Batman and Robin and Howard: Summer Breakdown – Bestselling Writer/Illustrator Jeffrey Brown Delivers a Side-Splitting New Middle Grade Graphic Novel This Fall

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Available for Preorder Now

On Sale September 3

Following the critical acclaim of his debut DC middle grade graphic novel, Batman and Robin and Howard, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son) is back with a new laugh-out-loud sequel, Batman and Robin and Howard: Summer Breakdown.

In the original Batman and Robin and Howard, rivalry turns to friendship between students Damian Wayne and Howard at Gotham Metro Academy. In this new tale, this dynamic duo faces an evil mastermind who is ready to demolish their favorite soccer field.

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 “Having the opportunity to make a second DC middle grade book, I first thought I'd come up with all new characters and a new story with a different superhero,” said Brown. “But as I started writing, I kept thinking about Robin and Howard (and Batman, of course), and eventually realized what I really wanted to do was continue their story. The sequel gives a different look at family life for Damian when he isn't Robin, and more action when he is - but hopefully readers will still find all the same humor and heart that I tried to put into the first book.”

Summer is in session, and that means all the neighborhood patrols, soccer games, and snacks Damian and Howard can handle. But things take an unexpected turn when a new group of heroes, known as the Hero Club, approaches the boys with an unusual offer—an invitation to help unmask the corporation planning to build a recycling factory in their favorite park. Together, they hope to recruit the help of Metropolis’s favorite reporter, Lois Lane.

As if that weren’t enough, Batman has been acting strangely and disappearing for stretches of time. And there are ninjas everywhere…What could possibly be going on?

Batman and Robin and Howard: Summer Breakdown is available for preorder now at participating booksellers, and arrives at comic book shops, booksellers, and mass-market retailers and e-tailers on Tuesday, September 3. Jeffrey Brown’s Batman and Robin and Howard is available now at retailers while supplies last.

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