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"I don't think you can write comics without trying to reflect what's going on in the real world. I mean, that's kind of our job. I believe we have two jobs we have to do simultaneously: We have to reflect what's going on in the real world and we have to entertain you.

So I wouldn't say it was, like, wanting to go after that. It was more like, we can't write without doing that.

And we wanted to show that this movement, this thing, this idea that Lee Bermejo had, which was brilliant, of all these people being inspired by these Robins, is kind of a double-edged sword. It's inspiring and wonderful, but it's also a bunch of kids on the street trying to do jobs they might not be prepared for. And we wanted to examine whether that was a good thing or bad thing. Not come down on one side of the other. It stays a little bit gray.
" - Tom King

Writer: Tom King
Artists: Khary Randolph, Alain Mauricet, Jorge Corona, Andres Guinaldo, and Walden Wong
Colorists: Emilio Lopez, Chris Sotomayor, Gabe Eltaeb, and Sandra Molina
Breakdowns: Rob Haynes

14 out of 42 pages

Light warning for violence.


Now here was a mini-event I was looking forward to. Tom King's first crossover event? That sounds like fun, especially with the previews and small brief bits of info I heard about. However, warning signals went off in my head the moment I saw the amount of people working on the first issue alone...

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"I think the temptation, when you do team books, is to overload people with information about them, and it passes for characterization, as opposed to kind of letting people learn about the characters through story. And that's what I'm hoping to accomplish here. As the story I'm telling moves forward, it gives me opportunities that really do reveal little bits and pieces about these kids' lives." - Lee Bermejo

Writer: Lee Bermejo
Artist: Jorge Corona
Breakdowns: Rob Haynes
Colorist: Trish Mulvihill

Warning for violence.

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"Yeah, there need to be stakes. That's been done subtly in other ways in the book. I'm a stickler on showing damage. If kids get hit in the head — I think if any character gets hit in the head, you should see the damage that causes. I think it's important in general to not have violent actions in comics not be without the consequences that come with that action.

So I really want to show that doing this vigilante thing has consequences. And sometimes the price to be paid is pretty high.
" - Lee Bermejo

Writer: Lee Bermejo
Artists: Jorge Corona & Khary Randolph
Breakdowns: Rob Haynes
Colorists: Trish Mulvihill & Emilio Lopez

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"They have the best intentions — to keep their city safe. But I think Gotham City is a particular place, known for being one of the most dangerous cities. So you have these teenagers who get to the point where they've had enough. They want to be part of something bigger, to be part of a legacy, to be part of something that does good for the place they live in.

But for a 14- to 17-year-old kid, the concept of what they can do to be a hero, and what defines heroism is something that's interesting to me, looking through the eyes of this book.

We have the chance to tackle a lot of different approaches. It's not just about putting on the domino mask and jumping around. It's about, what can you do to make your city a better place?
" - Lee Bermejo

Writer: Lee Bermejo
Artists: Jorge Corona & Khary Randolph
Breakdowns: Rob Haynes
Colorists: Trish Mulvihill & Emilio Lopez

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"I think I’ve said this before, that the central idea of the book is: there’s one thing to want to be part of a movement; you see it on facebook and twitter all the time. “Right, rock on. #WeAreRobin.” It’s one thing to do that and feel part of something, but it’s another to actually step up and do it, to go out and help people, and to make your city a better place.

And not every one of these characters is going to have that in him or her. There’s a very interesting to me possibility, to talk about what are heroics in general. Is that just putting on a domino mask and beating up bad guys? No, it’s a broader concept than that. I think that plays well into a book with lots of different kids from lots of different backgrounds and interests and skill sets and fears. From that point of view, it’s going to run the gamut a bit broader of what the concept of a hero in Gotham City is.
" - Lee Bermejo

Writer: Lee Bermejo
Artists: Jorge Corona & Khary Randolph
Breakdowns: Rob Haynes
Colorists: Trish Mulvihill & Emilio Lopez

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