Robin, the Boy Wonder, is one of the original sidekicks in comics. Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, the primary creative team behind Detective Comics, made a business decision that Batman needed a junior counterpart to attract more kids to their books and introduced Dick Grayson's Robin in April 1940.
It worked exceedingly well, almost doubling the sales of the Batman titles.
In the seventy years since, the character of Robin has been a mainstay of the Batman world. While the name may have stayed the same, the face behind the mask has changed constantly. Some of the Robins aged out and moved on to other roles, some died, some quit, and, with DC's convoluted multiverse, some of them only existed in alternative universes or timelines.
While the original Robin Dick Grayson, and most who followed him, were fairly straightforward young kids, many others to carry the mantle of Robin have been a little more off the beaten path, often making for delightful (or delightfully creepy) changes to the DC status quo.
Let's explore the vast universe of DC and take a look at ten alternate Robins that are far more than a red, yellow and green costume (and weird green ankle boots.)
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