Character of Robin rendered in blue, black red, and white. White text on red background.
1966 Creative HSE Chcgo 60641 ©N.P.P Inc. 1966
Dick Grayson was the first Robin to appear in the Batman comics, beginning in 1940. The character was designed to appeal to younger readers. Grayson branched off to become Nightwing in 1980. Since that time four other characters have stepped into the role of Robin -- Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son.