All Robins Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others (ROBIN WAR SPOILERS)

Robin Wars kicks off in earnest today. As book after book gets into the nitty gritty on a Gotham at war with the Robins. And there are lots and lots of Robins, such as this opening shot from Grayson. In fact I don't think there have been as many Robins on display this week before…

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Mikel Janin, the new Jamie McKelvie, folks. Even if most of them aren't "official".

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But what makes a full Robin? Over in Gotham Academy, they have a half Robin…

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And in Batman, there is some mockery over a "black Robin"

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But Duke Thomas (for it is he) is making himself far more prominent across the Batbooks. The lead in We Are Robin, seeing through Spyral hypnodisguises in Grayson

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(Though to be fair, he's not alone in that, from today's Starfire…)

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And going up against Damian in Detective Comics

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Remember, this is his future. Or a future. From New 52: Futures End

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But there's more than just Duke. In Red Hood And Arsenal, we have Red Robin talking out of class to Red Hood about the Robins.

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Yes… every kid wearing an R… Gotham Academy?


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"Sporting colours".. okay. So there's your answer. Ditch the R, replace it with a W for "Wobins", and with yellow, red and green for orange, purple and.. um… another shade or orange. Then they'll have to go through the whole process of drafting and passing new legislation before you have to change things yet again.

Although, maybe gueststarring in today's Batman/Superman as well will have given Red Hood and Grayson new ideas as to how to deal with an excess of Robins…

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I bet Damian would approve of that.

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who will be hosting a signing by Burton C Bell and Noel Guard for the graphic novel The Industrialist on December 14th

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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