Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Robin Stands For

I'm willing to bet that most of you had no idea that Robin wasn't just a cute nickname--it was an acronym:

See? All great values...Readiness, Obedience, Brotherhood, Industriousness and...uh, Nationalism??

Uh, are you sure about that one, guys?

Yeah, I guess they are!

Of course, we now realize that Red Robin is an acronym, as well...
Retconned (never having been Robin)
Exiled (to the Teen Titans)
Demoted (from being Batman's protegee)
Respectful (never took the Robin name out of respect for Jason Todd)
Burton (Tim Drake was named after Tim Burton...really!!)
New costume (crappy)

Prove it isn't so!!

Now don't get me started on what Nightwing stands for...

From Batman #1 (1940)

1 comment:

SallyP said...


Oh come one, tell me what Nightwing stands for. Somewhere in the letters MUST be something about flaunting his behind.