The world has changed; if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you will be unaware that DC Comics have had a massive shake-up by resetting 52 of their titles to #1.
But what brought us to this point? Why is the world anew? Well, you can blame Flashpoint. Sort of.
It’s no secret how much DC rely on Batman; with the relaunch, he will be the most-featured character appearing in at least 13 different titles, with his name to at least three. But with Batman and Robin, he shares credit with his annoying heir-to-his-throne side-kick, Boy Wonder.
There have been many Robins over the years; the current incarnation is none other than Bruce Wayne‘s son, Damien – a child he shares with sometimes-hero, sometimes-villain Talia Al Ghul.
Finally! The angry, rage-filled corps get their very own series; but how does one sell a story about a group of blood-spewing, murderous vigilantes? Think of it as Green Lantern-meets-Dexter. But with more emotion.
At the centre of the story is Atrocitus; the previously-evil-now-deeply-conflicted leader of the rage-wielding Red Lanterns. But what gives, Atro? You starting to cheer up, mate? Atrocitus is not happy (naturally). But he is not angry either. He is annoyed that his one chance at avenging the genocide of his entire race was stolen from him by a certain recently-discharged Green Lantern.