Every kid wants to be Batman, but do you have a lifetime of training? A billion-dollar fortune? The dream gets dashed pretty quickly. So OK, maybe you can’t be Batman… but that doesn’t mean you can’t be adopted by him.
And just like that, Robin the Boy Wonder made the kid sidekick an icon.
Acrobat Dick Grayson was the youngest member of his parents’ death-defying circus act. But after their cold-blooded murder, Dick vowed revenge. Seeing a genuine piece of himself in the boy, Batman took him in—and gave him a better outlet for his anger. Becoming Batman’s protégé, Robin is an expert fighter and astounding acrobat—with the toughest example in the world to live up to. But the Boy Wonder’s true strength may lie in not being Batman—and providing a beacon of hope and family throughout the Dark Knight’s grim crusade.
But as Dick matures into his own entity—eventually becoming the masked crime fighter Nightwing—Robin proves more than just an identity, but a mantle passed to the most worthy. From the troubled Jason Todd to the overachieving Tim Drake, the mask was until recently worn by Bruce Wayne’s own son Damian—a rebellious troublemaker who’s been trained by assassins since birth. With a lethal skill set and a marginal sense of mercy, Robin no longer needs Batman to protect him from criminals.
Richard "Dick" Grayson/Jason Todd/Tim Drake/Damian Wayne
newBatman '66: The Lost Episode...by the Numbers
This week DC Comics released BATMAN ’66: THE LOST EPISODE #1, a special one-shot that’s based on an unused outline by acclaimed science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, adapted by writer Len Wein and pencilled by artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. We hope you check it out, but before you do, let's break it down...by the numbers!
BATMAN AND ROBIN #39
Has Damian Wayne become something more than human? And how do you control a reckless child who now has super powers?
TEEN TITANS GO! #8
The day the Titans have been dreading all year has finally arrived. A day of unimaginable pain. Insurmountable loneliness. Inconceivable amounts of ice cream.
updatedConvergence Week One: Stephanie Brown, Wally West and Oracle Return to Comics!
Last week we announced CONVERGENCE, the massively Multiversal crossover event that kicks off in April. Well, bit by bit we’re learning more about it. Today, CBR and io9 announced...
TEEN TITANS #7
There’s a monstrous evil lurking in the bowels of S.T.A.R. Labs! Can the Titans save the day before they become another experiment?
BATMAN ’66 #20
Gotham City has a new hero in town: Joker Man! Can it be? Has the Clown Prince of Crime now become a comedic crimefighter?
Teen Titans Go! - "Road Trip" (clip)
"Road Trip" - Cyborg fixes up the T-car so he can take the team on a …ROAD TRIP!
Watch new episodes of Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network Thursday nights at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. CST).
updatedDC All Access - Ep 233 - Wil Wheaton, Young Justice Behind-the-Scenes & The Flash (DCAA 233)
This week, we boldly go where no episode has gone before as we welcome aboard our latest guest host, Wil Wheaton! The classic Batman television series is out on Blu-Ray and DVD TODAY, so we get things started on a POW-erful note with a look at its bonus content. That comes alongside a cool...