It’s April: spring has finally kicked into full gear, and what symbol ushers in the great thaw more than Robins? That’s a capital R— we’re not writing about the fluffy little birds at the park, but the Boy (and Girl) Wonders who have historically kicked ass alongside the most popular comic book character of all time, Batman.
Robin first appeared way back in Detective Comics #38, released in April of 1940, but let’s all remember—you’re never too old to wear tiny, green booty shorts. With a reputation of being profoundly uncool in certain comics circles, Robin experienced something of a revival in 2015, with the 75th anniversary of the character bringing about new books like We Are Robin and Batman and Robin Eternal, introducing new players and new stories. In the spirit of spring, please enjoy this guide to the many girls and boys who have flown the colors and flown the coop as Robin.