Robin: Year One

Robin Year One For years he fought alongside Gotham City s greatest protector the light to Batman s irrepressible darkness Against all manner of foe he braved inconceivable odds ever skirting the line between hero

  • Title: Robin: Year One
  • Author: Chuck Dixon Scott Beatty Javier Pulido Robert Campanella Marcos Martin
  • ISBN: 9781563898051
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • For years he fought alongside Gotham City s greatest protector, the light to Batman s irrepressible darkness Against all manner of foe he braved inconceivable odds, ever skirting the line between heroism and death His name is Dick Grayson Before he became Nightwing he was the first to don the mantle of Robin When his parents fell victim to the machinations of a mobsterFor years he fought alongside Gotham City s greatest protector, the light to Batman s irrepressible darkness Against all manner of foe he braved inconceivable odds, ever skirting the line between heroism and death His name is Dick Grayson Before he became Nightwing he was the first to don the mantle of Robin When his parents fell victim to the machinations of a mobster, millionaire Bruce Wayne, known to a precious few as the Batman, took the young orphan under his wing For months Grayson trained in the ways of crime fighting, until at last he was ready to patrol the night with his mentor But the training ground and the threats of the real world are two very different things For the newly anointed Robin, it would be a baptism of fire.Batman gave Robin his Direction The evil of the world would shape his destiny This is his story.

    One thought on “Robin: Year One”

    1. This is the very boring story of Dick Grayson’s first year as Robin. He meets/fights Jervis Tetch the Mad Hatter, Two-Face and Mr Freeze. He also briefly becomes the student of the ninja Fagin, Shrike, and his band of teen ninjas. Then the book ends. I know Batman: Year One is a major seller for DC, and rightly so, it’s one of the best Batman books ever written. But a big component of its success is that it really does show us Bruce Wayne learning to be Batman. That’s the point of Year One [...]

    2. This is an awesome read for fans of Dick Grayson. It combines classic silver age style with gritty modern age storytelling. The artwork is cartoony and clean, reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series. And it's fun yet dark, violent yet reflective.While we don't get to see Robin's tragic circus origins, we do see a middle school-aged Dick Grayson in his beginnings, taking on the surprisingly devilish Mad Hatter and classic psychotic Two-Face, by his lonesome! Dick's dialog is spot on, smart and [...]

    3. First thing first: the artwork and the coloring is awesome! This Robin the Boy Wonder's origin story has solid plot, an engaging coming-of-age story and entertaining villains such as the Mad Hatter and Two Face. I think Two Face is completely awesome in this story. What is not to love when a scary villain such as Two Face acts like a bossLIKE THE FREAKING BADASS CRIME BOSS THAT HE TOTALLY IS? The relationships among Alfred, Bruce and his young ward, Dick also get a lot of attention in this story [...]

    4. A worthy companion to Batman: Year One. The specifics of the plot are secondary compared to the character development of both Bruce and Dick. Dixon did a great job showing a younger Dick, and in hinting at the future tensions between Bruce and Dick. The art has that faux-retro feel that the Year One titles like, and it's nicely done here.

    5. You would think robin would get an easier gig like solve the case of the missing pencil case or something but nope, he just casually solves really grim kidnappings whilst batsy is off playing bruce wayne. The first issue is the best it's such a dark story but it's balanced out with the colourful artwork which i really liked. I love how alfred is writing all this in his journal and it's super adorable at times and you just gotta love alfred.The rest of the issues are of two-face being a shitbag a [...]

    6. This turned out to be a pretty good read. It depicts an early outing in the career of Batman and Robin as they try to take down Two-Face. The Pulido art gives it a fun and light hearted feel, but also doesn't take away from a few dark moments in the story.

    7. This is actually a re-read for me as I read this as part of Batgirl/Robin: Year One but I still enjoyed it just as much. The story line with the Hatter was really good and I really enjoyed revisiting it. Overall a brilliant read and I loved hearing Alfred's perspective throughout, that was a really nice touch. Definitely a good place to start if you want to check out some books on Robin.

    8. This was remarkably good--I'm glad I gave it a try, even if Dick isn't the Robin Of My Heart. And, wow, this book is worth owning for the coloring alone, though the art and writing are nothing to sneeze at, either. So good!

    9. Por si necesitábamos más señales de que el Apocalipsis se acerca, voy y me leo un cómic de Robin. DE ROBIN. ¡Yo no soporto a Robin! Es un listillo de mierda que se pega a Batman como una lapa y me parecen ridículos tanto él como su traje de colorines y sus pantalones cortos.Este tomo en cuestión se trata de un pequeño recopilatorio de las primeras aventuras de Robin al lado de Batman. Lo único que he sacado en claro es que Alfred se preocupa mucho por él y por Bruce y le duele ver có [...]

    10. girls wouldn't notice me if i danced around in tights.I LOVE ROBIN SOOO SO MUCH!!! THE CUTEST BOY IN GOTHAM. I HAD THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON HIM WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN OH MY GOSH!! (i still do and it's pretty freaking embarrassing.)my fav quotes"this boy wonder." they kept saying boy wonder!! stop it!!"aren't you the little heartbreaker?"'-thanks, bruce. but you took out three of them.''-but not with your finesse.'also don't make me think about this pls dick grayson carries so much on his young shoulders [...]

    11. Decent book. Not without its charms. The art is very retro feeling, which makes sense considering the story.

    12. Úžasný retro art! Moja prvá poriadna zastávka u DC bola veľmi super. Vtipné, smutné, slušne napísané, úžasne nakreslené.

    13. Probably if I was in the right mood this would get 5 stars, but I got a little bored since I've read it a few times before (not that I remembered the final third of it) and I don't love the art. I appreciate the art for seeming like an updated variation on the art style of the original comics, but sometimes things aren't as pretty as I'd like, a face was weird, an angle didn't work, whatever. Again, if I was in the right mood I might love it and I definitely don't think it's bad. It's got clean [...]

    14. Never in my life did i think Robin could be badass in his goofy short pants costume, but he somehow managed to be just that.This is NOT a Robin origins story, it doesn't go over the murder of Dicks's parents or how Batman recruited him, it focuses more on their relationship in Robin's first year.- The Art is on point. Really liked the art style, and how it reminded me of the animated series. It just sets the tone nicely.- Dick Grayson is super likeable.He's almost too perfect, the story doesn't [...]

    15. I greatly enjoyed this book! I loved seeing this nurturing side of Alfred. I loved Dick's relationship with Alfred. Most importantly, I adored seeing Bruce struggle with wanting to be a parent and wanting Dick to feel secure in his role as Robin. He worried for Dick's safety but knew(usually because of Alfred) that his protectiveness made Dick feel like he wasn't good enough. I love the artwork and Alfred's voice as a narrator. Some bits were hard for me to read because I have a hard time with a [...]

    16. Lo mejor de este cómic es Alfred, los demás personajes me parecen tratados de forma bastante superficial, aunque a pesar de todo da una idea bastante clara de por qué Batman necesita a Robin y viceversa. Las historias son cortas y no me han parecido gran cosa, con excepción de la antagonizada por Polilla Asesina, que de breve es perfecta. Creo que es un cómic sólo para fans de Robin.

    17. Before I say anything else, I have to say that I read this graphic novel after I read "The Gauntlet." And, in my opinion, that is the best possible way to read these stories. In fact, I don't know what "The Gauntlet" wasn't included in this collection. But, that aside, this comic delivers exactly what it promises: Robin's first year in crime fighting. It starts with his successes before things go horribly wrong with Two-Face. Without any spoilers, that incident and its aftermath is well-written [...]

    18. No way around it: this is INFINITELY better than Batgirl: Year One. For whatever reason, Batgirl's story took on a feminist slant that worked for the 2000's and completely fell on its face in this decade. Barbara Gordon now reads as an entitled, privileged white girl who annoys and pushes her way into Batman's crusade, and she doesn't take it seriously until she discovers the truth about the Wayne family. In a landscape of diverse characters (Kamala Khan and Miles Morales, Olive and Maps in Goth [...]

    19. This was an interesting read. It tells the story of Dick Grayson's rise to become the first Robin. The villains concerned in the story were The Hatter, Two-face, Mr. Freeze. The part with the Hatter was pretty boring but the story got much serious with the appearance of Two-Face. The treatment of Robin by Two-Face was very intense but it made him much stronger internally. The relationship between Batman and Robin could've been depicted in a much better way. Mr. Freeze also plays his part with hi [...]

    20. I rarely give 5 stars, but I have to for this Graphic Novel. For me everything worked in this book. Alfred giving the narrative, and the relationship between Bruce, Dick, & Alfie was wonderful. There are some great moments in this story!Now the artwork has seemed to really polarize peopleeither they loved it or hated it. At times I didn't really like the art, but I appreciated the uniqueness of it.

    21. una chulada. desde el estilo confesional de chuck dixon, que asume aquí la voz de un alfred lleno de dudas y reservas acerca de la cruzada de bruce, hasta el dibujo, que recuerda a lo mejor de darwyn cooke y que, me parece, resulta ideal para ilustrar a robin, todo está en su lugar. una secuela dignísima de esa cuasi obra maestra que es dark victory.

    22. Początki Richarda Graysona jako Robina nie mogły być tak kolorowe jak w złotej erze. Kto mądry bierze na ryzykowną akcję chłopca ubranego w szorty? Dick jak i jego mentor jeszcze muszą się sporo nauczyć o współpracy i zaufaniu.

    23. Awwww, he even is wearing the Robin panties.^_^Anywho, this was a fun, fast paste read, Robin/Dick was adorable, Bruce seriously needs to read a couple parenting magazines, and Alfred's journal entires were awesome.

    24. Well written little tale that does a good job at showing the difference between Bruce and Dick.World: I like the art, it's simple, it's stylish and colorful. The world building is absolutely fantastic with Alfred being the narrator and guide we see this world in his eyes and it's handled very well. A lot of familiar names and faces of course and a wonderful stage for the story to unfold.Story: Solidly written and character driven. I think an extra issue would have done it some good but what we g [...]

    25. I actually enjoyed this! I enjoyed a DC thing! Granted I haven't tried many comics by DC but I was beginning to think I'd hate the all, but this was fun! It wasn't the most amazing comic I've ever read but I enjoyed the storylines and the conflict between letting Dick fight crime with Batman, or whether it was too dangerous considering his age. It didn't feel particularly like an origin story- It didn't really tell you how Dick ended up as Bruce's ward, it started off with them already running a [...]

    26. J’ai déjà eu l’occasion d’en parler sur le blog, mais Robin est un de mes personnages préférés. Je les aime plus ou moins tous mais pour des raisons différentes, et si Tim Drake reste mon préféré, Dick Grayson est le premier, le classique, le commencement !L’intrigue ne reprend pas l’origin story de Robin, comment ses parents, de célèbres trapézistes dans le cirque où il a été élevé, sont assassinés et comment Bruce Wayne décide de le prendre sous son aile, puis de l [...]

    27. This trade paperback collects the four-issue prestige format series that snuck up onto the Bat-scene earlier this decade – mostly unbeknownst to me. It’s hard to live up to the “Year One” tag-line -- after the seminal Batman: Year One published in the late 80s by comics giant Frank Miller – but this epic on the early career of the Boy Wonder is, in fact, a wonder to behold. Dixon’s narrative structure and techniques are refreshingly top-notch, as I’ve never considered him an A-list [...]

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