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Ham

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Scott

Subj: Re: Earth 2 Robin??
Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 at 04:47:57 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Earth 2 Robin??
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 at 05:47:02 pm EDT

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> 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

> > 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.
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> 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.

If there was no sliding time scale pre-crisis, then why was the JLA of the 1970's not all in the late forties? There is always a sliding time scale in comics. The Robin in 1956 was certainly not in his late 20's, which he would have had to have been, having debuted in 1940. My point is: Yes, the Earth 2 Robin has much more experience than Nightwing, but certainly not the 40 years as originally posted.
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> Scott


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