Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

The Original Universe


Real Name: Dick Grayson
Full Name: Richard Grayson
Occupation: Aerialist, Ambassador, Lawyer
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: John Grayson (father; deceased), Mary Grayson (mother; deceased), George Grayson (uncle), Charles Grayson (cousin)
Base of Operation: Gotham City
Group Affiliation(s): Justice Society of America, All-Star Squadron
Gender: Male
Height: 6'
Weight: 187 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Detective Comics #38 (April 1940)
Creators: Bob Kane and Bill Finger


Young Richard Grayson was a trained acrobat, touring the country with his family in Haly's Circus until they were murdered in the middle of their act. The stunned young boy was taken in by millionaire Bruce Wayne, who had also lost his parents at a young age, also killed in front of his eyes. He revealed to the boy that he was Batman and trained the youth to fight crime at his side as Robin. Dick grew up to become a lawyer and the ambassador to South Africa, continued to fight crime as Robin, and became a member of the Justice Society of America. Robin was slain in the final battle against the Anti-Monitor.


For a definitive list of appearances of Robin in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #19 (September 1986)