The company and its creators introduced several superheroes between 1938 and 1942, and many are still part of the comic book culture. It's a testament to the imagination of DC's writers and artists that some of their earliest heroes remained relevant nearly a century later.
Updated on September 14th, 2022 by Casey Lawrence: This list has been updated to include relevant information and additional details regarding the comic source material.
Although the concept of a younger partner originated with the Crimson Avenger and Wing, it wasn't until Robin's introduction in Detective Comics (Vol. 1) #38 (by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson) that it became an established trend. Rather than simply existing like Wing, Robin created a new dynamic between hero and partner.
Dick Grayson's debut changed the scope of Batman's stories. No longer a dark figure seeking bloody vengeance, Bruce Wayne now had a ward to protect. This caused the Dark Knight to change his methods and present a less frightening version of himself.