USA Today is today’s DC media partner, to announce details on the upcoming We Are Robin series, part of June’s DC mini-relaunch by Lee Bermejo, Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph.
Including who is going to be in it.
Duke Thomas, an African-American kid who’s played an important role recently in the main Batman series, as he’s indoctrinated into this new Robin movement to protect and serve Gotham.
Duke is the reader’s way into this street-smart world — he’s had interactions with the Dark Knight before so he isn’t a complete rookie — and Bermejo is focusing on him and other newbies rather than the folks who’ve been Robin previously such as Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Stephanie Brown, Dick Grayson and most recently Damian Wayne, Batman’s son.
Thomas has been seen in the past in Batman Zero Year and in the future in New 52: Futures End. Now its time to meet him in the present…