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!
junkurosu: Jun Kurosu (Default)

[personal profile] junkurosu 2012-03-21 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
But Tim, what kind of good is Dick? Lawful? Neutral? Maybe even... chaotic?
junkurosu: Jun Kurosu (Default)

[personal profile] junkurosu 2012-03-22 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmmm. I see what you did there and I approve.