DC Comics is making mainstream media news with the release of “Batman Inc #8.” The events of the issue have been spoiled by news outlets from coast to coast. The events have to do with Batman’s partner Robin aka Damian Wayne. But isn’t Robin really Dick Grayson? Wasn’t Robin killed in the 1980s? This list looks at the various incarnations of Batman’s sidekick over the last 73 years.
Almost since his introduction in 1938 the adventures of Batman have been associated with his partner, Robin the Boy Wonder. But do you know that since the Dynamic Duo was formed in the April 1940 issue of “Detective Comics” (issue number 38), that there have been at least six different characters aiding Batman in his quest to protect Gotham City?
The original Robin, Dick Grayson, is by far the most famous. Appearing in countless cartoons as well as the campy 1960s Batman television series played by Burt Ward Dick Grayson was the Boy Wonder for generations. In the comic books, Dick was Robin up until 1984 when he graduated from the role to assume a new one in the comic books.
Batman was left without a partner and it is a position that he has had some difficulty keeping filled.