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Masterpost including 99.99% of Dick’s appearances as Batman. Some of the featured arcs\series are not complete, since the links provided include solely the issues where Dick is featured as Batman. The missing .01% are mentions and/or flashbacks. All of the links provided there were uploaded by me, so feel free to warn me if any of the links are broken. (ノ゚0゚)ノ~

Batman: Prodigal (1994) (complete);

  •  First time Dick shows up as Batman - While the Bruce Wayne reexamines his role as Gotham City’s protector, Dick Grayson, the hero known as Nightwing, takes his place as Batman.

Batman Main titles (as of 2009);

Batfam Titles

Justice League:

  • JLA #41-60
  • Justice League: Cry for Justice #2, #3
  • Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #1, #2, #3


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I got this a while ago when I did a Top 5 meme, and … tbh, at first I thought it’d be hard. I mean, Bruce is not exactly famous for his compliments, and even if he might think that Dick is the best person EV0R, he doesn’t really say so that often. 

As soon as I started looking through my comics and panels, though, I actually ended up with a lot, including some favorite moments! And I also remembered how, much like with Clark, Bruce has the habit of waxing poetically about Dick whenever Dick is not within earshot. So I’m doing this in two installments, a) Compliments that Bruce gives Dick to his face, and b) Bruce complimenting Dick when he’s not looking. XD

Have fun, and please feel free to add your own favorite moments, as there are more! :D

5 Compliments that Bruce gives Dick to his face

5.) “You still are saving me, every day.”


Comic: Batman #11

This would be higher up if it didn’t come right on the heels of that dumbass punch, which, meh. It’s still a nice moment, though, and a nice acknowledgement by Bruce. (Of course, right after this, a DC executive busted through Scott Snyder’s door and sprayed him with cold water, screaming “Dude, are you outta your mind?! GAYYYYYYY!”, and things haven’t been the same since.)

4.) “You make me proud.”/”You’ve got a handle of things down here.”



These would also rank higher if I had actually read these comics and knew more about the context, which I sadly don’t. Both of these scenes are very lovely, and the real star here is Dick’s reaction. Aww, look at his faaace! (And Bruce’s leetle smiles uWu;;)

3.) “Not with your … finesse.”



Comic: Robin Year One

I’m not really a big fan of Robin: Year One, because I have 99 problems with how Chuck Dixon writes Bruce and Dick’s relationship (and Dick and Babs’ relationship. And …). But I like how Batman, who is quite reserved in this comic, can’t help but be super impressed by Robin’s skill and talent. It’s a sweet moment in a comic that’s not full of them.

2.) “To me, they’re beautiful.”


Batman compliments Robin’s punning prowess. I would be a filthy liar if I didn’t put this near the top of my list, I love this. XD It may be sincere, it may be tongue-in-cheek, it’s probably both, but you can tell that it makes Bruce so happy to see Dick do his thing.

And my personal number one favorite compliment from Bruce to Dick iiis …

1.) “You never let me down, did you?”


Comic: Batman RIP

I don’t know why this simple acknowledgement, worded as a question, affects me so much, but it does. Maybe it’s because this is one of my favorite comics in general. Maybe it’s because both Bruce and Dick have previously went through hell in this story to get to each other. It could also be because Bruce is still in the process of regaining his memories, and it’s as if it’s coming back to him how much he can trust Dick as he sees him.

There is something about the simplicity of this line that simply gets me. Grant Morrison always understood how to write Bruce and Dick as partners who are really close and who truly rely on and trust each other, and it’s both in this line, and in Dick’s retort where he tells Bruce he looks like shit. XD

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One of the things Tom and I wanted to do, beyond the drama and conflict between Dick and Bruce, was not another story about the drama and conflict between Dick and Bruce. We didn’t want to do another story about how the Robins are exploited and used and eventually turn against Batman. This is still about the two best friends in the DC Universe, but they fight and they have to ask each other to do things that they don’t want to. But when it comes down to it, these are the two best buddies that there could be. When they have conflict, it’s because it’s important. It’s because it means something. It’s not something to falsify the drama.

Tim Seeley on BruDick, CBR

Side glance :D

Well you gotta have to confirm this for me, because I only saw 2 of those 12 pages of the destructo nookie angry sex hurt/comfort abusive husband abusive dad disagreement 


(More here, for context. But please don’t reply to them with hate because that’s just going to make them less inclined to listen to our concerns.) Worth noting that Tom King apparently wrote that entire scene between Bruce and Dick. Clearly, both writers meant well, but that entire scene between Bruce and Dick was very disturbing. I wish I could have a proper dialogue with them to explain why. :/

A big problem is also that what we’ve seen lately is a lot conflict between Batman and Nightwing, and very, very little redemption. Sure, we all *know* Bruce and Dick are biffles, but… do we? Any new readers coming fresh into the New 52, with no prior knowledge, are going to wonder why the heck Dick puts up with Bruce at all.

(via epigenetics)

Personally, I can’t understand why (after “Death of the Family” and NW #30,) Dick would ever trust Bruce again…. and, honestly, I’d pay Real Money (tm) to finally see Dick kick Bruce’s !@#$%^&* in one of these stupid, pointless fights they keep writing for these two.

I’ll give “Grayson” a shot, I admit to being intrigued, but I have long since dropped all the other Bat titles I ever collected. I’m thoroughly sick of uber-asshat!Bruce.

(via silvertales)

Fascinating exchange. I got a thrill reading the tweets and thinking, “I know these people!” A brush with twitter greatness : )

Anyway, we should tell Kim and Robert to join the party.

If any of you would be willing to message me your tweets in question form, I would appreciate it. I will store it in a file for Tim and Tom interview, part 2 (to take place after Grayson has been out a few issues). It’s good to write these questions down now; we can modify them (if needed) as we obtain more information. And since Tim and Tom will have almost unlimited space in our book, they can explain until the cows come home.

Advance thanks for any help! I haven’t read Nightwing #30 yet (I read all comics except Batman ‘66 on delay) so I appreciate the assist.

(via thoughtsaboutdickgrayson)

I haven’t read it either, just the preview and some of the scans, so here’s what I got from it:

It’s hilarious. The thing looks like they came out of Mortal Kombat. I can’t take it seriously.

As for the content of the scene, the fight is about pushing Dick mentally and physically to see if he’s ready to handle Spyral. 

The victim blaming, the constant pushing around, I see it as Batman forcing Dick to go all out on him. I don’t know how they are before New 52, but from what I’ve seen so far, Dick was super submissive to Bruce.

Examples: at the end of The Court of Owls, Dick was planning to deck Bruce back, but after Bruce told him some info about the Court, he was ready to leave, forgetting all about the revenge punch. Then after Death of The Family, he’s the quick to come back.The breaking point seems to be Damian’s death, but even then, he went back after Alfred called and told him that Bruce has gone over the edge.

My conclusion is, Dick won’t fight Bruce AT ALL, unless he’s pushed to the max, which is what happened in Nightwing #30, and Bruce needs Dick to defeat him because that’s the only way he’ll be convinced that he’s ready.

As for asking him to go undercover in the most uncomfortable places so soon after he was kidnapped, it’s a matter of urgency. Bruce just found out that Spyral has got to Leslie. The next target might be Alfred.

By sending Dick as soon as possible, handing them the inside man of the Bat Family, Spyral won’t have a need to brainwash other Bat Family friends, and even if they’ll do it to double check, the fact that Bruce sent Dick on a mission to take down Spyral will still be a secret because most people now think he’s dead. Nobody knows about the mission except Dick and Bruce. 

So there’s maybe some torture in store for Dick, physical and mental, so they can extract info about Bat Family from him. Which goes back to why Bruce feels the need to test Dick. 

That’s what I take from those scenes, but it sounds like that message is lost in the hilariously destructive fight and the script where Bruce and Dick didn’t even seem to be listening to each other.

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