Holy Milestone! This month, March of 2020, is the 80th anniversary of Robin! To celebrate, most if not all the clubs here on DC Universe (including the group I help run, the World of Bats plug plug plug) are collaborating to celebrate every single character who’s put the R on their chest! You can read more information about it HERE, but we’re not the only one’s celebrating!
On March 18th, DC Comics is going to release a prestige format one-shot called, you guessed it, “Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular!” (Say that five times fast.)
And there are likely dozens of retailer variants that I’ve yet to find. If anyone knows them, be sure to let us know!
So what do you guys think? Will you be picking this up? Are you picking up one of these variants? What do you want to see? What creator are you excited to see on here? And when it comes out, what do you guys think of the issue itself?
I haven’t read anything about Carrie Kelly so I don’t know if she was a great robin or what but… Really? Carrie Kelly was Robin from February to June of 1986 (5 Months) and wasn’t even Robin in the New 52 (The story she’s in is also non-canon as well). Jason Todd was Robin from 1983-1988 (6 Years) and he was a Robin in the New 52. His story has been rebooted before but he is a CANON character And the 80s cover of Robin gets Carrie Kelly? It’s extremely annoying to have an important character shoved to the side repeatedly like this.
I think it’s because generally the two seminal Batman stories of the 80s are often considered to be either Dark Knight Returns, or Death in the Family, and since highlighting the book where a Robin gets beaten to death with a crowbar doesn’t quite jibe with the whole celebratory nature of the issue, they went with Returns.
Agreed! I thought Steph’s story was really delightful - the damsel in distress on the railway tracks thing was really funny, especially in how it was subverted. Damion Scott’s artwork was especially great - a new look for Steph, even though it’s the same artist who designed her Robin look!
The Grayson story was another big highlight - the same kind of formalism and humor that made the original run stand out, plus Janin and Cox together again!
Also loved the Cataclysm story - Dixon and McDaniel did a great job just showing Nightwing at his best in one of the better 90s crossovers (that wasn’t Knightfall ).
Tynion’s Tim story was a really cute prologue to his Rebirth run, and actually had the four boys interacting, big plus from that.