I have provided scans of the pages Dick appears in. The text is too small to read... this is deliberate. The purpose of the scans is to show other fans the scope of Dick's role. If you want to read, you will need to buy a copy of the comic... and support DC writers and artists.


Batman: Turning Points
January 2001 (5 Part Mini Series)
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5 Part Mini Series
Character
Robin
Role
Minor
Rating
Writer
Part 2: Ed Brubaker
Artist
Part 2: Joe Giella
Title:
Part 2: From Generation to Generation Like Cancer
Story Arc:
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After:
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Next:
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Summary:


Batman: Turning Points is a five-issue Batman limited series, exploring the turning points of the relationship between Batman and Commissioner James Gordon. It documents the changing relationship over time from the uneasy alliance to friendship. Dick appears only in Issue 2. Robin's appearances causes friction as the writer tries to justify Batman placing a child in danger and Gordon allowing him to do so. The one thing I have learned is that such a justification is impossible. No person in their right mind endanger a child the way Batman does. This is just a topic that must simply be accepted if one is to enjoy Batman comics. In this story, Jim thinks, "It's crazy to let him train that kid, I know it... but it's a crazy world sometimes. And besides, I saw something tonight when Freeze had Robin. I recognized the look in his eyes. So how can I deny him what everyone wants, if I am his friend? How can I deny him a family?" So, allowing Batman a family is justification for endangering a child. See. It just doesn't work so it is best not to touch it.

Dick is shown to be a teenager in this story... much older than he originally was. Batman states, "You can't imagine what he's been through... the pain and anger inside this boy. Sounds like they are describing Jason, not Dick. Sadly, he acts like Jason too, being violent and telling a thug to "Shut Up". All in all, a pretty poor representation of Dick.