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In modern comics, should there really be a Robin anymore?

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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:29 pm

Tough call here. It depends how well written each Robin is as a character as opposed to being relegated to being Batman's errand boy.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:34 pm

Punchy wrote:
I don't want to do an Avengers movie and insult adopted people, but being his biological son since the beginning is different from having a retconned-in adoption. For most of Dick Grayson's history, he was just a 'ward'.

Yeah but Bruce didn't even know he had a son until he (Damian) started acting the fool and Talia had to bring him to the Batcave to straighten him up.
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:52 pm

Punchy wrote:
I don't want to do an Avengers movie and insult adopted people, but being his biological son since the beginning is different from having a retconned-in adoption. For most of Dick Grayson's history, he was just a 'ward'.


True, but it wasn't technically a retcon. When he adopted Tim he decided to formally adopt Dick too.
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MoneyMelon

Chief Yankee Wanker

Postby MoneyMelon » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:02 pm

It seems like Robin is always well received whenever they introduce a new one. Tim Drake even managed to carry his own book for 20 years. So I think readers accept and like the concept.

I think the Robin role is also a vehicle to show Batman's influence through the greater DC Universe, with Robins usually having a role in Teen Titans as well.

As a concept on its own, I think it works....the Dark Knight's squire and all. I think it works a bit better when Robin is a teenager, though. About 16, I'd say. It's just easier to imagine somebody at that age legitimately being able to kick an adults ass.

That's not to say I didn't think Damien was/is awesome, though. I think that character showed you could do some really unique things with the concept if you have an interesting idea for it.
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:59 pm

Honestly, if they just keep killing them off, I'm all for a Robin moratorium at this point.

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