Comic Book Question of the Week: Who's Your Favorite Robin?

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Posted by k4tzm4n (39551 posts) - - Show Bio

Six Robins enter, one Robin leaves as the winner. Unless there's a tie, then, well... two or more Robins can walk away! But hey, you get the point, right?

The Dark Knight has had several close allies over the years, but the various Robins have always held a particularly strong place in his heart. Five characters are well-known for stepping into the costume in the primary DC universe and one most definitely left an impact in Frank Miller'sThe Dark Knight Returns, but we want to know which one you -- yes, you -- like the most.


Dick? Jason? Stephanie? Carrie? Tim? Damian? YOU MUST CHOOSE!!!

Odds are many of you already have your mind made up on this one, but just to be safe, the poll will remain open until Thursday morning (ET). That way if you're not 100% certain on who's your #1 Robin, it'll grant you a little extra time to give it some proper thought. Or, if you don't like the way the poll is going, it gives you a little extra time to spread the word and cheerlead for the character you want to win.

Don't simply cast your vote and then vanish like Batman. After selecting one of these characters, leap into the comments and tell us why the individual earned your support. If your post is awesome enough, there's a chance we'll highlight it in Thursday's article. And, if that happens, we won't judge you if you want to print the article and stick it to your fridge.

Be sure to check the homepage on Thursday to see which Robin wins and if your post will be highlighted!

#1 Posted by Fastestmanalive (153 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson is the best. But Tim comes as a close second.

#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (14263 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd

#3 Posted by Mapuia_Ralte (81 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim is surely not gonna be the winner but he gets my vote any day of the week.

#4 Posted by chorvacommander (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd choose John Blake :p

#5 Edited by TheMantisShrimp (350 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta go with Damian

#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (39551 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim is surely not gonna be the winner but he gets my vote any day of the week.

O rly?

He may not win in the end, but it's clear he has a chance!

#7 Posted by Tman11199 (15 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Nightwing_Beyond (169 posts) - - Show Bio

My answer is complicated...

My favorite character who has ever been a Robin is Dick Grayson.

I think Tim Drake is the best person to fill the Robin role (I like Dick Grayson as Nightwing or Batman more).

I enjoy the dynamic between Grayson Batman and Damian Robin more than Bruce Batman and Tim Robin.

I have no idea how to vote XD

#9 Edited by AmaterasuNoHasu (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson will always have a warm and cozy spot in my heart. But Tim and Carrie tie for close seconds. I feel like they're both long shots for winning the whole thing, but they definitely are my favorites...Right after Dick? I can't decide because they're all my favorite for a reason! I feel like saying Dick is a cop out for not wanting think about how much I love them all! Such distress. Much conflicted!

#10 Edited by TaylorEspo (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason, but then I may be biased.

#11 Posted by Sawcesome (147 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake all day everyday.

#12 Posted by Mapuia_Ralte (81 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n said:
@mapuia_ralte said:

Tim is surely not gonna be the winner but he gets my vote any day of the week.

O rly?

He may not win in the end, but it's clear he has a chance!

Oh wow, that's pretty awesome and I was so sure either Dick or Damian would lead till the very end. Very nice to see some love for Tim. :)

#13 Edited by KidChipotle (14740 posts) - - Show Bio

Time Drake is my favorite Robin. He is the Robin I grew up reading and have the most experience with. Truthfully, have not read a lot of Dick Grayson Robin stories but I have read nearly all, if not all, of Tim Drakes stories. Whether it's in Batman, his solo (Red) Robin, Young Justice or Teen Titans; Tim Drake has the total package that it takes to be a Robin. Dick may have created the role and set the bar but Tim Drake PERFECTED it. A man who could create great bonds and love, like Dick, but still have all the skills and cunning of Batman, he is the ULTIMATE ROBIN!

#14 Posted by Gabranth (334 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian Wayne...

See below

#15 Posted by jstndmnd (1094 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake is the best Robin and greatest detective. (of course I'm talking pre-52 Tim)

#16 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson! He was the original, the one everyone thinks of when they think of Robin, and watching him change as a character over the years since 1940 has been amazing. In Detective Comics #38 (April 1940), his parents got murdered by Tony "Boss" Zucco and 10 year old, Dick Grayson, was left a orphan. Batman then takes Dick in and trains him to become his sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder. Dressed in a costume inspired by the original Robin Hood movies he aided Batman through some pretty crazy times. As time went on and other heroes were gaining sidekicks like the Flash and Wonder Woman, Dick became a founding member and leader of the sidekick group, the Teen Titans, a team which became widely respected in the DC universe. Along with this Dick became known as one of the best leaders in the DCU. As well as having become a founding member and leader of the Teen Titans, his relationship with Batman grew tense. Angry at Bats, the original Boy Wonder became Nightwing and started becoming his own man and getting out of the shadow of the Bats. As time went Dick's relationship got better with his former mentor and he even filled in as Batman a couple times, most prominently when Batman seemingly died. Dick evolved into such an interesting character throughout the years.

#17 Edited by rmanthorp (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim all day. Dick close second.

#18 Posted by dondave (40129 posts) - - Show Bio


#19 Posted by theRedhood24 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Helena Wayne

#20 Edited by MetalGOD (380 posts) - - Show Bio


#21 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7250 posts) - - Show Bio


No love for Helena? For shame >:O

#22 Posted by specialmonkey7 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake, hands down, is the best Robin in the flock. Dick Grayson was the first and really showed all others what it took to be Batman's partner and conscious in the war on crime but, frankly, he was a novice and prone to mistakes and missteps. Jason Todd was everything that Dick wasn't along with a personal grudge with the world around him and it was through Jason's failures and ultimate death that Batman learned the stakes of his mission and the lifestyle he brought these children into. Tim Drake, however, was the classic Third times a charm scenario: He was smart, he was strong in both body and mind and he was willing to listen to Batman when he gave an order but also to make an executive decision on a situation when it was needed. There was a reason Tim Drake had his own Robin series through the majority of the 90s and early 00s and that was because Tim was really the only Robin that could take care of himself and function without Batman hovering over his shoulder. Sure, Dick and Jason had their solo adventure's while wearing the pixie boots, but only Tim was really able to handle himself adequately. This was why Bruce felt it was time for Tim to graduate from merely his partner into his own solo operative as Red Robin. He saw that Damian needed guidance and training that the Robin role would provide while Tim could go off and continue to adapt into the warrior he had been turning into all his life. Though I miss his tenure as Robin, I am glad he's graduated and started to move on. I just hope that soon he can move on from the title Red Robin and adopt a persona more mature and powerful. Not to mention, every time I hear his name, I think of hamburgers...

#23 Posted by TaliaPhoenix (5 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite is Damian Wayne because I love the dynamic between him and Bruce and the family dynamic between Damian, Bruce, and Talia.

Tim is a close 2nd.

#25 Posted by thenexusrebound (263 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Jason and Damien.

#26 Posted by jorelliot (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Pre-New52 Tim Drake. A very important distinction to make.

#28 Posted by PunyParker (14950 posts) - - Show Bio


#29 Posted by Cypher4 (83 posts) - - Show Bio

A little tough for me. I do love Tim. But I love Dick Grayson even more. I just hate that in today's world I have to use his last name or suffer through the stupid jokes.

#30 Posted by Sovereign91001 (5865 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick then Tim.

#31 Posted by AmazingWebHead (7229 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim. He's the Robin I grew up knowing.

#32 Posted by Justthatkid (6057 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson is the best. But Tim comes as a close second.

#33 Posted by longbowhunter (8691 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim is currently in the lead.

#34 Posted by Knightfall225 (2114 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson for sure. Tim comes in at a close second only because he hasn't done much ever since he left the robin mantle. Well atleast not as much as nightwing has

#35 Edited by R3DF13LD (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Todd!!!

#36 Posted by TheRyanHimself (62 posts) - - Show Bio

So should I pick who is my favorite character? Or who I liked best in the Robin role? Dick is my favorite of them all, but I think Tim was the best Robin (New 52, not withstanding).

#37 Posted by blueninjapanther (754 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Grayson all the way. He's the first and original robin. Nightwing is such an awesome persona for Grayson.

#38 Edited by Novemberx2 (505 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate robin... i hate the fact that there's many robins!

#40 Posted by ContingencyPlansRock (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim for sure. I love all of the Robin's, but I've always found to have a special place in my heart. He's had bitchy moments, he's had breakdown's, he's really human. Dick is great, really, he's so much fun to read and definitely had a lot of development over the years, but I don't think he's the best just because he was the first. Jason is fun, he's the black sheep and that's why he has so many fans, he's showing the very real problems that can happen to someone who's life has basically been a series of un-fortunate events, and truth be told, he's really close to being my fave. Damian's a douche, and I love him a lot, but I don't think we've seen enough of him yet, sure he may be able to surpass Tim, but that's after he comes back to life (which he hasn't yet -.-). Steph and Carrie are both really great but I don't think either of them had enough time as Robin to be my favourite, but again, they're REALLY awesome, no joke. So yeah, Tim's real, so he's my favourite.

#41 Edited by AustinCY (30 posts) - - Show Bio

My personal top 3 Robins

1. Damian Wayne

2. Jason Todd

3. Dick Grayson

#42 Posted by HushoftheWind (1217 posts) - - Show Bio

As far as everyone career as Robin goes, i feel that Tim Drake is the only Robin the could easily carried that name into his adult career and still be taken serious. Screw what the new 52 has done to him, Tim will always be the BEST Robin to me and hopefully he'll get rid of Red in his name and get the title he rightfully deserves.

#43 Edited by Snake_Plissken (8 posts) - - Show Bio


#45 Posted by DjBest02 (188 posts) - - Show Bio

Stephanie Brown

#46 Edited by IDontLikeBirds (571 posts) - - Show Bio

Without a doubt Tim, though not sure if you count him now that he's been retconned to "Red Robin". Tim is what made me like Robin, and I had all of his mini-series.

#47 Posted by Gyhy (49 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Dick Grayson is the best Robin. I like Jason Todd the best, but that's mainly because I follow the Red Hood and the Outlaws series. Jason is a badass, but in the role of Robin, Grayson is the first one that pops into my head when I think of the name Robin.

#48 Posted by notarandomguy (318 posts) - - Show Bio

As Robin ? Has to be Tim Drake. Even when in Teen Titans as Robin, Dick outgrew the shadow of the bat, to point where he didn't felt like Robin anymore, that's why when he became Nightwing I was surprised much. Now, as Robin and Red Robin, Tim did great! Not only being one of the best detectives in the DC Universe but also, the dynamic he had with Batman felt so good it clearly felt like the Dynamic Duo from Dick and Bruce never ended. After that, I would say, Damian but I think him and Jason are a tie in my list since both, while very different are alike.

#49 Posted by OzMonkey (10 posts) - - Show Bio

@gabranth: Did you actually read to the end of that comic? Joker turned the tables on him pretty quick..

#50 Posted by Vincie_Pooh (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Drake! He found out who the first Robin was and found out who Batman was. Or what the vote board said. "Time Drake" hahhaa Tim Drake!

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