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Batman Beyond Unlimited
Feb 2012 to present
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Issue 8
Year
Nov 2012
Character
Nightwing
Role
1 image
Rating
Writer
Adam Beechen
Artist
Norm Breyfogle
Title:
10 000 Clows: Boomtown
Story Arc:
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After:
-
Next:
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Summary:
I wrote the following in italics about the last Batman Beyond series. It is reproduced here.

If you like this universe, don't read my review. I don't like this universe... I want to make that clear from the outset. The entire premesis on which it is built does not work for me. The Batman Legacy is not handed down to one of Bruce's team or sons. Rather, it goes to a stranger. In this universe, Tim is/was alligned with the Joker and Dick is alienated from everyone. I believe the only way this universe could have worked would have been for all of Batman's former colleagues and sons to be dead. Then maybe he might turn to a stranger.

Dick is drawn with harsh features in this universe... doesn't work for me. Of course, this reflects the way his characters is written. While a character can be transfered from universe to universe the essence of the the character should remain the same or it may as well be another character. The character given the name Dick Grayson in this series bares few common characteristics to the Dick of most others. The only thing these two seem to have in common is a stubborn nature, a thirst for justice, a calling to protect those in need and bravery. But then, isn't that true of most heroes. For me, this is just a character that shares Dick's name. There are Elseworld characters that don't quite share his name (Robin Redblade, Red-wing) who are clearly Dick Grayson.

Quite frankly, if you are a Dick Grayson fan, give this entire universe a miss.

The first page of this story sums up much about what I think of this series. As each of Batman's allies fall or die, he turns his back on them and them on him. Not one of these people have a positive relationship with Bruce any more, to the point that he has to turn to yet another kid to take over. No legacy. No family. It is all rather sad and pointless. Worst of all, we are meant to feel sorry for Bruce and shake our heads at all of his bitter former colleagues who have left him alone. I enjoy a lot of universes but this... this one is populated by characters who are unrecognisable.

Dick appears in one image.
 


Issue 9
Year
Dec 2012
Character
Dick Grayson
Role
Minor
Rating
Writer
Adam Beechen
Artist
Norm Breyfogle
Title:
10 000 Clows: All Hands
Story Arc:
10 000 Clowns
After:
#8
Next:
#10
Official Summary:
Catwoman battles The Jokerz as a shocking new ally joins the fight!

Comment:
Dick joins the fight. The reason I have given characterisation a "Poor" rating has nothing to do with this author. It is because this version of Dick shares few if any qualities with Dick Grayson.
   


Issue 10
Year
Jan 2013
Character
Dick Grayson
Role
Minor
Rating
Writer
Adam Beechen
Artist
Norm Breyfogle
Title:
10 000 Clows: Lights of Gotham
Story Arc:
10 000 Clowns
After:
#9
Next:
#11
Official Summary:
“10,000 Clowns” continues as Batman and his allies desperately try to stop the assault on Gotham City!

Comment:
When Terry joins Catwoman and Dick, it is Dick who starts giving orders. That, at least, shows an element of his character - leadership. Sadly, the core element of positivity is absent.

Again, the 'poor' rating is not a reflection on this author but on this version of Dick.