Robin on the Rocks
Brr! It’s a chilly week for Batman and the Boy Wonder! The Renegade Robins Club invites you to join Jay in facing off against some classic Bat-rogues! We have Scarecrow, Penguin, and Mr. Freeze giving trouble to Dynamic Duo Part Deux!
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Across the Community
Check out World of Bats: The Batman Book Club! There are some enjoyable Bronze Age Batman adventures to be had as Denny O’Neil introduces the League of Assassins and teases the introduction of their leader.
Batman battles Mr. Freeze again in a recent Tom King story over at New to DCU, but he may feel a little guilty about it!
The DC History Club is still looking at Crisis on Infinite Earths, which features some Jason Todd cameos.
Characters of DC will be looking at Infinite Crisis this week, which was important to Jason Todd’s resurrection.
The Joker is fresh out of crowbars this Christmas, but he’ll terrorize Tim Drake with the world’s worst Uber drive in the One-Shot Book Club.
Jason Todd disobeying Batman?! Who woulda thought?
Jay is dropping in all over the place in 1984! I guess the other writers finally decided to play along:
Terra the Turncoat has died, and everyone is devastated, but no more so than her brother, Geo-Force. Jason doesn’t have much to say about the matter, but he manages to photobomb his way into Tales of the Teen Titans Annual #3 and Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1.
On top of that, he slips a brief remark into World’s Finest #308.
Here’s a guide to this week’s reading:
Scarecrow first appeared in World’s Finest #3 (1941). He showed up briefly as one of the baddies in Detective Comics #526, which we read in Week 1, but his last major appearance was in Detective Comics #503 by Gerry Conway.
Penguin first appeared in Detective Comics #58 (also 1941). He appeared in Detective Comics #526 as well, and his last major appearance was The Brave and the Bold #191, where he framed the Joker for his own (staged) murder.
Mr. Freeze started his career as Mr. Zero in Batman #121 (1959), and when the 1966 TV series changed his name, the comics followed suit. He was in Detective Comics #526 along with the other two, and his last major appearance was World’s Finest #275, where he faced off against both Batman and Superman.
In the words of Superman, "It tickles!"
Here’s our schedule: 2019-12-23T06:00:00Z → 2020-01-05T06:00:00Z
Week 5 Reading (Eight Issues)
III. Mr. Freeze
IV. Child Welfare Bureau (and Nightshade)
No, no, no! You can’t kill Jason yet!
Giant Batcave penny for your thoughts!
What did you think about the schemes of classic villains Scarecrow, Penguin, and Freeze?
What are your thoughts on Bruce’s reaction to losing custody of Jason?
How do you feel about the subplots of the supporting cast (Alfred, Julia, Vicki, and Harvey)?
Did you enjoy the poem motif in Batman #375? Does Moench need to work on his meter?
What did you think of the new antagonists, Nightshade and Printer’s Devil? Did they get your goat?
And most importantly, who should Bruce choose as his significant other?