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#1 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

If the show does somehow get a third season, they set it up for Dick/Nightwing to hardly appear. Booooo! I don't know if I would watch a third season if Dick wasn't in it. Not fair, but I'm biased like that.

#2 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Lucius did that for Tim, too, but he definitely did it for Dick before the reboot. The trust fund is revealed for the first time in Nightwing #13 and Dick goes to the bank in issue 16.

I think in the New 52, though, that Dick just lost all his trust fund money when the circus was destroyed in Death of the Family.

#3 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I might have misunderstood something in the episode Summit, but I think Nightwing wanted Kaldur to take BACK leadership of the team. The way I understood it, Kaldur had remained team leader until he went into deep cover. Nightwing has only been interim leader.

When Season 2 opened, I assumed, because Nightwing was immediately shown as team leader, that he had transitioned into that position during the five-year gap. After all, it was made pretty obvious in Season 1 that Dick would become leader at some point. This might have been my bad, but I figured that meant he had been leader for some time and that he was in charge of the deep-cover plan. But, if Kaldur was still leader before he went into cover was the plan not really Nightwing's? Is this Kaldur's plan?

If so, this raises a few questions for me and offers some disappointments.

-Why did the other team members not suspect something like this was happening? It seems to me that it would be much more suspicious if your team leader suddenly went bad than if a subordinate did. I know Kaldur was supposed to be hurting over Aquagirl's death, but his defection would make even more sense if he went over to his father's side in order to regain a position of power. If your leader suddenly disappears, it seems like that should set off a few alarm bells.

-So is this deep-cover plan not really Nightwing's? I hope not, but the immediate passing off of leadership to Kaldur makes me wonder. If the plan was Kaldur's, then Dick might not be such a badass. Boo.

-This harms Dick's growth if the plan was not his. I have really enjoyed how the kid who didn't want to be Batman has become Batman. It was tearing Dick up inside and providing great growth. What kind of hero did he want to be? Was he coming to a deeper understanding of how and why Bruce operates like he does?

Maybe the plan was still Dick's. I don't know. The ending just left me with some questions. I thought this was Nightwing's crowning achievement as leader, but Dick trying to pass back leadership left me disappointed. I know the show is not the same as the comics, but I wanted Dick to have been leader for a while - and to continue as such. I felt like that was what Season 1 promised me. If Dick is so eager to give back leadership, it strikes me as being rather un-Nightwing-like.

But hey, maybe he's handing off leadership of YJ so that he can join the Justice League like Zatanna and Rocket.

Thoughts? Am I making something out of nothing?

#4 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

For reading and purchasing purposes, I wanted to know the numbers of the issues in which Dick Grayson appears. I couldn't find a magic button that would just tell me what 451 issues of TEC Dick was in, so I clicked through them all. If anyone knows what button I am looking for, please let me know!

Anyway, I made a list of the issue numbers for Dick's pre-reboot appearances. Please let me know what I missed! I eventually got tired, so I didn't check Green Lantern for instance. I could also use info on annuals. I did not include Elseworlds (I have nothing against them, but I got tired of scrolling through pages and pages of info on comics). I also did not include New 52 because that should be a separate list. However, if you want to add some Elseworlds or New 52 info, that would be great and much appreciated.

Please let me know what I missed! Please also let me know if I have included an issue that doesn't actually feature Dick very much. If I'm going to spend the money, I want more Dick rather than less.

Thanks for your help! (Aside from Comic Vine, I also used Aussie Nightwriter’s Dick Grayson Appreciation Site (http://www.dickgrayson.net/) which is pretty awesome).

Handlist of Dick Grayson's Comic Appearances

As Batman

Prodigal Story Arc:

Batman #512

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32

Detective Comics #679

Robin #11

Batman #513

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #33

Detective Comics #680

Robin #12

Batman #514

Batman: Shadow of the Bat #34

Detective Comics #681

Robin #13

Batman Reborn

Major Bat Titles

Batman: #687 to #713, with the exception of #701 (R.I.P. Missing chapter)

Batman Annuals: issues #27, 28

Batman Eighty-Page Giants: issue #1 (2010)

Detective Comics: The Black Mirror #871-881

I think Dick is also Batman in issues #864-870

Batman & Robin (2009): all 26 issues

Batman: Gates of Gotham: all 5 issues

Batman: Streets of Gotham: issues #1-14, 17

Batman Incorporated (2011): #4 (as Robin in a flashback), #6

Batman: Blackest Night (2009): all 3 issues

Bat-Family Titles

Azrael (2009): issues #1, 4, 14, 15, 16

Batgirl (2009): issues #1, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 17

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (2010): issues #3 and 6 (of 6)

Batman: The Return (January 2011) one shot

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batman and Robin (December 2010)

Gotham City Sirens (2009): issues #3, 6, 7, 16, 18, 22, 23, 26

Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? (2009)

Red Robin: issues #1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26

Justice League

Justice League of America (2006): issues #41 - 60

Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009): issues #2 and 3 (of 7)

Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal (2010): issues #1-3 (of 4)

Other

Action Comics (1938): issues #903, 904

Booster Gold (2007): issues #21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Doom Patrol (2009): issue #20

Outsiders (2009): issues #21, 24

Power Girl (2009): issues #13, 16, 17, 19, 21

Superman (1939): issue #703

Superman/Batman (2003): issues #75, 76, 77, 80

Teen Titans (2003): issues #88, 89, 92, 100

Titans (2008): issues #12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28, 29, 30, 34, 36, 38

World’s Finest (2009/2010): issues #3 and 4 (of 4)

Holiday Specials

DC Halloween Special ‘09

DC Halloween Special 2010

DC Holiday Special ’09 (brief appearance in the Flash story)

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As Nightwing

Nightwing Solo Series

Nightwing Miniseries: issues #1-4 (Sept. – Dec. 1995)

Nightwing: The Return of Alfred (1995)

Nightwing (1996-2009): issues #1-153, Annuals #1 and 2, One Million, ½

Nightwing and Huntress miniseries (1998): all four issues

Nightwing Eighty-Page Giant

Nightwing: The Target

(Teen) Titans

Tales of the Teen Titans: all issues #41-91, except issues #83, 84, 85

*Annual #3 is the conclusion of “The Judas Contract”

**Issue #59 is a reprint of the original Titans story from DC Presents

***Starting with issue #60, these are reprints of NTT (Vol. 2)

New Teen Titans (Vol. 2): all issues #1-49, except issues #23, 24, 25, 27 [and annuals]

The New Titans (1988): issues #0 (1994), 50-55, 56 (as Robin), 57-61, 64, 65, 68, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 82 – 102, 111, 113, 114, 115, 130 (cameo – last issue)

Teen Titans Spotlight (1986): issues #1, 10, 14 (Nightwing issue), 17, 18, 21 (Robin in a retro tale)

Team Titans (1992): issues #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 18

Teen Titans (1996): issues #3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Titans/JLA Technis Imperative (1998-1999): all 3 issues

The Titans (1999): issues #1-4, 7, 9-23, 25-29, 31-33, 35-50

Also includes: Secret Files and Origins #1 and #2 (March 1999, October 2000)

Annual #1 (2000)

*15 and 16 are especially good as they feature the Fab Five and some flashbacks to the old days

Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day: all 3 issues

Teen Titans (2003): issues #1/2, 1, 3, 6, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 33, 43, 45, 46, 47

The Outsiders (2003): all 50 issues and Nightwing/Captain Boomerang Jr. “Five of a Kind”, except 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 50 [Dick leaves the team but comes back beginning with One Year Later]

**for novelty’s sake, issues #17-19 feature John Walsh from “America’s Most Wanted”

Checkmate (2006): issues #14 and 15 (crossover with the Outsiders)

Titans (2008): issues #1-10

Bat Titles and Specials

Azrael (1995): issues #13 and 16

Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1998): issues #56, 60, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 100

Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight (2009): all 3 issues

Batgirl (2000): issues #27, 29, 46, 50

Batgirl (2008): issues #1, 3, 5, 6

Batman: 408 (shot by Joker and fired)

416

433

Year Three = 436, 437, 438, 439

A Lonely Place of Dying = 441, 442

455, 456, 500, 510, 511

515, 529, 533, 554, 556, 560, 562, 569, 588, 589, 590, 600, 605, 615, 619, 631, 632, 633, 634

Under the Hood = 636, 637, 638

641, 670, 674, 675, 678, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686

Batman Annuals: issue #23

Batman Eighty-Page Giants: issues #1, 2, 3 (flashback to Robin)

Batman Chronicles (1995-2001): issues #7 and 20

Batman Confidential: issues #13, 14, 15, 16 (Wrath storyline; March-June 2008)

Batman: Family (2002): issues #6, 7, 8 (of 8)

Batman: Gotham Knights (2000): issues #1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 56, 57

*I really like the following: #8-11 (Hugo Strange storyline), #14 (Dick’s letter), 16-17 and 20-21 (Bruce adopts Dick)

Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood (2000): issues #2, 5, 6 (out of 6)

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight: issues #62, 120, 126, 184

Batman: Orphans (2011): issues #1 and 2 (of 2)

Batman: Orpheus Rising (2001): issue #4 (of 5)

Batman: Outlaws (2000): issues #2 and 3 (of 3)

Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992): issues #1, 2, 3, 4, 29, 49, 53, 54, 55, 94

Battle for the Cowl (2009): all 3 issues

Arkham Reborn (2009): issue #3 (of 3) but has a minor role

Batman and the Outsiders (2007): issues #8, 11, 13, 14

Batman: The Widening Gyre: issues #1-4 (often as Robin in flashbacks; 1 and 4 are the best)

Birds of Prey (1999 volume): #8 (awesome!)

15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 35, 37, 43, 54, 61, 76, 79, 83, 84, 86, 100, 108, 109, 127

Detective Comics: 562, 600, 676, 677, 686, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 721, 723, 724, 725, 727, 728, 729, 741, 757, 782, 799, 800, 838, 839, 847, 850, 851, 853, 862 (flashback; Robin?)

Gotham Underground (2007): issues #1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Harley Quinn (2000): issues #11, 12

Robin (1993): issues #0, 8, 10 (technically Robin), 11, 12, 13, 23, 28, 32, 33, 47, 48, 53, 55, 65, 67, 71, 74, 76, 82, 85, 86, 95, 108, 109, 110, 118, 120, 125, 156, 169, 175, 176, 178, 181, 182, 183

Justice League

JLA (1997): issues #1, 39, 41, 50, 55, 58, 69, 71, 73, 75, 76, 121 (ones in bold are Obsidian Age, when Dick leads the JLA)

JLA Secret Files: issue #3 (2000)

Justice League of America (2006): issue #0 and Wedding Special #1

Others

Action Comics (1938): issues # 556, 583, 675, 770, 771, 781, 841, 842 (the best one to get), 843

Action Comics Weekly: issues #613 to 618, 627, 631, 632, 633, 634, 642

Adventures of Superman Annual #4 (1992)

Aquaman #60 (October 1999) – Garth’s Wedding

Beast Boy (2000): issues #2, 3 (out of 4)

Best of DC (1979): issue #69

Booster Gold (2007): issues #2, 7, 11, 12 (mainly Robin)

Brave and the Bold: issues #15 (September 2008)

Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985): issues #3, 4, 5, 9, 12 (also involves Earth-2 Robin)

DC One Million (1998): issue #1 (of 4); there’s also a Nightwing One Million

DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy (2005): issues #2, 3, 4 (of 4)

Deathstroke the Terminator (1991): issues #1, 11, 13, 14, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30, 34, 39

Countdown to Final Crisis (2007): issues #5, 6, 36, 43 [this series has a lot of Donna and Jason]

Final Crisis (2008): issue #3 (of 7)

Flash (1987): issues #0 (1994), 1, 12 (in a bonus preview), 81, 82, 83, 87, 134, 140, 142 (Wally’s wedding), 151 (as Robin; flashback issue), 159, 165, 210, 211, 214, 215, 228, 245, 246, 247

Green Arrow (2001): issues #1, 11, 16, 49, 50

Identity Crisis (2004): issues #1, 2, 5, 6, 7 (of 7)

Infinite Crisis (2006): all 7 issues except #3

Supergirl (2005): issues #3, 11, 12, 16, 18

Secret Origins (1986): issues #13, 20, 36, 38, 44, 46, 50, Annual #3

Secret Six (2009): issues #8 and 9

Superman (1939): issues 712

Superman/Batman (2003): issues #5, 13, 50, 55, 65

*60 and 61 feature a Dick and Hal mash-up character called Nightlantern

Trinity (2008): issues #7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52 [Dick isn’t exactly Nightwing, but this was during his Nightwing era]

Wednesday Comics: issues #1-7, 9

Wonder Woman (1987): issues #25, 160, 161, 165, 166, 167, 175, 180

52: issues #1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 25, 30, 31, 33, 41, 47, 48

*issues 25 just contains a two-page spread on Dick’s origins; this can be obtained for free online in the Nightwing 101 package on Comixology

One Shots

Flash + Nightwing (1997) – awesome!

Batman: The 12-cent Adventure

Batman + Arsenal (1997)

Batman: Bane (1997)

Batman: Day of Judgment (1999)

Batman: Gotham City Secret Files (2000) Dick’s only in one image, but it’s the Grayson-cam one

Batman/Nightwing Bloodborne

Batman Secret Files #1 (1997)

DC Universe Last Will and Testament

DCU Holiday Bash II (1998)

DCU Holiday Bash III (1999 – only on one page)

DCU Holiday Special (2009)

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As Robin

Bat Titles

Batman:

-issues #1 to #217 (Dick goes to college) with the exception of issues #166, #168, and #212

Issues 218, 222, 223, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231

232 (basis for B:TAS episode “The Demon’s Quest")

233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245

246 (“How Many Ways Can a Robin Die?”)

247, 248, 249, 250, 252

Giant-sized issues that mostly contained reprints of old stories: 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259,

260, 262, 262

#268, 279, 285, 286, 300, 302, 316, 317, 321, 322, 327, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337

338, 339, 341, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359

368 (passed the Robin mantle to Jason)

408 (Dick shot by Joker and fired)

Batman Annuals: issues #1-8, 13 (profile)

Batman Family (1970s): all 20 issues

Detective Comics: issues #38 to #395 with the exceptions of 153, 159, 163, 179, 200, 209, 232, 337, 344

#398 - #403

#408

#417, 421, 438, 440, 442, 443, 444 [just appears in reprints of old stories]

#441

#445, 447, 450, 451 (solo features)

456, 462, 472, 473, 474

481-495 (after TEC merged with Batman Family)

500, 503, 511, 512, 513, 515, 517, 518, 519, 524, 525, 526

627 (remake of “The Chemical Syndicate”)

Star Spangled Comics (1947-1952): issues #65 to #130 (last issue of the series)

-these are being reprinted in the Robin Archives, Vols. 1 and 2 (a third would finish the series)

World’s Finest Comics (1941): issues #1-144, 146-157, 159, 160, 161 (collection of reprinted stories), 164, 165, 168, 169, 170 (reprinted tales), 171, 173-178, 179 (reprinted stories), 180-185, 188 (reprinted tales), 189-196 (some contains reprints from Star-Spangled Comics), 197 (reprinted stories), 200, 206 (reprinted stories), 209 (reprinted tales), 223 (reprints), 224 (reprints), 225 (reprints), 227 (reprinted stories), 228, 229 (reprint), 243, 265, 269, 271, 286, 287, 294, 300 (this story involves the Teen Titans, but Dick might be Nightwing because the issue is dated February 1984), 302 (reprinted stories), 308 (possibly Nightwing; issue is October 1984)

*Issue number 1 is actually titled “World’s Best Comics”

**Starting with issue #71 the main story is a Batman, Robin, and Superman team-up

Untold Legend of the Batman

Teen Titans

Teen Titans (1966-1978): issues #1-53, except #20 and 26

New Teen Titans (Vol. 1): all issues #1-40, except issues # 12, 40

DC Comics Presents: issues #26, 31, 58 (#26 is the preview to NTT; it was reprinted as Tales of the Teen Titans #59)

Batman and the Outsiders (1983): issue #5 (continuation of NTT #37)

Others

Action Comics (1938): issues #270, 546

Adventure Comics: issue #253, 461, 462, 463, 464 (very small role in 275, 446, 466)

Best of DC (1979): issues #1, 2, 9, 11, 18, 22, 23, 26, 30, 35, 51

Brave and the Bold (1955): issues #54, 60, 68, 76, 83, 86, 89, 94, 100, 102, 114, 116, 149, 182 (Earth-2 Robin), 185, 200 (bold are Teen Titans appearances)

*issue #54 is the first appearance of the Teen Titans but they don’t use the name

**issue #60 is the first ever appearance of Donna Troy (July 1965)

Eighty Page Giant (1964): issues #5, 8, 12, 15, 17, 24, 27, 28, 30, 37, 43, 49, 55, 61, 64, 67, 73, 79, 85, 88

Flash Spectacular 1978

Justice League of America (1960): issues #27, 50, 55, 91, 92, 101, 102, 123, 135, 136, 137, 144, 195 (in higher numbers, it’s usually Earth-2 Dick)

Superman (1939): issues #76, 132, 156, 192, 405 (reprint of an earlier story, I believe)

Superman Family (1974): issues #170, 181, 191, 192, 200, 216

Earth-2 Robin

All-Star Comics: issues #58, 59, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74

All-Star Squadron: issues #24, 25, 26, 41, 54 and Annuals 2 and 3

America vs. the Justice Society: issues #1-4 (all 1985)

Wonder Woman (1942): issue #284

Dick as Robin in the Modern Era (after the transition to Nightwing)

Batgirl: Year One

Batman Chronicles (1995-2001): issues #9 and 19

Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet

Batman Eighty-Page Giants: issue #3 (2000)

Batman: Full Circle (1991): one shot

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight: issues #23 (pre-Robin), 100, and 149-153 (Grimm)

Batman: Odyssey (2010): issues #1-6, except #5

Batman: Odyssey (2011): all 7 issues

Batman/Spirit (2007)

Batman: Turning Points (2001): issue #2 (of 5)

Batman: Two Face Strikes Twice (1993): issues #1 and 2 (of 2)

Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins (2005)

Dark Victory

DC: the New Frontier (2004): issues #5 and 6 (out of 6)

Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1999): one shot (Robin and Nightwing)

Scarecrow: Year One: both issues

Superman (1939): issue #700

Superman/Batman (2003): issues #79, Annual #2

Teen Titans: Year One

Titans East Special (2008): issue #1 (Robin in a flashback story)

Holiday Specials

Christmas with the Super-Heroes: issues #1 and 2 (1988 and 1989)

DC Halloween Special ‘09

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Animated or Children’s Show Tie-Ins:

As Robin:

Super Friends (1976): all 47 issues

The Batman Adventures (1992, based on B:TAS): issues #4, 5, 6, 14, 17, 18, 26, 31, 35, 36

Batman and Robin Adventures (1995, based on B:TAS): issues #1-25, except #4 and 9

Teen Titans Go! All 55 issues

The Batman Strikes (2004): issues #29 – 50, except #30, 31, and 44

Tiny Titans (2008): issues #1-49, except #10, 19, 31, 36, 42, 47, 50

Young Justice (cartoon): issues #0-19, except #2 and 15

As Nightwing:

Batman Adventures: The Lost Years (transition to Nightwing): all five issues

Batman: Gotham Adventures (1998): issues #1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 (the cereal one), 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 44, 47, 48, 50, 60

All-New Batman: Brave and the Bold: #13 (January 2012) “Calling All Robins!”

Adventures in the DC Universe: #14 (May 1998)

Batman Adventures (2003): issues #12 (great reference to puns) and 15

Young Justice (cartoon): issues #20-25

Batman Beyond (2010): issues #3, 4, 5, 6

Batman Beyond (2011): issue #4

Batman Beyond (2012): issues #11-17

#5 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this would also be a great opportunity to bring in Donna and Wally. Higgins could say they were hiding in Al Capone's vault.

You make an excellent point about St. Louis. It's the gateway to the West, but that means it's also the backdoor of the East.

And lord knows parts of St. Louis could use a vigilante (that's not to diss on St. Louis. I mean, I was just extolling the virtues of Detroit).

#6 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this, if only for G-Man's tagline "Make sure you spoil responsibly."

#7 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't Higgins from Chicago? I know he's a fan of the Bears. It's a good call, though - write what you know! Plus, I am excited to have someone as cool as Nightwing in the Midwest (although I would have been even more excited if Dick ended up in Detroit).

#9 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I love The Judas Contract and am not a big fan of Nightwing: Year One (which has the most developed fight scenario). With the fight, Bruce looks like a horrible person, especially by YO. He fires Dick for no reason, takes away an identity he had no right to take away (Dick created the Robin identity himself by this time and the name was a tribute to his mother, His mother! Bruce, of all people, should understand the sensitive nature of that), and generally acts like a jerk. I think Judas Contract is also better because it feels relatable and bittersweet: we all group up and it can be sad. But, ultimately, we forge ahead and become better people. YO and its ilk threw in too much unnecessary drama. Instead of feeling moved, I was pissed.

#10 Posted by dicksihavestudied (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually that valentine is not fan art. It's the Dick valentine from DC's Young Romance issue. The cheesy valentines were the best part of the issue!

And Jenny at neverendingdickjokes will sell you some of the valentines. I bought some a couple months ago to send to some friends.

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