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Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder: Scholars and Creators on 75 Years of Robin, Nightwing and Batman.

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Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder: Scholars and Creators on 75 Years of Robin, Nightwing and Batman

Edited by Kristen L. Geaman

McFarland

2015

354 pages

$39.95

PN6728

Comic book researchers and practitioners analyze the boy sidekick of Batman and their relationship from 1940, when Dick Grayson and Robin were invented, through the Dynamic Duo decades, to Grayson's solo adult career as Nightwing. They cover Robin the Boy Wonder, the original dynamic duo: Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne, Nightwing and beyond: Dick Grayson grows up, and ties that bind: relationships with family as friends. Among the topics are Robin's costume and its role in shaping his identity, homosocial bonding and homoerotic subtext between Batman and Robin 1939-1943, Dick Grayson's transition to Nightwing and the Bildungsroman, Mother Alfred: the influence of Grayson's "other parent, and darkly deconstructing the Dynamic Duo: Dick Grayson in Frank Miller.

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