The new Robin revealed? Plus, whatever happened to Calvin and Hobbes?
Watch how we seamlessly blend three items from last week, add a bit of comics history, and… but we’re getting ahead of things.
Last week, we had Grant Morrison talking about the new Batman & Robin series he’ll be doing with Frank Quitely, discussing (among other things) a new Robin. We also saw lnks to fan images as to whatever happened to Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes now that he’s older, with one sweet image and one… not so sweet. (Incidentally, I think the girl’s name is Berkeley. No, not Breathed.)
This puts me in mind of what happened the last time we replaced Robin. I was working in the production department at DC during the time of Batman: A Death in the Family , which took Jason Todd out. And at the time, there was a tradition in production of taking that day’s Calvin and Hobbes strip, xeroxing it larger, having Bob LeRose color it, and posting it on the bulletin board.
And Steven Bové wondered what they were going to do about the new Robin. And one idea led to another, and he drew a little something. And then it got passed around the rest of the department with everybody contributing, and a minor masterpiece was born.
So here, with pencils and inks from Steven Bové,
inks by Jerry Acerno, letters by John Workman, and colors by me after the late great Bob LeRose: