The Next BATMAN & ROBIN Artist: Andy Clarke

The Next BATMAN & ROBIN Artist: Clarke
Batman and Robin #10

DC's Batman focus continues today with another announcement. While Bruce Wayne may be returning, Morrison is also continuing to tell the story of Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne as Batman and Robin. The series has been featuring artists with different styles, each catered to the tone of that story-arc. Frank Quitely kicked things off with an energetic and over-the-top look, followed by Philip Tan's darker, moody look. Cameron Stewart reteams with Grant Morrison for he next arc, beginning in January and featuring the return of Squire, the "Robin of England."

The artists for the remainder of the run have been a mystery, but today on the DCU blog, The Source (, the next artist, Andy Clarke, was announced. Clarke started as an artist at British Serial 2000AD, but is no stranger to DC fans as the artist of R.E.B.E.L.S., and even drawing Batman in Detective Comics in 2007 and recent issues of Batman Confidential.

Batman and Robin #11

AOL's Comics Blog, Comics Alliance (, interviewed Clarke and Batman Group Editor Mike Marts about the new arc, titled "Batman Vs. Robin." Bruce Wayne's family tree is the focus of the arc, and Clarke says he's enjoying the subtle nuances between how this Batman and Robin carry themselves and act compared to previous incarnations.

The arc's length was not yet announced, but will likely run 3 issues, as all the prior ones on the title have. The covers shown here are for issue numbers 10 and 11. Cameron Stewart's run begins with January's issue, placing Andy Clarke starting sometime around April.

 For a first look preview of Cameron Stewart's Batman and Robin #7, click here!

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