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Unsinkable Ship: Why Barbara Gordon And Jason Todd Are Stronger Together [Love & Sex Week]

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When I first jumped into the Batbooks early into the New 52, I was disappointed to learn that Barbara Gordon, my favorite superheroine, hadn’t had many love interests, and even less showing up in the new canon. How did a character so awesome, who had been around for so long, have so few romances over the years? I had started brainstorming who I would pair her with, and around that time I checked out the event comic Death of the Family.

In the last issue, the Batfam had stopped the Joker, but they were all still coming down from the Joker toxin. While they were all sitting in a pool of water, grinning painfully against their wills, there was this one detail towards the back of the panel...

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Fantastic Five: DC Comics Deaths

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

There's nothing fun about the topic, but death is unquestionably a huge part of superhero comics, and this week we're looking at five of the deaths that had the most profound effect on the DC Universe.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Robin

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Robin, the Boy Wonder!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): NYCC 2016, Part Two

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Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand at New York Comic-Con to document as much of the amazing cosplay as she could find. Check out more of the very finest cosplay from New York.

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What Can The Robins Tell Us About How Comics Portray Kids?

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Many different heroes have held the mantle of Robin over the years. Each of them is completely different, and we all have our favorites (cough Damian cough). Each one also represents a different idea about who and what children are, and how they are depicted in superhero comics. Kids can represent hope, they can represent dread, they can represent immaturity, and they can represent legacy. Let's break down how the Robins can represent all of these things.

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We Are Robin: The Best Robin and Nightwing Cosplay

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There are sidekicks out there that define their roles past their relationships to the name on the cover of the comic. Such is the case of one of the most iconic sidekicks in all of comic book history, the Boy Wonder, Robin.

With so many characters having taken up Robin’s mantle, there's a wealth of variety to choose from in the cosplay community. Whether the character is paired up with the Bat-family, taking charge of the Teen Titans, or flying solo, Robin and Nightwing offer a lot of great cosplay options. These cosplayers bring the “dynamic” to the Dynamic Duo. These are the best Robin and Nightwing cosplays.

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Ask Chris #252: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Jason Todd?

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Q: Does Jason Todd/Red Hood belong in the Batman family? Should he be wearing a Bat symbol on his chest? -- @Doubting_Tom

A: I doubt it's going to surprise anyone reading this to find out that I have some pretty complicated feelings about pretty much everyone who has ever been called "Robin," and Jason Todd's no exception. Really, though, there's a pretty simple answer to this one: No, I don't think he should be part of the Batman family --- the active Batman family, anyway --- because Jason Todd oughtta be dead. If nothing else, we didn't collectively dial those 1-900 numbers ten thousand times to make that happen just for some retcon to come along twenty years later and bilk us out of fifty cents a call.

If, however, Jason Todd has to be alive, and it's become pretty clear over the past decade that somebody definitely thinks he does, well... that's where things start to get complicated.

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Ask Chris #147: The Best Robin Ever

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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ComicsAlliance Remembers our Fallen (Super-)Heroes on Memorial Day

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Today is Memorial Day, which -- in addition to being the unofficial start of summer, the last day of a three-day weekend and the point at which ladies can start wearing white for the season -- is the day we in the United States set aside to especially remember and honor the military heroes who lost their lives in the defense of our country throughout its history...

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The Batman Panel: Jason Todd’s Hair Color, Batgirl’s Age and Fighting Delays [Comic-Con]

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Fans got their beefiest update about DC's Dark Knight yet today during Comic-Con's Batman panel as Batman Group Editor Mike Marts, Batman writer Scott Snyder, Batman and Robin writer Peter J. Tomasi, Batman Incorporated artist Chris Burnham, Batgirl writer Gail Simone, Red Hood writer Scott Lobdell, editor Rachel Gluckstern, Nightwing writer Kyle Higgins, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice writer Gregg Hurwitz, Batman: The Dark Knight plotter and artist David Finch, and Batwing and Catwoman writer Judd Winick assembled to give fans the skinny on the Caped Crusader's place in the new DC...

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