title is Robin, Son of Batman, featuring Damian, Bruce Wayne’s biological son by Talia Al Ghul. Damian was raised by his mother to be an assassin in the tradition of the Al Ghuls, swapped allegiances to his father, was killed by his mother’s minions, and, finally, resurrected. (He is an Al Ghul, after all.)

That’s a lot for a boy not yet even a teenager. In this series, taking place while Bruce Wayne is presumed dead, Damian, in his own unique way, is trying to make amends for his “year of blood” while under Talia’s influence, which makes his encounter with his mother in this issue a climactic event.

DC’s blurb: Damian, Mya, and Goliath are attacked by the mysterious faction known as the Lu’un Darga, and dragged deep inside the earth where they find…Talia al Ghul?! How will Damian face the mother who betrayed him?

Robin, Son of Batman #5, written by Patrick Gleason, art by Gleason and Mick Gray, will hit stores on 10/28, and will also be available at Comixology.com. All images courtesy DC Comics.

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