| 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. |
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Dick Grayson - Vampire Hunter
Kelley Jones, Derek Fridolf, Vicente Cifuentes, Jonathan Glapion
Red Robin - Countdown
| Story Arc:
Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer
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The Challengers from Beyond - Donna Troy, Jason Todd, Kyle Rayner, Bob the Monitor - continue their search for the elusive Ray Palmer. The arrive in Gotham City on Earth 43. Here Batman is a vampire and Dick is a vampire hunter.
The story basically opens with a date between Barbara and Dick with Dick questioning Barbara about Vampire Batman - the creature that killed Dick's parents. As Dick walks Barbara home she turns into a vampire. Apparently Dick already knew she was one and tries to get her tell him where Batman is. She only says that he is living "Below". Dick then impales her. He rushes off just as Donna arrives.
Dick finally tracks Batman down and is about to impale him when the Challengers burst in and wake Batman. Jason tries to talk Dick out of it, but he refuses and ends up bitten and taken away by Batman. At the end, he is revealed to be Robin Vampire, Batman's partner.
This is a dreadful story. I can not believe Donna would stand by and allow this to happen to Dick... even if he is Dick from another world. Basically, Dick 'dies' because of the incompetance of the stars of the book. If you are a Dick Grayson fan, you can give this on a miss.