Happy 80 th Anniversary, Dick Grayson! I suppose jumping around Gotham rooftops keeps you looking young and healthy. From Robin to Nightwing and beyond, the onetime Boy Wonder has been through a lot these past eight decades, with plenty of memorable moments that have gone on to represent some of the best the comic book medium has to offer. Here are twelve defining ones that have helped shape him into the beloved character that he is today.
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Richard John Grayson is a fictional character and superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics , commonly in association with Batman. Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane , he first appeared in Detective Comics 38 in April as the original and most popular incarnation of Robin , partner to the superhero Batman forming the iconic Dynamic Duo team. The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the " Flying Graysons ", Grayson witnesses a mafia boss named Tony Zucco kill his parents in order to extort money from the circus that employed them. After the tragic murder, Batman Bruce Wayne takes Grayson in as his legal ward retconned as an adopted son in some cases and trains him to become his crime-fighting partner Robin. He is written by many authors as the first son of Batman. As a young man, he retires as Robin and takes on his own superhero identity to assert his independence, becoming Nightwing. As Nightwing, he continues to lead the Teen Titans and later the Outsiders.
Once he took up the mantle of Batman when Bruce was thought to be dead, but became Nightwing once again after the events of Flashpoint. After Forever Evil , Dick's identity was revealed to the world and Bruce convinced him to give up being Nightwing to become an agent of Spyral. The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the "Flying Graysons," Dick watched as a mafia boss killed his parents in order to extort money from the circus that employed them whose name was later revealed to be Tony Zucco. Bruce Wayne, secretly the vigilante Batman, took him in as his legal ward after witnessing their deaths, and eventually as his sidekick, Robin.
The hero, Batman , has trained a lot of young heroes over the years. He has proven himself to be an amazing hero, sometimes a better hero than the mentor that trained him. Dick established Robin as a mainstay in the DC Universe.