Batman and Robin: The Case of the Laughing Sphinx (1982)
Batcave and training montage!
"Each day he [Dick] discovered muscles he never knew he had."
[Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane 89]
I am a mature adult and there is nothing remotely funny about this in the slightest
He hasn’t really changed, has he.
- Old Friends, New Enemies/Secret Origins 13
Here we are told that it was Bruce who chose Dick’s name for him. Later this has been retconned to it being either Dick himself or as a result of Dick’s mother calling him ‘her little Robin’ or using other bird analogies in their work.
From Batman #166 (September 1964)
Batman wants Robin to have a life outside crime fighting!
I love that back in the day, writers had to give reasons for not using Robin. Now it sometimes seems to be the other way around.
From Batman #159 (November 1963)
"… most of the girls like Robin better than Batman."
Guilty as charged. And yet, DC never learns.
From Batman #133 (August 1960) and From Batman #134 (September 1960)
Important answers to important questions : )
HA! HA! HA! Batwoman later became a lesbian.
—Batman #141 (1961) script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff
Why yes, Robin: yes we would! May I please introduce you to my lovely fiancé, Ginger.
Yeah, there’s a Bat-Pulley