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For the Swedish cartoon slacker character, see Robin (TV series). Robin (character)_sentence_0

"Robin (comics)" redirects here. Robin (character)_sentence_1

For the British children's magazine, see Robin (magazine). Robin (character)_sentence_2

"The Boy Wonder" redirects here. Robin (character)_sentence_3

For other uses, see Boy Wonder (disambiguation). Robin (character)_sentence_4

For other uses, see Robin (disambiguation). Robin (character)_sentence_5

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PublisherRobin (character)_header_cell_0_1_0 DC ComicsRobin (character)_cell_0_1_1
First appearanceRobin (character)_header_cell_0_2_0 Detective Comics #38 (April 1940)Robin (character)_cell_0_2_1
Created byRobin (character)_header_cell_0_3_0 Bill Finger

Bob Kane

Jerry RobinsonRobin (character)_cell_0_3_1
CharactersRobin (character)_header_cell_0_4_0 ListRobin (character)_cell_0_4_1
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Robin (character)_header_cell_0_6_0 Cover of Robin vol. 2, #1 (November 1993)

featuring the Tim Drake version of the character. Art by Tom Grummett and Scott Hanna.Robin (character)_cell_0_6_1

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GenreRobin (character)_header_cell_0_11_0 Robin (character)_cell_0_11_1
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Robin is the alias of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Robin (character)_sentence_6

The character was originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, to serve as a junior counterpart to the superhero Batman. Robin (character)_sentence_7

The character's first incarnation, Dick Grayson, debuted in Detective Comics #38 (April 1940). Robin (character)_sentence_8

Conceived as a way to attract young readership, Robin garnered overwhelmingly positive critical reception, doubling the sales of the Batman titles. Robin (character)_sentence_9

The early adventures of Robin included Star Spangled Comics #65–130 (1947–1952), which was the character's first solo feature. Robin (character)_sentence_10

Robin made regular appearances in Batman related comic books and other DC Comics publications from 1940 through the early 1980s until the character set aside the Robin identity and became the independent superhero Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_11

The team of Batman and Robin has commonly been referred to as the Caped Crusaders or Dynamic Duo. Robin (character)_sentence_12

The character's second incarnation Jason Todd first appeared in Batman #357 (1983). Robin (character)_sentence_13

This Robin made regular appearances in Batman related comic books until 1988, when the character was murdered by the Joker in the storyline "A Death in the Family" (1989). Robin (character)_sentence_14

Jason would later find himself alive after a reality changing incident, eventually becoming the Red Hood. Robin (character)_sentence_15

The premiere Robin limited series was published in 1991 which featured the character's third incarnation Tim Drake training to earn the role of Batman's vigilante partner. Robin (character)_sentence_16

Following two successful sequels, the monthly Robin ongoing series began in 1993 and ended in early 2009, which also helped his transition from sidekick to a superhero in his own right. Robin (character)_sentence_17

In 2004 storylines, established DC Comics character Stephanie Brown became the fourth Robin for a short duration before the role reverted to Tim Drake. Robin (character)_sentence_18

Damian Wayne succeeds Drake as Robin in the 2009 story arc "Battle for the Cowl" up until disowning it in Teen Titans Annual #2 in 2020. Robin (character)_sentence_19

Following the 2011 continuity reboot "the New 52", Tim Drake was revised as having assumed the title Red Robin, and Jason Todd, operating as the Red Hood, was slowly repairing his relationship with Batman. Robin (character)_sentence_20

Dick Grayson resumed his role as Nightwing and Stephanie Brown was introduced anew under her previous moniker Spoiler in the pages of Batman Eternal (2014). Robin (character)_sentence_21

The 2016 DC Rebirth continuity relaunch starts off with Damian Wayne as Robin, Tim Drake as Red Robin, Jason Todd as Red Hood, and Dick Grayson as Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_22

Robins have also been featured throughout stories set in parallel worlds, owing to DC Comics' longstanding "Multiverse" concept. Robin (character)_sentence_23

For example, in the original Earth-Two, Dick Grayson never adopted the name Nightwing, and continues operating as Robin into adulthood. Robin (character)_sentence_24

In the New 52's "Earth-2" continuity, Robin is Helena Wayne, daughter of Batman and Catwoman, who was stranded on the Earth of the main continuity and takes the name Huntress. Robin (character)_sentence_25

Creation Robin (character)_section_0

About a year after Batman's debut, Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger introduced Robin the Boy Wonder in Detective Comics #38 (1940). Robin (character)_sentence_26

The name "Robin the Boy Wonder" and the medieval look of the original costume were inspired by Robin Hood. Robin (character)_sentence_27

Jerry Robinson noted he "came up with Robin because the adventures of Robin Hood were boyhood favorites of mine. Robin (character)_sentence_28

I had been given a Robin Hood book illustrated by N. Robin (character)_sentence_29 C. Wyeth ... and that's what I quickly sketched out when I suggested the name Robin Hood, which they seemed to like, and then showed them the costume. Robin (character)_sentence_30

And if you look at it, it's Wyeth's costume, from my memory, because I didn't have the book to look at." Robin (character)_sentence_31

Other accounts of Robin's origin state that the name comes from the American robin bird, not from Robin Hood, Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin being a notable exception. Robin (character)_sentence_32

Sometimes both sources are credited, as in Len Wein's The Untold Legend of the Batman. Robin (character)_sentence_33

Although Robin is best known as Batman's sidekick, the Robins have also been members of the superhero groups Teen Titans (with the original Robin, Dick Grayson, as a founding member and the latter group's leader) and Young Justice. Robin (character)_sentence_34

In Batman stories, the character of Robin was intended to be Batman's Watson: Bill Finger, writer for many early Batman adventures, wrote: Robin (character)_sentence_35

Fictional character biography Robin (character)_section_1

The following fictional characters have assumed the Robin role at various times in the main DC Comics Universe continuity: Robin (character)_sentence_36

Dick Grayson Robin (character)_section_2

Main article: Dick Grayson Robin (character)_sentence_37

In the comics, Dick Grayson was an 8-year-old acrobat and the youngest of a family act called the "Flying Graysons". Robin (character)_sentence_38

A gangster named Boss Zucco, loosely based on actor Edward G. Robinson's Little Caesar character, had been extorting money from the circus and killed Grayson's parents, John and Mary, by sabotaging their trapeze equipment as a warning against defiance. Robin (character)_sentence_39

Batman investigated the crime and, as his alter ego billionaire Bruce Wayne, had Dick put under his custody as a legal ward. Robin (character)_sentence_40

Together they investigated Zucco and collected the evidence needed to bring him to justice. Robin (character)_sentence_41

From his debut appearance in 1940 through 1969, Robin was known as the Boy Wonder. Robin (character)_sentence_42

Batman creates a costume for Dick, consisting of a red tunic, yellow cape, green gloves, green boots, green spandex briefs, and a utility belt. Robin (character)_sentence_43

As he grew older, graduated from high school, and enrolled in Hudson University, Robin continued his career as the Teen Wonder, from 1970 into the early 1980s. Robin (character)_sentence_44

The character was rediscovered by a new generation of fans during the 1980s because of the success of The New Teen Titans, in which he left Batman's shadow entirely to assume the identity of Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_45

He aids Batman throughout the later storyline regarding the several conflicts with Jason Todd until he makes his final return as the "Red Hood". Robin (character)_sentence_46

Grayson temporarily took over as Batman (while Wayne was traveling through time), using the aid of Damian Wayne, making his newish appearance as "Robin", to defeat and imprison Todd. Robin (character)_sentence_47

With Bruce Wayne's return, Grayson went back to being Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_48

Jason Todd Robin (character)_section_3

Main article: Jason Todd Robin (character)_sentence_49

Tim Drake Robin (character)_section_4

Main article: Tim Drake Robin (character)_sentence_50

DC Comics was left uncertain about readers' decision to have Jason Todd killed, wondering if readers preferred Batman as a lone vigilante, disliked Todd specifically, or just wanted to see if DC would actually kill off the character. Robin (character)_sentence_51

In addition, the 1989 Batman film did not feature Robin, giving DC a reason to keep him out of the comic book series for marketing purposes. Robin (character)_sentence_52

Regardless, Batman editor Denny O'Neil introduced a new Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_53

The third Robin, Timothy Drake, first appeared in a flashback in Batman #436 (1989). Robin (character)_sentence_54

In the comics, Tim Drake was a young boy who had followed the adventures of Batman and Robin ever since witnessing the murder of the Flying Graysons. Robin (character)_sentence_55

This served to connect Drake to Grayson, establishing a link that DC hoped would help readers accept this new Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_56

Drake surmised their secret identities with his amateur but instinctive detective skills and followed their careers closely. Robin (character)_sentence_57

Tim stated on numerous occasions that he wishes to become "The World's Greatest Detective", a title currently belonging to the Dark Knight. Robin (character)_sentence_58

Batman himself stated that one day Drake will surpass him as a detective. Robin (character)_sentence_59

Despite his combat skills not being the match of Grayson's (although there are some similarities, in that they are far superior to Todd's when he was Robin), his detective skills more than make up for this. Robin (character)_sentence_60

In addition, Batman supplied him with a new armored costume. Robin (character)_sentence_61

Tim Drake's first Robin costume had a red torso, yellow stitching and belt, black boots, and green short sleeves, gloves, pants, and domino mask. Robin (character)_sentence_62

He wore a cape that was black on the outside and yellow on the inside. Robin (character)_sentence_63

This costume had an armored tunic and gorget, an emergency "R" shuriken on his chest in addition to the traditional batarangs and a collapsible bo staff as his primary weapon, which Tim Drake continues to use as the superhero Red Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_64

The character was introduced as a happy medium between the first two Robins in that, from the readers' point of view, he is neither overly well behaved like Dick Grayson nor overly impudent like Jason Todd. Robin (character)_sentence_65

Tim Drake is the first Robin to have his own comic book series, where he fought crime on his own. Robin (character)_sentence_66

Tim Drake, as Robin, co-founded the superhero team Young Justice in the absence of the Teen Titans of Dick Grayson's generation, but would then later re-form the Teen Titans after Young Justice disbanded following a massive sidekick crossover during which Donna Troy was killed. Robin (character)_sentence_67

Tim served as leader of this version of the Titans until 2009, at which point he quit due to the events of Batman R.I.P. Robin (character)_sentence_68

Following Infinite Crisis and 52, Tim Drake modified his costume to favor a mostly red and black color scheme in tribute to his best friend, Superboy (Kon-El), who died fighting Earth-Prime Superboy. Robin (character)_sentence_69

This Robin costume had a red torso, long sleeves, and pants. Robin (character)_sentence_70

It also included black gloves and boots, yellow stitching and belt, and a black and yellow cape. Robin (character)_sentence_71

Tim Drake continued the motif of a red and black costume when he assumed the role of Red Robin before and during the events of the New 52. Robin (character)_sentence_72

Tim Drake assumes the identity of Red Robin after Batman's disappearance following the events of Final Crisis and "Battle for the Cowl" and Damian Wayne becoming Grayson's Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_73

Following 2011's continuity changes resulting from the New 52 DC Comics relaunch, history was altered such that Tim Drake never took up the Robin mantle after Jason Todd's death, feeling that it would be inappropriate. Robin (character)_sentence_74

Instead, he served as Batman's sidekick under the name of Red Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_75

Stephanie Brown Robin (character)_section_5

Main article: Stephanie Brown (comics) Robin (character)_sentence_76

Stephanie Brown, Tim Drake's girlfriend and the costumed adventurer previously known as the Spoiler, volunteered for the role of Robin upon Tim's resignation. Robin (character)_sentence_77

Batman fired the Girl Wonder for not obeying his orders to the letter on two separate occasions. Robin (character)_sentence_78

Stephanie then stole one of Batman's incomplete plans to control Gotham crime and executed it. Robin (character)_sentence_79

Trying to prove her worthiness, Brown inadvertently set off a gang war on the streets of Gotham. Robin (character)_sentence_80

While trying to help end the war, Brown was captured and tortured by the lunatic crime boss Black Mask. Robin (character)_sentence_81

She managed to escape but apparently died shortly afterwards due to the severity of her injuries. Robin (character)_sentence_82

Tim Drake keeps a memorial for her in his cave hideout underneath Titans Tower in San Francisco. Robin (character)_sentence_83

She appeared alive and stalking Tim, after his return from traveling around the globe with his mentor. Robin (character)_sentence_84

It turned out that Dr. Robin (character)_sentence_85 Leslie Thompkins had faked Stephanie's death in an effort to protect her. Robin (character)_sentence_86

For years she operated on and off as the Spoiler, but was then recruited as Barbara Gordon's replacement as Batgirl. Robin (character)_sentence_87

She had her own series as well as making appearances throughout various Batman and Batman spin-off series. Robin (character)_sentence_88

Her time as Spoiler, Robin, and Batgirl was retconned to have never occurred after the Flashpoint event, with her being reintroduced having just become Spoiler in Batman Eternal. Robin (character)_sentence_89

Damian Wayne Robin (character)_section_6

Main article: Damian Wayne Robin (character)_sentence_90

Damian Wayne was the child of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, thus the grandson of the immortal Ra's al Ghul. Robin (character)_sentence_91

Batman was unaware of his son's existence for years until Talia left Damian in his care. Robin (character)_sentence_92

Damian was violent and lacking in discipline and morality, and was trained by the League of Assassins. Robin (character)_sentence_93

Learning to kill at a young age, Damian's murderous behavior created a troubled relationship with his father, who vowed never to take a life. Robin (character)_sentence_94

Originally conceived to become a host for his maternal grandfather's soul as well as a pawn against the Dark Knight, Batman saved his child from this fate which forced Ra's to inhabit his own son's body, and thus, Damian was affectionate to his father. Robin (character)_sentence_95

After Batman's apparent death during Final Crisis, Talia left her son under Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth's care and Damian was deeply affected by his father's absence. Robin (character)_sentence_96

In the first issue of "Battle for the Cowl", Damian was driving the Batmobile and was attacked by Poison Ivy and Killer Croc. Robin (character)_sentence_97

Damian was rescued by Nightwing who then tries to escape but was shot down by Black Mask's men. Robin (character)_sentence_98

Nightwing tried to fight the thugs, but the thugs were shot by Jason Todd. Robin (character)_sentence_99

After a fight between Nightwing and Todd, Todd eventually shot Damian in the chest. Robin (character)_sentence_100

In the final issue of the series, Alfred made Damian into Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_101

Damian's first task as Robin was to rescue Tim. Robin (character)_sentence_102

After "Battle for the Cowl", Grayson adopted the mantle of Batman, and instead of having Tim (who he viewed as an equal, rather than a protégé) remain as Robin, he gave the role to Damian, who he felt needed the training that his father would have given him. Robin (character)_sentence_103

Following Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Flashpoint events, Bruce Wayne returned to his role as Batman while Dick resumed as Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_104

As of the "New 52", Damian continued to work with his father, but temporarily gave up being Robin (as his mother put a price on his head), and went under the identity of Red Bird. Robin (character)_sentence_105

Damian met his end at the hands of Heretic, an aged-clone of Damian working for Leviathan, bravely giving up his life. Robin (character)_sentence_106

Despite his status as deceased, Damian starred in his own mini-series, Damian: Son of Batman, written and drawn by Andy Kubert, set in a future where Damian is on the path to become Batman after his father fell victim to a trap set by the Joker. Robin (character)_sentence_107

Batman eventually started a difficult quest to resurrect him, returning Damian to life with Darkseid's Chaos Shard. Robin (character)_sentence_108

Other versions Robin (character)_section_7

Further information: Alternative versions of Robin Robin (character)_sentence_109

Bruce Wayne Robin (character)_section_8

See also: Batman Robin (character)_sentence_110

A Batman story from the 1950s featured the young Bruce Wayne assuming the identity of Robin, complete with the original costume, in order to learn the basics of detective work from a famous detective named Harvey Harris. Robin (character)_sentence_111

The purpose of the secret identity was to prevent Harris from learning Wayne's true motivation for approaching him, which could have led to the detective attempting to discourage the boy from pursuing his obsession. Robin (character)_sentence_112

Though this story remained canonical through the most of the 1980s (it was revisited in the Untold Legend of the Batman miniseries in 1980), it was revised post-Crisis to edit out any reference to Bruce Wayne having ever called himself "Robin" or worn any costume before he finally donned his Batman costume as an adult. Robin (character)_sentence_113

John Byrne later worked this aspect into his non-canonical story Superman & Batman: Generations. Robin (character)_sentence_114

Post-Crisis, there was one instance in continuity when Bruce Wayne adopted the Robin persona. Robin (character)_sentence_115

In Batboy & Robin, a tie-in special to the DC Comics storyline Sins of Youth, Bruce and Tim Drake, the third Robin, had their ages magically switched. Robin (character)_sentence_116

In an effort to keep up the illusion of Batman, Bruce had Tim adopt the Batman identity while he is forced to be Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_117

Earth-Two Robin, before Crisis on Infinite Earths Robin (character)_section_9

Main article: Robin (Earth-Two) Robin (character)_sentence_118

See also: Crisis on Infinite Earths Robin (character)_sentence_119

On Earth-Two, home of the Golden Age version of DC's superheroes, Dick Grayson continued to be Robin even as an adult, having no successors, and even after Batman's death. Robin (character)_sentence_120

His allies as a boy included the All-Star Squadron along with Batwoman and Flamebird. Robin (character)_sentence_121

By the 1960s, Grayson had become an adult, and was a lawyer and the ambassador to South Africa. Robin (character)_sentence_122

He adopted a more Batman-like costume, but still fought crime as Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_123

This adult version of Dick Grayson debuted in Justice League of America #55, where he also became a member of the Justice Society of America. Robin (character)_sentence_124

Although in semi-retirement for a time, he was called back to active duty when he rejoined the Justice Society during the period when he, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid, assisted them as The Super Squad. Robin (character)_sentence_125

He appeared to have died during the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, in which the DC Multiverse was reduced to one Universe, and this version of Grayson, as well as the Earth-Two Batman, were deemed never to have existed. Robin (character)_sentence_126

The Earth-2 concept was revived and reimagined twice subsequently, following the comic books 52 (2006–7) and Flashpoint (2011). Robin (character)_sentence_127

The Toy Wonder Robin (character)_section_10

See also: DC One Million Robin (character)_sentence_128

In the DC One Million storyline, members of the Justice League of America encounter a variety of heroes from the future, including an 853rd-century Batman who patrols the prison planet Pluto. Robin (character)_sentence_129

This version of Batman is accompanied by a robotic Robin who contains a transcribed copy of his own personality from before his parents were murdered by Plutonian criminals. Robin (character)_sentence_130

This Robin (who calls himself "the Toy Wonder") is a member of the Justice Legion T in addition to serving as a deliberate counterbalance to Batman's dark personality. Robin (character)_sentence_131

Elseworlds versions Robin (character)_section_11

See also: Alternative versions of Robin § Elseworlds Robin (character)_sentence_132

Elseworlds versions of DC characters are ones that exist in alternate timelines or realities that take place in entirely self-contained continuities. Robin (character)_sentence_133

In Elseworlds Robin has been a German immigrant during WWII named Richart Graustark, Bruce Wayne Jr (the son of Julia Madison and Bruce Wayne), a genetically enhanced ape named Rodney, a samurai named Tengu, a pirate's cabin boy, a girl traveling via space ship to a far off colonial planet, Bruce Wayne's nephew Thomas Wayne III, MI-6 agent Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's sister during the Reign of Terror in France, and a Native American named Red Bird. Robin (character)_sentence_134

Carrie Kelley Robin (character)_section_12

Main article: Carrie Kelley Robin (character)_sentence_135

In Frank Miller's non-canonical The Dark Knight Returns, the role of Robin is filled by Carrie Kelley, a thirteen-year-old girl. Robin (character)_sentence_136

She becomes Robin, and is accepted by the Batman after she saves his life. Robin (character)_sentence_137

Unlike the previous Robins, Carrie is not an orphan, but she appears to have rather neglectful parents who are never actually depicted (one of them mutters "Didn't we have a kid?" Robin (character)_sentence_138

while their daughter is watching the fierce battle between Batman and the Mutants). Robin (character)_sentence_139

It is hinted through their dialogue that they were once activists and possibly hippies during the 1960s, but have since become apathetic stoners. Robin (character)_sentence_140

She was the first female Robin and the first Robin with living parents. Robin (character)_sentence_141

In the sequel, Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, 2001, Carrie dons the identity of Catgirl but still works as Batman's second-in-command. Robin (character)_sentence_142

She was also featured in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series entitled "Legends of the Dark Knight". Robin (character)_sentence_143

She then appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold's episode entitled "Batman Dies At Dawn!" Robin (character)_sentence_144

along with Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne. Robin (character)_sentence_145

Kelley joined the New 52 DC universe in Batman and Robin #19, in a story titled Batman and Red Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_146

Talon Robin (character)_section_13

Crime Syndicate version of Robin on Earth-3, associate of Owlman. Robin (character)_sentence_147

Talon refers to Owlman as his father, whether he is the biological son of Thomas Wayne II or an alternate version of Jason Todd or Tim Drake is unknown. Robin (character)_sentence_148

Talon first appeared in Teen Titans (vol. 3) #32 (March 2006). Robin (character)_sentence_149

52 Multiverse Robin (character)_section_14

In the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities. Robin (character)_sentence_150

Among the parallel realities shown is one designated "Earth-2". Robin (character)_sentence_151

As a result of Mister Mind "eating" aspects of this reality, it takes on visual aspects similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-2, including Robin among other Justice Society of America characters. Robin (character)_sentence_152

Based on comments by Grant Morrison, this alternate universe is not the pre-Crisis Earth-2. Robin (character)_sentence_153

However, in the Justice Society of America Annual #1, published in the summer of 2008, Silver Scarab explains that the events of the Crisis are remembered by the people of this Earth-2, and from their perspective, Earth-2 seemed to be the only Earth to have survived the Crisis, raising theories as to whether or not Earth-2 was really destroyed, or was perhaps replaced by a new Earth-2. Robin (character)_sentence_154

Indeed, in Justice Society of America #20, published in December 2008, Starman explains that during the re-expansion of the DC Multiverse, Earth-2 was reborn "along with everyone on it", including Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_155

Following Flashpoint (2011) and The New 52 reboot, this Earth is replaced by another reimagining of Earth 2, one where Batman's daughter Helena Wayne served as Robin until an incident five years prior to the relaunch sent her to DC's primary continuity, Earth-0, where she works as Huntress. Robin (character)_sentence_156

The 2014 series Earth 2: World's End establishes that Dick Grayson never served as Robin on this Earth, and was instead a reporter who married Barbara Gordon and had a son. Robin (character)_sentence_157

During Darkseid's invasion of Earth 2, Barbara is killed, and Dick is trained in how to fight by Ted Grant and goes on a mission to find his missing son. Robin (character)_sentence_158

Robin monthlies Robin (character)_section_15

The first Robin miniseries was printed in 1992 following Tim Drake's debut as Robin. Robin (character)_sentence_159

The series centered around Tim's continued training and set up villains linked to the character. Robin (character)_sentence_160

It was followed up by another series Robin II: Joker's Wild which pitted Tim against his predecessor's murderer the Joker. Robin (character)_sentence_161

With Batman out of town, it was up to Tim and Alfred to end the Joker's latest crime spree. Robin (character)_sentence_162

A final miniseries, Robin III: Cry of Huntress wrapped up the trilogy, teaming Tim with the Huntress. Robin (character)_sentence_163

In 1993, the success of the three miniseries led to the ongoing Robin series which ran 183 issues until 2009. Robin (character)_sentence_164

The title was replaced by a Batman and Robin series following the Battle for the Cowl mini-series, as well as an ongoing Red Robin monthly which continues the story of Tim Drake. Robin (character)_sentence_165

The ongoing Robin series has taken part in a number of crossovers with other comics, especially Batman and related series. Robin (character)_sentence_166

These include: Robin (character)_sentence_167

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In addition, two Robin related series launched in June 2015: We Are Robin, featuring writer Lee Bermejo and artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph, and detailing multiple teenagers in Gotham who take up the mantle of Robin; and Robin, Son of Batman, written and drawn by Patrick Gleason, showing the individual adventures of Damian Wayne. Robin (character)_sentence_168

Reception Robin (character)_section_16

According to Entertainment Weekly in 2008, Robin is one of the "greatest sidekicks". Robin (character)_sentence_169

Portrayals Robin (character)_section_17

See also: Robin in other media Robin (character)_sentence_170

Robin (Dick Grayson) was portrayed by Douglas Croft and Johnny Duncan, respectively, in the 1943 and 1949 fifteen chapter Batman serials. Robin (character)_sentence_171

Burt Ward played him in the 1966–1968 Batman television series and the related 1966 film. Robin (character)_sentence_172

In the live-action movies Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, he was played by Chris O'Donnell. Robin (character)_sentence_173

Michael Cera voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie. Robin (character)_sentence_174

The Dick Grayson version of Robin also appears in Batman: The Animated Series, voiced by Loren Lester. Robin (character)_sentence_175

Grayson is replaced by Tim Drake, played by Mathew Valencia, in the subsequent series The New Batman Adventures. Robin (character)_sentence_176

An older version of Robin (Dick Grayson) is portrayed by Brenton Thwaites in the live-action series Titans. Robin (character)_sentence_177

The animated series Teen Titans features Robin (voiced by Scott Menville) as the leader of a team of young heroes; it is hinted in several episodes that this Robin is Dick Grayson. Robin (character)_sentence_178

In the season two episode "Fractured", a version of Bat-Mite is introduced who claims to be Robin's "DNA buddy" (genetic twin). Robin (character)_sentence_179

Bat-Mite gives his name as Nosyarg Kcid ("Dick Grayson" spelled backwards). Robin (character)_sentence_180

In another episode, Raven reads Robin's mind and sees a man and a woman falling from a trapeze (an event known only to have happened to Grayson and not to any other Robin). Robin (character)_sentence_181

In another episode, Starfire travels to the future and discovers that Robin has taken the identity of Nightwing. Robin (character)_sentence_182

Menville reprises his role as Robin in Teen Titans Go! Robin (character)_sentence_183 . Robin (character)_sentence_184

Robin is also seen in the 1987 Zeller's commercial, which features the infamous catchphrase, "Well said, Robin! Robin (character)_sentence_185

". Robin (character)_sentence_186

Robin is voiced by Jesse McCartney in Young Justice. Robin (character)_sentence_187

Robin is portrayed by Nick Lang in Holy Musical B@man!. Robin (character)_sentence_188

His portrayal is based mainly on Burt Ward's Dick Grayson. Robin (character)_sentence_189

Collected editions Robin (character)_section_18

Robin (character)_table_general_1

TitleRobin (character)_header_cell_1_0_0 Material collectedRobin (character)_header_cell_1_0_1 PagesRobin (character)_header_cell_1_0_2 Publication dateRobin (character)_header_cell_1_0_3 ISBNRobin (character)_header_cell_1_0_4
Robin Vol. 1: RebornRobin (character)_cell_1_1_0 Batman (vol. 1) #455–457; Detective Comics (vol. 1) #618–621; Robin (vol. 1) #1–5Robin (character)_cell_1_1_1 296Robin (character)_cell_1_1_2 November 10, 2015Robin (character)_cell_1_1_3 Paperback: 978-1401258573Robin (character)_cell_1_1_4
Robin Vol. 2: TriumphantRobin (character)_cell_1_2_0 Batman (vol. 1) #465, 467–469; Robin (vol. 2) #1–4; Robin (vol. 3) #1–6Robin (character)_cell_1_2_1 360Robin (character)_cell_1_2_2 March 22, 2016Robin (character)_cell_1_2_3 Paperback: 978-1401260897Robin (character)_cell_1_2_4
Robin Vol. 3: SoloRobin (character)_cell_1_3_0 Robin (vol. 4) #1–5; Robin Annual (vol. 1) #1–2; Showcase '93 #5–6, 11–12Robin (character)_cell_1_3_1 328Robin (character)_cell_1_3_2 December 6, 2016Robin (character)_cell_1_3_3 Paperback: 978-1401263621Robin (character)_cell_1_3_4
Robin Vol. 4: Turning PointRobin (character)_cell_1_4_0 Robin (vol. 4) #6–13; Showcase '94 #5–6Robin (character)_cell_1_4_1 264Robin (character)_cell_1_4_2 July 25, 2017Robin (character)_cell_1_4_3 Paperback: 978-1401265878Robin (character)_cell_1_4_4
Robin Vol. 5: War of the DragonsRobin (character)_cell_1_5_0 Robin (vol. 4) #14–22; Robin Annual (vol. 1) #3; Detective Comics (vol. 1) #685–686Robin (character)_cell_1_5_1 328Robin (character)_cell_1_5_2 January 2, 2018Robin (character)_cell_1_5_3 Paperback: 978-1401275129Robin (character)_cell_1_5_4
Robin: Son of Batman Vol. 1: Year of BloodRobin (character)_cell_1_6_0 Robin: Son of Batman (vol. 1) #1–6Robin (character)_cell_1_6_1 176Robin (character)_cell_1_6_2 March 29, 2016Robin (character)_cell_1_6_3 Hardcover: 978-1401261559

Paperback: 978-1401264796Robin (character)_cell_1_6_4

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