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Damian Wayne Reading Order, Fifth Robin and Son of Batman

Everybody knows that Batman’s sidekick is Robin. Of course, readers are familiar with the fact that there’s more than one Robin. That said, there’s only one son of Bruce Wayne, the best Robin of all (if you ask him), Damian. Like X-23, he is a fairly new character (2006!), but also one that has accumulated a lot of apparitions in multiple series. If you’re a fan of Damian, here is the guide you need to keep track of him.

Who is Damian Wayne a.k.a. Robin, Batman’s better half?

Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, and thus the grandson of Ra’s al Ghul. Grown in a laboratory, Damian was raised by his mother and the League of Assassins to make him a great warrior. It also makes him arrogant and violent.

Batman ignores his existence until Talia left his pre-adolescent son in the care of his father. Talia hasn’t grown a conscience but just uses Damian in an effort to disrupt Batman’s work.

For Damian, two choices is offered to him: follow his grandfather and mother’s footsteps to become the future head of the League or embrace his father’s lifestyle and choose to be a superhero.

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How to read Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and the other series from the Mignolaverse?

As I was saying in the first blog entry post, one of my objectives is to write some huge reading orders and update them regularly because, when I start reading Hellboy, I didn’t find this kind of guide up-to-date. It was a bit disappointing for a number of reasons. The first one is that there are always new comics in this wonderful universe that are coming out every month. Even now that the regular Hellboy series has ended.

The big challenge, as every reader knows, is that there’s more than one way to go with the Mignolaverse. I’ll try to do my best to be clear, but there will always be some difficult choices to make here and there. But first…

What are Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and that Mignolaverse?

Hellboy is a character created by Mike Mignola who made his first appearance during the ’90s. He is basically a big red Demon with the Right Hand of Doom summoned from Hell to Earth by Nazi occultists. Instead of falling into the wrong hands, he was discovered by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and the Allied forces. The good professor adopted Hellboy and formed the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). Even after the end of the war, the bureau fought against dark forces.

Hellboy grew up, became a BPRD agent and worked with others, not like him, but with special talents and more like the ‘fishman’ Abe Sapien and the firestarter Liz Sherman.

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X-23 Reading Order: Where to start with the new Wolverine?

After watching the trailer for the next Wolverine movie, it seems clear to me that X-23 is gonna be big in a few months and some people will certainly want to know more about this mini-wolvy. Why wait for the movie? Let’s start now! Even if this is a relatively new character in the X-Men timeline, X-23 already got a bit of history under her belt.

Who is X-23 a.k.a. Laura Kinney?

The short answer is that X-23 is a sort of clone of Wolverine. The Facility is an organization who attempted to recreate Weapon X and failed. The geneticist Sarah Kinney thought that cloning was the way to go, but the genome recovered from Wolverine was too damaged. Sarah decided to alter the DNA against the Facility orders and Laura was born. She was trained to kill Wolverine, but when she got the opportunity, she joined the X-Men. Wolverine became a father figure to her and, now, she is his legacy.

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