Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, DC Entertainment announced an upcoming event titled "Robin War," which will cross over between Robin, Son of Batman, We Are Robin, Grayson and Gotham Academy starting in December.
"We can't talk too much about the story right now but I can say that basically if you're reading any of the books, Damien is not in Gotham right now," editor Mark Doyle told reporters this morning. "He has no idea that the Robin movement [from We Are Robin] is happening in Gotham. But he's going to find out and when he does, he's not happy. so that's sort of the catalyst for 'Robin War.'"
Joking that he had initially tried to think of a way to sell the story without acknowledging that it's an event, Grayson writer Tom King joked that he couldn't, saying, "This is an event, it's a crossover, it's huge, it's wonderful. I grew up on Inferno, I grew up on X-Tinction Agenda. I loved those kinds of story, I loved how big they were, I loved the risks they took, I loved the way it could change the universe in one month."
"To me, the concept of Robin — so many characters in comics are about stasis and Robin is about evolution," King added. "That's what makes him this distinct character that everyone can relate to. That's what that ideal represents, is who you were, who you can be and who you are today."
"This is a reason there's a DC Universe," Bermejo said. "These characters exist together. Kind of the interesting thing to me about doing something like this is when you intro a bunch of new characters who are taking on the Robin mantle, you know you have to have those characters at some point interact with an official Robin. So I look at it like a bunch of JV players trying to get on the varsity team and I think that's going to be a fun concept to play around with."