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    Default When did Robin wear the Bat suit?

    I'm just a casual Batfan so you guys are gonna have to help me..I was looking through the Batman Black and White statues and I noticed this.. I had already thought the statue was awesome, but I didn't notice it said (Dick Grayson) in the description. Another site says it commemorates a time where Dick Grayson wore the bat suit. Can anyone tell me when this happened? I'd really like to read it.

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    "Designed by renowned artist Jock and using only monochromatic colors, this statue depicts Dick Grayson's acrobatic abilities as the Dark Knight. Be sure to add this unique moment in Bat-history to your collection" -DC
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    It's specifically from a story called "The Black Mirror", although it's not the only story in which Dick was Batman.

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    Holy crap thats awesome.

    BTW that was the Black Mirror , which is an awesome read. Anyway prior to the relaunch Dick was Batman for about 2 years. Check out Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin, its also quite awesome.

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    As to why Dick wore the suit, there was Batman R.I.P. (available in tpb) resulting in Bruce's apparent "death", and there was also Battle for the Cowl (also available in tpb), which explains why Dick decided to take on the role.

    (And F.Y.I., Dick hadn't been "Robin" in the comic books for almost thirty years or so at this point?)

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    i have a page from Black Mirror, love Jock
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    You guys are lightning fast with the answers. Thanks. I think I'll be picking up the statue and the book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godlike13 View Post
    Holy crap thats awesome.
    I already preordered mine, so if you wanta know where to get it let me know.. i'm not sure if I can post product links on the forum. I picked up the Darwyn Cooke version as well. They're not that bad in price when compared to other collectors statues out there.

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    Besides dick all the robins have tried on the suit. The battle for cowl shows it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavemold View Post
    Besides dick all the robins have tried on the suit. The battle for cowl shows it.
    I didn't know about that.. but I mean, putting on the suit is one thing. Doing an epic maneuver like this is awesome.
    All my batman knowledge pretty much comes from the old animated series. I've only just gotten back into picking up bat books, but these statues are stunning

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    Dick posed as Batman from time to time dating back to the 70's. In 1994, he took over the role of Batman for a fourteen part arc called "Prodigal", as well as appearing in Showcase 94 #12. Later, he donned the costume to fill in for Bruce while he was detained by the police as a murder suspect. From "Battle For The Cowl" through "Flashpoint", Dick was Batman while Bruce was absent and then later on after he came back, he stuck with it for a while longer, before going back to being Nightwing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavemold View Post
    Besides dick all the robins have tried on the suit.
    Even Alfred has worn the suit.

    But there's a difference betweening wearing the costume and "being" Batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavemold View Post
    Besides dick all the robins have tried on the suit. The battle for cowl shows it.
    Damian hasn't worn it. But even Tim wore it so....yeah everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwing1124 View Post
    Damian hasn't worn it. But even Tim wore it so....yeah everyone.
    He wears it in the future . . . doesn't he?


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