Bob Kane wanted a “Robin Hood-like” sidekick for his Caped Avenger, Batman, so Robin was born.
He once said, “In my subconscious mind I longed to be like Robin when I was his age, fighting alongside his idol Batman, or in my case, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. as Zorro.”
Robin first debut was in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940 as Dick Grayson.
When first introduced, Robin received an overwhelmingly positive reception, doubling the sales of the Batman related comic books.
Batman and Robin are also known as the Dynamic Duo or the Caped Crusaders.