Wingman, seen here with his buddy and mentor, Batman, was being trained to be the Caped Crusader's European counterpart in an early fifties issue of BATMAN. Timingwise, it all occurred whilst Robin was recovering from injuries leading he--and the rest of Gotham--to presume that Wingman was intended to be Batman's new partner. For no apparent reason other than as a cruel joke on his ward, the Dark Knight perpetuated these rumors to the point of even planting stories in the newspaper gossip columns! When, in the end, Wingman does, in fact, head off to Europe (never to be heard from again, I might add), ol' Bats seems thoroughly perplexed as to why Dick could possibly have been feeling neglected and unwanted during his convalescence. Sigh. The older generation just never understands youth.