By Rabbit_May_Cry 84 Comments
There has been a rumor goin' around for a while about The Robin's DCnU comic book...(not the R&B group). So I wanted to bring more attention to it, and tell my reasons on why it would be a good move. First off...The Robin's book...(or what I like to call "Sons of the Bat")...would actually be a great book. It' s doubtful that any of the Ex-Robin's books would get canceled to make this because it's lookin' like this is goin' to take over the current Batman and Robin, book because of poor sells. But Batman and Robin #10 brings up a new direction in which the book can go.
It also makes more sense to do somethin' never done before, and have a book that explores the relationship Bruce's ACTUAL kids...
(he never adopted Cassandra, he just said he was and then "died". And when he got back, he felt that startin' a group of grown men dressed as bats was more important than upholdin' a promise. And he NEVER adopted Stephanie...didn't even hint at it).
Now since Red Hood and the Outlaws 5 Jason has let go of his grudges against Bruce. He's never had a real hatred for anyone on the Bat-Family...(except Tim, which I'll explain later)...so the doubt that he'll want to be around them is just the dumbest excuse to not do this.
and secondly...Good books sell. Drama, mystery, family relationships, action, and comedy is what you'll get from a book with Jason, Grayson, Damian, and Tim as the main cast.
You see I'll start with my favorite to my least.
-Grayson- Jason has a brotherly relationship with Grayson regardless of what people may think. He never once went to find Grayson for a fight. He doesn't hate him, he was just upset at the little it seemed that Grayson cared that he died. And after he came back...he STILL wasn't welcomed with open arms from his brother, which is why their relationship was so strained. But he never hated the man.
-Damian- He doesn't too particularly like Damian...but he doesn't hate him either. He finds it fun to mess with the kid.
-Tim- Now Tim is where it gets confusin' to fans. Jason has never view Tim as his brother...only as his replacement. Jason died before Tim even became a comic character. Then when he got back, Tim was Robin. These 2 have never had a sit down talk...in fact...the only times that they ever talked were before, durin', and after fights...(which Jason won all of by the way). So puttin' these 2 around each other already makes things interestin' enough to make me want to buy the comic.
-Jason- He's always been tryin' to help Jason BECAUSE that's his brother. So their relationship would have a little friction at first...but would ease down by/before issue 3.
-Damian- Damian is more of Grayson's son than he is Bruces. Grayson even furthered Damian's trainin' into bein' Robin. So there're no problems here.
-Tim- They're brothers...again no problems here.
-Jason- Doesn't care much for him, and in fact...would probably grow to like him over shared dislike over Tim.
-Grayson- Grayson is the person Damian feels closest to in the Bat-Family, so this relationship suffers no problems.
-Tim- Damian doesn't feel that Tim has earned a right to be a part of his family and harbors a strong dislike for him. The snarky remarks, and mischievous pranks that Damian would do to Tim would actually liven up the book...(on top of the awesomeness that is the book itself).
-Jason- borderline hatred for Jason.
-Grayson- His favorite brother...(probably because Jason and Damian don't like him).
-Damian- A thorn in his side.
So a team book about brothers with strained/bad relationships havin' to go on missions together would be awesome. Let along that it's the 4 of them. And then add in that THIS could be the way that Cassandra and Stephanie get into the DCnU...and you've got yourself one of the best team books to hit the shelves...EVER!! I mean really...The possibility of Jason, Grayson, Damian, and Tim runnin' into Cassandra, and Stephanie is more likely to happen with the 4 of them all together. 'Cause, let's face it...Batman ain't gonna do it.
But whatever...I for 1 will look forward to the day Sons of the Bat becomes an actual book. There's entirely too much good stuff goin' on between the 4 of them for this idea to NOT work amazingly.