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The many... MANY... weddings of Dick Grayson... and yet, stil a bachelor!



Though if you consider his wardrobe choices, it becomes a little clearer

First up, the infamous Robin-Tuxedo from Batman Family #11





Sadly, Dick doesn't wear either outfit in the story, just his Robin costume (and Alfred spent DAYS making that jacket)

It's all part of a really overblown plan by a gang of criminal working for MAZE (Robin's personal evil organisation who showed up a lot in his Hudson University stories). It involves mind-controlling Robin and Batgirl, faking the wedding and then killing them.

Of course, they really not mind controlled, but being good Bat-heroes and knowing a good theme crime when they see one, they play along, even when it comes to the beating criminals up bit.


Wedding bells rang again in 1993, which had Dick marrying Kory... rather rushed and probably a bad idea as it was, but not to worry.



Luckily, Raven was going through an "Evil-demonic-possession-possibly-at-least-creepily-bi-curious" phase (Her interest in Starfire is rather offputting, but we're dealing with love and romance here...) so chose to interrupt matters.

Luckily for everyone that is, except the minister.... who doesn't get to complete the ceremony...



It doesn't get any better after that, though both Kory and Dick eventually agree that getting married at that point was a bad idea. And that's despite Dick wearing a fairly classy charcoal grey suit... though the hair is a little... 90's, thank you Tom Grummett.

Speaking of hair, we now move (albeit briefly) to Nighwing Annual #2, which features a story by Devin Grayson and art by Greg Land... and that's not a combination to revel in for me.

Dick woos and proposes to a young woman, who has been widowed multiple times, in the hopes of proving she's a "black widow" style serial killer.



Whether you consider multiple murders to be more of a crime than that hair with a salmon pink trimmed tuxedo I leave to your personal natures, but it's a close run thing to me... (I think that may be the ugliest formalwear since Doug Ramsey's "illusory date with Kitty" outfit, and he has the excuse that it was the early 1980's and he was 15 or so)



Constantly referencing the death of the last minister (and about three people make this joke... to Dick's new bride) is just a tad too tasteless, especially coming from Donna and Tim as it does at various points.

After the killer is unveiled, I won't say who it is, in case you want to read it yourself) Dick reveals to his "bride" that the wedding is never legally formalised through rather repellant manipulation and shenanigans, so this doesn't count either.

I appreciate he was also married to Kory in Kingdom Come (though apparently either divorced or Kory died, depending on which source you read... I think, it's been a while) and he's married to Babs in Earth-2, though she predeceased him because of fridging, but we never saw either wedding.

And what have we hear in the solicitated cover for the Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2 by Jill Thompson? (and written by  Gail Simone)


Okay, the blue stripe on the jacket is okay, a little on the nose perhaps and I hope he's wearing a bow-tie, but I'll forgive it a lot for that lovely impressionistic (I think) take on Barbara's dress.

The solicits for The fairy tale starring Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon tries to survive one more night – and a brutal attack by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!

Wanna bet this one sticks?

 

Date: 2015-02-16 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Personally, I was assuming from the covers that the Robin Tux and the Bat-Bride costume where part of the touches the criminals put into their plans. After all, if you're going to do pop-crime in Gotham, you've got to go the extra mile.

Date: 2015-02-16 07:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I don't thick Dick's suit is as charcoal-coloured as the priest's was.

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From: [personal profile] 7dialsmystery
...is the daughter of Multiplex. She's Terry's age and she can make up to 9 duplicates of herself. Dick Grayson is 70-ish.

Date: 2015-02-18 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
What! Jill Thompson!?

I may actually buy a Convergence issue. Maybe.

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