All-New Batman: The Brave & The Bold #13
DC Comics (January, 2011)WRITER: Sholly Fisch PENCILER: Rick Burchett INKER: Dan Davis COLORIST: Guy Major LETTERER: Carlos M. Mangual EDITOR: Jim Chadwick
When Batman is wounded by a lucky shot, the Phantom Stranger calls together Nightwing and Robins from the future to save him. Their solution is to travel to a Lazarus Pit, which is sure to mean a run in with Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.
What they got right: Finally, some recognition that Dick moved from Robin to Nightwing in the cartoon. Plus we get to see other Robin, including Jason, Tim, Damien, Stephanie (yes, she’s acknowledged both as Robin and during her time as a Batgirl, all of whom also cameo in one panel), and even Carrie (from The Dark Knight Returns). And Fisch does a good job of translating their personalities to the comic.
What they got wrong: It’s a little too close to the comic continuity, a complaint I have with comic adaptations of other media based on a companies comic. We saw Dick make the change from Robin to Nightwing, and Damien appeared in a fictional tale written by Alfred. Will any of these Robins ever actually be part of the TB&TB universe? (For that matter, how could Nightwing recognize any of them?) Also, they missed the Robin from Digital Justice. Granted, he never trained with this Batman, and I’m probably the only person who enjoyed that book…OK, never mind that one.
Recommendation: I can easily recommend this comic for fans of Robin.
Lucky for me Comic Book Resources has this image, because it would have been a pain for me to edit together the double splash page.