icon_uk: (Robin Don Newton)
icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-03-20 09:11 pm

It's the first day of spring, and you know what that means....

...according to current DC lore, it's the birthday of Dick Grayson! ("Robin" being his mothers pet name for him, since he arrived on the first day of Spring.... That makes more sense when you're American, as your robins are associated with Spring, whereas in Europe they're associated with Christmas and winter.

But first, a word from our stalker... SPONSOR

So with that recommendation... here is a summation of Dick's pre-Crisis origin as shown in the first attempt to summarise a complete history of Batman and his cast - "The Untold Legend of the Batman" from 1980, in this case issue 2 (Five pages from a 21 page story)

The plot of "The Untold Legend..." is that someone who seems to know all of Batman's secrets is trying to destroy him and everything that has meaning for him... Dick has come home from college to help out... and on the way back from the latest event, Dick ponders his past...

Wait a minute... backtrack there... a tall redhead called Wally making Dick's life hell? Oh this HAS to be worked into a Titans/YJ fic at some point!

And now some more images of the man himself from my personal stash... Please note, no bondage on this occasion (It IS his birthday after all)... and no Nightwing... It's all Robin, all the time...

And this one isn't in my collection, but I REALLY wish it were.

If you want to see the original pen and ink work for this page, click on the image to be taken to the CAF page of the owner, Michael Lovitz.

And I'm not his only fan

by ~StephenThompson

Dick Grayson Classic art card
by =TwinEnigma

Dick Grayson Robin
by *0boywonder0

And these last two are a little outre, but fun!

restless legs
by ~southpawale

10,000 views Pin Up: Robin
by *EvilFuzz

So many happy returns Mr Grayson! 72 years since you first appeared, and you don't look a day over 21!
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[personal profile] greenmask 2012-03-20 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
What a superb pre-cut image.
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[personal profile] deleonjh 2012-03-21 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
It's that green fish scale underwear that I cannot get behind. Everything else I'm cool with but combining that with a lack of pants just gets to me. It's an aesthetic choice that does nothing for me.
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-21 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-21 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
heh yeah that's what i took it to mean. doesn't make you less naughty ;D
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[personal profile] jcbaggee 2012-03-21 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
Untold Legend of Batman!! Got it as part of the promotional deal with Batman cereal when B89 came out, and read it like a bible. Such a great story.
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[personal profile] junkurosu 2012-03-21 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
But Tim, what kind of good is Dick? Lawful? Neutral? Maybe even... chaotic?
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[personal profile] junkurosu 2012-03-22 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmmm. I see what you did there and I approve.
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[personal profile] star_of_airdrie 2012-03-21 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the post! I actually did see my first Robin (Turdus migratorius) today... a day early here!
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-21 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
my Dick is bendy.... take that as you will

also like the black and white adn green pic :D
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-21 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
you bring out the bad in us :D
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-21 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
yes, well... you don't help :)
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[personal profile] auggie18 2012-03-21 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
"There's nothing you can do for them...except mourn!"

Geez, dude, way to be an asshole to a kid who just lost his parents. Seriously.
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[personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn 2012-03-21 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Ha, I had (have?) that book...
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[personal profile] eyz 2012-03-21 09:05 am (UTC)(link)
Dat Panel!
Just, classic! B)
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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2012-03-21 01:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. Nothing on his friendship with the Titans. Which is important. Dick's friendship with the Titans (both original and The New) are an important aspect why Dick will never be totally like Bruce. Zucco getting caught quickly is another.

Of course, there were no Titans in the New 52/NuDCU/whatever. Huh.
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[personal profile] bradygirl_12 2012-03-21 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
*happy sigh*

Thank you for this post on this frabjous day! :)
Edited 2012-03-21 14:35 (UTC)
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[personal profile] sistermagpie 2012-03-21 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I love how young Dick looks kind of like a 25 year old shrunk down a bit.

This story would not at all be improved by a secret assassin squad operating out of the circus!
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[personal profile] sistermagpie 2012-03-21 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This is true. He's moving in the right direction here--and I love the art in general. I especially like that panel of Bruce saying he's the Batman with his swirly cape and Dracula pose. Don't tell me somewhere in the back of his mind he just loves hamming it up for kids.