Bruce Wayne

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AP BLUE MOUND, Ill. - More than 40 years after gas station attendant Bruce Wayne Clark was shot to death in the central Illinois village of Blue Mound, a 64-year-old Jeiseyville man has been arrested in the murder and is held on $2 million bond....
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... Fla.; a sister, Susan (Steve) Redman, Fla.; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Eva King; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Barbara) King, NM, Keith (Sherry) King, Ky., and Bruce King and Beth Schnorr, Neenah; nieces, nephews and cousins....

Bruce Wayne (TV series)

Bruce Wayne was a planned television series to focus on the teenage and young adulthood years of Batman. The idea was conceived by screenwriter Tim McCanlies.

In 1999, roughly a year after seeing the script he wrote for The Iron Giant get released, McCanlies pitched a JFK Jr. type show revolving around an American icon much like that of Prince William: a drama revolving around the teenage years of Bruce Wayne, the future Batman. Tollin/Robbins Productions bought the rights to produce the series, and HBO began negotiating about possible broadcasting rights.

Since the series did not actually get into pre-production or casting, it is unknown who would have been starred on the show. However, Shawn Ashmore, who later went on to play Bobby Drake in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, was heavily rumored to be in negotiations about playing Bruce, as well as Trevor Fehrman of Clerks II fame. A then-unknown Michael Rosenbaum was also considered to play the role of Harvey Dent. David Krumholtz, a current TV actor of Numb3rs, was said to be rumored for Jim Gordon. Even though Warner Bros.' TV division liked the concept of a "Young Wayne" series, the movie division wanted to focus on getting the film franchise back on track. It was Joel Schumacher, director of the infamous box-office flop Batman & Robin, who pitched the idea for a serious Batman origin story.

Eventually, in September 2000, Darren Aronofsky signed on to direct a film adaption of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One, supposedly with Aaron Eckhart (who would later go on to play Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight) as Jim Gordon, and several actors, including Ben Affleck, Brendan Fraser, Josh Hartnett, and a young Christian Bale for the part of Batman. As a result, the idea for Bruce Wayne to become a series was shelved. Due to creative differences and Aronofsky's gritty The French Connection-like script, Year One was cancelled in 2001 before any real production began.

Tollin/Robbins Productions wanted to do a show about a young Bruce Wayne. The feature film division of Warner Bros. had decided to develop an origin movie for Batman, and, because they didn't want to compete with a television series, had the idea nixed.

Bruce Wayne was designed to run five to six seasons, as Bruce goes from an immature 17-year old to a serious young man. While taking place within Gotham, it would also focus on his travels into China, Korea, France and other parts of the world learning defense attacks, criminology, detective skills, and manhunting. He would have tried to join the police force and enroll in the FBI, but he would come to understand that he cannot pursue justice within "the system." At somepoint towards the end of the run, he discovers a large cavern underneath Wayne Manor, and he recruits Lucius Fox and several imported Polish workers in blacked-out buses to begin construction on his new headquarters. Via Wayne Enterprises, he and Lucius would start testing several vehicles and gadgets, which would later become part of his future arsenal in his war on crime.

While he would not meet them during the show, some subplots would shed some light on several future Batman mythos characters. These would have included a failed comedian named Jack Napier described as "Sam Kinison, only angrier," psychology professor Jonathan Crane, pre-med intern Harley Quinn, disturbed con man Edward Nygma, and a young farmboy from Kansas named Clark Kent. Scripted as being slightly older, Kent would come into contact with Bruce while the latter is at a WayneTech conference in Smallville. Bruce later meets up with him prior to becoming Batman and learns he is Superman.

Other story arcs would revolve around Jim Gordon's struggle with police corruption, crooked businessmen trying to take over Wayne Enterprises, and Bruce coming into conflict with the local mafia, led by Rupert Thorne and Carmine Falcone. Harvey would have storylines ranging from his abusive father, troubled childhood, and his struggles through law school. One of the script's scenes has Dent trying to be on both sides between his meek, abused mother and his drunken, volatile father during a fight; a subtle hint to his later development as Two-Face.

In 2000, Tollin/Robbins approached Peter Roth, the President of Warner Bros. Television, about developing a series based on a young Superman. That same year, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar developed a pilot based on the film Eraser. After watching the pilot, Roth approached the two men about developing a second pilot, based on the young Superman concept that was brought to him. After meeting with Roth, Gough and Millar decided that they didn't want to do a series where there was lots of flying, and a cape. It was here that they developed a "no tights, no flights" rule, vowing Clark would not, at any point, fly or don the suit during the run of the show. Though this rule may be broken in season 8.

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Bruce Wayne (Amalgam Comics)

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Bruce Wayne is a fictional character that appeared in Amalgam Comics' Bruce Wayne Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. Bruce Wayne is a combination of Bruce Wayne, the identity of Batman from DC Comics with elements of Nick Fury from Marvel Comics.

Bruce was a young man whose spy parents were assassinated by members of HYDRA. Wanting revenge, Bruce Wayne enlisted in S.H.I.E.L.D. where he was trained by World War II veterans Nick Fury and Sgt. Rock. After promotion through the ranks, Bruce eventually used S.H.I.E.L.D. as a tool for his vengeance against Green Skull, who had killed his parents, though there were rumours that Bruce had used his fathers' money to buy S.H.I.E.L.D., rather than wait for promotion. Nick Fury commented that the number of times Bruce had killed to get to Green Skull had caused his soul to virtually disappear.

Bruce was last seen in HYDRA Base Omega fighting Selina Luthor and Baron Zero, though he wasn't seen leaving the building, and so it is unclear if he survived the inferno that followed, but likely he did, since Bruce appears in JLX Unleashed # 1.

Outside of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bruce enjoys a relationship with Barbara Hardy, who is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent operating under the name of Black Bat.

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Robin (comics)

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Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. The team of Batman and Robin is commonly referred to as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders. The first incarnation of the character—Dick Grayson—debuted in Detective Comics #38 (April 1940). Conceived as a vehicle to attract young readership, Robin garnered overwhelmingly positive critical reception, doubling the sales of the Batman related comic books. The early adventures of Robin included Star Spangled Comics #65-130 (1947-1952), which was the character's first solo feature. As Robin, Dick Grayson made regular appearances in Batman related comic books and other DC Comics publications from 1940 through the early 1980s until the character was reinvented as the independent superhero Nightwing.

Following the retirement of Dick Grayson as Robin, a new version of the character—Jason Todd—debuted in Batman #357 (1983). The new character made regular appearances in Batman related comic books until 1988, when the character is murdered by the Joker in A Death in the Family (1989). The premiere Robin limited series was published in 1991, featuring the third incarnation of the character—Tim Drake—training to earn the role of Batman's junior partner. Following two successful sequels, the monthly Robin ongoing series began in 1993 and is still published to this day. After the retirement of Tim Drake as Robin, an established DC Comics character named Stephanie Brown—alternatively known as the Spoiler—became the fourth incarnation of Robin and the first in-continuity female version of the character. However, shortly after her acquisition of the mantle of Robin, Stephanie Brown was stripped of the identity by Batman and was apparently killed by the supervillain Black Mask in the maxiseries Batman: War Games (2004). It has since been revealed her death was a ruse. Following the "death" of Stephanie Brown, the Tim Drake character reclaimed his former role as Robin the Boy Wonder.

About a year after Batman's debut, Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger introduced Robin the Boy Wonder in Detective Comics #38 (1940). The name "Robin the Boy Wonder" and the medieval look of the original costume were inspired by The Adventures of Robin Hood. Robinson noted he "came up with Robin because The Adventures of Robin Hood were boyhood favorites of mine. I had been given a Robin Hood book illustrated by N. C. Wyeth... and that's what I quickly sketched out when I suggested the name Robin, which they seemed to like, and then showed them the costume. And if you look at it, it's Wyeth's costume, from my memory, because I didn't have the book to look at." (Later re-tellings of Robin's origin have instead often said the name comes from the American robin bird, not Robin Hood, Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin being a notable exception.) Although Robin is best known as Batman's sidekick, three Robins have also been members of the superhero group the Teen Titans and Outsiders with the original Robin, Dick Grayson, being a founding member and the group's leader and with Tim Drake being the current team leader.

In Batman stories the character of Robin was intended to be the Batman's Watson as, Jerry Robinson, writer for many early Batman adventures, once wrote: “Robin was an outgrowth of a conversation I had with Bob. As I said, Batman was a combination of Douglas and Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had his Watson. The thing that bothered me was that Batman didn't have anyone to talk to, and it got a little tiresome always having him thinking. I found that as I went along Batman needed a Watson to talk to. That's how Robin came to be. Bob called me over and said he was going to put a boy in the strip to identify with Batman. I thought it was a great idea.” However, in later stories, the character Alfred Pennyworth fills the role better, being the Dark Knight's doctor, friend and confidant. He also has a British military background where he practiced medicine on the battlefield.

Dick Grayson was an 8-year-old acrobat, the youngest of a family act called the "Flying Graysons". A gangster named Boss Zucco (loosely based on actor Edward G. Robinson's Little Caesar character) had been extorting money from the circus and killed Grayson's parents, John and Mary, by sabotaging their trapeze equipment as a warning against defiance. Batman investigated the crime and, as his alter ego millionaire Bruce Wayne, had Dick put under his custody as a legal ward. Batman rigorously trained the boy, teaching him physical fighting and detective skills, During this time he came to love Batman as a second father. Together they investigated Zucco and collected the evidence needed to bring him to justice. From his debut appearance in 1940 through 1969, Robin was known as the Boy Wonder. However, as he grew up, graduated from high school and enrolled in Hudson University, Robin continued his career as the Teen Wonder, from 1970 into the early 1980s. The character was re-discovered by a new generation of fans during the 1980s because of the success of The New Teen Titans, in which he left Batman's shadow entirely to assume the identity of Nightwing.

DC was initially hesitant to turn Grayson into Nightwing and to replace him with a new Robin. To minimize the change, they made the new Robin, Jason Peter Todd, who first appeared in Batman #357 (1983), similar to a young Grayson. Like Dick Grayson, Jason Todd was the son of circus acrobats murdered by a criminal (this time the Batman adversary Killer Croc), and then adopted by Bruce Wayne. In this incarnation, he was red-haired and unfailingly cheerful, and wore his circus costume to fight crime until Dick Grayson presented him with a Robin suit of his own. At that point, he dyed his hair black. After the mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths, much of DC Comics continuity was redone. Dick Grayson's origin, years with Batman and growth into Nightwing remained mostly unchanged, but Todd's character was completely revised. He was now a black-haired street orphan who first encountered Batman when he attempted to steal tires from the Batmobile. Batman saw to it that he was placed in a school for troubled youths. Weeks later, after Dick Grayson became Nightwing and Todd proved his crime-fighting worth by helping Batman catch a gang of robbers, Batman offered Todd the position as Robin. Readers never truly bonded with Todd and, in 1988, DC made the controversial decision to poll readers using a 1-900 number as to whether or not Todd should be killed. The event received more attention in the mainstream media than any other comic book event before it. Some outside the comic book community mistakenly thought that DC was considering killing Dick Grayson, not realizing he had been replaced. Readers voted "yes" by a very small margin (5,343 to 5,271) and Todd was subsequently murdered by the Joker in the A Death in the Family storyline, in which the psychopath beat the youngster severely with a crowbar, and left him in a warehouse rigged with a bomb. Jason Todd later returned as the new Red Hood (the original alias of the Joker) when he was brought back to life due to reality being altered. A year after the events of Infinite Crisis, Todd appeared posing as Nightwing, but subsequently returned to his Red Hood persona. On the Countdown to Final Crisis series, he briefly returned to his Robin persona as the Red Robin after meeting an Earth 51 version of Batman during his journey throughout the multiverse with Donna Troy, Kyle Rayner, and a Monitor. After returning to his own dimension, he abandoned the Red Robin mantle and returned to his role as a ruthless vigilante.

DC Comics was left uncertain about readers' decision to kill Todd, wondering if they felt Batman should be a lone vigilante, disliked Todd specifically, or just wanted to see if DC would actually kill the character. In addition, the 1989 Batman film did not feature Robin, giving DC a reason to keep him out of the comic book series for marketing purposes. Regardless, Batman editor Denny O'Neil introduced a new Robin. The third Robin, Timothy Drake, first appeared in a flashback in Batman #436 (1989). Drake was a young boy who had followed the adventures of Batman and Robin ever since witnessing the murder of the Flying Graysons. This served to connect Drake to Grayson, establishing a link that DC hoped would help readers accept this new Robin. Drake surmised their secret identities with his amateur but instinctive detective skills and followed their careers closely. Tim has stated on numerous occasions that he wishes to become "The World's Greatest Detective," a title currently belonging to the Dark Knight. Batman himself has stated that one day Drake will surpass him as a detective. Despite his combat skills not being the match of Grayson's (although there are some similarity in that they are far superior to Todd's when he was Robin), his detective skills more than make up for this. In addition, Batman supplied him with a new armored costume which included full leggings to give Drake improved protection. Tim was introduced as a happy medium between the first two Robins in that, from the readers' point of view, he is neither overly well behaved like Dick Grayson nor overly impudent like Jason Todd. Drake is the first Robin to have his own comic book series, where he fought crime on his own. Tim Drake, as Robin, co-founded the superhero team Young Justice in the absence of the Teen Titans of Dick Grayson's generation, but would then later re-form the Teen Titans after Young Justice disbanded following a massive sidekick crossover during which Donna Troy was killed. This version of the Teen Titans still exists with Tim as the leader. Following the events of Infinite Crisis and 52 Tim altered the colors of his Robin coustume to simply red and black in tribute to his best friend, Superboy (Kon-El), who died fighting Earth-Prime Superboy.

Stephanie Brown, Tim Drake's girlfriend and the costumed adventurer previously known as the Spoiler, volunteered for the role of Robin upon Tim's resignation. Batman fired the Girl Wonder for not obeying his orders to the letter. While trying to prove her worthiness, Brown inadvertently set off a gang war on the streets of Gotham. While trying to help end the war, Brown was captured and tortured by the lunatic crime boss Black Mask. She managed to escape but died shortly after due to the severity of her injuries. Tim Drake keeps a memorial for her in his cave hideout underneath Titans Tower in San Francisco. She recently appears alive, stalking Tim since his return from traveling around the globe with his mentor, which led into the question of whether she truly died in the first place. It is later revealed that Dr. Leslie Thompkins has faked her death after the gang war in an effort to protect her.

A Batman story from the 1950s featured the young Bruce Wayne assuming the identity of Robin, complete with the original costume, in order to learn the basics of detective work from a famous detective named Harvey Harris. The purpose of the secret identity was to prevent Harris from learning Wayne's true motivation for approaching him, which could have led to the detective attempting to discourage the boy from pursuing his obsession. This story was later revised in the 1980s to edit out any reference to Bruce Wayne having ever called himself "Robin" or worn any costume before he finally donned his Batman costume as an adult. John Byrne later worked this aspect into his non-canonical story Superman & Batman: Generations.

Post-Crisis, there was one instance in continuity when Bruce Wayne adopted the Robin persona. In Batboy & Robin, a tie-in special to the DC Comics storyline Sins of Youth, Bruce and Tim Drake, the third Robin, had their ages magically switched. In an effort to keep up the illusion of Batman, Bruce had Tim adopt the Batman identity while he is forced to be Robin.

On Earth-Two, home of the Golden Age version of DC's superheroes, Grayson continued to be Robin even as an adult, having no successors, and even after Batman's death. His allies included the All-Star Squadron along with Batwoman and Flamebird. He eventually became a member of the Justice Society of America.

During his later years, he adopted a more Batman-like look for a time, and by the 1960s had become a lawyer and the ambassador to South Africa. Although in semi-retirement, he was called back to active duty when he rejoined the Justice Society during the period when Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid also assisted them.

He appeared to have died during the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, in which the DC Multiverse was reduced to one Universe, and this version of Grayson, as well as the Earth-Two Batman, were deemed never to have existed. However, after the events of 52, (in which 52 new Universes were introduced) there appears to be an Earth-2 in which Robin survived, raising theories as to whether or not Earth-2 was really destroyed, or was perhaps replaced by a new Earth-2. In the Justice Society of America Annual #1, published in the summer of 2008, Silver Scarab explains that the events of the Crisis are remembered by the people of this Earth-2, and from their perspective, Earth-2 seemed to be the only Earth to have survived the Crisis. Certainly Robin, The Huntress, and their fellow Justice Society members are all alive and appear to be exactly the same as those pre-Crisis, (see 52 below).

Indeed, in Justice Society of America #20, (December 2008), Starman explains that during the re-expansion of the DC Multiverse, Earth-2 was reborn "... along with everyone on it", including Robin.

In Frank Miller's non-canonical The Dark Knight Returns, the role of Robin is filled by Carrie Kelly, a thirteen year old girl. She becomes Robin, and is accepted by the Batman after saving his life. Unlike the previous Robins, Carrie is not an orphan, but she appears to have rather neglectful parents who are never actually depicted (one of them mutters "Didn't we have a kid?" while their daughter is watching the fierce battle between Batman and the Mutants). It is hinted through their dialogue that they were once activists and possibly hippies during the 1960s, but have since become apathetic stoners. She was the first female Robin and the first Robin with living parents.

In the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities. Among the parallel realities shown is one designated "Earth-2." As a result of Mister Mind "eating" aspects of this reality, it takes on visual aspects similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-2, including Robin among other Justice Society of America characters. The names of the characters and the team are not mentioned in the panel in which they appear, but the Robin is visually similar to the Dick Grayson Robin of the pre-Crisis Earth-2. Because Grayson, Todd, Drake and even Bruce Wayne are all black-haired Caucasians, it is not possible to assign an alter ego based on the single image.

Based on comments by Grant Morrison, this alternate universe is not the pre-Crisis Earth-2. However, in the Justice Society of America Annual #1, published in the summer of 2008, Silver Scarab explains that the events of the Crisis are remembered by the people of this Earth-2, and from their perspective, Earth-2 seemed to be the only Earth to have survived the Crisis, raising theories as to whether or not Earth-2 was really destroyed, or was perhaps replaced by a new Earth-2. Certainly Robin, the Huntress, and their fellow Justice Society members are all alive and appear to be exactly the same as those pre-Crisis.

Indeed, in Justice Society of America #20, (December 2008), Starman explains that during the re-expansion of the DC Multiverse, Earth-2 was reborn "... along with everyone on it", including Robin.

The first Robin miniseries was printed in 1992 following Tim Drake's debut as Robin. The series centered around Tim's continued training and set up villains linked to the character. It was followed up by another series Robin II: Joker's Wild which pitted Tim against his predecessor's murderer the Joker. With Batman out of town, it was up to Tim and Alfred to end the Joker's latest crime spree. A final miniseries, Robin III: Cry of Huntress wrapped up the trilogy, teaming Tim with the Huntress. In 1993, the success of the three miniseries led to the ongoing Robin series which ran 183 issues until 2009. The title will be replaced by a new one 'Batman and Robin' following the 'Battle For the Cowl' mini-series.

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Robin (Tim Drake)

Drake in his first Robin costume. Art by Jonboy Meyers and Tony Washington.

Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake Wayne is a fictional character, a comic book superhero from the DC Comics universe. As the third and current Robin in the Batman comics, he serves as Batman's sidekick, and a superhero in his own right.

DC Comics was left uncertain about the readers' decision to kill Jason Todd; DC wondered if readers felt that Batman should be a lone vigilante, disliked Todd specifically, or just wanted to see if DC would actually kill the character. In addition, the 1989 Batman film did not feature Robin.

Regardless, Batman editor Denny O'Neil introduced a new Robin. However, mindful of the poor reception Jason received from readers, O'Neil arranged for a more nuanced introduction in which Tim first introduced himself to Dick Grayson and impressed the former Robin with his skills. This led to Grayson and later Alfred Pennyworth to support Tim's request to be Batman's new sidekick. O'Neil hoped that Grayson's approval of Drake would ease reader acceptance of him. Evidently, this approach was successful with Tim Drake being so accepted by readers that the character has had his own series since the early 1990s.

Tim Drake first appears in a flashback in Batman #436 (August 1989). At the age of nine, Drake surmises their secret identities with his instinctive detective skills, after watching Batman and Robin battle against the Penguin, and noting a gymnastic move by Robin that only Dick Grayson could accomplish, and had witnessed the same move when watching the Flying Graysons. Tim deduces their identities.

Years later, after Batman grows reckless and violent following the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, Tim seeks out Dick Grayson to try to convince him to reprise his role as Robin. Dick reluctantly agrees, but only as Nightwing. Drake stresses that Batman needs a Robin. and finally coaxes Alfred Pennyworth to give him the Robin uniform. Following the original Batman and Robin, he helps capture Two-Face.

Both Dick and Alfred can see that Tim is well-suited not only as Robin but also as a force to keep Batman grounded emotionally. Although Batman is very reluctant to have another partner, he grudgingly agrees that the boy has potential and then begins an extended training period in which Tim endures months of physical, mental and psychological tests.

Before Tim can take on the role of Robin, a villain calling himself the Obeah Man captures his parents, Jack and Janet Drake. While waiting for news of their rescue, he takes his mind off his worries by focusing on tracking down the hacker/thief Moneyspider, who he reveals to be Anarky, thus solving his first solo case. Meanwhile, Batman rushes to rescue Tim's parents, but fails to save them before the Obeah Man poisons both Jack and Janet. Janet dies, and Jack is left in a coma for several months. Batman becomes even more reluctant to entrust Tim with the Robin mantle following this loss, afraid that the boy is too blinded by rage and a desire for vengeance. Tim proves himself however, when the Scarecrow kidnaps Batman and Vicki Vale. Yet, rather than save them dressed as Robin, Tim instead goes forth wearing normal street gear and a ski mask, stating that he did not want to damage the Robin legacy should he have failed. After that, Batman finally allows Tim Drake to become the newest Boy Wonder, wearing a revised uniform designed to give him more protection than his predecessors.

In addition to being a primary character in the main Batman comic books, Tim is also the first Robin to star in his own series (both mini and later monthly).

The Robin mini-series (five issues published from January 1991 through May 1991, written by Chuck Dixon with Tom Lyle as penciller), takes place immediately after Batman gives Tim the mantle. Wishing to make certain that his newest Robin does not repeat the mistakes of the previous Boy Wonder, Batman sends Tim to Paris to learn fighting skills from a master martial artist: Rahul Lama. There, he learns the healing arts from the aging master, while learning combat from the Lama's other student. While there, Tim is drawn into a battle against King Snake's criminal organization, the Ghost Dragons. Tim joins forces with a former DEA agent, Clyde Rawlins, and the world-class assassin, Lady Shiva. Shiva sees potential in Drake, and takes him under her wing, training him in martial arts and a weapon of his choice. Tim chooses the non-lethal bo staff, to Shiva's disappointment. He concludes his training when he defeats Shiva in a sparring match with the bo, and as a gift she presents him with a collapsible bo staff which fits under his cape.

Meanwhile, King Snake acquires a virulent plague. The three attempt to stop them from releasing it, but the Ghost Dragons escape with a few of the canisters. After tracking them to Hong Kong, they eventually defeat King Snake, though Rawlins dies in the attempt as Shiva watches. Shiva orders Robin to kill King Snake while he hangs from a building, to signify his 'graduation' and thus become her 'weapon'. Robin refuses to kill, and leaves. Shiva throws King Snake off the ledge of the building, seemingly to his death.

When Robin returns to Gotham City, he begins his official career as Batman's new partner. Over the next several months, he earns the respect of those around him through his ability.

DC gave Drake yet another mini-series, entitled Robin II: Joker's Wild (published from October 1991 through December 1991), in which Tim is forced to face Jason Todd's murderer, the Joker, without Batman's help. A third mini-series entitled Robin III: Cry of Huntress (published from December 1992 through March 1993) pitted Tim and the Huntress against Robin's old nemesis, the King Snake. This story delves deeper into the difficulties that Robin suffers as both a normal teenager and as a vigilante; particularly in the relationship with his father, who had come out of his coma only months prior. Both Robin II and Robin III featured the same creative team that worked on the first mini-series.

The popularity of the Robin mini-series led to the launch of a monthly series in November 1993, which has created a mythos independent of that of the main Batman story. The writers have given Robin an assortment of archenemies, such as the bumbling but cruel Cluemaster and the psychotic child criminal, the General. Chuck Dixon and Tom Grummett launched the series as writer and artist, respectively. Grummett left the title at issue #15 although he planned to leave a #16, this did not pan out due to scheduling conflicts with the Superboy series. Dixon would stay on to issue #100 and has returned as of #170, although due to disputes with DC this return has been short-lived.

Meanwhile, Tim's father, Jack, emerges from his coma paralyzed from the waist down. This new handicap and the loss of his wife leaves Jack with the desire to reconnect with his son. Tim's duties as the Boy Wonder and his close relationship with Bruce Wayne cause a greater rift between Jack and Tim, though they attempt to reconcile.

In time, Jack regains the use of his legs with the aid of physical therapist Dana Winters. Although Dana is considerably younger than Jack, the two immediately feel a mutual attraction and begin dating. Dana curbs Jack's anger at his son for being so distant, and helps Tim to feel more connected with his father. As time passes, Jack proposes to Dana, and they get married. They wed following an incident in which Dana is possessed by a powerful witch and fights Robin, Spoiler, Wildcat, and Black Canary.

Tim is also given a romantic interest, a Russian girl named Ariana Dzerchenko, who is introduced in the third Robin limited series. Their relationship is often rocky, as Ariana is very insecure about Tim's feelings towards her, and often feels the need to make overly grand gestures to get Tim to prove his feelings for her. One such gesture being when Ariana propositioned Tim for sex, wearing nothing more than a skimpy teddy. Tim, ever the gentleman, rebuffs the offer, feeling that neither are ready for such a big step. Unfortunately, Ariana's uncle catches the teens in the compromising position and demands that they no longer date. They eventually get back together, but almost immediately break up again. Tim then falls in love with Stephanie Brown, the Cluemaster's daughter, who rejected her father's lifestyle and adopted the superhero identity of Spoiler. Stephanie initially does not know Robin's true identity, as Batman forbids Tim to reveal it to her. Their romance is tested early on, when Stephanie confesses to being pregnant from a previous relationship. Tim helps deliver the baby girl, after which Stephanie gives her up for adoption.

Much like Dick Grayson, Tim Drake has allied himself with the other superheroes in his age demographic. He mostly works with only the Gotham City heroes, but on occasion joins forces with heroes such as Superman, the Flash, Superboy and Impulse (who become his best friends). During one adventure where a pre-teen boy was given god-like powers, Robin, Superboy and Impulse joined forces to defeat him. The boys work so well together that they create their own team of heroes called Young Justice. Robin acts as the leader of the team until he temporarily quits following the Imperiex War. During that mission, the group is tortured on Apokolips. Afterward, Robin discovers that over half the team, including Superboy, Wonder Girl, Impulse and Cissie King-Jones (formerly Arrowette), no longer trust him. The Justice League had discovered that Batman kept contingency plans on them, and the younger heroes begin to wonder if Robin might also have plans to defeat or even kill them. Secret, who has deep feelings for Robin, along with new members Empress and Lil' Lobo however remained trusting of Robin and side with him. Still, feeling hurt as well as strained by assorted other problems in his personal life, Robin quits the team temporarily.

When Tim returns, the team agrees to elect their leader this time around, and Tim loses to Wonder Girl. The team still looks at Tim as its tactical expert, aiding Wonder Girl in leadership, similar to Batman's own position in the JLA. Unwilling to quit Young Justice a second time, Tim takes on the identity of "Mister Sarcastic" at a point where Young Justice agree to become reality TV stars. Soon after Secret is turned evil by Darksied and it is Tim who manages to save the world by reminding Greta of her humanity.

Young Justice disbands following the death of Donna Troy. Cyborg, Starfire and Beast Boy bring Robin, Superboy, Wonder Girl and Impulse (later known as Kid Flash) together to form the new Teen Titans. While Cyborg takes the lead, Robin is often seen as the leader of the younger members, even going against the direct orders of the elder Titans.

In the "Titans Tomorrow" storyline, Tim encounters his future self in the identity of Batman after his mentor dies in a crisis. This future happens despite his repeated statement that he did not want to be the next Batman, and is rather content being Robin. In this timeline, Tim is now the leader of the future Titans with himself as Batman. After Bruce Wayne's death, Tim has the Titans take control of the entire West Coast. He orders any rebellions to be put down by Dark Raven absorbing the people's free will and hope. He even hunts down most of Batman's Rogue's gallery and kills them with the handgun that was used to kill Thomas and Martha Wayne. As he explains to his younger self, 'It took me years to do it'. He even begins a relationship with Bettie Kane, who becomes his partner, Batwoman. He later kills her during an argument; wracked with guilt, he makes a deal with Ra's al Ghul to restore her using the Lazarus Pit. Once revived, however, she joins the Titans East (led by an older version of Cyborg) and opposes him and his team. His latest victim before the younger Teen Titans show up is Duela Dent, the daughter of an alternate universe Joker, whom he apparently murders out of revenge for the death of assorted people including Cassandra Cain and Alfred Pennyworth.

Just before The War Games story arc, Tim's father, Jack Drake, discovers Tim's secret identity. Jack is enraged and threatens to expose the secret identities of all those involved with Batman. Tim offers Jack a deal, in which he would give up his role as Robin to respect his father's wishes; in exchange, Jack would keep their secret identities safe.

After this, Stephanie Brown takes over the role of Robin for a short period, until Batman fires her for disobeying orders. Soon afterward, a massive gang war (which Stephanie Brown starts unintentionally) consumes Gotham City, and finds its way into Tim's school. After assisting the Bat-Team to the best of his abilities, with no equipment or costume, Tim protects his classmates, but not without casualties. Tim then realizes that he cannot disregard his responsibilities and takes up the Robin mantle again, against his father's wishes. When Jack finds out that Tim is again Robin, he grudgingly realizes how truly important his son is to Gotham, despite the immense danger.

Black Mask then captures and tortures Stephanie. Everyone thinks that she later dies from both her injuries and the willful negligence of Batman's confidante Leslie Thompkins at the end of the story arc, but this is later revealed as a scenario designed to cover Stephanie's exit from Gotham.

In Identity Crisis, Tim, along with the rest of the superhero community, tries to keep all of their loved ones safe after some tragic attacks upon the family members of the Justice League.

One night, while Batman and Robin are investigating these crimes, they receive an incoming transmission from Oracle saying that Tim's father needs to speak to him immediately. It turns out that there is an intruder in the Drake home and a mysterious note with a gun is left for Jack suggesting that he protect himself. Jack tells Tim that he is proud of him, and that he is not responsible if something bad happens. The intruder turns out to be the hired killer Captain Boomerang. Jack fires as Captain Boomerang unleashes a razor boomerang and the two kill each other before Batman and Robin can make it back to the scene. Like Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, Tim Drake has now lost both of his parents to crime.

After Identity Crisis, Bruce Wayne offers to adopt Tim, who is not initially fond of the idea. Tim falsifies records to create an uncle who would become his 'legal guardian'. He then moves in with his 'Uncle Eddie' in Blüdhaven (Nightwing's previous stomping grounds), while his stepmother receives treatment at a psychiatric hospital. Although Tim covers his tracks well, Batman is still able to figure out the truth. Rather than being angry, Batman is impressed with Tim's subterfuge, as figuring it out had taken serious detective work. He even offers to teach Tim to cover his tracks completely.

During his time in Blüdhaven, Tim is attacked by a teenage Japanese assassin who calls herself Rising Sun Archer, who claims that she needs to kill Robin to restore honor to her family name. After their battle, Tim finds out where she lives and breaks into her apartment with the intention of ambushing her. While searching through the apartment, Tim finds that someone has tied up Rising Sun Archer, covered her mouth with a piece of duct tape, and taped a note addressed to Robin to her shirt. Although she refuses to rat out her employer, the note reveals that the Penguin has taken out a contract on Robin and Batgirl. After releasing the assassin, (and convincing her that the only way to honor her ancestors is to give up her life as a gun-for-hire), Robin and Batgirl defeat the Penguin and his goons.

Soon afterward, a military super-hero legend called The Veteran (similar to Marvel Comics' Captain America) attempts to recruit Robin after telling him that he tied up and gagged Rising Sun Archer and left Robin the note. Tim, now concerned with his own mission rather than Batman's, takes the Veteran's offer under consideration and goes on a mission with his team to get a feel for the job. Tim eventually turns down the offer, however.

Some time after the events of Identity Crisis, Jason Todd returns, seemingly from the dead, as the new Red Hood. Angered that someone has replaced him as Robin, Jason breaks into Titans Tower wearing a version of his own Robin costume (only previously seen in the back-pages of volume one-era Teen Titans). Quickly immobilizing the other Titans, Jason confronts Tim to see if the new Boy Wonder is really as good as everyone claims. The two Robins fight, until at last Jason strikes Tim down in the Hall of Fallen Titans. Although Drake is defeated, Jason demands to know if he still believes himself to be as good as people say, to which Tim replies with a defiant 'Yes' before Todd renders him unconscious.

Jason spares Tim's life, simply tearing off the 'R' shaped emblem from his chest. In the epilogue of the story, Jason has developed a grudging respect for Tim, wondering if he would have been a better Robin and a better person, had he lived to have a life like Tim's and real friends like the Titans.

As of the events surrounding the Infinite Crisis storyline, Robin, along with the Veteran's forces, must defend the city of Blüdhaven against an army of OMACs who captured dozens of metahumans for immediate extermination. After a virus deactivated the cyborgs (see also: The OMAC Project), Tim, the Shadowpact and the Veteran's team accomplished the capture of the metahumans. With Blüdhaven safe, Wonder Girl arrives on the scene asking Robin for help. Along with the Teen Titans, the Doom Patrol and the Justice Society of America, he battles against Superboy-Prime, who had gone on a violent assault of their world's Superboy. The fight overwhelms Conner's body to the point where it begins eating away at itself for energy.

After Robin's departure from Blüdhaven, the city is destroyed by the Society. Although he worries about his stepmother, his "uncle", and Nightwing, Tim continues to Titans Tower. He then leads a successful assault into one of Lex Luthor's genetic research bases to find a cure for Superboy. With Blüdhaven still in chaos, Superman leaves Robin in command of all the superhero rescue efforts. However, when the government puts the city on complete lock down, the Titans are kicked out.

Following the discovery of Superboy's death in the North Pole, Robin joins the rest of the world's heroes in a final battle against the Society in Metropolis. Although the heroes win the battle, many on both sides are injured and killed. After the Infinite Crisis, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Tim Drake retrace Bruce Wayne's original journey around the world in his quest to become Batman (see also: 52).

At a ceremony honoring Superboy one year after his death, Robin attends in a new costume primarily red and black. When asked why he explains that they were Conner's colors.

After spending nearly a year away from home after the events of the Infinite Crisis, Tim is the first to return to Gotham following his trip with Batman and Nightwing. He receives a message from an unknown source telling him that if he does not return to the states, Batgirl will be killed. Tim returns to Gotham City, now wearing a new costume, using colors of Superboy's last costume as a sign of mourning and respect of the late Teen of Steel, Superboy. He moves into the Wayne Estate, living in the Carriage House, which has been converted into a loft and Robin's new "nest".

The quick accusation as the murderer of Batgirl mars Tim's return to Gotham City. Tim is exonerated when the body is revealed as that of the villain Lynx in a Batgirl costume. Someone had planted her body as a lure so an unknown assailant could attack Robin.

Robin eludes the Gotham City Police Department when they arrive on the scene. He infiltrates the police station to look for evidence and steals the mask of the fake Batgirl costume. Lady Shiva arrives at Wayne Manor while Tim is running tests on the mask. She informs Tim of the death of Nyssa al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul and head of the League of Assassins, and her suspicions that someone outside the League was trying to usurp it. Robin returns to his investigation before finding a note in Batgirl's cowl, written in Navajo code, informing him that, to save Cassandra, he had to give them her father, David Cain. Robin breaks into Blackgate Prison and captures Cain, only to learn that Cassandra herself has taken over the League.

Cassandra asks Robin to kill David and join her. She claims she has accepted her fate as a killer and has killed David's other daughter. Robin refuses, and Cassandra shoots her father. Believing David to be dead, Robin tries to bring Cassandra in. While he holds his own against her and her League, an explosion forces them all to flee. When Tim returns to David's body, he finds Cassandra's league of assassins all dead with broken necks and Cain's body missing.

After returning to Gotham City, Tim finds that his mini-cam survived the explosion and that it captured the entire battle, giving Tim a way to clear his name. As he laments the fact that the footage will brand Cassandra a murderer, Killa 'Nilla approaches Robin with a boomerang given to him by Owen Mercer and explains that the new Captain Boomerang is looking for him. While Robin assumes that Boomerang is out to finish what his father began, Owen reveals that he wishes to make amends and even helps Tim locate a bomb set by the Joker. Although they are far from friends, they have developed a sort of respect and civility.

During a recent case, Bruce begins thinking about Tim's place in the world following the deaths of both his parents and the events of the Crisis. Finally, Bruce approaches Tim again with the idea of adoption. This time, Tim readily accepts, even going so far as to hug Bruce with tears in his eyes. Along with the adoption, plans are made to move Tim into the Manor using the room once owned by Dick and Jason. Unfortunately, shortly after his adoption, Tim has his position as Bruce's new son called into question by the arrival of Damian, the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul. Damian is a cruel, aggressive and spoiled brat who despises Tim, and wishes to kill him and replace him as Batman's sidekick and as his 'true' son. The boys do battle in the Cave, at which point Damian defeats Tim by sucker punching him off the T-Rex in the trophy room. Damian then steals the tunic and mask of Jason Todd's old Robin costume in an attempt to claim the identity as his own. Tim and Damien confront each other again during Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul, and are even forced to join forces (although reluctantly) as Ra's al Ghul attempts to steal one of their bodies in order to resurrect himself.

In Detective Comics #826 Tim is captured and tied up by the Joker. Tim escapes on his own, which Batman acknowledges and commends. In issue #829, Wayne Tower is attacked by a mysterious terrorist named "Vox". Bruce is trapped in the building with other people, unable to reach his Bat-gear, and thus Tim must face Vox alone. Vox sprays Tim with a liquid explosive, but before Vox can detonate it, Tim uses a blow torch to get the explosives off his body. Vox is later confronted by Batman, but when Batman can not convince him of his wrongdoings, Vox commits suicide.

A mysterious, yet familiar figure has been stalking the Boy Wonder wearing Stephanie's Spoiler costume. At one point, Tim thought that he may have imagined seeing Stephanie around, but while investigating a new vigilante known as Violet, it is later revealed the new Spoiler is indeed Stephanie Brown. It is revealed that Stephanie did not actually die from her injuries and from the neglect of Doctor Thompkins, but rather it was an elaborate ruse devised by Leslie, in order to allow Stephanie to start a new life away from Gotham. The girl who died was actually another victim who simply matched Stephanie's physical characteristics. Stephanie escaped to Africa with Leslie, but soon returned to Gotham under the claim that she could not run away from her past. Unknown to Tim, she has been working secretly as an agent of the Penguin.

In the recent Batman R.I.P. storyline, Batman has gone missing, and Robin along with Spoiler begin searching for his whereabouts. While investigating, Tim uncovers a notebook of Batman's, pertaining to when Batman underwent an isolation chamber experiment in order to understand assorted forms of insanity. After reading the files, Tim speculates that the experiment, along with Batman's year-long travels, has driven his mentor insane. All the while, Spoiler does her best to interfere in Tim's investigation, under the direct orders of Batman, who felt that should something happen to him, Tim would need to learn to carry on without him.

Robin later witnesses the events surrounding Batman's mysterious disappearance, and he is the one revealing to Commissioner Gordon how the Batman Family was able to unveil the cospiracy against the late Thomas Wayne's memories.

He is shown as still operating in the semi-ruined Batcave, and residing in Wayne Manor along with Alfred.

After discovering Spoiler's betrayal, Tim continues his attempts at maintaining the peace in Gotham. Unfortunately trouble arises when Jason Todd attempts to do the same thing by taking control of all the Gotham street Gangs. He offers Tim the chance to be partners and to work together to clean up Gotham, but Tim refuses on the grounds that Jason's tactics are too dangerous and morally questionable. Disappointed but not surprised, Jason attempts to take down Robin, but finds that Tim has become a far stronger fighter since their previous battle at Titan's Tower. Jason is unexpectedly taken out of the fight however, when a mystery man in his old Red Robin uniform disarms him, after which he is shot through the knee by a random gang member. As Jason is arrested, Tim is left to wonder who the new Red Robin is, while trying to clean up the mess that Jason made. Approached by Red Robin, he's finally able to recognize him as Ulysess Armstrong, his former enemy the General, now working on the behest of a mysterious new contractor.

Using his advanced detective skills, Tim unveils the identity of the contractor, Anarky, and follows him to his lair. However, Anarky's lair is left empty, and boobytrapped with several explosive charges, exploding before he is able to leave the warehouse. It is revealed the Anarky has been hospitalized for sometime now, and that the bomb had been planted by Armstrong, who had taken the Anarky identity for himself. Through unknown means Robin survived the explosion but has received serious burns to the back of his head.

When Armstrong, now wearing the Anarky costume makes his final attack, Tim decides to adopt the Red Robin mask and cape to cover his scars. With the aid of Spoiler, Officer Harper, Commissioner Gordan and surprising the Gotham Gangs, Robin manages to stop Armstrong, but not with Armstrong's brother and sister being killed by a bomb. Although Tim feels responsible for their deaths, his actions resulted in an end of the Gang Wars, and a sense of normalicy to return to Gotham. As a result, Robin (once again wearing his normal cape and mask, as his wounds have healed) has become Gotham's chief protector, which has resulted in a Robin signal to be placed on the top of Police Headquarters alongside the Bat-Signal.

Meanwhile in 52 #51, following the one year anniversary of Superboy's death, Robin joins the rest of the Superhero community for a memorial service in which to honor Conner Kent as well as all those who died during World War III, where Black Adam murdered millions of men, women and children in the Country of Bialya Strands, along which he murdered several Teen Titans including Terra and Young Frankenstein, before at last being defeated. There Tim has apparently started rebuilding the Titans, though only he, Eddie Bloomberg, a transformed Kid Devil (as well as being Blue Devil's ex sidekick) and Rose Wilson,the third Ravager daughter of Deathstroke are on the roster. Later on, Cyborg, who had been temporarily shut down due to a traumatic space mission, wakes up in Titans Tower to reveal that he has been "unconscious" for a year. Upon waking, Cyborg is told of the death of Superboy, and recent events, and joins the team, not as leader, but a regular Titan. Robin and Cyborg (to the reluctance of Ravager and indiifference of Kid Devil) attempt to convince Wonder Girl to return but she refuses, feeling abandoned by Robin following Superboy's death. At the memorial service, he also reveals to Jimmy Olsen that he changed his uniform to red and black, in order to honor Superboy's colors.

Unable to let his best friend go Tim sets up a secret facility beneath Titans Tower for the express purpose of recreating Superboy via replicating his DNA, although all his attempts have so far failed. He also keeps Conner's costume, similar to how Batman grieved the death of Jason Todd. Wonder Girl returns to the team full time, and goes in search of Robin to inform him of her decision. During the search, she discovers his secret lab. Tim confesses how much he misses Conner, and the two share a passionate, unexpected kiss. Wonder Girl has attempted to speak to Tim about the incident several times, but Robin continues to avoid her.

Later, Deathstroke's Titans East makes an all out assault on the Teen Titans, picking off each member except for Rose and Jericho. Tim has been personally targeted by Deathstroke, who with Batgirl is holding him captive in an unknown underground location. In a mocking sort of gesture, Slade has surrounded Tim with trophy cases containing Superboy's costume, along with that of Stephanie Brown and clothing from his parents, Jack and Janet Drake, and his stepmother, Dana Drake.

Deathstroke orders Cassandra Cain to inject Tim with the same formula that once granted him control over Rose and current control over Cassandra. Tim manages to escape and inject Cassandra with an antidote he developed in case Slade ever managed to re-inject Rose. With Batgirl now free of Slade's influence, she joins Robin and the Titans against Slade's Titans East. Along with Duela Dent and past Titans Nightwing, Donna Troy, Beast Boy and Flash (Bart Allen), the Titans defeat the Titans East, although Slade and Inertia manage to escape. Batgirl, who attempts to murder Slade in revenge, is stopped by Nightwing, and disappears soon after as well.

Tim receives news of Bart Allen's death (having been killed by the Flash Rogues) while at the tower and later attends his funeral where he delivers a eulogy for Bart. Tim also shows a video that Bart made in the case of his death, in which he tells his friends that no matter what, he is proud of his time as a part of the Flash Legacy and as a member of the Teen Titans. The Titans later holds another more private ceremony for Bart at Titans Tower.

As of lately, in Robin Tim Drake has been having an ongoing battle against his new archrival Dodge and romantic feelings for a girl named Zoanne. However in Teen Titans Tim and Cassie Sandsmark (Wonder Girl) recently confessed their feelings for each other after the Amazons Attack series came to a close.

Soon after Bart's wake, the Titans find themselves once again confronted with the Titans of Tomorrow who oddly enough still have Conner Kent and Bart Allen as members. Despite the fact that Tim and the others did their best to avoid their disturbing future, the Titans of the Tomorrow survived, and returned back in time supposedly to stop an invasion of Starros, and to ensure their future comes to pass. Tim unfortunately discovers that he is responsible for Bart and Conner's continued although cruel existence, as he will somehow become successful in cloning his friends. Meanwhile, Batman/Tim does his best to force Tim to doubt himself and his relationships with his teammates. With the help of Wonder Girl, Robin is able to fight back against his future self and supposedly alter the future of the Titans. After the Future Titans vanish, Tim and Cassie go on a date together, but soon after Cassie breaks up with Tim stating that she feels she is using him rather than actually dating him. This has once again left both Robin and Wonder Girl in an unstable and awkward state. The issues between Wonder Girl and Robin have started to bleed out into their interaction with the rest of them, making both heroes more volatile and short tempered when interacting particularly with Rose or Eddie.

Despite the defeat of two evil groups of Teen Titans, the group is soon beseeched by yet another group of evil teens, known as the Terror Titans. Formed by the new Clock King, they capture Kid Devil and Miss Martian, destroy part of Titans Towers, and (supposedly) kill Ravager. When Robin, Wonder Girl and Blue Beetle attempt to investigate, Cassie and Jamie are attacked by this latest evil team of Titans, while Robin faces off against the Clock King. Unfortunately, the Boy Wonder is soundly defeated, due to the Clock King's ability to foresee the future by a few seconds. The arrival of Ravager, who indeed survived the destruction of Titans Tower, turns the tides against the Terror Titans. However, after witnessing Rose's vicious attempt to kill one of the Terror Titans, Robin and Wonder Girl begin to question her stability as a member. Rose overhears this and leaves the team to supposedly join with the Terror Titans.

Following the Terror Titans storyline, Tim has begun to show signs of strain with everything that has been occurring in his life, including the disappearance of Batman in Gotham, resurrection of Spoiler and the Titans' own many issues. As such he has become more withdrawn and aggravated, which has not gone unnoticed by his teammates. Wonder Girl as a result has started taking a more active stance in leading the team so as to take the pressure off of Tim. Unfortunately soon after, Miss Martian leaves the team and Marvin is murdered by Wonder Dog, while Wendy is maimed and left in a coma.

Tim keeps leading the Teen Titans team, more driven and detached than ever . Robin has recently decided to leave the Teen Titans for an undetermined length of time to help protect Gotham, leaving Wonder Girl in charge of assembling and leading a new team.

During the Scattered Pieces tie-in to Batman R.I.P., a new Red Robin makes his appearance, at first only as a glimmering image following Robin (Tim Drake) and suspected to have stolen a briefcase of money from the Penguin. Tim initially suspects Jason Todd of reprising his Red Robin persona. However, Jason claims innocence, supposing that someone may have stolen his suit when he discarded it earlier. The new Red Robin breaks up a scuffle between Tim and Jason, and later is revealed to be Ulysses Armstrong. Armstrong later changes costumes when he reveals himself to be the new Anarky, and after being severely burned in an explosion, an embattled Tim Drake dons the less-revealing Red Robin costume to hide his wounds.

The Robin comic book title, along with Nightwing and Birds of Prey, was canceled by DC Comics in February 2009 in preparation for the Battle for the Cowl.

Tim Drake possesses the normal human strength of a teenager who regularly engages in intensive physical exercise. The Batman has trained him in many disciplines, such as martial arts, forensic, criminology, acrobatics, stealth, disguise, and escapology.

His naturally high intellect allows him to excel in computer science and more importantly as a skilled detective. His intellect is apparently so impressive that Batman has claimed to Alfred that Tim is potentially smarter than he is. His ability to deduce the secret identities of superheroes on his own has been used to underscore his skill. Among the identities used in this way are the Batman, both of his predecessors as Robin, the Huntress, Impulse, Captain Marvel and even the Flash, after Wally West's secret identity was wiped from the minds of the world by Hal Jordan using the powers as The Spectre. Furthermore, Tim apparently has a firm grasp of assorted scientific techniques, including biology, engineering, and genetics, which he has been shown to use in his attempts at re-cloning Superboy. Tim, much like Dick Grayson, is also a brilliant and experienced strategist with impressive leadership skills, having served as leader to the Teen Titans, Young Justice, and even being placed in charge of the rescue efforts of Blüdhaven by Superman, following the attack made by Deathstroke and his fellow villains.

Drake's original costume was slightly different from that of his predecessors as supplied by Batman to give him a measure of increased protection. It includes an armored tunic, a cape that is black on the outside though still yellow on the inside, and green leggings. Other details include an armored gorget, jika-tabi style boots, an emergency "R" shuriken on his chest in addition to the traditional batarangs, and a collapsible bo staff as primary weapon. There is also a general change of the theme of the equipment from "Bat" to "Robin".

Following the Infinite Crisis aftermath, Tim updated his costume to match Superboy's black and red color scheme as homage to his late friend (a similar costume change was undertaken by Wonder Girl). These updates include long sleeves, the elimination of the green from the suit, the addition of scallops to his gloves and cape, and inclusion of a utility belt with pockets. The scallops on the cape give an illusion of feathers rather than bat-wings, as seen on the cape of the Batman. The stylized "R" on Robin's chest has been replaced with a more traditional one, though its appearance varies from artist to artist and in final issues of his series, he has returned to his previous design. Robin retains his "R" shurikens, but he now carries them in his belt as opposed to his tunic. This new costume closely resembles the Robin suit worn by the Robin character in The New Batman Adventures (see below).

Suffering disfiguring wounds at the hands of The General, Drake starts wearing the "Red Robin" outfit brought along from Earth-51 by Jason Todd, similar to the one worn by Dick Grayson in the Kingdom Come miniseries. Once his wounds have healed, he returns to wearing his domino mask.

During his early career, Drake is different from the previous Robins in that his father, Jack Drake, is alive and at first unaware of Tim's life as Robin. His mother, Janet Drake, is murdered before he officially is allowed to become Robin but after Tim begins working and training with Batman, and his father is in a coma for some time. Tim also has a stepmother, Dana Winters, who is first introduced as Jack's physical therapist and later falls in love and marries him. Dana often maintains peace between Jack and Tim. Eventually Tim's father learns of his work as Robin, and is later murdered because of the connection. Tim appears to not have any other family. For a brief time, his uncle Eddie Drake acts as his guardian, but turns out to be an actor whom Tim hired to maintain his independence.

Initially, Tim's closest friend at Gotham Heights is a young man named Ives. They remain friends until Tim's father sends him to the Brentwood Academy for Boys. They renew the friendship after Tim's father can no longer afford to send him to Brentwood, but they lose contact when Tim begins to attend a high school in Blūdhaven and later returns to Gotham. At Tim's new school, he becomes friends with Bernard, a hyperactive metrosexual. One Year Later, at another new school, Tim becomes friends with a boy named Jared, who has a habit of trying to one-up Tim financially. More recently however, Tim is yet again unexpectedly reunited with Ives, who until recently was being home-schooled by his mother and has recently been undergoing treatment for cancer.

After becoming Robin, Tim's closest friend is Conner Kent (Superboy), prior to Conner's death in Infinite Crisis, followed closely by Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash), prior to his death at the hands of the Rogues, and Cassandra (Cassie) Sandsmark (Wonder Girl), another Young Justice and Teen Titans teammate. Tim is also particularly close with Dick Grayson, with whom he shares a brotherly relationship even before they have the same adoptive father in Bruce Wayne. Tim's favorite superhero is the second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, whom he befriends through Barbara Gordon. He also has a friendship with Connor Hawke, the second Green Arrow.

Tim's love interests tend toward the dangerous. They include Ariana Dzerchenko, daughter of a deli owner targeted and murdered by the Russian mob; gang leader Lynx; Darla Aquista, daughter of a mafia boss; fellow vigilante Spoiler, daughter of the Cluemaster, with whom he has his longest relationship; and even Marvel Universe's Jubilee. Other characters are attracted to Tim, including Young Justice teammates Secret and Arrowette, who steals a kiss from Robin before quitting the team. In an issue of Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., Tim expresses an interest in Courtney Whitmore, although this has not been picked up on recently. Tim also has an attraction with another vigilante, Violet.

Comic book stories published between 2004 and 2005 establish that over a period of several months, Tim’s personal life is sent into turmoil. One of his love interests, Darla Aquista, is killed in a gang war and later resurrected by the demonic Johnny Warlock as an evil witch. His girlfriend, Stephanie Brown, is tortured and murdered. His father dies in a fight with the first Captain Boomerang. His stepmother has a nervous breakdown and needs to be placed in a psychiatric ward and later disappears following the attack on Blüdhaven (she has not been shown or mentioned following the OYL jump). His favorite superhero and friend Ted Kord is murdered, and his best friend, Superboy, dies saving the world.

In the "One Year Later" stories, Tim's former love interest Lynx is found dead again (Lynx was previously killed during War Games while fighting Batgirl, and it is revealed in the 2008 Batgirl miniseries, that she was resurrected by League of Assassin mystics and then killed again by Batgirl); he is suspected in her murder, but later learns that former Batgirl Cassandra Cain is responsible. Not wanting to lose another person in his life, Tim offers Cassandra help and is distraught when he realizes that clearing his name will brand Cassandra as a murderer. Recently, however, Tim has discovered that Cassandra was under the control of Slade's mind-altering serum, and Tim has since supposedly cured her. While under the influence of Slade's drug, Cassandra behaved more fixated on Robin, wanting him to be with her and even attempting to use the same serum on him in order to sway him.

In Teen Titans, Tim has had assorted romantic issues amongst his female teammates. During the early run of the OYL jump, is propositioned by fellow Titan Rose Wilson for sex late one night in his room. Tim not only rejects her, but handcuffs her. Meanwhile, Tim and Cassie (Wonder Girl), while mourning Superboy, share an unexpected yet passionate kiss. Tim later says that it was a mistake, and Cassie agrees. Following the 'Amazon Attacks' series, however, Tim and Cassie confess their growing feelings for one another and share another kiss. Unfortunately, this relationship has been in a constant volatile state. During a mission against the Future Titans, Tim and Cassie are forced by their future-selves to question their growing attraction/relationship. Cassie and Tim oppose these claims by again sharing a deep kiss that alters the future. Unfortunately immediately afterwards, Tim and Cassie go on a date, after which Cassie then breaks up with Tim and claims that she is afraid she is using him and that they need to really sort things out. This has left the two leading members of the Titans in an unstable and awkward situation.

In Robin, Tim finds another new potential love interest in fellow classmate Zoanne. After agreeing to tutor Tim, Zoanne realizes that he is not an aloof snob and becomes attracted to Tim. She later kisses Tim after he is kidnapped and later 'rescued' by Robin. Afterwards, Tim asks her out, making Zoanne his first 'normal' date in a very long time. Although their date is interrupted by Batman, they have found a deep kinship with one another and plan a second date. Unfortunately, Tim's life as Robin has already started to cause trouble, and Zoanne is growing concerned that his brooding and at times, distant behavior means that he might not be as interested as previously thought. These concerns lead her to break off their romantic relationship, believing that after everything that Tim has gone through, he is not ready for a relationship right now. Oddly enough however, Tim and Zoanne have continued to make several attempts at dating again, only there has been severe awkwardness between the two of them much like Tim's relationship with Wonder Girl. One such incident involved Tim falling asleep on a roller coaster ride during a double date at the amusement park.

Tim has recently suffered another major loss, in the form of ex-Young Justice and Teen Titans teammate Bart Allen, murdered by the Flash Rogues. However, Bart was later resurrected by Brainiac 5 in the 31st Century and would return to the present.. He also recently suffered yet another tragedy after another one of his friends within the superhero community, Connor Hawke, has been rendered in a persistent vegetative state after being shot. He was recently rescued and healed through means yet unknown.

Tim has also had to deal with the resurrection of his predecessor, Jason Todd who at first treats Tim like a usurper who is better liked and respected by everyone else as Robin. This dislike towards Tim led to a violent confrontation between the pair of them, that ended with Tim's defeat. However, Jason could not help but gain a reluctant amount of respect for Tim afterwards. Tim however in a moment out of character pettiness retaliated against Jason a year later, by taking a cheap shot to Jason's groin. This action appears to have been forgotten as recently Jason offered Tim the chance to work with him in cleaning up Gotham, although Tim refused on the grounds that Jason's method's were too lethal and morally questionable. During a fight, Jason is shot and arrested by the GCPD. While in prison, Jason is impressed to learn that Tim managed to clean up Gotham without resorting to his methods. Tim meanwhile in what could be considered a brotherly gesture, offers Jason another chance at redemption, by giving him access to the JLA teleporters in order to escape prison.

Shocking enough, it appears that Robin's romantic life will suffer yet another unexpected upheaval, as it appears that Stephanie Brown has been "resurrected" from the dead and is once again stalking the rooftops of Gotham under the guise of Spoiler. It is revealed that she did not actually die during the War Games incident, but it was rather a ruse created by Leslie Thompkins to aid Stephanie start a new life outside of Gotham. Oddly enough, upon her return Spoiler is now working for Penguin, who apparently gave her the Spoiler costume. Unfortunately, it seems that Spoiler is working to undermine Tim, under the orders of Batman in order to make Robin better. Although her actions resulted in Robin becoming a better hero, her methods had left much to be desired. Although still in love with Stephanie, Robin finds himself unable to deal with her mess-ups and orders her to never again wear the Spoiler costume. The future of their relationship is left undetermined.

Following the death of his father at the hands of the first Captain Boomerang, Tim was formally adopted by Bruce Wayne/Batman. According to the Robin Spoiler Special by Chuck Dixon, Tim has taken Bruce's last name. However in other books including Teen Titans and the main Robin series, Tim continues to go by the last name of Drake.

The adoption follows the token gesture made by Bruce to Dick Grayson, as well as the resurrection of Jason Todd and the reemergence of Bruce's illegitimate son Damian with Talia al Ghul, effectively placing Tim as suddenly a middle child where previously he had no siblings. While his relationship with Grayson is strong, and his relationship with Jason is difficult but with a level of a respect, Damian considers Tim to simply be a rival for their father's affection and his role as Batman. This has led to obvious disdain and at times violent reactions from Tim towards Damian. Tim has also gained yet another new sibling, in Cassandra Cain, who Batman formally adopted prior to his disappearance. Unlike with Damian, Cassandra's new status as a member of the Wayne Family was better welcomed by Tim, although not by Dick.

Tim Drake as Robin first appears in the premiere episode of The New Batman Adventures, otherwise known as Gotham Knights, "Holiday Knights". Tim's background and personality were almost identical to Jason Todds', who was the second Robin in the comic books but was not used in the series. The following episode, "Sins of the Father", reveals that Tim was a street kid whose father was a criminal who betrayed Two-Face and was ultimately killed. Feeling he needed to help, Tim stole the Robin suit and helped Batman take down Two-Face. In the episode "Growing Pains", Tims' impulsive behavior and anger leads him to disobeying Batman and becomes inches away from destroying Clayface, which is behavior very common of Jason Todd. He was voiced by Mathew Valencia.

The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years mini-series further details how Tim became the second Robin in The New Batman Adventures.

The animated feature Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker shows Tim 50 years older. He is shown to be an electronics and communications engineer, and is bitter about his days as Robin and angry at Bruce Wayne. When the Joker reappears, he begins having nightmares...

Although Bruce Wayne tries to stop the current Batman (Terry McGinnis) from getting involved in the Joker situation, the issue is brought to a head when Wayne himself is hospitalized by the Joker. McGinnis is able to get the full story behind the Joker (and his disappearance) from Barbara Gordon alias Batgirl. Gordon reveals that during a mission, Tim had been captured, tortured and brainwashed by both the Joker and Harley Quinn to become "Joker Junior," alias "J.J". Joker lets Tim loose with the instruction to kill Batman, but Tim turns on the Joker at the last minute.

There are two versions of the next series of events. The original release (which had been edited heavily) shows Tim setting off a chain of events that leads to the Joker electrocuting himself by accident. In the unedited version, Tim shoots Joker in the chest with one of his own spear guns and the Joker dies, saying "That's not funny." With the aid of Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Tim is rehabilitated, although Batman forbids him from becoming Robin again. It is questionable if after this would have happened if Drake did go back to being Robin.

The new Batman, now knowing that the original Joker is actually dead, deduces that the equipment stolen by the Joker's lackeys would be of use to an electronics and communications professional. Knowing that Drake specializes in the field, he goes to confront him. It turns out that the Joker implanted a chip into Tim that allowed the Joker to take over Tim's body if he were to die. Batman uses one of the Joker's trademark joy buzzers to destroy the chip, allowing Tim to revert to himself and ending the Joker once and for all. At the end of the feature, Bruce Wayne is shown going to the hospital to rebuild their relationship. When Terry visits the hospital, he finds that Bruce and Tim have reconciled, and they both tell him that he is indeed worthy of the Batman persona.

When Justice League was pitched to Kids' WB, the line-up originally included three younger members (the network prefers kids to have a prominent role). The members would have been Robin, Impulse, and an original character described as a "teenage female version of Cyborg". The promo is viewable on the Justice League Season 1 set, Disc 4.

Tim briefly appears as part of the alternate Batman's resistance against Vandal Savage in the Justice League episode "The Savage Time" (Part 1). He also attends Superman's funeral in "Hereafter," along with Alfred. As Robin, Tim helped the Justice League against Felix Faust in Justice League Adventures #33.

Tim Drake appeared as Robin in two episodes of Static Shock. The first episode was "The Big Leagues", where Batman and Robin team up with Static to stop The Joker who has come to Dakota to recruit Bang Babies. Though Robin didn't appear in the episode "Hard as Nails", Batman mentioned to Static that Robin was with the Teen Titans (not to be confused with the team in the unrelated TV Series). Robin's final appearance was in "Future Shock". He was portrayed by Eli Marienthal in the first, and by Shane Sweet in the second.

Tim Drake, although not seen, is mentioned by Barbara Gordon in an episode of the short-lived television series Birds of Prey.

Eli Marienthal reprised his role as Tim Drake/Robin in the animated movie, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

Tim appeared as Robin in LEGO Batman video game, wearing his first Robin outfit. and in Art Asylum's short-lived C3 series.

The prequel comic book for the video game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe shows that Tim was one of the many characters killed by the violent merger of the two earths prior to the beginning of the game. His costume is also shown on display in the Batcave stage.

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Catwoman

Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the Batman television series.

Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics' Batman franchise. The supervillainess was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, partially inspired by Kane's second cousin by marriage, Ruth Steel.

The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appears in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she is known as The Cat. As an adversary of Batman, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts. Modern writers have attributed her activities and costumed identity as a response to a history of abuse.

Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess. The character has been one of Batman's most enduring love interests, and has occasionally been depicted as his one true love.

A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman motion picture. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's Batman Returns. Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone Catwoman film in 2004, although only loosely based on the Batman character. Catwoman is #51 on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list.

There have been many versions of Catwoman's origins and backstory seen in the comic books over the decades.

Catwoman — then called "The Cat" — first appears in Batman #1 as a mysterious burglar and jewel thief, revealed at the end of the story to be socialite Selina Kyle. Although the story does not have her wearing her iconic catsuit, it establishes her core personality as a femme fatale who both antagonizes and attracts Batman.

Batman #62 revealed that Catwoman (after a blow to the head jogged her memory) is an amnesiac flight attendant, who had turned to crime after suffering a prior blow to the head during a plane crash she survived (although in the final issue of The Brave and the Bold, she admits that she made up the amnesia story because she wanted a way out of the past life of crime). She reforms for several years, helping out Batman in Batman #65 and #69, until she decides to return to a life of crime in Detective Comics #203. Selina appears again as a criminal in Batman #84 and Detective Comics #211, her final appearance until 1966.

In the 1970s comics, a series of stories taking place on Earth-Two (the parallel Earth that was retroactively declared as the home of DC's Golden Age characters) reveal that on that world, Selina reformed in the 1950s (after the events of Batman #69) and had married Bruce Wayne; soon afterwards, she gave birth to the couple's only child, Helena Wayne (the Huntress). The Brave and the Bold #197 elaborates upon the Golden Age origin of Catwoman given in Batman #62, after Selina reveals that she never actually had amnesia. It is revealed that Selina Kyle had been in an abusive marriage, and eventually decides to leave her husband. However, her husband keeps her jewelry in his private vault, and she has to break into it to retrieve it. Selina enjoys this experience so much she decides to become a professional costumed cat burglar, and thus begins a career that repeatedly leads to her encountering Batman.

The Earth-Two/Golden Age Selina Kyle eventually dies in the late 1970s after being blackmailed by a criminal into going into action again as Catwoman (as shown in DC Super-Stars #17).

Catwoman made her first Silver Age appearance in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #70 (November 1966); afterwards, she continued to make appearances across the various Batman comics.

Several stories in the 1970s featured Catwoman committing murder, something that neither the Earth-One nor Earth-Two versions of her would ever do; this version of Catwoman was assigned to the alternate world of Earth-B, an alternate Earth that included stories that couldn't be considered canonical on Earth-One or Earth-Two.

Catwoman's origin — and, to an extent, her character — was revised in 1986 when writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli published Batman: Year One, a revision of Batman's origin. In this version, Selina Kyle is reintroduced as a cat-loving prostitute/dominatrix who is inspired to become a costumed cat burglar when she sees Batman in action. This story also introduces Holly Robinson, a young runaway and prostitute Kyle has taken in.

The 1989 Catwoman limited series (collected in trade paperback form as Catwoman: Her Sister's Keeper) by writer Mindy Newell and artist J.J. Birch expanded on Miller's Year One origin. Her Sister's Keeper explores Selina's early life as a prostitute and the start of her career as Catwoman. The story culminates with Selina's former pimp Stan abducting and violently abusing her sister Maggie who, in contrast to Selina, is a nun. Selina kills Stan to save her sister, and gets away with it.

Portions of Her Sister's Keeper and the Year One origin conceived by Miller remain canonical to Catwoman’s origin, while other portions have been dropped over the years. It has been implied that Her Sister's Keeper was rendered non-canonical by the events of Zero Hour, and subsequent writers have rejected Miller's choice to make the post-Crisis Catwoman a prostitute. In an attempt to harmonize the various versions, some writers have posited that Catwoman, early in her career, pretended to be a prostitute in order to scam lonely men and rob them. However, characters associated with Catwoman's past as a prostitute have remained a part of her supporting cast. Holly, from Batman: Year One, and her sister Maggie (from Her Sister's Keeper) have appeared regularly in the Catwoman series. Some elements of Her Sister's Keeper remain clearly noncanonical, however, such as references to her father only recently dying.

In this version, she has gymnastic training, which is perfect when it comes to leaping roof to roof, or taking down whoever stands in her way. With her gymnastic background, Selina quickly learns martial arts at the instruction of the "Armless Master". Her mother, Maria, shows great interest and approval, as well as support, in the gymnastic phase of Selina's life.

Catwoman (vol. 1) #0, which provides details about Selina's childhood, neglects Maggie's existence. Maria Kyle is a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats, and commits suicide when Selina is very young. Her alcoholic father, Brian, is cold to Selina for resembling her mother (whom he resents for dying), and eventually drinks himself to death.

Selina takes to the streets for a time before being caught and sent first to an orphanage, then juvenile hall (Catwoman (vol. 1) #0), "where Selina began to see how hard the world could really be" (Catwoman Secret Files and Origins). Maggie's fate at this point in the time-line is not alluded to. However, when Ed Brubaker reintroduces her into the comic, he implies that Maggie may have directly entered an orphanage and promptly been adopted.

When she is 13, Selina discovers that the hall's administrator has been embezzling funds, and confronts her. In an attempt to cover up his crime, the administrator puts Selina in a bag and drops her in a river to drown (like a cat). Selina escapes and returns to the orphanage, where she steals documents exposing the administrator's corruption. She uses this information to blackmail the administrator into erasing "Selina Kyle" from the city's records, then steals the administrator's diamond necklace, and escapes the orphanage.

Selina eventually finds herself in "Alleytown - a network of cobblestone streets that form a small between the East End and Old Gotham". Selina is taken in by "Mama Fortuna", the elderly leader of a gang of young thieves, and is taught how to steal. Fortuna treats her students like slaves, keeping their earnings for herself. Selina eventually runs away, accompanied by her friend Sylvia. However, the two have difficulty surviving on their own, and in desperation try to support themselves by working as child prostitutes. Sylvia attracts at least one client; Selina apparently never does. The two drift apart afterward, with Sylvia coming to resent Selina for not inquiring about what had happened to her at the hands of her abusive first client.

In the Catwoman: Year One story, Selina (now an adult) achieves some success as a thief. Following a disastrous burglary, however, she accepts an offer to "lay low" by posing as a dominatrix in the employ of a pimp named Stan. They plan to trick men into divulging information that might be used in future crimes. According to this storyline, Selina trains under the Armless Master of Gotham City, receiving education in martial arts and culture. During this time, a client gives her a cat-o-nine tails, which Selina kept as a trophy of her time posing as a hooker.

Batman: Dark Victory, the sequel to The Long Halloween, implies that Catwoman suspects she is the illegitimate daughter of Mafia boss Carmine Falcone, although she finds no definitive proof. Selina's connection to the Falcone family is further explored in the miniseries Catwoman: When in Rome. Though the story adds more circumstantial evidence to the theory of Selina's Falcone heritage, it supplies no definitive proof.

Catwoman also appears in the Knightfall saga, where she is approached by Bane's henchmen while robbing a house. Bane asks her to work for him, but she refuses, as she is repulsed by the criminal who "broke" Batman. Later in the story, she boards a plane with Bruce Wayne to fly to Santa Prisca. She next appears in the Knightquest saga.

In 1993, following the success of Batman Returns, Catwoman was given her first ongoing comic book series. This series, written by an assortment of writers but primarily penciled by Jim Balent, generally depicted the character as an international thief (and occasional bounty hunter) with an ambiguous moral code.

Storylines include her adoption of teenage runaway, and erstwhile sidekick, Arizona; aiding Bane,whom she later betrays to Azrael; and a stint as a reluctant government operative. The series also fleshes out more of her origin, revealing her beginnings as a young thief, her difficult period in juvenile incarceration, and her training with Ted "Wildcat" Grant.

Moving to New York, Selina becomes corporate vice president then CEO of Randolf Industries, a mafia-influenced company, through blackmail. She plans to use this position to run for Mayor of New York City, but her hopes are dashed when the Trickster inadvertently connects her to her criminal alter ego.

Selina then returns to Gotham City, which at this time is in the midst of the No Man's Land storyline. As Catwoman, she assists Batman against Lex Luthor in the reconstruction of the city. After being arrested by Commissioner Gordon, she escapes from prison. Later that year during the Officer Down storyline in the Batman titles, Catwoman is initially the chief suspect. Although later cleared, she displays increasingly erratic behavior throughout the story. Soon afterward, she disappears and is believed to have been killed by the assassin Deathstroke the Terminator (this storyline also appears in The New Teen Titans Vol #2 and can also be found in the animated series Teen Titans), ending her series at #94.

Catwoman then appears in a series of backup stories in Detective Comics #759-#762. In a backup storyline Trail of the Catwoman, by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Darwyn Cooke, private detective Slam Bradley attempts to find out what really happened to Selina Kyle. This storyline leads in to the newest Catwoman series in late 2001 (written by Brubaker initially with Cooke, later joined by artist Cameron Stewart). In this series, Selina Kyle, joined by new supporting cast members Holly and Slam Bradley (a character from the early Golden Age DC Comics), becomes protector of the residents of Gotham's East End, while still carrying out an ambitious career as a cat burglar.

During the Hush storyline (Batman #608-#619), Batman and Catwoman briefly work together and have a romantic relationship, during which he reveals his true identity to her. At the end, he breaks off their relationship when he suspects it has been manipulated by the Riddler and Hush. This is the second story to establish that she knows Batman's true identity. In an early '80s story line, Selina and Bruce develop a relationship. The concluding story features a closing panel in which she refers to Batman as "Bruce". A change in editorial team at that point, however, brought a swift end to that story line and, apparently, all that transpired during the arc. When Catwoman appears again, no mention whatsoever is ever made of the notion that she knows who Batman actually is.

In the Justice League story arc Crisis of Conscience, Catwoman fights alongside Batman and the League against the old Secret Society, of which she had once briefly been a member.

Catwoman appears to be completely reformed, and her love for Batman true (although brash and unpredictable). However, she has learned her reformation was the result of a mindwipe by Zatanna, a procedure known to deeply affect and, in at least one case, physically incapacitate its victims. Zatanna gives no reason for her actions, but in a flashback, it is shown that she had acted with the consent and aid of five of the seven JLA members who had helped her mindwipe Dr. Light and Batman. Catwoman's response to this revelation is unequivocal: she duct-tapes Zatanna's mouth shut and pitches her out a window (Zatanna survives the fall). Afterwards, she is seen covering her bed with past versions of her Catwoman costume.

Still unbalanced and uncertain of herself in issue #52, Selina is forced to decide whether to kill a supervillain. The Black Mask, in an attempt to "improve himself," threatens the most important people in Selina's life, from Slam Bradley to Holly. The villain had also previously tortured Selina's sister Maggie into a catatonic state and murdered Maggie's husband, earning Catwoman's ire. Black Mask learns Selina's identity through his earlier alliance with Selina's childhood friend Sylvia, who still harbors a grudge against Selina. Still thinking that Selina adheres to a strict no-kill rule, Black Mask is caught by surprise when Selina shoots him in the head. This action continues to haunt her throughout the One Year Later storyline, and it is suggested that this might have been the first time she had ever directly taken a life.

Following the events of Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe jumps forward in time. "One Year Later" Selina Kyle is no longer Catwoman, has left the East End, and has given birth to a daughter named Helena (whose father is initially unknown). Holly Robinson takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter (Selina's alias was inspired by the name of the main character in the 1942 film Cat People).

Though she takes her role as a new mother quite seriously, Selina dons the costume for a run through the East End some days after Helena's birth. Having understandably gained a few pounds, Selina finds that her costume is now a tighter fit. In addition, she is easily distracted by a common criminal. Although the situation is defused through Holly's opportune arrival, the sight of two Catwomen active simultaneously in the city is caught on video. Selina returns home from her adventure to find that the mysterious movie aficionado Film Freak has deduced her alias, joined with Angle Man, and grabbed Helena.

After rescuing her daughter, Selina convinces Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak and Angle Man in order to preserve her secret identity. Following the procedure, Angle Man turns himself in to the authorities; Film Freak, however, embarks upon a murderous rampage. Ted Grant informs Selina that Holly has been arrested for the murder of Black Mask; Selina infiltrates the police station and frees Holly. Finally defeating Film Freak, Selina returns home to find that Bradley has deduced that Helena is the daughter of his son Sam Bradley Jr., and therefore his granddaughter.

Batman asks Catwoman to infiltrate the violent tribe of Bana Amazons during the Amazons Attack! crossover. Posing as a criminal, Selina gains the Bana's trust and thwarts a terror attack aimed at causing mass casualties in Gotham City.

Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child. After enlisting Batman's help in faking the death of both herself and her daughter, Selina puts Helena up for adoption. A month after Helena is placed with a new family, Catwoman asks Zatanna to erase her memories of Helena and change her mind back to a criminal mentality. Zatanna refuses, judging that such an act would be cruel to both mother and daughter. She tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina's mindset, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own. Believing she can no longer function as a criminal, Selina decided to become one of Batman's Outsiders. She quickly quit, however, and was replaced by Batgirl.

In Salvation Run #2, Catwoman is sent to the Prison Planet. She allies herself with Lex Luthor in an attempt to return to Earth, and mistakenly ends up on an alternate universe-Earth where Catwoman is a notorious villain. It is later revealed that this Earth is a creation of her own mind, and she has not left Prison Planet. When accused of being a traitor by Luthor, she reveals Martian Manhunter is posing as Blockbuster, which would soon lead to the hero's death.

Using the trust she regained in Luthor's eyes, she earns a passage to the "real" Earth, in a jury-rigged teleport machine built by Luthor for letting the villains escape. On Earth, she resumes being a hero, with occasional lapses into thievery by commission, simply for the thrill of it.

The current volume of Catwoman concluded with issue #82, and details a cat-and-mouse chase between Batman and Catwoman across Gotham city rooftops, ending with Selina stealing the Batmobile.

Later, in "Detective Comics", uncertain if she should pursue her "relationship" with Batman, Selina talks with Bruce about Jezebel Jet, his current girlfriend, and then has a pep talk with Zatanna, whom she believes is also courting Bruce. Zatanna confirms and admits her feelings, adding that she has since chosen to forgo them, but encourages Selina to open her heart to Bruce before Jet is able to "seal the deal". Hush eavesdrops on the conversation, targeting both women as a way to hurt his enemy, Bruce Wayne.

In Detective Comics #848, Hush attacks Selina, surgically removing her heart. She is delivered anonymously to a Gotham hospital. Batman receives word of her situation, and while he goes in search of Hush, he leaves Selina in the care of Doctor Mid-nite, who is considered the super-hero community's chief doctor.

Batman recovers her heart, and Dr Mid-nite restores it to her body; however, the doctor also makes a prognosis on whether she can still return to her former life swinging through rooftops. While Selina is still in a coma, she encounters Zatanna, who apologizes for not warning her about Hush. She tells Selina that she was so happy about her relationship with Bruce that she ignored the other warnings in the cards. Zatanna gives her a little bottle supposedly containing aloe vera for her post-op scars. It is hinted that there is a little magic in there to help Selina with her recovery. Selina is sad that she might end up alone again. In the meantime, Bruce enters the recovery room and, believing her unconscious, launches into a soliloquy. He goes as far as declaring that she was the only woman who has ever held his heart. He ends by telling Selina that he will always love her, when she opens her eyes and reveals to him that she was awake all the time and heard his confession.

As for the events of Batman R.I.P., their romance lasts only for a night because Bruce must continue to pose as Jezebel's lover to bring down the Black Glove. While still recuperating, Selina pulls off one more heist and exacts her revenge on Hush. With the help of a few allies on both sides — Oracle, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Slam Bradley — she taps into Thomas Elliot's assets, leaving him penniless and suffering from the wounds suffered at Batman's hand. She shares the loot with her allies, while keeping the lion's share for herself; however, she also gives a large chunk of the money to several abused women shelters in Gotham.

In Final Crisis, Selina is seen alongside Wonder Woman, Batwoman, and Giganta, brainwashed by Darkseid and preparing to attack both Flashes, Barry Allen and Wally West. Eventually, the Flashes escape her ambush, revealing how Catwoman has been remade into a misshapen, animalistic assassin equipped with sensory abilities to track down speedsters, perceived as menaces to Darkseid's master plan.

Following the events of Final Crisis, Selina then tracks down Thomas Elliot, who had been posing as Bruce Wayne (due to plastic surgery) in Vietnam. In What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Selina is the first at Bruce's "funeral" to speak about her relationship with Batman.

In June 2009, Catwoman will star in Gotham City Sirens alongside Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Catwoman, in her first appearance, wore no costume or disguise at all, and it was not until her next appearance that she donned a mask, which was a theatrically face-covering cat-mask that had the appearance of a real cat, rather than a more stylized face mask seen in her later incarnations. Later, she wore a dress with a hood that came with ears, and still later, a catsuit with attached boots and either a domino or glasses-mask. In the 1960s, Catwoman's catsuit was green in color, which was typical of villains of that era. In the 1990s, she usually wore a skintight purple catsuit, before switching to a black PVC catsuit that recalls Michelle Pfeiffer's costume in Batman Returns. In recent years, artists' depictions have usually alternated between those two costumes. Ed Brubaker, the writer behind the 2001 revamp of the character, has stated that Selina's current costume was inspired by Emma Peel's iconic leather catsuit in The Avengers TV series. It has a more high tech look, with domino-shaped infrared goggles on her cowl.

Many of her costumes have incorporated retractable metal claws on the fingertips of her gloves and sometimes on the toes of her boots. On rare occasions, she has also sported a cat's tail.

Holly Robinson uses the same costume Selina used prior to Infinite Crisis.

During the Silver Age, Catwoman, like most Batman villains, used a variety of themed weapons, vehicles, and equipment, such as a custom cat-themed car called the "Cat-illac". This usage also appeared in the 1960s Batman TV series. In her post-Crisis appearances, Catwoman's favored weapon is a whip. She wields both a standard bullwhip and the cat-o-nine-tails with expert proficiency. She uses the whip because it is a weapon that the user must be trained to use, and therefore it can not be taken from her and used against her in a confrontation. In addition, Catwoman has been shown to have various items to restrain her victims, such as a set of plastic ties for binding hands and feet, and a roll of duct tape used to gag her targets, like she did with Angle Man, Film Freak, Zatanna, and various others during her robberies over the years.

Selina Kyle appears as an aging and somewhat overweight madame in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns four times; all are brief. First, in a phone message to Bruce ("Selina. Bruce, I'm lonely"). Next, she is attacked by the Joker, who uses a mind control drug to convince her to send one of her prostitutes to use the same substance on the Governor. The Joker then beats her, ties her up, gags her, and dresses her in a Wonder Woman outfit, leaving her for Batman to find. Selina's final appearance in the book is at Bruce Wayne's funeral (because in truth, Bruce Wayne died, not Batman), where she yells at Superman, telling him that she knows who killed Bruce. She does not appear in Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Miller's follow-up story, although she is referred to in the prologue written for the trade paperback version.

Two 1990s prose novels feature Catwoman: The Further Adventures of Batman: Volume 3, Featuring Catwoman, a short story collection by various authors (publs. 1993, edited by Martin H. Greenberg), and Catwoman: Tiger Hunt, by Lynn Abbey and Robert Asprin, publs. date 1992. Both novels portray a Batman: Year One-influenced Catwoman who wears a gray cat costume and was once a prostitute.

Catwoman also made a small cameo in Kingdom Come, mostly accompanying the Riddler; she is predominantly seen, but not much heard in the series. She is not dressed in costume, but appears in the very dress she first wore in Batman #1 as "The Cat". According to the novelization by Elliot S! Maggin, she runs a multibillion dollar cosmetics company.

In the all-digital graphic novel Batman: Digital Justice, which is set some time in the future long after the original Batman has died, Sheila Romero, a.k.a. the hit pop music star Gata (the Spanish female noun for "cat") and daughter of the mayor of Gotham City, is jealous of the new Batman, James Gordon, because media coverage of his activities have been cutting into her airtime. Setting out to learn as much about Batman and his enemies as she can, Gata becomes the new Catwoman. Near the end of the story, Gata and her followers face off against Batman, but the two later fall in love, and Maria Romero, a.k.a. Madame X, tells Sheila that she is really a clone of Maria. Maria confesses that she had planned to transfer her brain into Gata's body, but she couldn't bring herself to do it because she loved her "daughter" too much. Maria then dies in Sheila's arms.

In the Elseworlds title Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham, Selina Kyle is the daughter of millionaires Thomas and Martha Kyle. Walking home after seeing the film Cat People, the young Selina chases after an alley cat and watches in horror as her parents are gunned down by a robber. Selina learns that the crook has stolen a ring she found in a crackerjacks box and had given to her mother. Years later she becomes Catwoman, the defender of Gotham City, operating out of a Catcave beneath Kyle Manor, aided by a young maid named Brooks. Her major enemy is a psychopathic criminal named Batman, who murders her entire rogues gallery to get rid of the competition.

In Batman: Bloodstorm — the sequel to Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, where Batman was forced to become a vampire to save Gotham from an attack by Dracula — Selina is turned into a were-cat after being bitten by one of the remaining vampires. Hunting for the monster that transformed her, Selina encounters Batman as he hunts for the remaining vampires; the two subsequently joining forces to eliminate the vampire horde. As they fight together, Batman finds that Selina's selfless love for him allows him to control his thirst for blood that had begun to consume him, but she sacrifices herself to save him from the Joker — who had become the leader of the remaining vampires after Dracula's death — taking a crossbow bolt to the heart that the Joker had fired at Batman.

In Howard Chaykin's Thrillkiller, Selina Kyle is a stripper in a cat-themed strip club. She acts as an informant for GCPD Detective Bruce Wayne.

In Dean Motter's Batman: Nine Lives, Selina Kyle is a cat-loving African American night club owner. Her death sets in motion the events of the story.

In Howard Chaykin's Dark Allegiances, Selina Kyle becomes a film star under the stage name of Kitty Grimalkin. Prior to becoming a star, she was an alcoholic whose actions during one of her "blackouts" were recorded into an underground porn film. The stills from the film are used to blackmail her into stealing information from Wayne Enterprises.

In Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #2, Vikki Vale, a reporter for Wayne Media, is Catwoman. She is hired by Anarky to steal information, but she gets caught and is tortured by Jonathan Crane, whom she calls a "demented scarecrow".

In Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, Catwoman expresses an interest in the Joker's unrevealed plans. She also appears to be involved in prostitution, as she advises the Joker that "...even I don't play that rough".

Catwoman was at various times portrayed by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt in the live-action Batman television series of the 1960s, her first portrayal in a medium outside comic books. Lee Meriwether was cast in the 1966 motion picture spinoff that was produced after the series' first season after producers learned that Newmar was unavailable. An uncredited fourth actress played Catwoman as part of a cameo villain team-up in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra", the penultimate episode of the series.

In the Australian sketch comedy series Fast Forward, Batman was one of the many television series parodied. Newmar's portrayal of Catwoman was parodied by Gina Riley, now famous for Kath and Kim.

Selina Kyle appears, through flashbacks depicting her death, in the pilot episode of the 2002 television series Birds of Prey. The show featured Batman and Catwoman's daughter, the Huntress, also known as Helena Kyle. Maggie Baird portrayed Catwoman; in contrast to the comic book version, she is a metahuman. It is also mentioned that her sudden death (along with the paralyzing of Barbara Gordon at the hands of the Joker) sent Batman into self-imposed isolation.

Catwoman was portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 movie Batman Returns. As recreated by Daniel Waters and Tim Burton, Selina Kyle is depicted as a lonely, frustrated woman pushed over the edge (literally) into obsession and crime after her boss, tycoon Max Shreck, tries to kill her to keep her from revealing his plot to build a power plant that would steal Gotham's electricity.

Mysteriously revived by alley cats after Shreck pushes her out a window, Selina Kyle's repressed rage allows her to transform into the clever supervillainess Catwoman. Shortly following her transformation, she joins forces with The Penguin. As a masked vigilante operating under the guise of a theatrical public identity, Catwoman finds a reflection of herself in Batman. In the ballroom scene, to Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Face to Face," the two masked crimefighters, Batman and Catwoman, dressed as their alter-egos Bruce and Selina, discover each other's secret identities. In the film's climax, she electrocutes Shreck by kissing him with a Taser in her mouth; Batman never finds her body. She is seen one last time at the end of the film, looking at the Batsignal in the sky.

In 2004, Catwoman, a movie starring Halle Berry, was released. This film's Catwoman bore little resemblance to the comic book version. Berry portrayed Patience Phillips, a woman who eventually became Catwoman after a near-death experience. Patience gained the powers from the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet through a gathering of cats led by an Egyptian Mau. The movie alludes to other women in the past who have been granted such cat-like abilities, particularly in a scene in which Patience finds herself amongst a series of images of prior Catwomen, including Pfeiffer's Batman Returns version of Selina Kyle. The film's story has nothing to do with Batman or Gotham City.

Berry won the 2005 Razzie award for worst actress in a film for her role as Catwoman, and accepted the prize in person. She was only the third Razzie winner (following director Paul Verhoeven, director of Showgirls; and Tom Green, star of Freddy Got Fingered) ever to do so. She brought her Monster's Ball Oscar with her for her acceptance speech.

Catwoman is rumored to be a character in the proposed third Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan, after Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, owing to the death of the character and previous love interest, Rachel Dawes. Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, Rachel Weisz and Rose McGowan are all rumoured to take the part should one be open. Both Aaron Eckhart (who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in the Dark Knight) and Julie Newmar have stated that "Angelina would own the part." David S. Goyer, who wrote the first two Nolan films, has stated that he would prefer not to include Catwoman in favor of other villains that have been portrayed onscreen.

In the TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, Julia Rose appeared as Catwoman and the young Julie Newmar. Both Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether appeared in the TV movie as well.

Catwoman has been a major character in almost all of Batman's animated series.

Her first animated appearance was with Batman in segments of the 1968 series The Batman/Superman Hour wearing her green costume of that time period. In this series, she was voiced by Jane Webb. She also appeared in four episodes of The New Adventures of Batman cartoon in the 1970s, in which she was voiced by Melendy Britt.

Catwoman appeared on Batman: The Animated Series wearing an all gray outfit that has never been seen outside that series (although it was seen on a comic book based on the series). Voiced by Adrienne Barbeau in both 1992's Batman: The Animated Series, and its revamp in The New Batman Adventures (as well as the 2000s online animated series Gotham Girls), Catwoman is shown to be a socialite and animal rights activist, which attracts the attention of Bruce Wayne when he's not contending with her as Batman. Catwoman also flirts with Nightwing in "You Scratch My Back". However, at the end of the episode, it's revealed that she was just using Nightwing in order to steal an artifact. In many of the episodes featuring Selina, she is accompanied by her assistant named Maven, who aids both of Selina's identities. She also is shown to keep many cats, among those is her favorite cat Isis.

Initially Selina had blonde hair, coinciding with the release of Batman Returns, in which she was portrayed by blonde actress Michelle Pfeiffer. In the revamp, she appears to have shorter black hair. Whether her hair was dyed or her natural color was never made clear in the series itself, however in the episode "Tyger, Tyger", Selina becomes a cat/woman hybrid and her hair (or rather fur) is blonde. In the related comic book series, it is explained that after learning that her hair dye was tested on animals, she drops the brand and tries, unsuccessfully, to change the views of the manager of the company.

Finally, in a seven-minute short film called Chase Me (written by Paul Dini and released with the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman DVD), Batman catches her stealing from one of Bruce Wayne's buildings and apprehends her.

Like all other characters, Catwoman would have a new design during The New Batman Adventures. Her new in-costume animated appearance also changed when the show's animation style did, becoming more like the Michelle Pfeiffer version, with a black costume, slimmer build, and white face makeup (despite her hair dyed black). Details on her change are explored in Batman: Gotham Adventures #4.

In the comic series Batman Adventures, Selina is featured in issue #10, in the back up story she breaks into a vault at the Wayne Manor during Bruce's New Year's Ball. After she has left the scene, Bruce tells Robin and Alfred that he felt betrayed, stating that he was the only one of Gotham's high society not to shun her after she was unmasked. He is reassured of her friendship, however, when he finds she has stolen nothing and has left him a card stating her New Year's resolution is to stay on the right side of the law. After Robin questions her sincerity, Bruce states that he believes she will keep her promise.

One addition to the mythos was giving Catwoman a pet black cat named Isis, who appears in the first series and in The New Batman Adventures. As Catwoman's cat, she fights the dogs of Superman and Batman, as well as Streaky the Supercat, on Krypto the Superdog, a cartoon made by the same people who made the DCAU.

Catwoman has also appeared on The Batman, voiced by Gina Gershon. Her design is slightly altered, having large ears and orange goggles that resemble cat's eyes. Another modification is her hood, which can be pulled up to hide the lower half of her face. Catwoman is also given exaggerated claws on her gloves. The rest of her suit is black, with the exception of her red "paws". She carries her whip around her waist that hangs like a tail. In her civilian identity of Selina Kyle, she has long black hair and blue eyes, instead of her more traditional green eyes. Selina's day job is as a charity fund raiser, in which capacity she meets Bruce Wayne. She flirts with Batman, and in her first appearance steals his utility belt, accidentally gaining control of a giant bat-robot and wrecking the Batcave. In later episodes, she teams up with the Penguin, fights Rag Doll, and tries to help Batman against the Joker. In her final appearance, she is kidnapped by Rumor, but gets away. Like Batman TAS Selina is portrayed as a charity fund raiser.

In the animated cartoon series called Krypto the Superdog, Catwoman's pet cat Isis is a recurring foe of Krypto, Streaky the Supercat and Ace the Bat-Hound.

Catwoman will appear in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. She will be voiced by Kari Wahlgren.

In this 1999 side-scroller by Kemco, Catwoman is hired by Talia al Ghul to steal an ancient crystal skull from the Gotham City Museum. Talia's father Ra's Al Ghul wants to use the skull to create a powerful weapon that will be capable of destroying an entire city.

See Catwoman (video game).

Catwoman appears in LEGO Batman for the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 as an enemy of Batman and a follower of the Penguin.

Catwoman appears as a fighter in the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. She is classified as a villain in the game. Her first fatality has her wrapping her whip around her opponent's throat and dragging them to the ground where she then jumps on their back and pulls back on the whip breaking their neck, whilst her second fatality has her claw out her victims eyes before hurling them to the ground. Though her role in the game is small, her story begins as she is approached by The Flash after stealing from the Gotham Museum. Though he defeats her in combat, she reclaims her purloined jewel after an intervention from Kano, and whilst she makes her escape she gets pulled into a portal that teleports her to The Special Forces base in the Mortal Kombat universe. Here, she finds Sonya Blade, and requests to use the base's portal to return to Gotham. Sonya defeats her in battle however, and locks her away in a cell. She is eventually set free when Lex Luthor is also captured, and they aid each other in escaping. The two form an alliance, approaching both Deathstroke and The Joker and recruiting them for the battle against the invading warriors. With their help, she assists Batman and his allies in the battle against Dark Khan. Her Game Ending features her returning to her Gotham City and discovering that due to the magical essence of the worlds merging, she now has the ability to transform into a black panther at will, enhancing her speed and strength. She uses these newfound powers to ensure she will never again be caged.

Catwoman is set to appear in the upcoming MMORPG DC Universe Online.

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