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This is part one of a two part Perfect Moment. They're by different artists, different writers, but both represent pivotal moments

This was originally planned to be part of my "The Original origin of the Original non-Original Robin" series on the history of Mk1 Jason Todd, but since I haven't gotten around to posting one of those for a long, long time, I thought I'd short circuit the process for this.

This is from New Teen Titans 39

Bear in mind the power of this moment in context. In this day and age it's been done many, many times, some costumed identities are practically a fanchise now, but this was a first: A major DC character was ceasing to be the character they were uniquely identified with a costumed sidekick was graduating into.. well, we didn't quite know what yet... Not even on Earth-2 had anyone given up their identity like this...

In short, Dick Grayson was, after over 40 years in the role, giving up being Robin

Yeah Dick, flash those gams one more time for us all to enjoy...

Dick's comment that he's worn the csotume since he was eight is perhaps a little weird...

It's not often I agree with Terra, but on this next page, I fully endorse her comment....

It's worth noting that this phase of the story was more or less told completely in the New Teen Titans. That was where Dick spent most of his time, and was the role he was most identified with (and sold best).

Part two will deal with Dick telling the other important people in his life about his decision.

Date: 2010-07-29 03:24 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I remember seeing a montage which showed Raven's alterations into her half-demon self, and it made plenty of sense. I just wish it could have been done by not making Raven look middle aged. And for that matter, how did they not know something was up (unless it was commented in story, in which case, I didn't know)?

Terra's reveal was pretty good... but not so much her motivations. Helping out Deathstroke? That's fine. Being his underage, teenaged lover? Hmmmm..... how did they get that past the radar again?

Date: 2010-07-29 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmm..... how did they get that past the radar again?

It was the 80s. DC standards were very nebulous back then, and nobody was quite sure just how far they could push. I mean, this was the time when books like Swamp Thing and Hellblazer were part of DC's main line.


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