Detective Comics #38: Robin, The Boy Wonder
Secret Origins #13: Nightwing
Batman #463-469: Year Three
Secret Origins #50: The Glimpse
Robin Annual #4: The Flying Graysons
Legends of the Dark Knight #100: The Choice
Nightwing: Year One
BTAS: Robins Reckoning
All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder
No Robin Year 1?
Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...
It just didn't occur to me at the time to group Year One as an origin story. I didn't forget about it, it's just...not an origin story. Any more than Long Halloween is an origin for Batman.
To be honest Batman Forever looks really good as a choice. Not so much because the others are bad, but because it presents Robin as full blown adult, and he functions with Batman as a partner and a team his equal, not a young ward/son/kid.
The two most popular and successful versions of Robin are from the The Animated Series and Batman Forever which both present him as an adult. In TAS hes a college student and occasionally comes home and fights crime.
Those were the two version I knew growing up so when I saw him portrayed much younger in comics and seeing people consider him a downgrade made it weird for me since I wasnt used to that.
Also Batman Forever had the best designed Robin suit which was copied into the comics updated Tim costume and the Arkham Asylum game.
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Robin's Reckoning is great, I think they did a perfect origin story for Robin there
Year Three is another favorite of mine
ASB&R has a very good origin for Robin, it's great in the crazy world of a crazy Batman
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All-star is my favorite as it shows a darker side to the whole story of Dick turning into Robin. Also Jim Lee's drawing of the Bat cave really is spectacular
Went with Detective #38 (obviously), Robin's Reckoning (I just recently watched that on one of animated movies Blu-ray) and Nightwing #0 due to it being the new origin that actually was how I figured it had gone with him being older. Most surprising to me is how many of these I haven't read. ASB&R I never plan to scar myself beyond the first two issues I unfortunately encountered. Think I'll hunt down the Robin Annual #4, Legends #100, Dark Victory and Year One.
Of the one's listed BTAS followed by Dark Victory and Dectective #38. But personally my favorite Dick Grayson Robin story is Year One.
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