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Scott

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Ham

Subj: Re: Earth 2 Robin??
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 at 05:47:02 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Earth 2 Robin??
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 at 05:01:16 pm EDT

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> > Robin retired from active duty to practice law, and then as ambassador to the United Nations. He was semi-retired up until the advent of the Super Squad. Therefore, he didn't really have 40 years of crime fighting experience.
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> But he was active as a crimefighter in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. He joined the JSA in the 60s and was featured in various JLA/JSA team-ups in the 70s. His ambassadorship and law practice were "wedged" in there. He became more active in 1976 with the Super Squad and JSA. After the Batman died, he became less active, letting the Huntress handle things in Gotham City. He then started up again around the time that Infinity Inc. formed and he was active until the Crisis hit. I'd say he has at least 30+ years of crime fighting experience.
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> Scott

The Earth 2 Robin appeared in a handful of adventures in the 1960's.
Assuming he started his career at age 10, fought crime with Batman for about 8 years, then 4 years of college, 4 more of law school, and several as an ambassador, I don't believe you can say he has 30 plus years of active adventuring. Even with a sliding time scale.

> The Earth 2 Robin appeared in a handful of adventures in the 1960's.
> Assuming he started his career at age 10, fought crime with Batman for about 8 years, then 4 years of college, 4 more of law school, and several as an ambassador, I don't believe you can say he has 30 plus years of active adventuring. Even with a sliding time scale.

Let's see. If we discount Robin's 1960s stories, we still have from 1940 to 1956 (BATMAN #102 was the last Golden Age story as accepted by Overstreet and comic book historians) and from 1976 to 1986 for the Earth-2 Robin adventures. That gives him 26 years of crime fighting experience. And I would surely give him at least 4 years for his active JSA membership in the 1960s and pre-1976. Also there was no sliding time scale pre-Crisis. That's a post-Zero Hour device. So 30 years is pretty accurate.

Scott


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