Advertisement

I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

LOLtron
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 25458
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 276 posts
Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 1:54 pm


I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby LOLtron » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:10 pm

 I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

No, really, it has nothing to do with race.



Source: MURPHY SHARES FIRST LOOK AT "DETECTIVE COMICS'" BLACK ROBIN

Comic Book Resources reported on a tweet sent out by Detective Comics #27 artist, (and friend of the site) Sean Murphy that, seemingly, showcased a new, black, Robin.

Now, I’m not a racist, but there is no way anyone will accept an African American Robin because…

No, wait, let me start over

Not to come off as racist, but a black Robin will never succeed because…

No, dammit!

It’s not because sidekicks can’t be black, just look at….um, well….

Much like it is perfectly reasonable for an Asian to hang out with a bunch of Asgardians with no explanation but Heimdall shouldn’t have been black, my arguments against a black robin has nothing to do with him being black…

That’s the worst one yet!

Fuck, there really is no way to argue that Robin can’t be black without sounding like a complete tool, is there?

Detective Comics #27 is an oversized anniversary issue that beings the next Bat crossover, Gothtopia, and it is where you can find the first appearance of this new Robin…who happens to be black.
 



Written or Contributed by GHERU


READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE FRONT PAGE, HUMANS!
Image

Advertisement

SporkBot
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1248
Likes: 70 posts
Liked in: 284 posts
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:13 am
Location: This precise spot right here.
Title: Stupidity Immolator


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby SporkBot » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:27 pm

Another crossover event. Because THAT'S what we need.

Guh...bet this'll delay the conclusion of the current Batgirl storyline, too.

Anyway, new black Robin, whatever. We'll see how he is as a character and go from there.

Draco x
User avatar
Zombie Guard
 
Posts: 9156
Likes: 1398 posts
Liked in: 388 posts
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:51 am


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:28 pm

I am assuming this will be a brand new character with his own spin on the Robin mythos so what color he is doesn't bother me at all.

HNutz
User avatar
PЦИKЧ ВЯЁ&#106
 
Posts: 14949
Likes: 4692 posts
Liked in: 708 posts
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:22 pm


Online


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby HNutz » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:45 pm

After 2 years of a half-black, half Latino Ultimate Spider-Man and the upcoming Arab American Miss Marvel... a black Robin as a supporting character in a "What If?" style book doesn't strike me as particularly newsworthy.

I'll keep an eye out for "Gothtopia". I like most of Layman's Batman work, so this might be interesting.

locuas
expert hobo killer
 
Posts: 50
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 4 posts
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:07 pm


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby locuas » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47 pm

So...robin can't be a girl, but he can be black? is that what they are saying?
here is MY problem with it...it comes off as bruce wayne being this "all mighty whitey" that takes this kid from the street and takes over the charge of raising him!
to have a black character sidekick is especially tricky for a rich guy like Batman because it is very easy that the black character does not become a character, but a thing to have to make the white guy have the spotligh, it is HIS struggle to raise the kid, it is HE who is the hero of the story about the blck kid, and tha'ts racist in itself.

Belle Tain-Summer
User avatar
FACEBOOKTron
 
Posts: 2632
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 195 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:48 pm
Location: IN THE MACHINE
Title: DOCILE ROBOT


RE: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby Belle Tain-Summer » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:22 pm

I'm not certain on a Robin being black, I'd much rather she was Brown.

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11203
Likes: 609 posts
Liked in: 415 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Online


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:22 pm

SporkBot wrote:
Guh...bet this'll delay the conclusion of the current Batgirl storyline, too.



"Batgirl: Wanted" ends in next month's #26. "Gothtopia" begins with issue #27.
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

meinterrupted
User avatar
Snake On A Plane
 
Posts: 121
Likes: 7 posts
Liked in: 4 posts
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:27 pm
Title: man-hating straw feminist


Re: RE: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby meinterrupted » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:01 pm

FBtron wrote:I'm not certain on a Robin being black, I'd much rather she was Brown.


Thumbs up!

Bianco
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1800
Likes: 86 posts
Liked in: 103 posts
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:16 pm


Re: RE: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby Bianco » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:02 pm

FBtron wrote:I'm not certain on a Robin being black, I'd much rather she was Brown.


well said,

what i don't like is casting or reinventing a previous character with a different nationality for no reason. If you want to make a black Robin that's cool, just don't start calling him Dick Grayson or Tim Drake

SporkBot
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1248
Likes: 70 posts
Liked in: 284 posts
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:13 am
Location: This precise spot right here.
Title: Stupidity Immolator


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby SporkBot » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:15 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:"Batgirl: Wanted" ends in next month's #26. "Gothtopia" begins with issue #27.


Is that what they say? And you believed them?

MUAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA!

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11203
Likes: 609 posts
Liked in: 415 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Online


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:20 pm

You gotta have

Image :P
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

john lewis hawk
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 30006
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 382 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Southern California
Title: not here


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby john lewis hawk » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:23 pm

I actually do have a problem with this. The Batman-Robin relationship has always been iffy and people love making jokes about them being gay and/or Batman being a pedophile. At least with a Batman and Robin that are the same skin color (and even better if they look like), you can claim that they're related and it's less weird.

At the same time, I'm all for a white Captain America and a black Bucky.

superfictious
User avatar
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
 
Posts: 10399
Likes: 86 posts
Liked in: 180 posts
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:38 pm
Title: superfictious.wordpress.com


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby superfictious » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:28 pm

I always thought of Falcon as the black Bucky.

john lewis hawk
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 30006
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 382 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:04 pm
Location: Southern California
Title: not here


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby john lewis hawk » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:46 pm

superfictious wrote:I always thought of Falcon as the black Bucky.

Racist.

The Old Doctor
User avatar
A Damn Cuddly Beast
 
Posts: 67679
Likes: 1126 posts
Liked in: 938 posts
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto, ONT, Canadah
Formerly: /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\


Re: I'm Not Racist But...: Why Robin Shouldn't Be Black

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:49 pm

Bring it.

Dick is now Nightwing.
Jason is now The Red Hood.
Tim is now Red Robin.
Stephanie is now... I don't know? :smt102
Damien is dead... unless the Lazerous pit brings him back.

As I said with Ms Marvel, lets see him and then judge. After all, they didn't kack Damien just to make Robin black... right?
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

Image
IvCNuB4 wrote:The Old Doctor is Cat-Scratch ?
Well that explains a lot :lol:

BubbaKanoosh wrote:Old Doctor is the NuDCU's Catscratch

leave a comment with facebook

Next

Return to The News Stand



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot], ClockKing1986, Fifthletter and 187 guests

Advertisement