Coming this March…
Thursday night, we told you EXCLUSIVELY that DC would be releasing Detective Comics #38 — Robin’s 1940 debut — as a Facsimile Edition in March, ads and all.
But that’s just part of the story.
On Friday, DC announced the one-shot Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, by an all-star cast of creators, including Marv Wolfman, Frank Miller, Peter Tomasi, Mikel Janin, Tom King and many more.
Not just that, the issue will feature a series of decade tribute covers — a concept that’s become de rigeur since 2018’s Action Comics #1000.
I gotta say it: Holy Biquadragennial!
Dig the official solicitation blurb, with Lee Weeks’ main cover:
ROBIN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, CHUCK DIXON, DEVIN GRAYSON, TIM SEELEY, TOM KING, JUDD WINICK, JAMES TYNION IV, AMY WOLFRAM, ROBBIE THOMPSON, ADAM GLASS, PETER J. TOMASI, and more!
Art by TOM GRUMMETT, SCOTT McDANIEL, MIKEL JANÍN, KENNETH ROCAFORT, FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II, JAVI FERNANDEZ, NICOLA SCOTT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, ANDY KUBERT, FRANK MILLER, and others
Cover by LEE WEEKS
1940s variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1950s variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
1960s variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1970s variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
1980s variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1990s variant cover by JIM CHEUNG
2000s variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
2010s variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Blank variant cover
DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder’s 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley—the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.
ON SALE 03.11.20
$9.99 US | 96 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with 11 covers.
Please see the order form for details.
I absolutely cannot wait to see what they come up with for those covers.
By the way, the issue comes out the same day as the Detective Comics #38 Facsimile Edition. (The original Detective Comics #38 came out March 6, 1940, according to the Grand Comics Database.)
Guess it’s time to dust off my pixie boots!
— EXCLUSIVE: DETECTIVE COMICS #38 to Get Re-Released as Facsimile Edition. Click here.
— ROBIN: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS Coming From DC. Click here.