Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

 BALD   (DC, 1990)

™ and ©1990 DC Comics

For over forty years Dick Grayson fulfilled the role of Robin to Bruce Wayne’s Batman. Eventually he graduated from the role of kid sidekick to his own identity of Nightwing. Jason Todd who was originally a circus aerialist like Grayson became the second Robin in 1983, in Batman #367. However his background was deemed too repetitive so after the Crisis on Infinite Earths which became a good excuse to reboot many of the classic characters, Jason Todd was rewritten to be a street kid, whose father was one of Tw0-Face’s henchmen.

But the revised Jason Todd was perceived as unworthy. He was self-centered and arrogant so perhaps his ultimate fate was preordained. (In fact Frank Miller planted the seeds to Jason’s death two years earlier in Batman: The Dark Knight). In 1988 DC conducted a 900–number fan poll to determine Jason’s fate after he was critically injured in a Joker–related explosion. It was close, but Jason was voted out.

Then a Robin–less Batman became sullen and brutal. But a new Robin was waiting in the DC editorial green room. Tim Drake, a young boy, whose attention to detail enabled him to discover that Dick Grayson had been Robin, and by extension that Bruce Wayne was Batman, took it upon himself to get Batman and Robin together again. But even he didn’t anticipate how that would happen.

This collection gathers the chapters of the story from Batman #440–442 and The New Titans #60-61 into one volume and includes a behind–the–scenes introduction by editor Denny O’Neil.

— George Haberberger

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Book #1

  9/1/1990
  $3.95
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Collects Batman #440–442, The New Titans #60–61; Introduction by Dennis O’NeilMarv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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2nd printing; Collects Batman #440–442, The New Titans #60–61Marv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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3rd printing; Collects Batman #440–442, The New Titans #60–62Marv Wolfman, George PérezGeorge Pérez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo