Robin writer Joshua Williamson reveals that DC will determine which one of the past and present Boy Wonders has the best fighting skills.
The upcoming Robin series will see Damian Wayne enter the Lazarus Tournament, which pits the DC Universe’s deadliest fighters against each other. According to writer Josh Williamson, the series will also confirm which Boy Wonder has the best fighting skills.
“There is definitely an answer to that question that comes up in Robin. We show it, and it’s fun. There is an answer to that question,” Williamson told CBR. He also discussed Cassandra Cain’s absence in this hypothetical Robin tournament, since she has never taken on the Robin mantle.
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“Yeah, I feel like [Cassandra] doesn’t need to be in a tournament,” Williamson said. “Cassandra’s interesting because I think she’s a tricky character and I’ve only been able to write her once and I think she’s awesome. Her in a tournament book, I don’t think she would necessarily want to be in this particular tournament. But if I take her out of the equation and we just focus on everyone who’s ever been a Robin, my answer is to read the book…”
A tournament to crown the Robin with the best fighting skills in the main DC Universe would include Damian Wayne, Stephanie Brown, Tim Drake, Jason Todd and Dick Grayson.
The Lazarus Tournament spins out of a two-part backup story in the pages of Batman and Detective Comics, and finds Damian Wayne entering the Lazarus Tournament to learn more about the new secret organization known as the League of Lazarus. He will face a number of foes in the process, including Green Arrow’s son Connor Hawke and the mysterious Respawn.
Written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Gleb Melnikov, Robin #1 goes on sale April 27 from DC.
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