Robin, the boy hostage. There has been more than one person to assume the sidekick role, and I'll focus on the main four Robins and their subsequent alter egos (there have been others, but they've been written off as occurring in alternate dimensions etc
Dick Grayson/ Nightwing
The first Robin was Dick, an orphaned circus child. When he grew out of the role, he became Nightwing, a gymnastic young man who has occasionally worn the batsuit when Bruce has been unavailable.
|Batman: Hush (2003)|
|Detective Comics (2017). This is why I love Batman.|
Jason Todd/ Hush/ Red Hood
The second Robin was Jason Todd, a street kid who tried to steal the tyres off the Batmobile. He was killed by the Joker (A Death in the Family,
1988) and is another wound in Batman's tortured soul. Years later, a mysterious bandaged figure called Hush is unmasked as Jason Todd- or is he? Jason does come back from the dead
as Red Hood. Red Hood is a bit of an antihero, and unlike Batman & Co., hunts criminals with firearms.
|Under the Hood (2004)|
Tim Drake/ Robin/ Red Robin
By comparison, Tim lacks a tragic backstory and is my preferred Robin. He's very bright and good with computers, and worked out Batman's identity. As he got too old to be Robin, he became Red Robin with a funky wing-cape.
|Batman & Robin Eternal (2015)|
Damian Wayne/ Robin
Bruce Wayne's surprise son after a possibly drugged dalliance with Talia al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul's deadly assassin daughter. She dumped Damian off at Wayne Manor aged ten. He's been raised by ninjas and is a brat with a massive attitude. Face it, Bruce isn't parent material.
|Batman & Robin (2010)|
I'm happy with my progress. I'm working around the challenging lycra bodysuits, and I'm happy with the vibrant yellows and greens. Facemasks are still easier than pupils. The trenchcoats and Red Hood's jacket are just one colour and a wash.
I've counted the figures (it took me several goes to get the same result), and there's 215.
Bat-tally 32/ 215 (15%)