It is now not a secret that DC’s Robin is a manga fan. In a brand new cowl for Robin #7, he is seen deeply engrossed in a shōjo manga. This is not simply any manga both, it is one which stars himself and his newest rival, Flatline.
Flatline first appeared briefly in Detective Comics #1034, simply earlier than the beginning of the present Robin collection, the place she formally debuted. This cameo look confirmed her battling future Event of Lazarus fighters. She was Robin’s first opponent and decimated him simply – not shocking since he jumped headfirst into the battle with out understanding the foundations. Flatline’s the sidekick to Lord Death Man and is proficient in martial arts, making her a worthy foe for Damian Wayne.
On Twitter, Joshua Williamson, who’s writing the present Robin collection, shared the duvet for the seventh challenge. Robin #7 will launch in October 2021 and proceed Robin’s journey with the League of Lazarus. In an attention-grabbing twist, this isn’t an action-packed cowl. It reveals Damian studying “Robin Flatline”, which seems to be successful manga collection contemplating he is on quantity 92! Not solely does this develop on Damian’s inside mushy facet, but it surely additionally teases that this new DC pairing may not be disappearing anytime quickly.
This cowl was illustrated by Simone De Mio, a comic book artist whose current DC credit embody Batman: Black and White, Future State: Gotham, Inexperienced Arrow eightieth Anniversary Spectacular #1, Future State: Harley Quinn, and Problem of the Tremendous Sons. Damian was revealed to be a fan of shōjo manga within the very first challenge of his new collection, Robin #1. He was depicted kicking again and studying a manga that concerned two painters that mirrored his struggles along with his dad and mom and his identification. Now, this cowl is seemingly doing the identical, however by depicting an internal struggle Damian may have within the romance division. The caption on the manga reads “Will they or will not they?” reflecting a trope that is quite common in shōjo manga – will the lead couple get collectively or will they be saved aside eternally?
Whereas it’s reasonably clear that there’s a rivalry brewing between the 2, it appears very seemingly that different emotions may positively develop contemplating their early interactions. The 2 have already fought and Flatline bested Robin, actually stealing his coronary heart by ripping it out of his chest. The way to Robin’s heart could very effectively be by intense fight, although it additionally appears seemingly that Flatline may attempt to get near him simply to betray him. In any case, she’s a villain’s sidekick – not a hero’s. This side is additional pushed by the pair of plushes within the background of Robin and Flatline, sitting atop earlier volumes of the manga collection.
Though Damian’s softer facet is beginning to be revealed, he’s nonetheless in a really harmful place and he is nonetheless a really harmful combatant himself. He is aware of methods to disguise his feelings and maintain them in management. Damian’s training has made him who he is, however that does not imply he is not vulnerable to the pangs of younger love and the struggles of youth itself. Flatline and Robin are coming into into a really harmful dance, however will Damian have his personal villainous curiosity like his dad, or will his coronary heart be ripped out repeatedly?
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