Robin War Reading Order Checklist
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Robin War Reading Order Checklist

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Over the past 6 months there’s been some big shake-ups in the Batman related comics. While the replacement of Commissioner Gordon in a robotic Bat-suit has had a mixed reception, one thing that has been enjoyed by the fans is the concept of the Robin movement. A group of teens who have been inspired by the disappearance of the Batman we all know and love to help clean up the streets of Gotham City. These teens call themselves Robin, but what happens when they collide with the real ones? Even worse is what happens when both these groups collide with the deadly Court of Owls?

That’s the concept behind the upcoming Robin War crossover which involves many of the Batman related comics throughout December and January. This crossover will cover issues of We Are Robin, Grayson, Robin: Son of Batman, Detective Comics and will be bookended with two special one-shots. Joining in on the crossover will be Gotham Academy, Red Hood/Arsenal and Teen Titans which will all be receiving tie-in issues.

As crossovers can be confusing I’ve created the Robin War Reading Order Checklist. This handy reading order will help you make sense of this crossover with the list of recommended reading order, release dates and creative team listings. I’ve also thrown in some suggested background reading for those interested and answered some common questions. If you notice any information wrong, or if comics have been delayed, kindly let me know.

All of the comics list below are available at your local comic book store or digitally on Comixology and DC Comics digital comics platform.

Background Reading For Robin War

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Bat-books the here’s some reading you can do if you like to get some greater context of Robin War. Although, if the comics are well written you shouldn’t need it as they will explain everything you need to know. If you haven’t got enough time to read all these Reddit user lelianadelrey sums up the current situation pretty well in two sentences.

For context for the Court of Owls:

Batman #1 – #11 (Can be read in Batman vol 1: The Court of Owls and Batman vol 2: The City of Owls)

For the catalyst for the current state of Batman and Gotham City:

Batman #35 – #40 (Can be Read in Batman vol 7: Endgame)

For more details on the new Batman:

Batman #41

For more on the Robin Movement:

We Are Robin #1 – #6 (Can be read in We Are Robin vol 1: The Vigilante Business out in April 2016)

Do I Need To Read The Tie-Ins?

No. The tie-in issues are not essential to read in order to get a story from start to finish. As long as you read parts 1 through 6 you’ll be fine. If you’re really enjoying the story or you want to know more about how the events of the Robin War are affecting certain characters then it might be worth checking them out. You can also pick and choose which ones you want to read also.

Overall, they’re not essential reading but give you some additional side stories for characters you might be interested in.

Robin War #1 cover by Mikel Janin.

Robin War Reading Order


Robin War #1 (Part 1)
Written by Tom King. Art by Khary Randolph, Alain Mauricet, Jorge Corona, Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong, Emilio Lopez, Chris Sotomayor, Gabe Eltaeb, Sandra Molina and Rob Hayes.
Available December 2nd – Get calendar reminder.

Grayson #15 (Part 2)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Mikel Janin.
Available December 9th – Get calendar reminder.

Gotham Academy #13 (Tie-In)
Written by Brendan Fletcher. Art by Karl Kerschl.
Available December 9th – Get calendar reminder.

Detective Comics #47 (Part 3)
Written by Peter J Tomasi. Art by Marcio Takara.
Available December 9th – Get calendar reminder.

Red Hood/Arsenal #7 (Tie-In)
Written by Scott Lobdell. Art by Javier Fernandez.
Available December 9th – Get calendar reminder.

We Are Robin #7 (Part 4)
Written by Lee Bermejo. Art by Khary Randolph.
Available December 16th – Get calendar reminder.

Robin: Son of Batman #7 (Part 5)
Written by Patrick Gleeson. Art by Scott McDaniel.
Available December 23rd – Get calendar reminder.

Teen Titans #15 (Tie-In)
Written by Will Pfeifer. Art by Ethan Van Sciver.
Available December 23rd – Get calendar reminder.

Robin War #2 cover by Khary Randolph.


Robin War #2 (Part 6)
Written by Tom King. Art by Khary Randolph.
Available January 13th – Get calendar reminder.

What to Read After Robin War?

Without giving away any spoilers, Grayson will feature the major fallout from this crossover. This should take effect from issue #16 onwards.

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