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John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines: Robin

posted Jul 12, 2008, 5:44 PM by Vu Sleeper

John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines: Robin

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 10:11 AM EST

Here’s the latest Storytelling Engine from John Seavey. Click here to read John’s description of what a Storytelling Engine IS, anyways. Check out more of them at his blog, Fraggmented.

Storytelling Engines: Robin


It really isn’t until the 80s (and arguably the 90s) that Robin begins to work as a solo hero. Dick Grayson gets a major makeover from Marv Wolfman and George Perez, turning him into Nightwing and making it clear that he’s ditched the trappings of childhood completely, while the new Robin, under the wing of Chuck Dixon, ditches the puns, the short shorts, and many of the much-derided elements of the old Robin, and begins accumulating his own supervillains to fight as well. (Dixon also has a hand in the storytelling engine for Nightwing, his run on that book establishing a home city, a rogue’s gallery, and a supporting cast for the former Robin. Of course, all that’s gone now, and coincidentally, the book is kind of floundering. Go figure.)