Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Robin vs. Wolverine

Hm. I'm guessing neither Robin -- nor author Gail Simone -- thinks much of Wolverine:


Heh heh. Nice one, Gail.

I want a thought balloon for this panel:
"You are a smelly, semi-inebriated, hairy little murderous backwoods pedophiliac freak with a ridiculous haircut and a tobacco addiction; I am the Sensational Character Find of 1940 and 65 years later kids still think I'm cooler than you -- even when Rob Liefeld draws me and my hair has turned blue."

17 comments:

Jhunt said...

So was this issue any better than the previous? I don't think I'll be picking it up regardless, but it would be nice to know the two-parter at least ending on a more satisfying note.

Scipio said...

Well...

you do get to see Robin be EXCEEDINGLY cool and defeat Kestrel pretty much single-handedly while all the other Titans are busy battling minions.

Other than that, however...

naladahc said...

Hahaha!!! Best use of of 65 year old marketing tag line ever.

Elephantine Room said...

"I am the Sensational Character Find of 1940 and 65 years later kids still think I'm cooler than you"

You're nuts. Kids hate Robin. Kids want to pretend to be older than they are, so they love Batman (and Wolverine, when they go through a wannabe-badass phase). Fans of kitsch and nostalgic middle-aged men like Robin, but kids? Please.

Devon said...

Elephantine Room, I've got a five year old nephew and a classroom of his fellows who say otherwise.

Tom Foss said...

Robin leads the Teen Titans, one of the most popular shows on Cartoon Network right now.

Wolverine leads nothing, the most popular zilch on nowhere right now. When's that next movie coming out? Oh wait, it's PG-13, not many kids involved there.

My brother is 4, and loves the Titans. I don't know if he's even heard of the X-Men.

Scipio said...

"You're nuts. Kids hate Robin. Kids want to pretend to be older than they are, so they love Batman (and Wolverine, when they go through a wannabe-badass phase)."

I am your host; disagree with me if you will, but please do not insult me by calling me nuts. It's unwelcome behavior here.

Furthermore, I think you are confusing adolescents with children. Children are not anxious to be cigar-chomping, booze-swilling killers. Children do like the idea of being adolescent daredevils like Robin.

Bill Reed said...

"Wolverine leads nothing, the most popular zilch on nowhere right now. When's that next movie coming out? Oh wait, it's PG-13, not many kids involved there."

Um... why not? It's only bloody PG-13. When I was four, I watched Tim Burton's first Batman film every day and loved it.

totaltoyz said...

I must admit, Liefeld's art has vastly improved since last I saw it. Maybe he finally took a class.

Jeff R. said...

This particular Robin is the Sensational Character Find of 1991 or so, actually.

Disappointing...the first part of the arc had an excellent Villanous Haiku*, so I was hoping for a Heroic one to counter it, but no dice.

*: No one can stop me!
I can make Antimatter
Grenades! With my Mind!

Tom Foss said...

"Um... why not? It's only bloody PG-13. When I was four, I watched Tim Burton's first Batman film every day and loved it."

True, and when I was 5, I watched Spaceballs daily. But, kids' parents need to take them to see X-Men movies, they need to buy them X-Men movies. To watch Teen Titans, they just need to have cable. Any kid who can work a remote control can see Robin on a daily basis.

David Lawson said...

Coller than Wolverine? Hell, Robin is taller than Wolverine. That right there show's who has the advantage. What the hell is Wolverine going to do in a fight against Robin.

"Grrr! I'm going berserk! *Snikt* Grr..."

Robin puts his hand on Wolverine's head and holds him at arms length.

"Hey! *swipe swipe* Cut that out! *whiff whiff* That's not funny, eh!"

Robin (to Jubilee): Hey honey, you ever do it in the backseat of the Batmobile?

Spencer Carnage said...

Does anyone know where the Absorbascon is? Because I went to absorbascon.blogspot.com, but all I saw was some guys arguing with message boardish passion about how Robin was cooler than Wolverine and someone was using these weird scenarios to prove their points and...

I'm all confused and stuff.

Bully said...

In the parliance of the late lamented Fanboy Rampage...Spencer wins.

Ariel said...

Incidentally, was it ever established that Robin had lost his virginity with Stephanie or that Russian chick he dated for a while?

Remember that scene from one of his first mini-series when Shiva walks into Robin's bedroom while he's in bed and says something like, "It's time for you to become a man," and Robin goes, "Um, uh, I'm not sure I'm ready for..." and Shiva smiles that oh-you-cute-little-schmuck smile and says, "Plenty of time for that later little bird. I meant it's time to train."? Robin, the horny little bastard he was, looked disappointed and goes, "Oh." It was a cute little scene straight out of a teen sex comedy. Albeit with battle staves and people getting their heads caved in by Shiva.

k26dp said...

My 2-year-old always said he was Superman (or, if taking a bath, Aquaman).

He watched Teen Titans all the way through for the first time last week. Now he want to be no one but Robin.

SacJester said...

Robin never did loose his virginity on paper. He has had many chances I'm sure, but DC is trying to keep the parents from knocking down their doors with the whole underage sex and drugs thing.

He did, however, have plenty of chances to do the dirty. Ariana Dzerchenko came out of the bathroom in a very nice seductive outfit after having a traumatizing incident where she nearly got raped.
Stephanie Brown (Spoiler) did have a baby while Robin was present as her coach, but it was not her baby and she put it up for adoption. (look for future dc character)
Cassandra Cain (Batgirl)never actually had a romantic relationship with Robin, but their time in Bl├╝dhaven did show some google eyes and offer the opportunity for some action.
Rose Wilson (Ravager), while drunk, did climb on Robin in the Titans Tower and offer her naked self to him, but he took the higher road and refused such an offer from a drunken girl, Although he did handcuff her.

Although I do understand the importance of Wolverine's hand to hand training and his regenerative ability, I believe that Robin would have the upper hand. Wolverine is known for jumping in without a plan and getting himself in trouble for doing so. Robin, trained by Batman, knows to work with all surroundings, and to keep his mind 5 steps in front of his aponent. The claws may be able to tear him to shreads, but they are no match for an organized mind.