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Ask Chris #28: Robin, Robin, Robin


Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What are good stories that show the importance of Robin to the Batman mythos? -- royalconstantin

Q: Who is your favorite/ least favorite Robin and why? -- charpalnaut

A: I got a few questions about Robin this week

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Harley Quinn as Robin: A Meme of Madness


Whence she came, none will tell. Whither she goes, none can say. There is only one thing that everyone knows for certain.

She keeps Batman awake at night.

The idea of Harley Quinn somehow becoming Robin worked its way onto the internet, caught on among fans, and resulted in Robley Quinn; the ultimate bat-mashup. She has become the subject o

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Tales of The Comic Book That Got Away


Every comic book collector experiences a certain moment. Maybe after a long, complicated move, one of our long boxes is a little lighter than it was in the old apartment. Maybe after a visit from nieces or nephews our coffee tables aren't as crowded with comics as they once were

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DARPA Launches Projects “BaTMAN” and “RoBIN” (And Suggestions On What To Do Next)


As reported by io9, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the government agency responsible for developing the red lasers that keep us safe from the forces of COBRA even today) has recently launched two projects: "Biochronicity and Temporal Mechanisms Arising in Nature" and "Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks." Or, to use DARPA's own abbreviations, Projects BaTMAN and RoBIN.

I'll be honest with you guys: I have no idea what these projects are meant t

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DC Heroes Kick it On French Sneakers


Comic book fans are constantly representing their favorite superheroes with T-Shirts and baseball caps among other apparel, so why should sneakers be any different?

Italian shoemaker Superga is launching a new line of sneakers inspired by the heroes of the DC Universe. The first

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Nine Great Kid Sidekicks (And One That’s Just Weird)


Kid Sidekicks! There's no doubt about it, they're an important part of the culture of super-hero comics, going back almost as far as super-heroes themselves. Without them, kids wouldn't have characters they could easily relate to and Dr. Wertham wouldn'

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New DC Universe Classics 2-Packs Repaint With Mixed Successes


Repaints aren't always improvements upon already-released sculpts, but in the case of the re-packaged Aqua Man and Black Manta and Batman and Robin DC Universe Classics 2-Packs at Wal-Mart, the new looks seem appropriate

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Tim Gunn’s Take on Electro Superman, Robin, Nightwing and ‘Tim Gunn Hulk’


As much as we dug part one of Crazy Sexy Geeks' superhero costume commentary with "Project Runway" host Timm Gunn, the second, Superman-centric, installment may be even more enjoyable.

Comics historian Alan Kistler sits down with Gunn to go over the Man of Steel's many costume choices over the years and the results are equally insightful and endearing.


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Sam Rockwell and Justin Long Head To The Bat Cave In ‘Robin’s Big Speed Date’


Breaking news on the DC Comics front - according to Production Weekly, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long are headed to the big screen as Batman and Robin alongside Josh Hamilton as Superman, Leslie Bibb as Wonder Woman and John Hodgman as The Penguin.

But this isn't for a third "Batman" film from Christopher Nolan, nor is it some bizarre Warner Bros.-sanctioned "Justice League" movie. Instead, these

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Drunk Comic Book History: The Robins


Last week, I saw one of the best things that I have ever seen on the internet. And mind you, I'm say this as an Internet Professional who is provided with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of amusements from the internet each day, like manna falling from a great series of tubes in the sky. This most wonderful t

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