Official Press Release
Damion Scott, whose dynamic 3-year run on BATGIRL won him critical praise, takes over as interior and cover artist on ROBIN this May with issue #126. Scott, fresh off of drawing The Spectacular Spider-Man, joins writer Bill Willingham (FABLES) with an issue that’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
“I’m definitely excited about this,” says Scott. “Working on ROBIN is going to be fun. I always wanted to draw Robin, so I’m glad to have the chance. And I never liked pencilling for another inker as much as I like doing the whole art job myself.”
“Among the many good reasons for bringing Damion on ROBIN, I’d like to point out one selfish one,” says Willingham. “The best moment in writing any comic book story occurs when the drawn pages start coming in and I get to really see the story for the first time brought to life by the vision, imagination and skills of a talented artist. Bringing Damion on board means I get to look forward to many such perfect moments. So, really, it’s all about pleasing me.”
“We’re pleased to have Damion back at DC where he belongs,” adds Dan DiDio, DC’s VP – Editorial.
This issue marks a turning point for the series, as Tim Drake has relinquished the cape and mask. The Dark Knight’s new partner-in-crimefighting makes a dramatic debut in this landmark issue! But you won’t get the full story here. You’ll just have to pick up the issue to discover the identity of the new Robin!
Batman’s choice will have repercussions throughout the DC Universe…and this story gets the ball rolling for much bigger events coming later in 2004. Get in on the ground floor of history in the making with ROBIN #126!
ROBIN #126 will be solicited in the March issue of Previews (Volume XIV, #3), and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 19 with a cover price of $2.25 U.S.