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DC Comics Presents
Aug 1978 to Sept 86 (97 Issues )
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Issue 26
Year
Oct 80
Character
Robin
Role
Major
Rating
Writer
Marv Wolfman
Artist
George Perez
Title:
Special Teen Titans Preview: "Where the Nightmare Began!"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
This is a special preview of the New Teen Titans. This is series that truly defins Dick beyond sidekick. Marv (the Dick Grayson specialist) is the author and one of my favourite DC artists, George Perez is the artist. This is an absolute must of all Dick Grayson fans. It was reprinted in "Tales of the Teen Titans #59". Robin is in New York assisting the police rescue a STAR Labs scientist when he suddenly finds himself drawn into the future where he meets the New Teen Titans... some of whom he's never met before. Confused and disoriented, he helps this group only to find himself drawn back to the present and then sent back to the past again moving between the two rehlms. At the end he is successful with both and ends confused about what has happened. This is when Raven appears revealing this is Dick's future. Simply fantastic. Is it dated? I say no. The storylines are innocent in many ways, but detailed and weaved in such a way that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Dick is written as I see him. Marv and Perez started something incredible here. This is an absolute must for Dick Grayson fans!


                               


Issue 31
Year
March 81
Character
Robin and Dick
Role
Major
Rating
Writer
Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas
Artist
Jose Luis Gracia-Lopez
Title:
"The Greatest Show on Earth!"
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The story starts with Robin sneaking into the circus after dark trying to uncover what is going on. Earlier in the day, he had taken a date to the circus and had spotted Waldo... a man who was almost like a Godfather to him befor ehis parents die. However, Waldo doesn't recognise him and appears in a trance. Robin is attacked by a half man, half woman and then hears a hyptnotic voice. He sneaks into the bigtop to see Waldo being forced to jump through a burning hoop. Robin lassos him, saving him. Before he can do anythig else, the voice explodes inside his head, overcoming him. When he recovers, the voice points out that he can not hope of resisting the telepathic control when not even Superman can. Superman, too, appears to be have been hypnotised. Robin declares that he will stop the owner of the voice, but is knocked unconscious... and it is here we see a flicker from Superman to add to the earlier look when Dick Grayson had visited the circus and Superman was disguised as the Strong Man.

Next, both Robin and Superman perform in the show. That evening, Robin is drawn out of his stupor by Superman who reveals he was never hypnotised. Superman has been investigating the circus for some time but hasn't been able to identify who is behind the hypnotic voice. The 'voice' has been listening and has the circus people attack the two heroes. Robin, comes up with a brilliant plan to identify the culprit... flash a light in their eyes. Those hypnotised won't flinch while those who aren't... His plan works, the voice is revealed as one of the clowns. Superman takes him away while Robin catch up with Waldo.


                                       


Issue 38
Year
Oct 81
Character
Robin
Role
One image
Rating
Writer
-
Artist
George Perez
Title:
"Superman and his Co-Stars!"
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Summary:
A center-fold poster of Superman and his co-stars from the first 38 issues. Of most note - no sign of Batman.


   


Issue 41
Year
Jan 82
Character
Robin
Role
Two panels
Rating
Writer
Martin Pasko
Artist
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Title:
"The Terrible Tinseltown Treasure-Trap Treachery!"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
Superman is pursuing the Joker. Dick appears as Robin in two panels when Superman calls to speak to Bruce who has been injured and is ignoring Dick's pleas to take it easy.


   


Issue 50
Year
Oct 82
Character
Robin
Role
One image
Rating
Writer
-
Artist
Alex Saviuk
Title:
"50th Golden Jubilee"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
A poster of Superman and his co-stars from the first 50 issues. Still no Batman.


   


Issue 50
Year
Jun 83
Character
Robin
Role
Major
Rating
Writer
Mike W. Barr
Artist
Curt Swan
Title:
"The Deadly Touch of the Intangibles!"
Story Arc:
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Summary:
Robin teams with Superman and the Elongated Man to catch some crooks who appear intangible. The story begins with EM and Robin performing at the circus to raise money for retired Circus performers. Clark Kent is reporting on the event. A gang of thugs appears and appear to have the ability to walk through matter. They free some animals which Robin and EM take care of but the two of them and Superman are unable to lay a hand on the culprits who disappear. The trio follow leads and track the gang down. When Superman is shot by a vision gun distorting his eyesight, he takes off to repair it leaving Robin and EM to fight the gang who have the ability to hit the heroes while they can't hit them. Robin realizes that removing their gloves will mean they can't hit back. Superman returns and the gang captured. Robin plays an equal role in this story and his intelligence is highlighted.