> > 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.
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.
> The Robin in 1956 was certainly not in his late 20's, which he would have had to have been, having debuted in 1940.
Um, no. You stated that Robin was 10 when he made his debut, so he would be 16 in 1956. I always pegged Robin to be 12 or 13 when he started though.
The thing that you are ignoring is that Robin was active during World War II, therefore he has a set point of beginning for a timeline. You can't say that he started his career "10 years ago" like the Robin of Earth-1 or "new Earth" or whatever DC is calling it these days.Scott