7) THE PROTECTOR
One of the more interesting footnotes in comics history, The Protector was one of the leaders of the New Teen Titans back in 1983. His appearances came in a pair of anti-drug stories featuring the then-red-hot Teen Titans, designed to teach young readers about the dangers of illegal drugs. Reputedly, his existence as a Robin analogue (in some shots, like the one above, he is clearly draw over existing Robin figures) is due to the Keebler company’s sponsorship of the comics; at the time Batman and Robin were licensed to competitor Nabisco for cookie-sellin’ purposes. Either way, though his appearances are few and far between, he has been explicitly designated as in-continuity by DC editorial, thanks to an appearance in ‘Who’s Who In The DC Universe’ circa 1988.