History ComicBook / Grayson

4th Oct '17 4:23:24 PM Gosicrystal
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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.

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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.



* TheAtoner: Implied to be the motivation of [[spoiler: Mister Minos]].
* BackFromTheDead: Helena Bertinelli, who was said to be dead in ''Worlds' Finest'', is alive here.
** And as of issue #11, [[spoiler:Agent 8]].

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* TheAtoner: Implied to be the motivation of [[spoiler: Mister [[spoiler:Mister Minos]].
* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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Helena Bertinelli, who was said to be dead in ''Worlds' Finest'', is alive here.
** And as As of issue #11, [[spoiler:Agent 8]].



** [[spoiler: Alia/Agent 8]], whom we saw take a pretty fatal-looking injury, returns alive and well.
* FemaleGaze: There's a lot of attention to how good Dick looks.... and then there's this comment from [[ComicBook/{{Midnighter}} Midnighter]].
-->'''[[StraightGay Midnighter]]:''' Your nifty ''Hypnos'' tech trick may make it so I can't see Spyral agents' faces... but I'd know that ass anywhere.
** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in very sexualized poses (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:

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** [[spoiler: Alia/Agent [[spoiler:Alia/Agent 8]], whom we saw take a pretty fatal-looking injury, returns alive and well.
* FemaleGaze: FemaleGaze:
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There's a lot of attention to how good Dick looks.... looks... and then there's this comment from [[ComicBook/{{Midnighter}} Midnighter]].
-->'''[[StraightGay
ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}:
--->'''[[StraightGay
Midnighter]]:''' Your nifty ''Hypnos'' tech trick may make it so I can't see Spyral agents' faces... but I'd know that ass anywhere.
** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in very sexualized poses (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:



** Dick himself, as of the fourth issue; after some of the students discover he's living at the school, he's given the cover of being a homosexual French acrobatics teacher. While the homosexual part Mr Minos decided on to use as a way to turn the girls off, its quickly lampshaded that [[YaoiGuys it does nothing but add to the appeal]].

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** Dick himself, Dick, as of the fourth issue; after some of the students discover he's living at the school, he's given the cover of being a homosexual French acrobatics teacher. While the homosexual part Mr Minos decided on to use as a way to turn the girls off, its quickly lampshaded that [[YaoiGuys it does nothing but add to the appeal]].



-->'''Agent 8:''' "See that's the trouble with you super-types, you're all from somewhere strange. [[DramaticIrony No Smallville Graduates in the sky.]]"

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-->'''Agent 8:''' "See See that's the trouble with you super-types, you're all from somewhere strange. [[DramaticIrony No Smallville Graduates in the sky.]]"]]



* MrFanservice: WordOfGod says this series will explore Dick's position as one.
** Acknowledged in-universe, as he's living at a private high school for girls. And then he gets given the cover of being their new gay French Acrobatics teacher. Yeah...
** 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.

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* MrFanservice: WordOfGod says this series will explore Dick's position as one.
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one. Acknowledged in-universe, as he's living at a private high school for girls. And then he gets given the cover of being their new gay French Acrobatics teacher. Yeah...
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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.



* ProperlyParanoid: Helena keeps her crossbow sights off-target. [[spoiler: It ends up saving her life.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Helena keeps her crossbow sights off-target. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ends up saving her life.]]



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Dick does this to Spyral, after finding out that Bruce is MIA, that Spyral can manipulate his body, and that Helena has been dealing with Lex Luthor.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Dick [[spoiler:Dick does this to Spyral, after finding out that Bruce is MIA, that Spyral can manipulate his body, and that Helena has been dealing with Lex Luthor.]]



-->'''Helena:''' "Dick Grayson is '''not''' dead. If he is, I will kill him."

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-->'''Helena:''' "Dick Dick Grayson is '''not''' dead. If he is, I will kill him."



** The Gardener appears to be a darker version, as she was willing to let innocents die in order to bring awareness to the superhuman arms race.

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** The Gardener appears to be a darker version, as she was willing to let innocents die in order to bring awareness to the superhuman arms race.



* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Helena [[spoiler: becomes the new head of Spyral after killing Mr. Minos]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: What happens to Mr. Minos after he attempts to betray Spyral's secrets.]]

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* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Helena [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes the new head of Spyral after killing Mr. Minos]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: What [[spoiler:What happens to Mr. Minos after he attempts to betray Spyral's secrets.]]
4th Sep '17 2:11:58 AM VioletVisions
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** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/{{Helllazer}} John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in very sexualized poses (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:

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** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/{{Helllazer}} [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in very sexualized poses (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:
4th Sep '17 2:10:03 AM VioletVisions
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** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/Hellblazer John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in rather sexualized ways (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:

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** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/Hellblazer [[ComicBook/{{Helllazer}} John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in rather very sexualized ways poses (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:



** In the 2016 Annual comic with [[ComicBook/Hellblazer John Constantine]], though it's more open and unashamed lusting than "subtext" on [[BiTheWay Constantine's]] part, and Dick rebuffs his advances.

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** In the 2016 Annual comic with [[ComicBook/Hellblazer [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], though it's more open and unashamed lusting than "subtext" on [[BiTheWay Constantine's]] part, and Dick rebuffs his advances.
4th Sep '17 1:57:02 AM VioletVisions
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At least [[StraightGay the Midnighter]] and [[BiTheWay John Constantine]], anyway.


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** There's also a brief meeting between [[ComicBook/Hellblazer John Constantine]] and Dick in the 2016 Annual comic, during which [[BiTheWay Constantine]] gets distracted by Dick's ass, and Dick himself gets one long underwear-only scene while being tied up and assaulted by a bunch of vampires in rather sexualized ways (several pretty female ones, and then one male Nosferatu-style one, who actually happily thanks Dick for "such a luscious last meal" while Dick burns him to death - and Dick doesn't even seem slightly disturbed about any of this.[[note]]"Happy to oblige, Gramps. :) "[[/note]]) And then, there's this line:
---> '''John Constantine''': [If I was summoned here to get a second meeting with him] I hope you're all over eighteen, cause this is going to get adult-rated ''very'' fast.


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** In the 2016 Annual comic with [[ComicBook/Hellblazer John Constantine]], though it's more open and unashamed lusting than "subtext" on [[BiTheWay Constantine's]] part, and Dick rebuffs his advances.
29th Jul '17 5:36:24 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The book has been often been described as "WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} meets Franchise/{{Batman}} with 60s Film/JamesBond".
14th May '17 11:19:06 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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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), which was simply a misdirection from the series real villain: Leviathan/Talia al Ghul.

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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), which was simply a misdirection from the series real villain: Leviathan/Talia al Ghul.identity).
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.

to:

* 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.
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