Category Archives: Robin
Young Justice: Outsiders is coming soon to Netflix. This is one of those magical moments, where fan love caused a cancelled cartoon to come back from the dead. Let’s hope it’s awesome!
Personally, if my memory is correct, I was mostly cool with Young Justice. I can’t remember what it was about the show that bugged me…oh wait, turns out I wrote that article two years ago! There we go, that sums it up nicely. I look forward to the return of the show!
And I still hope they include the Wonder Twins.
Batman: The Animated Series has been getting a lot of attention recently because a big full-series DVD collection came out. Like most comic book geeks, I was a huge fan of the cartoon when it came out in the 1990s, a staple of my after school entertainment. So how about a trip down memory lane for my favorite episodes?
This isn’t a list of the best episodes of the series. And i’m going to try to base this list less on hindsight and more on my own memories from when I was a kid glued to the TV screen. There are three important facts that one needs to know before checking out my list of favorite B:TAS episodes: 1.) I don’t care about the Joker, so his episodes meant little to me; 2.) I was an idiot as a kid, and didn’t fully appreciate gems like Heart of Ice; and 3.) I loved anything with Robin in it.
With those factoids out of the way, let’s dive into my favorite episodes from when I was a kid! And feel free to share your own favorite episodes in the comments!
One of the most interesting bits of comic book news to come out of New York Comic Con is that Brian Michael Bendis will spearhead a youthful comics line for DC called Wonder Comics.
The most important news to come out of this is that there will finally be a proper Wonder Twins comic! I ironically love the Wonder Twins! Obviously they were dorks in the old Super Friends cartoon, but everybody was dorks in that. Aquaman is still living down his cartoon incarnation.
I love the idea that the Wonder Twins are legitimate superheroes and are more than worthy of a place in proper DC Comics canon. They’re not total dweebs like Wendy and Marvin, they’ve got compelling back story, a cool look and great powers. But DC was afraid, or whatever, of bringing them into the comics for real. So they only got a few minor appearances in Extreme Justice and Young Justice. And rare appearances make the heart grow fonder!
Anyway, the new Wonder Twins comic will be written by Mark Russell, who did the amazing Flintstones comics. That guy is great! So I am very, very excited for this comic. It’s got Stephen Byrne on art, which is also great.
Wonder Comics will also include a new Young Justice, reuniting Conner Kent, Cassie Sandsmark, Bart Allen and, apparently, Tim Drake as Robin. I would be more super excited about this — considering Tim Drake is my favorite Robin — but I’m not yet sure if it’s in continuity, or if this is some special off-shoot series just to play up the nostalgia.
But hey, if we have Brian Michael Bendis to thank for not only giving us a Wonder Twins comic, but also making Tim Drake into Robin again (as opposed to “Red” Robin), then his arrival at DC is definitely for the best!
For reasons I will never fully understand, today we got two competing trailers for upcoming Teen Superhero TV shows, specifically Titans from DC and Runaways from Marvel!
First up is a new, extended look at Titans! I think it still looks pretty bad, though I’m going to keep an open mind, because we appear to have a legitimately cool, fleshed out, live action Robin story. Those come around once a generation.
Everybody else in the trailer looks really bad. I’m trying to keep an open mind about Starfire, but man she looks weird. And Beast Boy’s transformations are definitely straining everything about this show’s SFX budget.
Then we’ve got season 2 of Runaways, which doesn’t really show much. I enjoyed the first season well enough and am generally excited for more!
The current Runaways comic, from Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka, is currently amazing. If the show is half that good, we’re in for a treat.
Not only was this the week of my birthday, but it is such a comic book geekery week! I’m currently up to my eyeballs in hours playing the new Spider-Man video game, which is great. But I’m also watching the new season of Iron Fist, which ain’t half bad (so far)! And I’m on vacation from work! This has been a good week!
Not many comics came out this week that I wanted to read and review. Of the few, Comic Book of the Week goes to the new issue of Tom King’s Batman as he finally tackles Dick Grayson, who holds a special place in my heart.
If Tom King ever does a Tim Drake issue about his history as the best Robin, there’s a very good chance I might have to retire.
Ugh, new issues of both Avengers and Justice League also came out this week and I couldn’t bring myself to care. I wanted to cover both books, since they’re running simultaneously. But man, I can’t drum up any interest. Even when I’m on vacation and have nothing but time on my hands, I couldn’t find the interest to get caught up. Forgive me.
Comic Reviews: Asgardians of the Galaxy #1, Batman #54 and Captain America #3.