There hasn’t been a ton of new graphic novels announced after the major push for DC Zoom and DC Ink. That said, there are still a few titles that were previously announced that are now getting release dates including the anticipated Batman and Robin and Howard.
DC has just released details for the new graphic novel from author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown. This new title features Damian Wayne challenged by a fellow student named Howard.
Sidelined by a crime-fighting field trip gone wrong, Damian Wayne must refocus his attention on his life as an average student and must learn how to be a team player—especially when meets his match in his new rival, Howard.
To Damian Wayne, there is nothing more important than protecting the streets of Gotham City as Robin. But when he makes a critical mistake while out on patrol, Damian finds himself benched. And what’s more, Damian’s dad, Bruce Wayne—a.k.a. Batman—decides that starting over in a new school will be just the distraction Damian needs from his superhero routine.
Certain that Gotham Metro Academy has nothing to teach him, Damian is completely unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard—the smartest and most athletic kid in school. The boys’ rivalry is instantaneous and fierce…and both are sure only one of them can be the best in their class.
What follows is a funny story of rivalry, friendship, and mystery from bestselling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown.
This title is the latest graphic novel aimed at middle-school children as was the recently released Arhamaniacs. Batman and Robin and Howard is set to release on November 9, 2021.