Dick Grayson as Dark Knight

WELCOME to the Dick Grayson Batman Chronology! This section of the website shows a Quick List for Dick Grayson as Batman, which chronologically picks-up shortly after Bruce Wayne: The Road Home (in February) i.e. in Bat Year 23 Part 1 (February 2011). At this point Dick has been Batman for nearly eight months (ever since the events of Batman: Battle for the Cowl). To see a detailed chronology of events involving Dick’s first eight months as the Dark Knight, please refer back to Bruce’s Bat Year 22 Part 2, starting with the Battle for the Cowl story-arc. For all of you nitpickers out there, note that this chronology does not cover Dick’s first run as Batman from the “Prodigal” story-arc. But, hey, if you are truly interested, that history is covered on Bruce’s chronology too!

Dick’s appearances as Batman are highlighted in bold red. Bruce’s list runs down the left column in chronological order from top to bottom. Bruce’s list includes every single item in the left-hand column. The bold red items on Bruce’s list are issues where both Bruce and Dick appear. Dick’s chronological list therefore can be traced simply by following any bold red issues in a zigzag descending order. If anything on Dick’s side of the list is on the same exact line as anything on Bruce’s side, that means those issues overlap and occur at the same time.

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……………………………………………MID FEBRUARY…………………………………………

–Azrael Vol. 2 #16
–Damian gives Bruce letter (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman: Streets of Gotham #17-21 (“HOUSE OF HUSH” Conclusion)
–Bruce begins more Penguin surveillance (r in The Batman Files)
–Rayhan Mazin debuts (fb from Power Girl Vol. 2 #24)
–Batman: The Return #1
–Batman #704
–Bruce spies on Kate Kane (Batwoman #0 Special)————————Batman #705-707 
–Red Robin #17—————————————Dick helps McNulty (r in Batman #713)
–Brightest Day #14———————————————2nd feat to Batman Annual #28
–Bruce spies on Kate – Day 4 (Batwoman #0 Special)
–Batman 80-Page Giant 2010 #1 Part 6
–Batman 80-Page Giant 2010 #1 Part 5
–Detective Comics Annual #12
–Batman Annual #28
–3rd feat to Batman Annual #28 Part 1
–Azrael Vol. 2 #17—————————————3rd feat to Batman Annual #28 Part 2
————————————————————————Dick blacks-out (r in Batman #708)
Azrael Vol. 2 #18

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……………………………………………….MARCH…………………………………………………..

–Batman Inc #1 Part 1
————————————————————————————— Batman and Robin #17
–Batman and Robin #18
————————————————————————————— Batman and Robin #19
–Batman Inc #1 Part 2
–Batman Inc #2—————————————————————Teen Titans Vol. 2 #89
—————————————————————————————— Power Girl Vol. 2 #19
–Power Girl Vol. 2 #20
–Superman #710
–Bruce spies on Kate – Day 17-23 (Batwoman #0 Special)
—————————————————————————Teen Titans Vol. 2 #92 Epilogue
–Power Girl Vol. 2 #21
–JL: Generation Lost #22-23———————————————Gotham City Sirens #16
–Green Lantern Vol. 4 #62—————————————fb from Gotham City Sirens #18
–Brightest Day #21
–Batwoman #0 Special Conclusion
——————————————————Dick ends Nightrunner training (r in JLofA #55) 
—————————————————————————————fb from JLofA Vol. 2 #55
————————————————————————————————JLofA Vol. 2 #55
——————————————————————————Superman/Batman Annual #5
–Action Comics #900———————————————————————JLofA Vol. 2 #56
———————————————————————————————JLofA Vol. 2 #57-59
–Action Comics #903 Part 3
–Action Comics #904
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JLA defeats robot army (fb from JLofA v.2 #60)
—————————————————————————————Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #20
———————————————————————Dick blacks-out (r in Batman #708)
——————————————————————3rd feat to Batman Annual #28 Part 3
–3rd feat to Batman Annual #28 Epilogue
–Birds of Prey Vol. 2 #7-9——————————————Detective Comics #871-872
———————————————————Detective Comics #873 / fb from ‘tec #881
————————————————————————————Detective Comics #874
–Birds of Prey Vol. 2 #10
–Batman recruits bulk of Inc agents (fb from Batman Inc Vol. 2 #0)
–Batman Inc #3—————————————————————————Batman #708
–Batman Inc #4———————————————————————— Red Robin #22
–Batman Inc #5————————————————————Gotham City Sirens #22

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…………………………………………………..APRIL………………………………………………….

–Batman #709
–Gotham City Sirens #23
–Gotham City Sirens #24-26
—————————————————————————————Detective Comics #875
–Batman Inc #5 Epilogue————————————————— Brightest Day #23-24
–JL: Gen Lost #24 Epilogue———————Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search #1-3
–Secret Six Vol. 3 #36 
–Batman: The Dark Knight #1-5
–Outsiders Vol. 4 #39-40
–Batman: The Dark Knight #5 Epilogue
–r in Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 Part 1
–Batman opens new Batcave West (r in Batman Inc Vol. 2 #1)
–Batman Japan sworn in officially (fb from Batman Inc Vol. 2 #0)
——————————————————Detective Comics #876-877 (“HUNGRY CITY”)
———————————————————Detective Comics #878 / fb from ‘tec #881
——————————————————————————Batman #710-712 (“PIECES”)
–Power Girl Vol. 2 #24-25
–Weird Worlds Vol. 2 #2
–Weird Worlds Vol. 2 #5
—————————————————Saturn-Thanagarian War (fb from JLofA v.2 #60)
——————————————————————————Detective Comics #880-881
—————————————————————————Batman: Gates of Gotham #1-4
–Batman: Gates of Gotham #5 
–Red Robin #23
–Wonder Woman #614
–Green Arrow Vol. 4 #14
–JL of A 80-Page Giant 2011 #1
–Batgirl Vol. 3 #22 
—————————————————————————————Titans Annual 2011 #1 

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…………………………………………………..MAY…………………………………………………….

–Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #13
–Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 Part 1————————————————Titans #38 
–Dick adds Bat-ear weapons to costume (r in B and R #22)
–Batman and Robin #20
——————————————————————B and R #21-22 (“WHITE KNIGHT”)
–Batman and Robin #23
——————————————————————B and R #24-25 (“STREETS RUN RED”)
–Batman Inc #6
–Batman introduces Gaucho to Outsiders (fb from Batman Inc Vol. 2 #0)
–Batman teams with Dark Ranger (fb from Batman Inc Vol. 2 #0)
–Batman Inc #7
–Batman, Man-of-Bats, & Raven vs Coyote (fb from Batman Inc Special #1)
–fb from Batman Inc: Lev Strikes! Ch 1 
——————————————————Battle for Gemworld (fb from JLofA v.2 #60)
–Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 Part 2———JLofA v2 #60 / JLofA v2 #59 Epilogue
–fb from Batman Inc: Lev Strikes! Ch 1
–Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 Part 3—————Batman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1 Pt 5
————————————————————————————Batman and Robin #26
–Batman Inc #8—————————————hostages saved (fb from Batman #713)
–Batman makes scrapbook (r in The Batman Files)
–Batman Japan adventure (fb from Batman Inc v.2 #11)
———————————————————————————————— Batman #713 
–Batman Inc: Leviathan Strikes! #1 Ch 1

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…………………………………………………..JUNE…………………………………………………..

–Batman Inc: Leviathan Strikes! #1 Ch 1 (continued) 
–Red Robin #26

–Robin kills Nobody, gets Titus the dog (r in Batman Inc Vol. 2 #1)
–Batman Inc: Leviathan Strikes! #1 Ch 2 

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…………………………………………………..JULY……………………………………………………..

–Dick becomes Nightwing again (r in Gates of Gotham #5 & JLofA v.2 #60)
–Batman switches back to black symbol costume (r in Batman Inc v.2 #1)
–Batman sends Steph, Babs, and Cass on assignment (r in Batman Inc v.2 #1)
–Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #1-12

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…………………………………………………..AUGUST……………………………………………….

–Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #13
–Batman Incorporated Special #1
–Damian resurrected (r in Convergence: Batman and Robin #1)
–Convergence
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–FLASHPOINT

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2 Responses to Dick Grayson as Dark Knight

  1. David says:

    The Injustice stories are also intertwined with the modern age considering that in the comic preludes, there are several references to events in this universe. The prequels world start soon after Blackest Night, but the game would probably take place after it as well.

    • Hi David,

      Tom Taylor is a great writer and I’ve heard great things about Injustice. However, I haven’t read Injustice, and I think I only played the game a handful of times. Maybe I’ll check it out one of these days. As far as alternate timelines go, my site only focuses on main-universe “canon” material. I don’t think there is a single game, TV show, or alternate reality series that doesn’t reference narrative from a previous publication era, especially the seminal aspects of the Modern Age. Injustice, as you’ve pointed out, is no exception and seems to do it in a very specific and cool way. Good to know!

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