Comic Cards Project: Day 52 • Aquagirl

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In 1967, Aquaman was arguably at the height of his popularity—with both his own comic and Saturday morning cartoon. The character had recently gotten married and had a baby, so it probably seemed the next logical expansion of his supporting cast was to create a love interest for his sidekick Aqualad. Aquagirl was an orphan with a wild streak who came … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 51 • Robin

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It’s been a while, but I’m ready to finish this series. First up: Robin! Batman’s junior partner, Robin, has been around almost as long as the Caped Crusader. Introduced in 1940, just a year after Batman’s debut, Robin was created to lighten the dark tone of Batman’s stories and appeal to young readers. He was the first young sidekick of … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 27 • Speedy

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Speedy was Green Arrow’s sidekick and one of the early examples of a hero’s junior partner, debuting in 1941 just a year after Robin. I guess after Batman adopted a ward, Green Arrow felt he had to keep up. Speedy was overlooked as an original member of the Teen Titans, the sidekicks’ answer to the Justice League—but by popular demand, he guest-starred occasionally before … Read More

Comic Cards Project: Day 23 • Kid Flash

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Kid Flash was Wally West, the nephew of the Flash’s girlfriend, Iris West. A repeat of the freak accident that created the Flash also gave Wally his powers of super speed. For the first 3 years, his costume was identical to the Flash, and since it covered the entire body except for the lower part of the face, it was virtually … Read More