Abuse, Revenge, Repeat: The Long, Sad Story Of The Jason Todd Robin

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For over three decades, there has been a very complicated and “fated” relationship between the characters Robin the Boy Wonder and the Joker. And this is a relationship that seems to hinge on one particular character: Jason Todd.

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Tim Drake, Fanboy: Looking Back At “Batman: A Lonely Place Of Dying”

And Tim was less annoying than Jason Todd *how* exactly?

Some of the last comic books I collected before my “Vertigo”/indie period (a.k.a. “mainstream comics suck” phase) was the “A Lonely Place Of Dying” arc that ran through Batman and New Titans in 1989. This was the storyline that re-introduced Robin to the DC universe, in the form of bristle-haired Tim Drake.

And I heartily apologize to all Tim Drake fans when I say: he is absolutely dreadful in this arc. In fact, he out-Wesleys Wesley Crusher.

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