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| 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. |
Issue 4 |
Brian Augustyn & Mark Waid
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Summary - Set in the 1930's, a mystery charactor (who is always drawn in the shadows until the last page) invesigates the life of millionaire publisher "Citizen Wayne".
This is an Elseworld's tale and thus there are major differences to the tradional Batman story. The story uses flashbacks to reveal the background of Bruce Wayne and of Harvey Dent... childhood friends who grow up to seeminly battle to their death. In this story, the acid attack on Gotham D.A. Harvey Dent turns him into a dark, maniacal avenger, preying on the city's underworld, largely with the blessing of an injured Jim Gordon. Bruce Wayne, in turn, becomes a costumed hero to stop Dent and the pair die, Bruce trying to save Harvey before they fall to their deaths. |
On the final page, the mystery character is revealed to be Dick Grayson, a young lawyer who was set the task of finding out what happened to Bruce Wayne and who is in line to be District Attorney following the destruction of Harvey Dent. The story ends with Dick basically rejecting the idea and musing about the need for a costumed avenger. This leaves the reader to believe Dick may well take on the mantle of costumed hero.
While Dick has a presence throughout the story, it isn't about him. You can probably give this one a miss.