Superhero Saturday: Robin

This week it was revealed that DC Comics are killing off Robin, and while I’m not really a comic-book fan, I thought this would be a good time to use the poor little bastard for Superhero Saturday, cos I don’t think he’s going to get another chance…

Look at his little face

Look at his little face

So the first ‘Robin’ was a guy named Dick Grayson, shown here being played by Burt Ward in the 1960s series of Batman, though perhaps for some people most memorably portrayed (though not necessarily a good portrayal) by Chris O’Donnell in Batman Forever.  Orphaned after his parents are killed by the Mafia (in the film, they fall to their deaths during an in-hindsight-not-so-death-defying stunt which is sabotaged by Harvey Dent), he becomes the ward of Bruce Wayne and then his sidekick.  His athleticism – due to his career as an acrobatic – help him to become a fighting machine along with his mentor.

Dem quads. Yer Boy Wonder rocking a mean lunge.

Dem quads. Yer Boy Wonder rocking a mean lunge.

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because 1) I don’t know much more else about Robin and 2) what’s even the point? He’s being killed off anyway, it’s not like he’ll read this.  I will say this though – having Joseph Gordon Levitt (yawn) in The Dark Knight Rises reveal his real name is “Robin” was a really stupid bit in the film and it annoyed me. Robin’s real name wasn’t Robin. It was just stupid.  Let’s just end with applause for Robin, a true friend and loyal sidekick to arguably one of the moodiest superheroes ever.

Kiss him. KISS HIM, YOU FOOL

Kiss him. KISS HIM, YOU FOOL

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