Monday, 26 May 2014

Thanks 23,000 and growing !

A few weeks back I notched up 23000 visitors to my site, but as I had included all the Robin's I did not want to reveal my Damion Robin until I had covered him in my story of the Boy Wonders.

So here is all the different Robin's From 1940 up to This Year....

From the original Boy Wonder Dick Grayson, to The Teen Wonder Dick, To Jason Todd the first replacement and through to Damion via Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown.


ENJOY and Thanks for supporting My Little Blog !


Friday, 23 May 2014


Damion Wayne had many issues with his life. His parents were far from being conventional by any ones measure. His Mother Talia  was the daughter of a villain and herself a leader of a group of international assassins. His Father Bruce was a Millionaire who in his private would fight crime as a Vigilante.

His actual existence was more a case of a science project than love. Being initially brought up by his Mother to be the best assassin ever was how the young Damion spent his early years. The love most youngsters would normally received was replaced by extreme training, and physical combat and schooling in the art of death and murder.  No love appeared to have been shown to Damion, his only pleasure seems to have been from remaining alive though out his training regime.

When Damion was finally allowed to meet his Father as a young pre teenager, he had little respect for anyone, especially dear old Dad. However, he was intrigued with his Fathers work as the Batman, and very soon wanted to be part of his Dad's life. OK Damion did think that Batman was not as hard as he could be with his enemies. Batman did not kill, and Damion believed that if Batman really wanted to rid the Streets of such villains as the Joker, Two Face and The Penguin  etc, a bullet to the head would be a better result than imprisonment.

Bruce. Batman knew that Damion had the prudential to be a good crime fighter, but before he could endorse his son as his partner, Damion would need to learn some important lessons. Killing was BAD, Pointless Maiming was BAD and a Cavalier approach to Rules and breaking them was Bad and unacceptable .

Damion tried to undermine his "Brother" Tim as much as possible. He thought Tim was a weak person, and not right in his mind to be ROBIN. Batman disagreed, Tim was ideal as Robin. Dick Grayson  was physically better, and had made the blue print of how a  Robin should be,   Jason Todd, had had some good qualities but overall he was damaged by his upbringing and past, leading to him dying as a result of breaking rules.  Stephanie Brown had only been a temporary replacement for Tim, so in her case was not really considered a Robin.   For now Bruce was content with Tim being his Robin, and if Damion wanted to one day take on that role he needed to make some improvements and adjustments to his attitude and overall behaviour.

However, after Bruce's apparent death, and after a lot of fighting between members of the Batman Family, Dick Grayson became the new holder of the Title BATMAN.

His first act as the New Caped Crusader was to appoint Damion as his "New" Boy Wonder. This usurping of him from the role he loved was a shock to Tim Drake. Tim had idolised Dick from a young boy, and he would have done anything to be Robin to Dick's BATMAN. However, after Dick explained to Tim that he felt that Tim was now ready to evolve into his own hero, he was more than the AND ROBIN, he could make a name for himself. Damion on the other hand needed the chance to become Robin, just to prove that he had the potential as he was after all the real Son of The Batman. Bruce had left various instruction regarding what to do in the event of his death, and one was for Dick to continue training Damion, and Dick believed that what better way to do this would be to have the youngster serve his apprenticeship along side him as "HIS" Robin.

Taking a view that Damion would be a "new" Robin, would reflect in how he would be dressed. Dick had slightly updated the Bat Suit he would wear, but as far as everyone was concerned the man behind the Bat Cowl and Cape remained the same.

Dick Grayson  was now Batman, but that was a secret. 

With Damion it was a different matter,  he was much younger than the now young adult Tim, a smaller frame, so people would know he was not the same Robin. BUT as most people knew that The Original Robin had gone onto becoming Nightwing, a change in Robin would be acceptable. The colours were darker, and the design was in part left to young Damion, but over all it was a modern twist on the Classic look.
Damion was now ROBIN in the Hood.

Tim would take on the title Red Robin, a role that had been briefly adopted by the now resurrected Jason Todd aka Red Hood. 
Good Bye Robin....... Enter RED ROBIN 

As Red Robin Tim found that Dick was right to force him to evolve into his own hero, this had worked for Dick when he became Nightwing. Red Robin continued to lead the newest version of the Teen Titans. Stephanie Brown would also play a part in his life again. In another one of Bruce's dying wishes, he had requested that Cassandra Cain pass her Batgirl role onto The Spoiler and former Robin Stephanie. And under the control and leadership of Oracle aka Barbara Gordon, The "New" Batgirl complement the "NEW" Red Robin as the next generation of the Batman Family.
Tim and Stephanie together again but as new heroes 

Next time the end of Damion.

Until then ENJOY ! 

Monday, 19 May 2014


When Batman aka Bruce Wayne was believed killed by Darkseid  the role of the Dark Night went to Dick Grayson, former Robin and now the Hero known as NIGHTWING.

The first thing he did was to upset things in the Bat Cave. Instead of allowing Tim Drake to serve as Robin to his new Batman, he took the Title and identity away from Tim and gave it to Damon Wayne, Bruce Wayne's SON.

Tim hurt by this decision would go on to take the name Red Robin, which had originally been used by the recently returned DEAD Jason Todd. BUT more about that later.

But who was Damian, and what was his connection to Bruce Wayne ?
Damion the True Heir to the BAT-MAN dynasty !

Damian's existence was not know about by Bruce Wayne for many years. Damian was Bruce's son by Talia, Daughter of Batman's enemy RA AL GHUL.  However, the child was not the result of a "Normal" romantic encounter between Bruce & Talia, the child was the result of a scientific experiment to breed the ultimate warrior and assassin.

By the time Damion came into Bruce's life he was a pre teenager, who was a formidable warrior and skilled in many forms of armed and unarmed combat.  Talia gave custody of "their" Son to Bruce manly to cause Bruce problems in his personal life as Bruce Wayne, and in his Private life as The BATMAN. Damion is a spoilt brat, who has little regard for anyone but himself. However, he believes in Batman and his fathers work, and decides he can do no better than to help his father in his war on crime.

Damion took an immediate dislike to Tim Drake, not only was Tim now officially Bruce's adopted son, he was also his Crime Fighting partner Robin, both rolls that Damion believed should be his by Birthright. Bruce treated Tim like his son, but originally found bonding with Damion was difficult, mainly due to Damion's  bad behaviour towards any authority. Precocious, spoilt, and violent..... were a good description of Damion

Bruce knew that Damion wanted to join him in his crusade to rid Gotham of Crime, but he felt that Damion's attitude and use of extreme violence made him very unsuitable as Robin. Plus anyway, Tim was Robin, and both Bruce and Tim worked well together as BATMAN & ROBIN, Why change a winning combination.

However, after Batman was believed killed by Darkseid,  live in the BAT CAVE changed.

Next Time a New Robin for a New Batman.

Until Then ENJOY !

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


I realised that with all this talk about Robin's I had forgotten to mention all of the Ladies that have been Batgirl over the years.

Although I have covered Betty Kane and Barbara Gordon in details, my last piece on Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler aka Robin Mk 4 did mention that she had gone on to be a Batgirl too.

As there are many BATGIRL fans out there I thought I would add the two missing Batgirls from the old DC Universe.  So here are all of the BAT-GIRLS from the early 1960's up until the end of the old "New" DC Universe

Next Time its back to ROBIN'S

Until Then ENJOY !