The definitive issue-by-issue collecting guide and trade reading order for Robin in DC comic books as collected in omnibus, hardcover, and trade paperback collections. Part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics and The Definitive Guide to Collecting Batman Comics. Last updated March 2017 with titles scheduled for release through July 2017.
Robin. The Boy Wonder.
Batman’s sidekick and apprentice has been a critical, defining element of the caped crusader from his first appearance a year into Batman’s life to his omnipresence in Batman stories of the Golden and Silver Age to handing down the mantle to new heroes starting in the early 1980s.
Robin gives Batman contrast – makes him vulnerable but also relatable. On his own, Robin often represents represents the exuberance, athleticism, and growth that the more static character of Bruce Wayne cannot show.
Robin began to appear in his own short, back-up stories in Star Spangled Comics in 1947-1952, sometimes as the headlining star. He would later be a founding member of Teen Titans, and the current holder of the Robin mantle is almost always on the team. In the 1990s, a third incarnation of Robin launched into the first Robin limited and ongoing series. Later, in 2009, Batman and Robin became a core title in DC’s Batman line.
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