Robin deals with Batman issues through Mortal Kombat in new DC comic

Robin — Damian Wayne, child of Batman and Talia Head, grand son of Ra’s al Ghul himself — remains in a difficult location today. He was trained as an assassin, however quit his League of Shadows due to be Robin, and now he’s truly, truly mad at Batman for letting Batman’s alternate-universe papa let Bane eliminate Alfred. However truly, Damian seethes at Batman since he feels accountable for Alfred’s death. What’s a Kid Wonder to do?

Well, in Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov’s brand-new series, Robin, Damian circumnavigates the world going into supervillain cage matches up until someone welcomes him to the DC Comics equivalent of Mortal Kombat.

What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be excellent comics. (And if you missed out on the last edition, read this.)


“Try to paint from your heart,” a young girl tells her friend in a manga Damian Wayne is reading. “C’mon Hana, you must have a plan,” he mutters to the book. The manga panels are presented in a Western reading order, in Robin #1, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Jushua Williamson, Gleb Melnikov/DC Comics

The last page of Robin #1 functions brand-new teenager supervillain Flatline ripping Damian’s still-beating heart out of his chest quickly after their arrival on Lazarus Island (most likely an idea that Damian will still be around next problem after all). However I’d like to highlight another essential canon minute of Robin #1: Damian Wayne is a phony geek who checks out horizontally turned manga.

A detailed cross-section of Beta Ray Bill’s ship, Skuttlebutt, revealing many different rooms including an armory, galley, bedroom, arcade room, and rooms where the artist and Marvel Editorial are working on the comic, in Beta Ray Bill #2, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Daniel Warren Johnson/Marvel Comics

The very first problem of Beta Ray Expense was enjoyable, however with this random sample of Expense’s sentient ship, Skuttlebutt, Daniel Warren Johnson (with Mike Spicer on colors) has actually pulled me totally in. Look! There are spaces in this ship where Johnson, Spicer, and the Marvel Editorial group are dealing with the comic! UNBELIEVABLY CHARMING.

Batman chases after the Riddler into a mirror maze. Captains tell the reader to turn to page 37 to head into the mirror maze, or to page 7 to bypass it, in Batman: Black and White #5, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie/DC Comics (2021).

I believed you’d like to understand that today’s Batman: Monochrome included a Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie team-up in the kind of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Batman story with … a twist.

Concept art for Colossus’ Hellfire Gala outfit, which includes a bare-chested top adorned with gold chains, tight pants, and a fur-topped cloak and ushanka hat in Hellfire Gala Guide, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Lucas Werneck/Marvel Comics

I likewise believed you’d likewise like to understand that you can get a complimentary copy of the Hellfire Gala Guide on Comixology today, including all the brand-new character styles for the X-Men’s mutant couture lewks.

Damian Wayne/Robin tells Jon Kent/Superboy that he doesn’t get to choose to be Superman or not. Eventually he will fill his father’s shoes, in Action Comics #1030, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Daniel Sampere/DC Comics

Now that we understand Jon Kent will be entering his papa’s shoes quite quickly, it’s great to see Action Comics ending up being a Superman and Superboy book. It’s making that shift more steady — and it’s keeping the Superboy and Robin relationship alive.

Lucious Fox and his son Tim/Jace argue about the measures Lucious is taking to protect Tim from culpability in his distracted driving hit-and-run in The Next Batman: Second Son, DC Comics (2021).

Image: John Ridley, Travel Foreman/DC Comics

John Ridley and Travel Forman’s Next Batman extension is simple to miss out on — it’s amongst DC’s weekly digital-first offerings, for a dollar a concern. However it’s playing with an intriguing concern. If losing all his cash is making Batman more grounded, what occurs with individuals who got the $20 billion he lost, the household of Lucious Fox?

Among Next Batman’s greatest tricks has to do with why Lucious and his partner had a falling out with his 2nd child, Jace (who utilized to pass Tim). It ends up that Jace utilized to be an extremely careless kid who was the wrongdoer of a deadly hit and run. At the time, his moms and dads saw it as their task to make certain that Jace’s actions were excused and eliminated simply as they would have been if he was the white child of white millionaires. As an adult, Jace is deeply struggling and contrite about the event, and uncertain about his household. It’s juicy and thought-provoking drama.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.