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Dance of the Puppets

Like a bat on a hot tin roof since August 2005

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Robin's gang

I haven't been a big follower of Teen Titans in its various incarnations, but the team has always seemed like Robin's gang. Doesn't matter who is Robin, it's his team.

So I'm just a little sad that Steph didn't get to be Robin long enough to get that issue of Teen Titans where she's in charge.


Anonymous jlg said...

Does the DC even have a woman as the leader of any superhero team?

2:27 am  
Blogger Bully said...

Oh my, what a wonderful idea.

I like to think with the multiverse coming back there will be numerous unaccounted-for worlds. And we can sit back and imagine that something exactly like this is happening right now on Earth-52.

And Cassie Cain as Batgirl is on the team too.

4:41 am  
Anonymous Lloyd Webber said...

I don't think that, even if she joined the titans, Steph leading was ever in the cards. There's way more experienced teen heroes who could do a much better job. Wondergirl for example. but don't let logic stop you from dreaming.

4:26 pm  
Blogger Marionette said...

Yes, but with the reintroduction of the multiverse it means that on Earth 47 Steph leads the Teen Titans, being one of the most experienced young crimefighters on the planet, having become Robin after Batman begged her to help him out. Prior to that she was best known for her solo adventures in an alien dimension of the near future, which were related in her comic Spoiler Space.

9:01 am  
Blogger Derek said...

Please don't take this the wrong way, but was Steph even that cool?

I'm relatively new to comics (I haven't been buying comics for more than a year yet), so the only exposure I have to her is through the blogosphere. I've never seen any issues with her as Robin, and it sounds like she was only Robin for about a week (that's what is seems like).

I know she was Spoiler before(/after?) that, but I don't get why she's brought up so much. The current storylines barely mention her or acknowledge that she existed.

Is that an editorial thing, or are the fans making her out to be a bigger deal than she actually was?

Again, I want to make it clear that I'm not hating on Steph. I just don't see where this is all coming from.

5:05 am  
Blogger LurkerWithout said...

The current storylines barely mention her or acknowledge that she existed.

This is where a lot of the anger over her treatment from DC comes from. She was a MAJOR part of Robin's life in his comic for a good long while. Plus she was supposedly getting extra training from Black Canary (before DC decided to just ignore that and push her harder into the Bat family). And then she gets killed in one of the most poorly written sequences I've seen from DC...

Which is followed by pretty much everyone pretending she didn't exsist...

1:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Dick Grayson and Tim Drake are natural leaders. If they weren't around it's possible that Cassie or even Mia might step up to the plate. You'd think Cyborg would be the boss, being an adult and all. What's he doing in the Teen Titans, anyway? He's taking up space that could be occupied by teenage heroes like Empress or Secret. Put him in the JLA, already. If it worked for the Super Friends and it's working on Smallville, it'll work in the comics, too. Have a little faith, DC.

6:21 pm  

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