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Subj: Re: Ranking the ROBINS - From 10 to 1 (Yes, There Are 10)
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:55:21 am CDT (Viewed 171 times)
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First, thanks for the link. My list in order is:

1) Dick Grayson. The first, the best.

2) Tim Drake. A worthy successor.

3) Carrie Kelly. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the
first female Robin.

4) Damien. I was kind've "meh" on him when first introduced, and killing him just strikes me as wrong in so many ways.

5-9)Just don't give a darn.

10) Jason Todd. First, Jason Todd was introduced with an origin virtually identical to Dick Grayson's. That showed perhaps the greatest lack of creativity shown by a comic book writer in, well, ever. And it was nice when Jim Starlin came along and gave him a more Oliver Twist type origin. But then Starlin made Jason so unlikeable people voted to let him die. Now that is some serious hate.

Todd never got out of Grayson's shadow and I think had he remained dead we would all still have some fond memories of him as the Robin who died, the cautionary tale about the risks heroes have to face. But no, they brought him back, had no idea what to do with him, and made death in comics even more of a punchline. In twenty years likely some hack will come along and do the same thing to Damien just because.

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