January’s Detective Comics #27 was already slated to be a landmark issue in the history of Batman, but it’s about to get even bigger. Today, artist Sean Murphy tweeted a first look at an all-new black Robin that will be appearing in his short story with writer Scott Snyder. Snyder and Murphy, the duo known for their work on the Vertigo series The Wake, have teamed up to create what Snyder calls a “sci-fi” Batman tale set in the future, one of the many stories set to appear in the 96 page mega-issue.
Here is Murphy’s tweet revealing the newest sidekick to the Caped Crusader:
Loose pencils of the first Black Robin! pic.twitter.com/ndcfAwMyeQ
@Sean_G_Murphy the whole issue looks fantastic, man. thanks again for making the time.
A new Robin is coming! And he’s African-American! How do you feel about this bit of news and the upcoming issue of Detective Comics?
UPDATED: Scott Snyder Went more into detail about the character (Note Read from bottom up)