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Comic Book Question of the Week: 02/26/13

Who would be a good Robin? Vote for the character you'd want to see by The Dark Knight's side!

Welcome to the second 'Comic Book Question of the Week!' Let's pretend for a moment that Joker's plan over in Scott Snyder's 'The Death of the Family' went better than expected. In fact, it went so well that Batman's own son and current Robin, Damian Wayne, has decided to go back into the not-so loving arms of his mother, Talia al Ghul (don't argue semantics... just work with the silly scenario, people). Batman realizes there's no chance of winning back his son in the near future, and he decides he needs to fill Robin's shoes.

Sorry, Galactus isn't a candidate.

Out of the characters we've provided, who would you want to be the next Robin and why? And despite the thought being hilarious, Wolverine in Robin's costume is not an option. Besides, the joke option goes to someone who would look far more hysterical in that getup. Just imagine this character crouched by Batman's side with his stomach hanging out of the attire. FEAR THE FLAB, GOTHAM!

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Voting will be open until Thursday morning (ET) and I'll have a new feature on the homepage with the results shortly after.

Gregg Katzman is a freelance writer for Comic Vine and IGN Entertainment. This is the part where he shamelessly plugs his Twitter page in hopes of getting a new follower or two.

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Posted by sora_thekey

Cassandra Cain or Jubilee would be awesome!

I know Cassie is the best Batgirl and she deserves that role, but with Barbara Gordon wearing that cowl, I don't see why Cassie couldn't take over.

Plus, Jubilee has always been the sidekick type character... I think it would be ironic for a light-creating girl to acompany the dark knight.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Heh heh heh. Great question for this week Gregg!

Posted by Cavemold

a charcter who is at least 18. Clearly Bruce can not take care of under aged crime fighter. It would be irresponsible for him to have under age crime fighter. The Justice League or Justice League of America should ban him from having under aged robins. So with that said Jason Todd would make a decent robin. Since hes over 18 right?

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Mucklefluga said:

Heh heh heh. Great question for this week Gregg!

Thank you :D

Posted by Cavemold

it would be irresponsible for him to have under age robin at this time

Posted by butters911

I picked Hit Girl. With her around Bats could just sit back and watch

I almost voted for Doc Ock just cause Im such a huge fan

Posted by ccraft

If DC makes Harper Row the new robin, I'll be dropping the Batman titles. I just don't see Harper Row bringing Batman from the brink of losing his humanity. If Damian really is going to die, I don't think there should be another Robin. And if they do bring him back he's definitely going to be evil. I don't really want to see that either.

Posted by The_Soverighn


Posted by Fantasgasmic

It best NOT be Harper Row, I can tell you that much!

Edited by iaconpoint

Yeah if it's the supposed "fan favorite" Harper Row, I'm out of the Batman comic buying business. Fan favorite my ass. Steph and Cass are fan favorites. Harper Row is a throwaway character.

Posted by OldOldLogan

Anyone is better than that smart ass little terd was.

Posted by Comicman1000

One of the most logical choices IMO is Beryl (Squire) I mean she just lost her legal guardian (Knight) So I kinda see her becoming Robin. She would probably leave London because it reminds her too much of him.

Posted by JohnnyJoker28

I really hope it's a female, like Harper Row. I think she would be an awesome Robin. I really dug Carrie Kelly in DKR. I can see some parallels between her and Harper Row.

Posted by Lvenger

For me Tim is the quintessential Robin candidate so I voted him again. Having said that I hope the next Robin is an interesting one.

Posted by Webjaker

I remember this crazy elseworld from YEARS ago were Bruce Wayne and Talia Al ghul of all people had a son together, I THINK his name was Damien ... wouldn't it just be bat $#!+ crazy if he was Robin ...oh man

Posted by natewhite192

I reckon harper, they seem to have plans for her to do something, but temporarily it will probably be tim drake for a while

Posted by Mucklefluga

What if Harper Row is Pandora in disguise?

Posted by Planewalker

Bring Stephanie back to the Robin costume... or have Helena return to being Robin which I doubt cuz this is not her father.

Posted by iragulasuperbia

Why isn't Alfred an option? Does nobody else think that would be some sort of great? And if age is really a problem, just toss him in a Lazarus Pit or something.

Posted by SuperJedi17

Probably Harper Row.

Posted by charlieboy

@sora_thekey: I like Cassandra Cain but she never really fit into the role of Batgirl well. I actually like Stephanie more as Batgirl but to me Barbara Gordon is Batgirl and will always will be. I think forging her own identity as the Black Bat or whatever else they may come up with is the right way to go with her. I think both she and Stephanie Brown should come back in the new 52.

Posted by nappystr8

There will never be a better Robin than Damien...but since his time as Robin is probably coming to an end, let's get someone who isn't a skinny black haired white guy like all four of the others have been.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Just Damian!

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

I'd like to see a return of Stephanie Brown

Posted by diarraharris3

Why am I not surprised that Stephanie Brown is in the lead(eventful winner)?

Posted by doombot890

you know it is black history month...could we get a black robin?

Posted by sora_thekey

@charlieboy: Well the last time we saw Cassie or Black bat was in Batman: Gates of Gotham pre-New 52... right? Maybe she could come back as Robin.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh


Posted by mikeclark1982

Stephanie has not been in the new 52 yet, has she? make it her. 

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Might as well be Harper Row. :\

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Kid got what he deserved. Wally West for the next Robin! ;). He'll be the fastest Robin ever with his PIS-force ahem I mean Speed -Force.

Edited by Sleepbutnodream15

None. Batman is so much cooler by himself (not including Alfred, of course). But if I had to pick one, I would want Tim Drake to be sidekick. At the very least, I'm hoping Tim Drake gets to play a bigger role alongside Batman now. Teen Titans has sucked, and I feel like I don't get to see Tim Drake enough in comics anymore.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Drake. I know it won't happen but its just my personal opinion.

Posted by t84nightfall

@OldOldLogan: was what????????

Posted by LubeMan
Posted by Ghidoran

Squire, as someone said, is the best choice.

Posted by whitelantern64

Damien Wayne all the way. Screw Morrison for killing him off, he deserves to be Robin.

Posted by JamDamage

why can't Tim comeback?? Does this also mean Damian is going to be dead in normal continuity? Lazarus pit anyone???

Posted by JamDamage

@SuperJedi17: good call. forgot about her. stupid idea, but a good call.

Posted by havoc1201

I dont think they will ever have another Robin, he will have a sidekick sooner or later but never a Robin in memorial for Damian

Posted by Yung ANcient One
I don't know who to vote for. Someone help me choose (+)
Edited by SpitfireINK

Robin No More!

kick the Robin - have a Nightwing & the Bat - series.

Posted by pedroescamoso22

Honestly Damian is the best. I have to admit that I had issues with him at first mostly because I'm a huge fan of Tim Drake, but really the kid is the best. Other than Damian I guess I'd go with Tim Drake but that's never going to happen because he's "independent" now, and when Robin's grow up they leave the nest. Therefore I guess Cassandra Cain because she was a great Batgirl, maybe her costume can be modified... although I'm not sure how I'd like that. But really Damian should be the last Robin I think it would be irresponsible of Bruce, (or of the writers to make someone knew up), I think he's had enough Robins.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Cass Cain my numbah one!!!... and then Alfred

Posted by Trodorne

Harper Row has been set up for possible chance to be robin. It would be a shame not to utilize her. she is crafty and has alot of willpower. She is street and tech smart. which makes her a good candidate to be a new robin. But at the same time I want stephanie brown back as Batgirl. I love Babs. ALOT... but she was a better character in a wheel chair.

Posted by SuperJedi17

@JamDamage said:

@SuperJedi17: good call. forgot about her. stupid idea, but a good call.

Yeah, i know.But they seem to be setting her up for something.The rumor a month or two ago was that she'd take over since Alfred would die in death of the family,didn't exactly happen that way though(thank god.....Alfred's awesome) so this'll probably be the new rumor until they do....whatever they're going to do with Harper Row.

Posted by DocFishstick

i think Tim Drake is pass the robin stage or red robin whatever we are to call it

Posted by Gordon Kelly

Stephanie would be a good Robin in the New DC 52 Series.