|Green Lantern (Rob) and Robin|
|Green Lantern and Robin|
ROBIN THE BOY WONDER - One of my all-time favorite characters is Robin. As I came into the convention center, there was a 10 year old boy, about Robin's age, dressed up in the PERFECT Robin costume, so I had to get a picture with him. Robin is Batman's side-kick (for anyone that lives on another planet). The character's first incarnation Dick Grayson debuted in Detective Comics #38 (April 1940). Robin grew up and took on the identity of Nightwing, and then Batman took in Jason Todd, who became the second Robin. Todd was killed by the Joker, and then Batman took in Tim Drake as Robin (after Tim actually figured out Batman's identity). Drake grew up and became Red Robin, and then Batman's illegitimate son, Damian took up the Robin mantle. Damian was killed in 2013 in the comics and the Robin role has yet to be re-filled.
More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941). Aquaman was Arthur Curry, the son of Tom Curry, a lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, a water-breathing outcast from the lost, underwater city of Atlantis. Due to his heritage, Aquaman discovered as a youth that he possessed various superhuman abilities, including the powers of surviving underwater, communication with sea life, and tremendous swimming prowess. Eventually, Arthur decided to use his talents to become the defender of the Earth's oceans.
WHIPLASH - If you saw the movie "Iron Man 2," the actor Mickey Rourke played the villain called "Whiplash." I didn't know who the villain is, because I don't read Iron Man, but I learned that he has a "cybernetic battle harness" that allowed him to wield a half a dozen whips at one time.
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