Batman and Robin Eternal put a name two its main villain the first issue, but Mother only actually appeared in full for the first time this week in the finale of the weekly book's first act.

The weekly title, which began in October, has been building the case for a mystery about the dark past of Batman and the way he may have obtained his Robins. Central to the story is the villain known as Mother, who apparently creates orphans so they can be molded into her servants — and Batman allegedly helped her at one point, as issue #1 showed the hero surprisingly killing a child's parents in Cairo.

At the end of this week's Batman and Robin Eternal #7, the table was set for a present-day meeting between Mother and Dick Grayson, as well as some answers about what happened several years ago when Batman first met Mother.

With a story by Batman scribes Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, the weekly series is being scripted by writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson and Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. Newsarama talked with Tynion to find out more about the end of the first act in Batman and Robin Eternal, the development of Cassandra Cain (and Tim Drake)'s history, and what new-to-the-"New 52" characters might show up next.

Detailed Interview )

Source: Newsarama


Batman and Robin Eternal may be chasing a five-year-old mystery about Batman and the villain mother, but according to co-writer Genevieve Valentine, it's really about what it means to become a member of the Bat-family.

Valentine, who was already an award-winning writer of sci-fi and fantasy books before she came to comic book, just left Catwoman after a run that had the character costumeless and leading a crime family. Now that she's joined Batman and Robin Eternal, she's getting her first taste of co-writing and seems excited with the experience of "hashing out" the story in a writers room setting.

Interview with Valentine )
James Tynion IV on Batman & Robin Eternal and "The Real Shape of Batman's Legacy"



For the second time in as many years, Batman will get a weekly series from a rotating cast of star creators. This time, though, Bruce Wayne himself will take something of a backseat to Dick Grayson and a cadre of Robins from throughout the character's legacy.

What brings them together? Well, it's a case that Bruce and Dick worked on in the earliest days of the first Dynamic Duo -- and one that Bruce has done his best to bury and to hide the truth about, even from Dick.

Co-writer James Tynion IV joined ComicBook.com to discuss the series, which launches today.


Detailed Interview )

Source: ComicBook.com


Beginning this week in Batman and Robin Eternal, Dick Grayson, Cassandra Cain and the rest of the Batman family will be faced with the possibility that "there's some kind of conspiracy behind the formation of the Robins," according to Tim Seeley, one of the weekly series' writers.

Readers have already been shown, in the "Batman Day" preview released by DC in September, that a key component of the story will be a thumb drive that contains secret information about missing kids — information that Batman didn't want Dick Grayson to learn. A villain named Mother will be the big bad of the whole series — that there is no secret, unknown adversary, but instead this frightening new villain who's related to a Batman and Robin adventure from the past.

The weekly series, which runs for six months after this week's #1, has "parallel" structure, with a Bruce and Dick story from the past running alongside a current-day mystery being pursued by the younger generation of the Bat-family. The idea was conceived by James Tynion IV and Batman scribe Scott Snyder, with the series being co-written by Seeley, Genevieve Valentine, Steve Orlando, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Ed Brisson. Artists will include Tony Daniel, Paul Pelletier, Scot Eaton and Francis Manapul.

Detailed Interview )

Source: Newsarama


James Tynion IV, the co-lead writer of "Batman and Robin Eternal" alongside "Batman's" Scott Snyder, explains to CBR News that Robin is vital to Batman lore. Comics' most iconic sidekick serves as an entry point for readers into the world of a superhero that embodies a darkness opposite from the light that shines on Superman from Earth's yellow sun. And in the weekly series, which debuts October 7, the history of Robin in the New 52 will be explored, as will the pasts of the numerous iconic characters that have worn the domino mask.

Details )

Source: ComicBookResources
Discussion here


A brand new version of Cassandra Cain will be at the center of DC's new Batman and Robin Eternal, joining Dick Grayson and Harper Row in a battle against the new villain, Mother.

And although the weekly takes place in present-day Gotham City — where Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman — Bruce will play a role in the weekly. The story also focuses on a mystery from the past, one that took place when Dick Grayson was Robin, Bruce Wayne was Batman, and the two first encountered Mother during one of their global adventures.

The weekly series, which launches October 7 and continues for six months, also serves as a follow-up to Batman Eternal, the 2014-2015 weekly that ended in March. This time, James Tynion IV will serve as lead writer, working with Batman scribe Scott Snyder and a long list of co-writers including Tim Seeley, Genevieve Valentine, Steve Orlando, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Ed Brisson. Artists will include Tony Daniel (who spoke to Newsarama last week), Paul Pelletier, Scot Eaton and Francis Manapul.

Detailed Interview )

Source: Newsarama
Discussion here


Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, DC Entertainment announced the sequel to Batman Eternal, titled Batman and Robin Eternal.

Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV will return to the series, with assists from Tom King, Tim Seeley, Jackson Lanzing, Ed Brisson and more. Tony Daniel will serve as the main artist on the book.

Snyder called Batman and Robin Eternal “larger than the first one: globe-spanning, bigger secrets,” and said that it “honors the legacy of Robin and also brings a new angle to it and makes something very fresh.”

A 26-issue, weekly series, Batman and Robin Eternal will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Robin by centering heavily on the legacy of the character...

...but it will also feature the long-awaited return of onetime Batgirl Cassandra Cain.

"This series is going to reintroduce Cassandra Cain to the DC Universe," returning co-writer James Tynion IV told reporters this morning. "We can’t talk too much about that just yet but this is a character that for me at least I have loved for my entire comic-reading life. The fact that we have the opportunity to bring her back in a very, very central role — she is on of the three leads of this story, her, Dick and Harper Rowe — I’m really pumped.”

Batman and Robin Eternal launches in October

Discussion ComicBook.com


BATMAN ETERNAL #52
Preview images at ComicBookResources; USA Today; Newsarama

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
ART BY: Eduado Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego , David Lafuente , Tim Seeley , Ray Fawkes [hide...]
COLORS BY: Allen Passalaqua, Gabe Eltaeb, John Kalisz, John Rauch [hide...]
LETTERS BY: Steve Wands
COVER BY: Jae Lee, June Chung, Andy Kubert, [more...]
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
- This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?


Batman Eternal concludes next week, before taking a hiatus, and this week's Batman Eternal 51 issue reveals the real villain behind the entire series. Newsarama and IGN posts a small articles revealing the details behind the series

Source: Newsarma; IGN


Is he? Or isn't he?

In this week's Batman Eternal #50, one of Gotham City's villains finally stepped up to take credit for the weekly comic's year-long attack on Gotham City and Bruce Wayne
.

The villain is someone unexpected, which caught readers by surprise. So Newsarama posted an article to determine if the revelation is truth or or if it is a lie?

Source: Newsarama
Discussion here



BATMAN ETERNAL #50
PREVIEW IMAGES at HITFLIX

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

* Summary:
- What do the Penguin, a prison riot, Jim Gordon being incarcerated, Bane in a mech, Red Hood, Batgirl, Gotham in flames, and short-circuiting Bat-technology all have in common? They’re all happening simultaneously in this Batman arc. Over a year in the making, BATMAN ETERNAL #50 sees these plot elements coming home to roost.


BATMAN ETERNAL #49
Preview images at ComicBookResources


STORY BY: Kyle Higgins, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
ART BY: Fernando Blanco
COLORS BY: Marcelo Maiolo
LETTERS BY: Steve Wands
COVER BY: Cliff Chiang
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
- This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

Discussion here


BATMAN ETERNAL #47
PREVIEW IMAGES AT COMICVINE; COMICBOOKRESOURCES

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins , Tim Seeley [hide...]
ART BY: Juan Ferreyra
COVER BY: Ethan Van Sciver
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
- In the new order of Gotham City, Selina Kyle holds all the cards...and now it's up to master spy Julia Pennyworth to steal them back

Discussion here


BATMAN ETERNAL #46
PREVIEW IMAGES AT COMICBOOKRESOURCES; IGN

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins , Tim Seeley [hide...]
ART BY: Alessandro Vitti, Christian Duce, Ronan Cliquet
COLORS BY: Romulo Fajardo Jr., Matt Milla
LETTERS BY: Steve Wands
COVER BY: Ethan Van Sciver
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
-Is Batman eternal? Perhaps…but only one of the Dark Knight’s foes truly knows the meaning of the word!

Discussion here


BATMAN ETERNAL #45
Preview images at ComicBookResources

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes
ART BY: Javi Fernandez
COLORS BY: Dan Brown
LETTERS BY: Steve Wands
COVER BY: Ethan Van Sciver, Marcelo Maiolo
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
-Nothing in his experience with cutting-edge technology could prepare Batwing for a battle against the vengeful spirits who’ve taken control of his armor!

Discussion here; here


BATMAN ETERNAL #44
Preview images at ComicBookResources; Newsarama; ComicBookMovie

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins , Tim Seeley [hide...]
ART BY: Aco
COLORS BY: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
LETTERS BY: John J. Hill
COVER BY: Ethan Van Sciver
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
- One of the only people who knows what truly happened at Arkham Asylum is about to escape Gotham City…but not if Batman gets to him first!

Discussion here


BATMAN ETERNAL #43
Preview images at ComicBookResources; CraveOnline

STORY BY: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins , Tim Seeley [hide...]
ART BY: David Lafuente, Victor Olazaba, Scott Hanna
COLORS BY: John Rauch
LETTERS BY: John J. Hill
COVER BY: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
PUBLISHER: DC Comics

* Summary:
- Don’t miss this special issue that loops our story all the way back to where it started in BATMAN #28 – but with a twist you won’t see coming!

Discussion here

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