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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.


Christmas with Super-Heroes
February 1988 - 1989 (2 Issues)
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Issue 1
Year
1988
Character
Robin
Role
Major
Rating
Writer
Bob Haney
Artist
Nick Cardy
Title:
"The TT's Swinging Christmas Carol"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
This story has been reprinted from "Teen Titans" #13 Jan-Feb 1968. It is told in the style of the time and should be enjoyed as such. There are lots of puns and nicknames used eg. Gil-head and Wonder Chi, which I just love.

                                   


Issue 2
Year
1989
Character
Robin
Role
Major
Rating
Writer
Dave Gibbons
Artist
Gray Morrow
Title:
"And in the Depths"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
While Nightwing is on the cover of this comic, Dick only appears as himself and Robin in the story... and what an outstanding and clever story. Alfred examines Bruce's life through the theme of light and dark. Dick is the light that comes into Bruce's world and when he leaves, the darkness return, but because of his existence, Bruce will always have hope. Incredible.

Alfred sees Bruce's obsession as dark but to survive, he must seek the light and must temper the cold void with warmth. This is where Dick is introduced. "This child, too has been born to tragedy, yet somehow he is unshadowed." Wow, what a powerful way to describe Dick. "Contrasting, yet alike, they bond in unity. The darkness recedes. The winter shadows of the man's world are pushed back, as if by a new sun. Where once he sought revenge, now they find adventure. Where once he sowed terror, now they harvest trophies. In peril and triumph they sustain each other. Together they hold the threatening night at bay."

Alfred then laments the fact that Dick grew up and needed to move out, leaving Bruce alone and trapped in the darkness. However, a small bird (symbolizing Dick) returns to the cave, faces down a bat and sends it out of the cave and into a starlit night sky. Alfred concludes that " For without darkness, light has no meaning and long though the night as been, it cannot last forever." Showing that in Alfred's mind, Dick will return and always give Bruce hope.

Like I said, absolutely incredible analysis of the impact Dick has had on Bruce. This is a must read.