And here is my first post about Dick Grayson from my Batman column at Sourcerer. Give it a look!
by Jeremy DeFatta
Happy new book day, everyone! Stemming from last week’s piece touching on Batman R.I.P., I would like to shift focus for two or three posts to Bruce Wayne’s original and longest-serving heir apparent, Dick Grayson, the original Robin.
For a few years after Bruce’s apparent death, Dick served as Batman with only a few people who had been in close proximity to the original for extended periods of time (such as Commissioner Gordon and the Joker) able to tell the difference. We will return to this period in the near future, but this post will focus on Dick Grayson’s early history, and the reasons for his creation and persistence in early Batman stories.
Dick Grayson has been around nearly as long as Batman himself; he first appeared as Robin in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940, making the character 74 years old this month. Much like…
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