Thursday, July 26, 2012

And before that, he sold gourmet hamburgers

Yeah, I always dressed this way.
Unless I didn't.
Taking The Robin Out Of Red Robin | Bleeding Cool
As of the upcoming Teen Titans #0, Tim Drake, the kid who was Robin from 1989 to 2009, in the second half of the Batman animated series, and in the currently running "Young Justice" television series... was never Robin at all. Which isn't to say that all of his history just vanished, but that his adventures as Batman's partner now all occurred under the name "Red Robin".

And actually, that's not the part that confuses me. Even though I guess now all the Stephanie Brown fans can sarcastically reply, "We feel your pain." Now all the Stephanie-was-never-really-Robin talk makes sense, since she was replacing a guy who was never really Robin either. Yeah, that solves everyone's problems.

The part that bothers me is that as of his first appearance post-New 52, less than a year ago, when every DC title was restarted in an is-it-or-ain't-it soft reboot, he was still a former Robin.

Note to DC Comics: It's not multiple earths and heroic legacies that confuses readers, it's crap like this.

(Just in case you don't get the gourmet hamburger thing.)

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