I ordered these shirts with a great deal of trepidation. Honestly, who wants to be Robin? He's kind of a putz they stuck Batman
with to lower his coolness for some reason.
Of course, I am not the only one who feels this way. In "A Death in the Family
beats the hell out of Robin
) with a crowbar and ties him up with a bomb. The issue was left as a cliffhanger and fans could call in and vote whether he should live or die. Death was voted by the narrowest of margins, which means more than half the fans out there agree with me.
On the other hand, I kind of liked Robin on the Teen Titans
. I don't know if it makes a difference, but the Teen Titans Robin was Dick Grayson
, who later became Nightwing
. I guess it could be that he was slightly less annoying.
Robin fits into a weird category that is shared by Tonto
from the Lone Ranger
from Star Trek TOS
: they are all the series whipping boys. Whenever something bad but not quite fatal has to happen these poor guys step into the blender and get beat upon. Sidekicks get the short end all the time. I found this article on sidekicks
that aren't Robin that is pretty good, although I don't think Fallout Boy
belongs on there (or anywhere on the planet. That band sucks
- Red T-Shirt
- Standard 18/1 or Super Soft 30/1 thickness material
- 100% cotton
- Officially Licensed