Saturday, December 17, 2011

Batman II

Batman II

Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane

Real Name:  Richard Grayson

Alias:  Robin I

Current Occupation: Deceased, former Attorney

Parents: John and Mary Grayson (natural, deceased), Bruce Wayne (adoptive, deceased)

Siblings:  Bruce Wayne Junior (adoptive brother), Helena Wayne (adoptive sister, deceased)

Spouse:  None

Children:  None

Group Affiliation:  All-Star Squadron, Justice League of America

Place of Birth:  Unknown

Place of Death:  Gotham City

First Appearance:  Detective Comics # 38, April 1940


Richard Grayson was part of a circus acrobat family.  His parents were murdered in the 1930s, and he was adopted by Bruce Wayne, was as Batman trained Dick to be his sidekick Robin.

Dick served as Robin throughout the 1940s, but retired in 1949 to go off to college.  A decade later, however, he took over as Batman when Bruce retired, and Bruce's son, Bruce Junior, became the new Robin.

Dick was a founding member of the Justice League of America.  In the 1980s, he died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, when a building fell on top of him.


The generational Batman legacy comes from some 1950s/1960s imaginary stories, which were then adapted by John Byrne, Dennis Power, and myself.

As Robin, Dick's canon Wronskiverse appearances are all golden age/Earth-2 stories, and anything mentioned in Win Scott Eckert's crossovers.  Additionally, he was seen in Mystery Men.

Dick Grayson was also the Batman seen in the 1960s Batman TV series and Super Friends.  This is the Batman that met Super-Bob in the early 1980s.

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