See Batman & Robins early years from Dick Graysons viewpoint in the new Lemire & Nguyen series

Batman: Year One (opens in new tab) and Robin: Year One (opens in new tab) are two of the greatest Bat-family superhero stories of all time, and now those two characters’ history together will be explored in a ‘Year One’ style series of its own.

The three-issue series Robin & Batman (opens in new tab) by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen will delve into the early years of Batman and the first Robin’s team-up. The series will be more Robin-centric than previous team-up stories (such as Batman: Dark Victory (opens in new tab)) for the duo, getting into the “first growing pains” of this pair. 

Each issue will be oversized – 40 pages, as opposed to the standard 20-something page comic book.

Check out this preview of Robin & Batman #1:

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Robin & Batman #1 preview

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Dick Grayson was introduced as Batman’s sidekick Robin in 1940’s Detective Comics #38 (opens in new tab), and went on to have a 44-year tenure in that role – leaving to ‘graduate’ into his own hero, Nightwing, with a long line of replacement Robins to follow.

Speaking of history, Lemire and Nguyen have their own history – inside Gotham and in the creator-owned realm. Their five-year creator-owned epic Descender (opens in new tab) concludes August 18 with Ascender #18 (opens in new tab). Earlier this year Lemire said the duo plan to continue the partnership going with “a short project” (presumably this Robin & Batman series), and then another creator-owned series nicknamed ‘Project Pavement’ in 2022.

Nguyen has drawn the primary cover to Robin & Batman #1, as well as a variant cover. He’s joined with variant covers by Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque. Check them out here:

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Robin & Batman #1 covers

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Robin & Batman #1 (of 3) goes on sale on November 9. 

Dick Grayson was the first Robin, but he’s also the best – according to us, at least. Check out our ranked list of the 10 best Robins and then tell us what you think. 

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