Top Ten WTF Moments In Batman Comics
9. ROBIN GETS A LITTLE TOO EXCITED AROUND BATGIRL
Robin Number One and Batgirl have a strange history. A large chunk of the relationship between Dick and Babs is covered pretty thoroughly in Nightwing Annual #2, which includes a rather awkward brush up on their first date. Most notably, the two get trapped in a safe by Crazy Quilt and Robin gets…excited.
“That better be your utility belt pushing against my leg.” It doesn’t take Batgirl long to realize Robin has more on his mind than catching stupidly named bad guys. Seeing the Boy Wonder break out into a cold sweat and try frantically to think clean thoughts is a tad unsettling, especially when you consider what would have happened if Batman hadn’t saved them at that very moment.
As unnecessary and inappropriate as all this is, the scene is made all the worse when the writers decided to double down and have Batman inquire about what’s going on in Robin’s short pants.