Artist Tony Daniel is currently working on DC’s new weekly series, Batman and Robin Eternal. He recently talked with Comic Book Resources about his love for Dick Grayson Robin, which dates back to watching the 1960’s Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Daniel has confirmed that Cassandra Cain will be back, who has not yet been seen in the current New 52 DC universe. While she will not appear as Batgirl in this storyline, Daniels does promise that fans will see a redesigned version of the character.
Dick Grayson will also be featured, but only will wear his Robin costume in flashback sequences, as Daniel explains in an interview with Comic Book Resources:
“One half actually depicts the past, which features a younger version of Dick Grayson in the Robin suit, and the other half depicts the present. We won’t be seeing the present day Dick Grayson donning his old Robin uniform. Instead, we’ll see Dick as Robin opposite Bruce Wayne as Batman in flashbacks. That was the challenge of that cover, how to make it look like one piece while understanding that the split down the middle separates an older, mature adult Dick Grayson from a younger, not quite built one.”
In regards to Cassandra Cain, Daniel says,
“She’s also one of my favorite characters. I loved her in ‘Batgirl,’ and I loved working on her with Geoff Johns as she was in our ‘Teen Titans’ towards the end there. This is my first time doing any artwork with her since then. I can tell you she has a very strong impact in the first issue. It’s going to be fun to see her again, but she’s Cassandra Cain. She’s not going to be wearing her Batgirl uniform or anything like that, but everyone knows who Cassandra Cain is. I think readers are going to get a real kick out of it and enjoy seeing her back in action. I hope people like the new design and the cool action that we have planned for her.”
Written by the team of James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, the first issue of “Batman and Robin Eternal” will be released in print on October 7.
Check out the gallery below for a sneak preview of the art for this series