WE ARE ROBIN #1-12 (Lee Bermejo / Rob Hayes, Khary Randolph)

Ça fait un moment qu’on entend parler d’un tel projet “Robins” (supposément avec Jeff Lemire aux manettes) mais c’est finalement en juin prochain que débarquera une série consacrée à la “nouvelle génération” de jeunes prodiges sous le titre We Are Robin.

On ne sait encore pas grand chose du projet si ce n’est que Lee Bermejo (Suiciders) y poursuivra sa carrière de scénariste, tandis que Rob Haynes et Khary Randolph se chargent de la partie graphique.

Le premier numéro devrait sortir en juin dans la continuité des nouvelles séries post-Convergence.

Liens
Le site de l’éditeur: dccomics.com
Le blog de Lee Bermejo: leebermejo.blogspot.fr

La série sera centrée sur Duke Thomas, le jeune afro-américain présenté dans l’arc Zero Year et qui a aidé Batman à maintes reprises depuis (notamment en tant que Robin dans le futur hypothétique de Futures End). Il fera figure de vétéran au sein d’un mouvement de jeunes activistes qui tentent de protéger Gotham par leurs propres moyens.

[quote]As a longtime fan of the Dark Knight and his supporting players, Bermejo admits that he always had a hard time figuring out why Batman would have a teen sidekick and put a kid in danger in the first place — for the writer, that was the beginning of how a series such as We Are Robin could work.

“Maybe there could possibly be many of these kids out there on the streets who have different talents and different capabilities that could be useful to Batman,” says Bermejo.

“With ideas and big concepts, teenagers can get really passionate about that stuff and it can be their whole life. That was something interesting to me, that this thing could be bigger than just one guy jumping around in a domino mask.”[/quote]

[size=150]COMMENTAIRE DU SCÉNARISTE LEE BERMEJO[/size]

ça me branche,ce truc.

Le dessinateur Jorge Corona remplacera Rob Hayes et Khary Randolph dès le troisième numéro de la nouvelle série We Are Robin. Il s’occupe aussi d’illustrer les 8 pages de prologues qui seront présentées le 27 mai prochain dans l’un des nombreux titres liés à Convergence.

[quote]These kids are taking the law into their own hands. And without saying too much, these kids are minors. So that idea of youth, in a legal sense, will play a part in the book.

That’s something that’s very interesting to me — the concept of a teenage sidekick. The concept of adolescent heroes in general is an interesting “problem.” It asks a lot of questions about the adults who are essentially putting their lives at risk, but it also speaks to the kids and their desire to do what is right.

Another big concept is the idea of legacy, particularly in Gotham — this idea of legacy, of heroes that have come before.

You could say, at this point in time, we’ve seen a few Robins. So this is something that, in Gotham City, has become a bigger concept than just one particular person. And that’s something interesting about playing in this Bat-world.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE LEE BERMEJO[/size]

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[quote]DC Sneak Peek: We Are… ROBIN (Digital)
Story by Lee Bermejo
Art by Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes
Colors by Patricia Mulvihill
Letters by Jared K. Fletcher
Cover by Jorge Corona
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $0.00
Release Date May 27th, 2015
A new team of teens coordinate to take down a weapons shipment at the docks and spread the word that there’s a new “Robin” in town.
Read this ALL-NEW FREE 8-page preview to WE ARE…ROBIN #1![/quote]

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Je suis curieux. Beaucoup de (potentiellement) bons titres.

[quote]Essentially, I had this Robin idea. I’ve been kicking this idea around for a long time as well – probably since I finished “Noel.” It’s really all about trying to solve this problem of Robin. How does that work? This idea of a teenage sidekick – of a minor who adults are putting into harm’s way? I know there are people in the context of a comic book world who will say, “Ah, it’s just part of the fun.” But how can I approach that concept in a way that’s interesting and new and creates some drama? Honestly, that concept was just something that never worked for me.

So this was born of me wondering how I could get into this. How can I change the idea of how a teenage sidekick might work? That was the initial spark, and when Mark Doyle took over the Bat line at DC, I started talking to him about doing something. Since he had been one of the people in the past that I’d actually talked about this idea with, he asked me about it. But by then I said, “That idea? I think I was looking at it too small. I think there should be a lot of these kids who are part of some kind of underground organization.” That’s where it started to come together, and Mark and I did a lot of brainstorming to sculpt this into what it is now. I’m super excited about it, and I can’t wait for people to be introduced to how we’re going to do this story.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE LEE BERMEJO[/size]

Tu n’avais pas posté une news comme quoi c’était Jeff Lemire qui bossait sur cette idée?

A une époque, on parlait d’une série Robins par Jeff Lemire. C’était peut être une simple rumeur ou alors le projet ne s’est pas concrétisé pour X ou Y raison ou le départ de Jeff Lemire a précipité la série dans le néant, etc.

[quote]We Are Robin! #1
Story by Lee Bermejo
Art by Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jun 24th, 2015
Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Un joli potentiel qu’est ce premier épisode. Robin n’est plus un petit garçon mais une bande de petits garçons et filles.

L’esprit graphique est très sympa, ça punche à tout va et la présentation de ce petit Duke (déja vu dans Zero Year et Endgame) donne du liant.

Franchement, c’est un chouette potentiel. A tous points de vue.

[quote]We Are Robin! #2
Story by Lee Bermejo
Art by Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph
Colors by Trish Mulvihill, Emilio Lopez
Letters by Jared K. Fletcher
Cover by Lee Bermejo, James Harvey
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Jul 22nd, 2015
In Gotham City, hundreds of Robins have taken to the streets. But who will be their new leader? And who is the mystery man working behind the scenes?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Ci-dessous, trois pages de We are… Robin #3 suivies de la couverture variante par James Harvey et des recherches par Khary Randolph:

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]We Are… ROBIN #3
Story by Lee Bermejo
Art by Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph
Cover by Lee Bermejo, James Harvey
Publisher DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Aug 26th, 2015
The Robins finally meet Batman himself…but is it everything they imagined it would be? And what will the Dark Knight think of them?[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]The idea, in the first story arc, is to structure it in such a way that it kind of feels like you’re a person joining the group too. So you know, the first issue focuses pretty much on just Duke, and his interaction with the group really starts with the second issue. And then the third issue, it escalates again, and you get to see that there are a lot of these kids out there.

So in the same way, these kids don’t know who’s pulling the strings.

And it also needs to be said that Alfred isn’t in charge of the movement. And this, I think, has been talked about in the book. He’s selecting people, I think, that he feels show promise and can be developed into good little soldiers.

And that’s what I was trying to get across in the first three issues — just the sense of, OK, so he’s involved with these kids, but they think it’s Batman.

That was also a good way to get to know these characters and how they react to certain events.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE LEE BERMEJO[/size]

La série jouit d’un très bon début. On sent que ce n’est pas simple d’écrire une équipe de garnements pilotée par un homme mystère. Sur l’identité de ce dernier, l’épilogue est très prometteur.

[quote]WE ARE ROBIN #4

(W) Lee Bermejo (A) James Harvey (CA) Lee Bermejo

In the wake of a huge loss, the Robins are reeling with grief. Riko takes to the rooftops of Burnside to find a symbol of hope, and finds herself living out a dream as she teams up with her personal hero: Batgirl!

Item Code: JUL150282In Shops: 9/23/2015SRP: $3.99[/quote]

Source: www.comicvine.com

Le quatrième épisode prend la forme d’un stand-alone, faisant suite aux événements tragiques du dernier épisode. Graphiquement déstabilisant mais très juste dans le ton et dans l’écriture.

[quote]WE ARE ROBIN! #5

STORY BY Lee Bermejo
ART BY Jorge Corona
COLORS BY Trish Mulvihill, Christine Duart Peter, Allen Passalaqua
LETTERS BY Jared K. Fletcher
COVER BY Lee Bermejo
PUBLISHER DC Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Oct 28th, 2015

Some of the Robins are ready to return to the streets, but others aren’t putting the “R” back on until they knows who’s pulling the strings behind The Nest. Meanwhile, a new player takes interest in the Robins. Will they all be united or pulled apart forever?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com