haha lucky for you, comicvine already has a list of all his appearances. it’s not in chronological order but it’s still pretty sweet. hope that helps!
portrayal of dick grayson? bc its DEFINITELY the dark knight rises which isn’t actually dick grayson but it still pisses me off haha like how dare they give such a bastardized nod to robin through that weird gary stu john blake who came out of NO WHERE for no reason. literally what is the point of john blake he was such a shitty badly written character and then to attach the robin title to him with no mention of the original classic robin for like 50 years dick grayson??? and then release it to the general public who already have no knowledge of the robins so now millions of people think john blake is robin???
I was so mad haha esp since nolan and christian bale have both expressed their bad opinions about robin before like those dudes do not know shit about batman if they think a single negative thing about robin tbh. they should have just kept robin out of that overrated mess of a movie anyway they obviously don’t get him and don’t get why the batman/robin relationship is so important hmph dont ever trust “batman fans” with bad robin opinions!!! you know those type of mother fuckers only ever read frank miller’s batman!!!
the best are Batman and Robin v1 by Grant Morrison and then Peter Tomasi’s takeover and Scott Snyder’s Detective Comics run, The Black Mirror.
yes true BUT jean-paul valley bastardized batman and turned batman into azbats who no one likes anyway also back in ‘08 a bunch of us (like at least ten maybe you didn’t hear about it) agreed to blast him off the batman family tree (think of him as sirius black and us as his furious mother) so he is officially disowned and doesn’t count ;)
I went ‘ew’ out loud irl wow yucky is an understatement omg is there a word for yuckyx100000 bc that’s what I think of it
pre reboot/post crisis: the only boys whose ages were clearly stated were Tim at 17 and Damian at 10. Tim’s age dictates everyone else’s age because you have to account for Batman: Year Three when tiny Tim met the flying Graysons before Dick became Robin at the age of 12/13 (pre reboot at 8/10 aka the superior Dick as Robin ages!!! but let’s not get into that lol) in the third year of Batman’s career.
Dick had a six year career as Robin and when he became Nightwing at 18/19, Jason became Robin at 13. That’s a sixish year age difference. Jason died at 15/16 and Tim became Robin when Tim was 13/14. That’s a twoish year age difference. So Dick is about 8ish years older than Tim who is 17 which makes Dick around 25. Jason is twoish years older than Tim so Jason would be 19, maybe even 20. Cassandra Cain was around the same age as Jason so she would have been on the late side of 19. Stephanie was a year older than Tim and starting college so she would have been 18. Babs was depicted as older than Dick by at least 5 years when they were Batgirl/Robin but by Nightwing: Year One, Nightwing Annual #2 and Snyder’s Detective Comics, DC was trying to push Babs off as the same age as Dick which is ridiculous. So she should have been 30 but DC didn’t want that. A good compromise imo for Babs’ age is 27 years old.
so to summarize, based on educated guesses and approximations, Babs was 27, Dick was 25, Jason was 20, Cassandra was 19, Steph was 18, Tim was 17 and Damian was 10. Logically, Bruce was probably pushing 45 but DC would rather eat shit than ever admit that.
post reboot: Babs is 21, Dick is 21, Jason is 19, Tim is still 17 and still a virgin who can’t drive, Steph is gone, Cass is gone, Damian died at the age of 10. Robins only lasted one year each so that simplifies things. Bruce is forever 30, just like DC always wanted~ pft what a cluster fucking joke of a timeline.
who cares about canon though, just make them any age you want. even grant morrison thinks fuck it, they’re paper people, age doesn’t matter, etc.
thanks bud! it’s just so weird that there’d be references to terra and to dick/kory’s wedding bc like….. wasn’t that technically years ago?? why would dick bring that up??? so out of character, so bad, further proof that dick grayson in the outsiders is awful
My favorites are all ridiculous or sentimental.
But here they are:
such an adorable dork, precious loser, the cutest little robin that ever was and will be etc
look at him!!! scarecrow: year one isn’t a very good story but it’s worth the read just to coo at lil dick grayson and his lil cape and his lil jokes and his lil chicken legs awww
the outsiders is this group that batman used to run in the 80s who did off-the-books-sort-of-illegal-but-still-no-killing missions but disbanded years before. after titans broke up roy harper is like DICK LETS BRING THE OUTSIDERS BACK :DD and this is right after the teen titans/titans all just watched donna troy and lilth get murdered so dick is like NO ROY I NEVER WANT TO BE CLOSE TO ANYONE EVER AGAIN TEAMS ARE JUST TOO PERSONAL IM DONE WITH TEAMS but roy talks him into it of course
and like okay so dick is mourning I get that but he’s such an asshole??? and he gets called out on being an asshole multiple times and nothing ever changes??? and there’s no excuse bc its one writer for EVERY issue of the series and he did jack shit for character growth!!! and it’s not like I have a problem with dick being a jerk as caused by the death of his closest friend like I GET where it was coming from but there was never any resolution about dick’s emotional problems for fucking FORTY ISSUES??? literally forty issues of dick being a FUCKHEAD
again, I get he was mourning but sooo much of it was so out of character it physically PAINED ME TO READ IT. like the whole TEAMS SUCK TEAMS SHOULD NOT BE CLOSE I AM THE LEADER AND YOU WILL FOLLOW MY LEAD BLINDLY THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY ALSO I WILL NOT THINK MANY OF MY DECISIONS THROUGH. freaking dick grayson who is the poster boy of TEAMS and TEAMWORK who is one of the best leaders in the entire DCU decides to throw that all away to be a FLOP AHOLE
there’s this one part where superman goes to talk to dick bc the outsiders are breaking laws so dick threatens superman with kryptonite to get him to fuck off. I repeat DICK GRAYSON threatened SUPERMAN. and for what??? to prove that dick is an edgy hardass now???? no.
also there’s one part near the end of the series (note, that’s around 40 issues of NO DEVELOPMENT AT ALL, DICK IS EXACTLY THE SAME PRSN HE WAS AT IN ISSUE 1 EXCEPT YOU THINK EVEN LESS OF HIM) where the outsiders team up with this other group and they all get captured on a mission. so while sasha, aka the black queen, and owen, aka boomerang, were getting violently tortured, ESPECIALLY SASHA WHO IS SCREAMING AND BEING MAIMED, dick is captured in cell where he can hear all of this as it’s happening. and then after they’re done torturing sasha and owen, you find out that DICK KNEW HOW TO GET OUT ALL ALONG. BUT HE DID NOTHING. HE SAT IN THAT CELL WHILE THIS WOMAN WHO HE HAS PERSONAL TIES WITH GOT MAIMED LIKE. ?@?@?#$ lijskdfj
I wouldn’t even mind if judd winick had stuck with dick mourning and being sad and feeling alienated and impersonal and angsty for 40 issues BUT THE FACT THAT HE MADE DICK A COMPLETELy INEPT EMBARRASSMENT AS A LEADER IS UNFORGIVABLE. srsly idc how good judd winick’s jason todd is, his outsiders run has made me :| at him for LIFE.
the only good thing about outsiders is that DICK AND ROy ARE ACTUAL BOYFRIENDS and it’s funny at some parts, dialogue wise. just.. no @ dick
all my old followers rn are like ‘omg this chick has a fuck outsiders rant every few months’ lmao oops..
it was a recent change! babs was introduced in the 60s as a college aged young adult while dick was just a teenager with a crush. I believe there was an issue of them kissing once and all the letters sent in about that issue were like “EW GROSS HES A KID” lolol
pre-reboot babs has ALWAYS been older by about 4/5/6ish years yet for some reason some writers forget that and write that dick and babs went to prom together (snyder tsk tsk) or that they were 16 and getting milk shakes at a diner together (nightwing annual #2 tsk tsk) etc. there have always been inaccuracies. then post-reboot they flat out declared that dick is 21 and babs is 21 bc post-reboot decision making sux.
try jla: obsidian age, nightwing: free fall, nightwing: the great leap, new teen titans: judas contract, jla/titans: the technis imperative for godsake stay away from outsiders
um um I’m not sure what kind of skills you want me to rank?? I’m going to go with fighting since your question was fighting
1) CASSANDRA CAIN AW YEAH ALWAYS BETTER THAN UR FAVE
7) all au robins
8) timothy I guess…..
mte. the coloring is great but even his best looks novice compared to most professional artists and even fanartists. he does same face, his bodies are weird, and I’ll never forget how fucked up and giant power girl’s thigh looked that one time in JSA
Donna is Dick’s oldest and best friend. He walked her down the aisle at her wedding, she helped him through his break up with Kory, he helped her find her parents and identity, etc. They’re platonic soul mates~
For specifically Nightwing, I’d start at Nightwing: Year One. It’s the easiest place to start! Then I’d pick up Nightwing: Freefall (issue #140) and go from there.
For other Dick Grayson, I’d get Robin: Year One, Teen Titans: Year One, Batman: The Black Mirror, and Batman and Robin volume 1: Batman Reborn.
Hope that helps!