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February 23, 2008

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Ivan Wolfe

Now I know the real reason for the name "boy wonder." He was always staring or gasping in wonder.

I'm sure this is a deleted scene from an old comic:

Batman: I wanted to call you the Boy who helps out, but since all you do is stand off to the side in amazement and wonder, I'll call you the Boy who stand in wonder instead. Actually, I'll just make it "boy wonder" for short.

Rich

That, or Befuddled Boy was already an obscure member of the Legion.

Mark Engblom

Well, when you think about it, the stand-offish look of shock and/or fear is probably a more accurate reaction for a young boy facing a rampaging caveman, purple dinosaur, his mentor twisted into bizarre forms before his very eyes, or any of the thousand other traumatic spectacles Robin has witnessed for nearly 70 years.

PAUL SAETHER

DEAD RIGHT - SHELDON MOLDOFF WAS THE WORST CULPRIT - BUT HOW COULD AN EDITOR ALLOW HIM TO GET AWAY WITH 4 OR 5 CONSECUTIVE ISSUES OF DETECTIVE WITH A CORNER POSE SO UNCHANGED THAT THEY MAY AS WELL HAD USED A RUBBER STAMP FOR THE ROBIN COVER!
ADD TO THIS THE FACT THAT THOSE SAME COVERS INVARIABLE HAD A WORD BALLOON READING "GREAT SCOTT! A WEIRD CREATURE!" AND YOU BEGIN TO SUSPECT THAT THEY WERE NOT EVEN TRYING TO GIVE THEIR READERS ANY VARIETY.

PAUL SAETHER

Mark Engblom

You're right....there were often consecutive covers with nearly the same corner image of Robin...as if, like you say, they used a rubber stamp or something. Pretty lazy.

Michael Jones

Hey, at least he alternated between the left and right bottom corners!

Mark Engblom

I guess we could say that Robin could go both ways.

Aspen

There are also a few covers with Batman in the same pose, leaning slightly back with a "surprised" pose. Check out the covers with the frozen caveman guy and below and to the left you see Batman in the same exact pose. I'm guessing it didn't take long to do new covers that way :P

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