Monday, April 12, 2010

Keep the Sling in Your Jerkin Monday!

Whether or not Batman should have a Robin has been a hot topic of discussion among comic geeks for generations. When I started reading comics, Dick was off at college and would pop up every once in a while, but Batman was solo for the most part. Personally, I liked Robin and would pick up any appearance I might find, from the Teen Titans to his solo stories in Batman Family.

Non-comic nerdlingers may not know this, but Dick Grayson, the original Robin and the one most non-geeks think of, abandoned the Robin role in the 1980's. Since then, there have been several other Robins, ranging from annoying (Jason Todd) to quite awesome (Tim Drake). The Tim Drake incarnation of Robin enjoyed a solo Robin series that spanned 185 issues (a fifteen year run!).

Which is just my way of leading into today's post.

Kids, there's nothing wrong with drawing the sling from your jerkin, but do it in private.

I apologize. See, I really like Robin, but I just can't let that kind of thing slide. I have a responsibility here.

And now, an Uncomfortable Moment in Comics! (tm!):

There are certainly times you can understand why people looked at Batman and Robin's relationship with some questions.

But no one can deny the awesomeness of roller skates!

From a practical perspective, I would imagine that any jet propulsion unit worn on one's feet would be limited to the speed of your average golf cart or you are asking for trouble. I could be wrong.

Then it occurred to me: Someone must have tried this, and the Internet is only a click away...

Yup. It's a shame that most of us are less like Batman than we are like Wile E. Coyote. Still, I appreciate that it saved me the trouble of testing my theory.

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Aurora Moon said...

thanks for that video.... that made me lol SO hard.

but apparently some professionals also tried this, and they succeeded at it.... just need the right type of rocket stuff, I guess?