Archive for the ‘Robin’ Category

Supereconomics – Part 11


Man, petty crime in Gotham City is petty.

Don't forget to steal his lunch money, too.

Don’t forget to steal his lunch money, too.

This shakedown has been brought to you by Batman #213 (July-August 1969) by E. Nelson Bridwell, Don Cameron, Bill Finger, David Vern Reed, Ross Andru, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Mark Esposito, Charles Paris, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos.

Going On The Ride of Your Life


There’s a good reason why you shouldn’t give teenagers the keys to your fancy new car. There’s an ever better reason why you shouldn’t give teenagers who can run at super speed the keys to your fancy new car.

Any crash you can walk away from...

Any crash you can walk away from…

Today’s driving lesson has been sponsored by Teen Titans #9 (May 2004) by Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, and Norm Rapmund.

The Bat, The Robin, and The Pythons


Huh. Who knew that Batgirl enjoyed watching old British sketch comedy series?

Coconuts, perhaps? ;)

Coconuts, perhaps? ūüėČ

This homage to Monty Python’s Flying Circus has been brought to you by Batman Family #3 (January-February 1976) by Bill Finger, Joe Greene, Elliot S. Maggin, Ernie Chan, Jos√© Luis Garc√≠a-L√≥pez, Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang, Vince Colletta, and Charles Paris.

Supereconomics – Part 3


Apparently, keeping track of money isn’t Batman’s strong suit. Or maybe Robin is just really good at cooking the books.

Ether Batarangs cost a lot or the Bat Family is extremely wasteful with them.

So Batarangs either cost a fortune or the Batman Family is extremely wasteful when it comes to using them.

Today’s example of creative accounting has been brought to you by Teen Titans #9 (May 2004) by Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, and Norm Rapmund.

Politically Incorrect Theater – Part 10


Oh, Dick Grayson, would your fangirls still swoon over you if they knew what a condescending, sexist douchebag you used to be as a teenager…?

Yeesh, I wonder how he treated Wonder Girl back then...

Yeesh, I wonder how he treated Wonder Girl back then…

This flippy female moment has been brought to you by The Brave and the Bold #100 (February-March 1972) by Bob Haney, Jack Miller, Neal Adams, and Jim Aparo.

Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 29


If you think that Changeling‘s the only member of the Teen Titans capable of making inappropriate sexual comments to his opposite sex teammates, think again.

What kind of cable channels do they get at Titans Tower? o_O

This underage catcalling moment has been brought to you by The New Teen Titans #39 (February 1984) by Marv Wolfman, George Pérez, and Romeo Tanghal.

Costume Hijinks – Part 4


Here’s a fashion tip for all aspiring supervillainesses out there: never wear a costume whose upper half is the equivalent of a tube top with handles.

Holy Unexpected Nudity, Batman! :O

Today’s wardrobe malfunction has been sponsored by Batman #401 (November 1986) by Barbara J. Randall and Trevor Von Eeden.

What a Drag – Part 1


If you thought the green short shorts and pixie boots were bad, take a long, hard look at what Dick Grayson had to wear in order to quell Commissioner Gordon’s suspicions that his daughter, Barbara Gordon, might be Batgirl.

Think again, Girl Wonder. Think again.

This low point in the original Robin‘s career comes to you courtesy of Batgirl: Year One (October 2003) by Scott Beatty, Chuck Dixon, Marcos Martin, and Alvaro Lopez.

Politically Incorrect Theater – Part 2


Remember the time that Wonder Girl almost flew a plane into the World Trade Center? Because I sure do.

It's sad that Donna Troy 's history is so messed up that her being a brainwashed Al-Qaida sleeper agent isn't that hard to believe.

This eerily prophetic scene appeared in The New Teen Titans #20 (May 1986) by Marv Wolfman, Eduardo Barreto, and Romeo Tanghal.

The Paris-Gotham Express


After being asked to return to Gotham City immediately due to the desecration of their loved ones’ graves, Red Robin stages a rooftop rescue of Batman and Robin in the most dramatic fashion possible in Blackest Night: Batman #2 (November 2009):

A jet plane? With flamethrowers? Awesome.

This is made all the more impressive when you take into consideration where exactly Red Robin was when he received the call at the end of Blackest Night: Batman #1 (October 2009):

I wonder how much cellular airtime costs for the Batman Family?

Since Gotham City, New Jersey is pretty close to New York, that means it’s approximately 5832 kilometers (3624 miles) away from Paris, France. Barring the use of a Justice League teleport device, the only way he could’ve cleared that kind of distance that quickly would’ve been with the help of a Batplane III, which has a top speed of 7081 kph (4400 mph). Even then, though, it would have to have been a modified version of the aircraft with increased fuel capacity since its maximum range doesn’t allow for a transatlantic flight without at least one refueling stop.

However he managed to do it, good show, former Boy Wonder.

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