Robin, The Boy Wonder: A Celebration of 75 Years Edit
Collects: Detective Comics #38, Batman #20, Star-Spangled Comics #82, Star-Spangled Comics #86, Star-Spangled Comics #103, Batman #107, Batman #156, Detective Comics #342, Batman Family #1, Nightwing #101, Batman #408, Batman #424, Batman #428, Batman #442, Robin #46, Nightwing #25, Superman/Batman #7, Batman #657, Superman/Batman #77, Batman and Robin Annual #1, Justice League of America #55, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2, DC One Million 80-Page Giant #1000000, Robin #126.
Cover by Jim Lee.
Holy anniversary, Batman! Every knight needs to have a squire, and every Sherlock Holmes must have a Watson. So it has been with Batman and his partner in crime, Robin for seventy-five years. The Boy Wonder’s spunk and color balance against the Caped Crusader’s seriousness and gloom to create a perfect partnership, a Dynamic Duo.
Though Batman has always needed a Robin, it hasn’t always been the same Robin. Many different crime fighters have taken up the name and costume, from jovial Dick Grayson to calculating Tim Drake to violent Damian Wayne. Each left his or her mark on the character, and today the Boy Wonder almost as recognizable and beloved as the Dark Knight himself.
Collecting stories from Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne and more, ROBIN THE BOY WONDER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS compiles the best moments from seven decades of the Dynamic Duo. It includes Robin’s first appearance by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, as well as tales from industry legends Jim Mooney, Sheldon Moldoff, Frank Miller, Chuck Dixon, Jeph Loeb, Marv Wolfman, Geoge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert and more.
Hardcover, 473 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.
May 19, 2015
The flavor text about Steph in "Part V: Other Robins" reads: "Dick, Jason, Tim and Damian may have spent the most issues as Robins, but these four are not the only characters to take on the name and role as Batman's apprentice. In regular continuity and outside it, Batman has called upon a legion of diverse sidekicks... In addition to Helena, Batman has trained two other female Robins: Carrie Kelley and Stephanie Brown... Stephanie Brown was the only female to hold the role of Robin in regular continuity. Originally the vigilante Spoiler, she took over as Robin when Tim Drake briefly retired. Despite a fanatic fan following, Stephanie was fired after only a few months on the job. After a brief apparent death, Stephanie also had a two-year stint as Batgirl, before the New 52 relaunch and Batman Eternal returned her to her original identity as Spoiler."
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