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Dick Grayson as Batman

The hype surrounding Snyder’s latest Batman comic has been pretty crazy.. The ending didn’t impress me all that much but there were a few moments that stood out including DIck Grayson’s return as Batman! I loved Grayson’s run as the Caped Crusader and the relationship he built with Damian Wayne as Robin. Though Gordon looks to be taking over as Bats it was really cool to see Dick back in the uniform.

— UPDATE —

Thanks to markefrody in the comments section, who sent us the following information:

– First appearance of Dick Grayson (Earth-2) as Batman is in Wonder Woman #283

Wonder Woman #283

Wonder Woman #283

– First appearance of Dick Grayson (New Earth) as Batman is in Robin vol 4 #0

Robin vol.4 #0

Robin vol.4 #0 – First (New Earth) Dick as Batman

— END UPDATE —

Batman #512

Batman #512 – First Second (New Earth) Dick as Batman

Batman and Robin #1

Batman and Robin #1

Batman and Robin #1 1:250 Sketch Variant

Batman and Robin #1 1:250 Sketch Variant

Batman: Prodigal TPB

Batman: Prodigal TPB

Katana

The ensemble cast photo of Suicide Squad was underwhelming with one exception-Katana looks pretty rad.

DC Sampler #1

DC Sampler #1

This sampler could be the first appearance of Katana if it came out before Brave and the Bold 200. It was released early summer of 1984. Look out for Batman and the Outsiders origin issues also!

Laura Barton

Ultimates 2 #4

Ultimates 2 #4

The first appearance of Hawkeye’s wife Laura Barton may have languished away in dollar bins forever if not for Age of Ultron. Hawkeye’s relationship with the Avengers and his wife was one of the best parts of Age of Ultron but I refuse to spoil it by telling you why.

STARSHIP TROOPERS

There are rumbling of a possible Starship Troopers TV show coming down the road.

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Nov 59

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Nov 59

This rare publication is the first published version of Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein originally titles Starship Soldiers. It is a fantastic collectible for any fan of the work but getting your hands on one is not going to be easy.

Starship Troopers: Brute Creations

Starship Troopers: Brute Creations

Starship Troopers: Brute Creations predates the Dark Horse movie adaptation comic by about a month. If you don’t count Dark Horse Insider as a first appearance then the comic below is the first comic appearance of Starship Troopers.

Jocasta

Avengers #162

Avengers #162

Jocasta ( Ultron’s Bride ) was not actually in Age of Ultron but she was referenced before Tony chooses FRIDAY as his AI replacement.

Hela

Journey into Mystery #102

Journey into Mystery #102

There’s no definitive proof that Hela ( Loki’s daughter ) will play the villain in Ragnarok but there were some subtle references when the Scarlet Witch messes with Thor’s mind in Age of Ultron.

The Infinite Horizon

The Infinite Horizon Con Preview

The Infinite Horizon Con Preview

Producer of the Arrow and Flash CW series is on board to adapt this mini from Image. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and believe the property to be in good hands. Can’t wait for this one!

Issues 1-6 and issue 1 ( 2nd print ) will start drying up real soon but do not forget this con preview that predates all other appearances.

5 comments

  • Batman 512 is not the first appearance of Dick Grayson as Batman. Two comic books predate Batman 512, they are:

    – First appearance of Dick Grayson (Earth-2) as Batman is in Wonder Woman #283.

    – First appearance of Dick Grayson (New Earth) as Batman is in Robin vol 4 #0.

    Wonder Woman #283 was published September 1981.
    Robin vol 4 #0 was published October 1994.
    Batman 512 was published November 1994.

    • Topher

      well ya cant get em all right! thanks for the correction. maybe we can get this edited to reflect the new info so we dont mislead any buyers.

  • Candletric

    Katana finally appeared on ARROW last night.

  • Anyone seeing movement on Katana #1 (New 52) yet?

  • Duc

    Great write-up!

    Scott: I did pair Katina 1 up with b&b 200 for $35. I was not confident it would do well on its own.

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