Batman and Robin Comic Books
When Batman needs help from one of DC’s most beloved heroes, Robin becomes his ideal sidekick. Robin offers him athleticism and youthful exuberance that Bruce Wayne sometimes lacks; these comic books starring Robin feature some of his finest moments since first debuting in Detective Comics back in 1939 to contemporary appearances in DC Rebirth titles.
These comics don’t necessarily follow any particular order — rather, they simply represent some of the finest examples of Robin stories throughout DC’s long history. From Chuck Dixon’s exceptional Robin Year One collection all the way up to Peter David and Jorge Jimenez’s current series Relaunched series by Peter David & Jorge Jimenez’s current era Relaunched Series by Peter David & Jorge Jimenez’s. Don’t forget the Elseworlds adventures as well for something truly different from Robin!
The very first Robin story by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Perez and Jim Aparo is an absolute classic, chronicling Dick Grayson’s reluctant transition into one of Batman’s new partners. Written and drawn by George Perez and Jim Aparo, it presents us with one of comics’ most beloved sidekicks ever!
This graphic novel should be on any Batman and Robin fan’s reading list because it showcases both characters together – Dick and Tim Drake are seen together for the first time! Set shortly after The Long Halloween, it shows the devastating aftermath of Harvey Dent’s descent into madness for both characters – an excellent illustration of them working well as partners.
Battle for the Cowl, written by Christopher Yost and Fabian Nicieza, features an essential Batman and Robin storyline: Gothamites switching roles or becoming villains (such as Stephanie Brown as Daughter of Cluemaster Red Robin for a brief period). Christopher Yost and Fabian Nicieza show us an alternative version of Robin who goes out into society to fight crime rather than staying inside Gotham – this demonstrates Christopher Yost and Fabian Nicieza’s vision of Robin as someone willing to step into real battle to protect his city mates rather than remain inside Gotham.
The “War Drums” storyline, featuring both Batman and Robin, was an outstanding modern Batman/Robin tale that perfectly showcased their unique partnership dynamic. Ed Lemire’s charming captions added another layer to this captivating comic that gives readers a taste of life as one of Batman’s teenage disciples.
Be sure to also check out the new kid-friendly series Super Sons featuring Damian Wayne and Jon Kent (the future Superman ) teaming up as Robin and Superboy respectively. Jorge Jimenez provides stunning artwork in this entertaining and kid-friendly comic that doesn’t take itself too seriously or ignore Damian’s own character development, unlike much of Rebirth stuff does.