History ComicBook / Grayson

26th Feb '17 12:23:28 AM jormis29
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In March 2016, it was revealed that, as part of the ComicBook/DCRebirth initiative, ''Grayson'' will be spun back off into ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', with Dick returning to his former role, and Tim Seeley will stay as writer. Helena, however, will be part of the ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'' series.

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In March 2016, it was revealed that, as part of the ComicBook/DCRebirth initiative, ''Grayson'' will be spun back off into ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', with Dick returning to his former role, and Tim Seeley will stay as writer. Helena, however, will be is part of the ''Batgirl and the Birds of Prey'' ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'' series.
12th Dec '16 2:05:09 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Alia]]. She [[spoiler: returns to frame Dick Grayson and start a spy war]], was apparently [[spoiler: working for Doctor Netz]] and is even set up as maybe being the [[spoiler: new Nemesis]]. She disappears from the story and wasn't touched on again here, or in ''Nightwing: Rebirth'', which was basically an epilogue to ''Grayson''.
12th Dec '16 1:37:14 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Alia]]. She [[spoiler: returns to frame Dick Grayson and start a spy war]], was apparently [[spoiler: working for Doctor Netz]] and is even set up as maybe being the [[spoiler: new Nemesis]]. She disappears from the story and wasn't touched on again here, or in ''Nightwing: Rebirth'', which was basically an epilogue to ''Grayson''.
23rd Nov '16 9:26:37 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Fans noticed very early that Dick has basically become ComicBook/BuckyBarnes: after his death was faked in a major crossover event, he used it as a cover to free himself up for the kind of heavy-duty espionage his mentor can't do, but the similarities end there.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Fans noticed very early that Dick has basically become ComicBook/BuckyBarnes: after his death was faked in a major crossover event, he used it as a cover to free himself up for the kind of heavy-duty espionage his mentor can't do, but the similarities end there. ''Winter Soldier'' was spy noir and had a much darker tone, whereas ''Grayson'' is more akin to a ''Bond'' movie with its more playful style.
23rd Nov '16 9:24:47 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Fans noticed very early that Dick has basically become ComicBook/BuckyBarnes: after his death was faked in a major crossover event, he used it as a cover to free himself up for the kind of heavy-duty espionage his mentor can't do, but the similarities end there. Bucky's current title is wacky space adventures, anyway, and he was originally created as Marvel's equivalent of Dick's trope-making KidSidekick, so it fits.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Fans noticed very early that Dick has basically become ComicBook/BuckyBarnes: after his death was faked in a major crossover event, he used it as a cover to free himself up for the kind of heavy-duty espionage his mentor can't do, but the similarities end there. Bucky's current title is wacky space adventures, anyway, and he was originally created as Marvel's equivalent of Dick's trope-making KidSidekick, so it fits.
15th Aug '16 10:52:17 PM XSpectreGreyX
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** It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]]''. It features the St. Hadrian's School introduced in that run, follows up on the story of [[spoiler: the Netz family]], and Spyral is given more exploration (they were name dropped as the Hood's employer, but all we knew was they were concerned with batman's secret identity).

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** It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]]''. It features the St. Hadrian's School introduced in that run, follows up on the story of [[spoiler: the Netz family]], and Spyral is given more exploration (they were name dropped as the Hood's employer, but all we knew was they were concerned with batman's Batman's secret identity).identity), which was simply a misdirection from the series real villain: Leviathan/Talia al Ghul.
15th Aug '16 10:25:03 PM XSpectreGreyX
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* SequelSeries: Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue. It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]]''.

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* SequelSeries: SequelSeries:
** For ''Nightwing''.
Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue. issue.
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It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]]''.Incorporated]]''. It features the St. Hadrian's School introduced in that run, follows up on the story of [[spoiler: the Netz family]], and Spyral is given more exploration (they were name dropped as the Hood's employer, but all we knew was they were concerned with batman's secret identity).



** The series wasted no time launching the Helena Bertinelli/Dick Grayson ship, or rather relaunching it, since before the New 52, the two had briefly dated.
** And they receive a RelationshipUpgrade in the [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd alternate future]] tie-in.

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** The series wasted no time launching the Helena Bertinelli/Dick Grayson ship, or rather relaunching it, since before the New 52, the two had briefly dated.
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dated. And they receive a RelationshipUpgrade in the [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd alternate future]] tie-in.tie-in.
** However, the series pushes the Dick/Babs ship ''even harder'', with it being made clear that Dick loves Barbara.
15th Aug '16 10:18:57 PM XSpectreGreyX
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21st Jun '16 5:52:21 PM MarkLungo
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''Grayson'' is a monthly ComicBook series published by Creator/DCComics, started in July of 2014, written by Tim Seeley and Tom King, with art primarily by Mikel Janin. Following the events of ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'', Dick Grayson is presumed dead by most of the world, and Batman takes this as an opportunity to have Dick infiltrate Spyral, an espionage organisation intent on discovering the identities of the world's superheroes. Along for the ride is [[ComicBook/{{Huntress}} Helena Bertinelli]], who was declared dead in ''Worlds' Finest'', but is instead revealed to be an agent of Spyral.

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''Grayson'' is a monthly ComicBook series published by Creator/DCComics, started in July of 2014, written by Tim Seeley and Tom King, with art primarily by Mikel Janin. Following the events of ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'', Dick Grayson is presumed dead by most of the world, and Batman Franchise/{{Batman}} takes this as an opportunity to have Dick infiltrate Spyral, an espionage organisation intent on discovering the identities of the world's superheroes. Along for the ride is [[ComicBook/{{Huntress}} Helena Bertinelli]], who was declared dead in ''Worlds' Finest'', but is instead revealed to be an agent of Spyral.



* CartwrightCurse: Between this book and Comicbook/{{New 52}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, every woman that Dick has slept with has died.
* ChewingTheScenery: Tiger, Mr. Minos, Lex Luthor, and Midnighter have a few scenes among them.

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* CartwrightCurse: Between this book and Comicbook/{{New 52}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', every woman that Dick has slept with has died.
* ChewingTheScenery: Tiger, Mr. Minos, Lex Luthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Midnighter have a few scenes among them.



* ContinuityLockout: The series reads pretty well on its own, but the issue of Agent Zero comes up if you haven't read ''Batman, Incorporated''. Anyone who's read ''Inc.'' will immediately know who she is ([[spoiler:Kathy Kane]]), and if you haven't read it, the reveal that [[spoiler:Doctor Netz]] holds a grudge against [[spoiler:her sister]] doesn't reference Agent Zero's backstory. Though by this point, Agent Zero has already been established as TheManBehindTheMan, having [[spoiler:killed Mr. Minos after explaining her goal to ensare Dick into Spyral]].

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* ContinuityLockout: The series reads pretty well on its own, but the issue of Agent Zero comes up if you haven't read ''Batman, Incorporated''.''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]]''. Anyone who's read ''Inc.'' will immediately know who she is ([[spoiler:Kathy Kane]]), and if you haven't read it, the reveal that [[spoiler:Doctor Netz]] holds a grudge against [[spoiler:her sister]] doesn't reference Agent Zero's backstory. Though by this point, Agent Zero has already been established as TheManBehindTheMan, having [[spoiler:killed Mr. Minos after explaining her goal to ensare Dick into Spyral]].



* LampshadeHanging: Mr. Minos seems very aware that he's a James Bond villain, even calling himself "very 60s Fleming".

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* LampshadeHanging: Mr. Minos seems very aware that he's a James Bond Franchise/JamesBond villain, even calling himself "very 60s Fleming".[[Creator/IanFleming Fleming]]".



** And again in a crossover with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Detective Comics]], where he shows up at a club in Belarus looking for information, and the club owner automatically assumes that he's here to seduce her. He goes along, at least until he gets the information he needs.
* MythologyGag: When re-uniting with Bruce and Barbara, several quotes spoken by the respective characters towards Dick are scattered on the page. Some of those quotes are from stories that certainly would not make sense in the current canon, such as the Bronze Age stories, and the infamous ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder.

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** And again in a crossover with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Detective Comics]], Comics]]'', where he shows up at a club in Belarus looking for information, and the club owner automatically assumes that he's here to seduce her. He goes along, at least until he gets the information he needs.
* MythologyGag: When re-uniting with Bruce and Barbara, several quotes spoken by the respective characters towards Dick are scattered on the page. Some of those quotes are from stories that certainly would not make sense in the current canon, such as the Bronze Age stories, and the infamous ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder.''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''.



* SequelSeries: Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue. It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]].

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* SequelSeries: Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue. It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]].Incorporated]]''.



** In Issue 6, Grayson tells Midnighter he had become "[[Franchise/SpiderMan a spider man]]" instead of what he used to be, referencing his place in SpyFiction now. Many have noted similarities between his personality and that of the MarvelComics superhero.

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** In Issue 6, Grayson tells Midnighter he had become "[[Franchise/SpiderMan a spider man]]" instead of what he used to be, referencing his place in SpyFiction now. Many have noted similarities between his personality and that of the MarvelComics Creatorr/MarvelComics superhero.



** The [[Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Futures End]] tie-in used a BackToFront structure in which each page was embedded with hidden messages and symbolism. It would be nearly impossible to fully understand the plot without reading the book a second time, preferably in reverse order, with a careful eye on dialogue. Many "professional" reviewers (such as IGN and Newsarama) didn't bother, and missed out on the actual story.

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** The [[Comicbook/TheNew52FuturesEnd ''[[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Futures End]] End]]'' tie-in used a BackToFront structure in which each page was embedded with hidden messages and symbolism. It would be nearly impossible to fully understand the plot without reading the book a second time, preferably in reverse order, with a careful eye on dialogue. Many "professional" reviewers (such as IGN and Newsarama) didn't bother, and missed out on the actual story.



* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: What happens to Mr. Minos after he attempts to betray Spyral's secrets.]]

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* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: What happens to Mr. Minos after he attempts to betray Spyral's secrets.]]
1st Jun '16 4:10:19 PM TheStrayXIII
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* SequelSeries: Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue.
** It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]].

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* SequelSeries: Sort of. While the series technically is one to ''Nightwing'' due to the 30th issue of that series essentially being ''Grayson'''s #0 and being the "next stage" in Dick's life, it does not use any of the supporting cast of ''Nightwing'', nor does it require you to read that series, other than the 30th issue.
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issue. It's arguably more of a direct sequel to Creator/GrantMorrison's [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman, Incorporated]].



* ShoutOut: In Issue 6, Grayson tells Midnighter he had become "[[Franchise/SpiderMan a spider man]]" instead of what he used to be, referencing his place in SpyFiction now. Many have noted similarities between his personality and that of the MarvelComics superhero.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In Issue 6, Grayson tells Midnighter he had become "[[Franchise/SpiderMan a spider man]]" instead of what he used to be, referencing his place in SpyFiction now. Many have noted similarities between his personality and that of the MarvelComics superhero.superhero.
** The series' final issue, #20, ends on a shot of [[spoiler: Dick pulling his shirt apart to reveal his blue Nightwing symbol, a la Franchize/{{Superman}}.]]
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