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DC Celebrates Robin’s 80th Anniversary in 100-Page One Shot

Since the character’s introduction in Detective Comics #38 on March 6, 1940, Robin has become an icon to millions of comic book fans, establishing the “sidekick” as a permanent part of comic book lore. Since a young Dick Grayson donned the distinctive yellow cape and domino mask, many have taken on the mantle of Robin, joining The Batman in his war on crime, while also growing into their own and taking on new adventures, both solo and as part of other super-teams like the Teen Titans, the Justice League and others. 

On March 11, 2020, DC celebrates Robin’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular. This instant collectible includes stories from comics’ greatest Robin writers, paying tribute to the character in various guises, including Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne. The Talent list for these stories reads like a whos-who list of comic luminaries, such as Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett, Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Judd Winick and others. 

In addition to a dynamic cover by Lee Weeks, hardcore fans and collectors can also look forward to eight variant covers spotlighting Robin throughout the decades, drawn by some of comics’ premier artists:

– 1940’s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
– 1950’s variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
– 1960’s variant cover by Dustin Nguyen
– 1970’s variant cover by Kaare Andrews
– 1980’s variant cover by Frank Miller
– 1990’s variant cover by Jim Cheung
– 2000’s variant cover by Derrick Chew
– 2010’s variant cover by Yasmine Putri

An equally impressive collection of artistic talent will honor Robin in a series of tribute images celebrating different incarnations of the character such as Kenneth Rocafort, Nicola Scott, Andy Kubert and Frank Miller. 

The Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comic retailers and digital retailers on March 11, 2020.

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Watch The First Episodes of The Freddy Funko Show Starring Batman & Robin

The first episode of The Freddy Funko Show is here! Batman & Robin are Freddy’s first guests in celebration of Batman Day! 

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First Look At Brenton Thwaites As Robin In DC’s Titans

Here is the first look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in the upcoming live-action streaming series Titans. The Warner Bros. TV series will premiere in 2018 as part of DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service.

Titans stars Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dawn Granger/Dove, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Hank Hall/Hawk, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.

The Robin super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others.

Titans comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. In the action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Fans can expect Titans to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

Comic book fans know Dick Grayson as Batman’s famous sidekick, Robin. After Dick’s parents were murdered during their high-flying circus act, Bruce Wayne became Dick’s legal guardian and trained him to fight crime beside him. But after years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor, and father figure to his new family, the Titans. It remains to be seen if the series will have Grayson transition into the hero Nightwing or if he will remain The Boy Wonder in the series.

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Previews Exclusive Superman & Carrie Kelley Funko Pop!s!

Following the set of The Dark Knight Returns Batman Funko Pop!s, coming up next in this line (all Previews exclusives!) are Superman and Carrie Kelley as Robin! Superman is available now, with Carrie Kelley coming in May!

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The POW of Love Pin By Ale Giorgini

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Cool Shit Club presents their first pin of 2017! It’s a collaboration with the talented Ale Giorgini featuring the dynamic duo!

Details: 

– 2 inches tall
– High quality soft enamel
– Double post
– Butterfly clutches
– Limited to 100
– Hand numbered on card

Order HERE for $10 but do it fast as this pin will sell out quickly!

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Batman: The Animated Series Batman, Robin & Mutant Leader Action Figure 3-Pack

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This new action figure 3-pack is inspired by The New Batman Adventures episode “Legends of the Dark Knight,” and includes Batman, Carrie Kelley as Robin, and the Mutant Leader. Each figure comes with extra hands!

The set is due in October 2016 and will retail for $70.00.

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DC Collectibles Carmine Infantino Batman & Robin Black And White Statues

DC Collectibles continues their popular line of Batman Black and White Statues with new versions of Batman and Robin. The new statues are based on Carmine Infantino‘s art. MTV revealed the new collectibles. They are sculpted by Tim Bruckner. They will be priced at $80 each, will be limited to 5,200 pieces each 1and will be cast in resin. They’re not due for release until June 2016.

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Funko Pop Vinyl Classic Batman TV Series Figures Coming In October 2013

Holy Funko Figures! Coming in early October 2013 from the hit wacky 1966 Batman TV Series are:

– The Caped Crusader himself (as played by Adam West)

– Batman’s trusty sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder (as played by Burt Ward)

– Batman’s most meowing nemesis, Catwoman (as played by Julie Newmar)

– Batman’s most maniacal villain, The Joker (as played by Cesar Romero)

all rendered in the adorable Pop! Vinyl format. ($10/each)

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Could Frank Miller’s Carrie Kelley From ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ Be The New Robin?

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The gatefold cover of Batman and Red Robin #19, posted in the New York Post, has revealed the return of Carrie Kelley.

The comic book will feature the first appearance of a character not seen since 1986, and never in an in-continuity issue of a DC comic: Carrie Kelley, better known as the Robin from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” In that 4 issue landmark series, Kelley served briefly as Robin in an alternate future in which Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to don the cape and cowl again.

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“What you’ll find out once you crack the book, is that she’s not exactly the ‘new Robin,’ but I don’t want to spoil the story and her introduction into Bruce Wayne/Batman’s life,” series writer Peter Tomasi told The New York Post. “In regards to how long she’ll be around, let’s just say that it’s a helluva lot longer than ‘one issue.’ I’ve got plans for Carrie that play well into the future.”

“It’s a New 52 version, but we’re staying close to Frank Miller’s visual template and personality of Carrie Kelley. She’s a college kid who’s got spunk and speaks her mind. This is not an alternate-earth Robin, this is simply a girl named Carrie Kelley who we learn knew Damian which in turn weaves her into the fabric of the DC Universe for the first time in 25 years,” Tomasi said of Carrie’s place in the modern Batman mythos. “It’s all real. It’s all in continuity. It’s all part of the Batman universe in the here and now. Carrie Kelley has found her way into The New 52 and she’s here to stay – in what capacity is anybody’s guess – except mine of course.”

Batman and Red Robin #19 will be released on April 10th.

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