Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497882
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Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.
Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Kristen L. Geaman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-09 - Publisher: McFarland

Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large
The Sidekick Comes of Age
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Stephen M. Zimmerly
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-15 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Literary sidekicks like Dr. Watson and Robin the Boy Wonder have not been the singular subject of a significant critical study—until now. Using young adult literature (YA) to study the sidekick reveals new and exciting ways to understand these kinds of characters and this kind of literature. YA has embraced
Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Kristen L. Geaman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-11 - Publisher: McFarland

Dick Grayson—alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics—has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics’ oldest heroes and retains a large
The Detective's Companion in Crime Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Lucy Andrew, Samuel Saunders
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-24 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book aims to establish the position of the sidekick character in the crime and detective fiction literary genres. It re-evaluates the traditional view that the sidekick character in these genres is often overlooked as having a small, generic or singular role—either to act as the foil to the detective
Robin and the Making of American Adolescence
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Lauren R. O'Connor
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-13 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Holy adolescence, Batman! Robin and the Making of American Adolescence offers the first character history and analysis of the most famous superhero sidekick, Robin. Debuting just a few months after Batman himself, Robin has been an integral part of the Dark Knight’s history—and debuting just a few months prior to