You can also see Dixon draw up the outline for Robin: Year One seven years early
Result: Impeccable composition, three separate locations, eleven characters, a saint carving, a shower of diamonds, a hopscotch grid in perspective, a smashed car hood, two different graffitied surfa—
(It includes Dick going to Europe to do Bruce’s emotional labor for him + get Alfred to come home + I LOVE that story.)
This whole arc is one of the reasons I was put off of Dick becoming Batman after Bruce died in Final Crisis. I felt like we had already worked that out, inside a legendary Batman arc.
Also Tim is the true successor, but THAT’S ANOTHER LECTURE