Poor Damian Wayne. He can break all of a grown man’s major bones in an eyeblink but he’s still just a kid yearning for his dad. Too bad Bruce Wayne came back from the dead with no memory of being a superhero or a father.
Batman’s had lots of sidekicks over the years. Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Hood have all had gruff, tension-filled partnerships with the Dark Knight. But only one of them has been Bruce Wayne’s biological son. Trained to kill since he could walk, Damian Wayne is the most ferocious Robin ever. Now his mom wants him back.
The new Batman is a cop. The new Robins are pretty much a gang. So, yes, the new Batman is probably going to have to arrest the new Robins. And Batgirl, too.
Meet Robin, the World of Warcraft tribute to legendary actor Robin Williams, who passed away last month.
He was Batman's sidekick, an Autobot warrior, Scooby-Doo's best friend and the wholesome voice of American radio. Casey Kasem died early this morning at the age of 82.
Superheroes and their antagonists do a lot of talking. Lots of speeches about inner turmoil, taking over the world and the fate of the universe. But what about the smaller, more mundane conversations they might have off-screen? Well, they use SMS for that. Duh.
The new era of Batman might be a little too...dark for the likes of 60s Robin.
Robin plays a big part in the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC that hits Batman: Arkham City today. Yeah, it's apparently not that great. But the character's presence in the add-on reminds me that people exist who really, really hate the Boy Wonder. I mean, folks who rabidly rail against the very idea of a Robin.
Fans who've been clamoring for more narrative chapters for the Dark Knight's latest video-game success and for the chance to take DLC characters like Nightwing and Robin out into the game's open-world environments might finally be getting their wish.
Along with the long-awaited PC release of Batman: Arkham City in North America today, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady have delivered the Caped Crusader's trusty sidekick to us as well, neatly tied up with a pair of brand-new challenge maps and a couple of skins.
By our count, there are 14 alternate costumes or characters you may play as in Batman: Arkham City, through a variety of promotions, pre-order bonuses, and timed-exclusive downloadable content available now. The "good" news, I suppose, is that all of this stuff will be available at some point—for a price.
"We're not making a racing game," one of the creators of this fall's Batman Arkham City politely told me today when I inquired when I asked him whether the Batmobile would be featured in this fall's big video game Dark Knight sequel.