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Universe: DC Comics, any standard version.
Genre: Crime-fighting adventure.
Rating: All ages.
Characters: Robin (Dick Grayson), Batman (Bruce Wayne).
Length: 20 comics pages.
Notes: This is an exercise in writing a comics script in the format that DC's using for its digital Legends of the Dark Knight comic: 20 pages, landscape rather than portrait layout, relatively few panels per page.
Disclaimer: Robin and his sidekick are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.
Summary: Tying up the Boy Wonder is the easy part.


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Tim Drake

Springtime

Posted on 2012.03.20 at 18:55
Title: Springtime
Universe: DC Universe, about 1992.
Genre: Training.
Rating: All ages.
Characters/Pairings: Tim Drake (Robin), Dick Grayson (Nightwing).
Word Count: 465.
Summary: The worst part of being the third Robin is when you can't avoid a direct comparison.


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Universe: DC Comics standard, between Infinite Crisis and Batman R.I.P.
Genre: Case
Rating: Teen
Characters: Tim Drake (Robin), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Joker, Alfred Pennyworth, Jason Todd
Word Count: ~500
Notes: Drafted for the prompt “Yes or No” for the batfic_contest group.
Disclaimer: Robin and his sidekick Batman are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.
Summary: The Joker! Jason Todd! Phone in to vote for life or death.

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Universe: DC Comics standard, late 1960s but with character elements established later.
Genre: Nostalgic adventure.
Rating: All ages.
Characters: The early Teen Titans (Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Aqualad), their allies (Speedy/Roy Harper and Beast Boy), and the Justice League of America (Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Black Canary).
Length: 22 comics pages.
Notes: I’m parking this script here while I contemplate sketching it out.
Disclaimer: The Teen Titans and their sidekicks in the Justice League are all owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.
Summary: The good news is that no one from the Justice League has called any member of the Teen Titans home yet. The bad news is why.

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Universe: DC Comics standard, early 1990s, soon after Tim Drake became Robin.
Genre: Family Dynamics.
Rating: All ages.
Characters: Tim Drake (Robin), Dick Grayson (Nightwing), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Alfred Pennyworth.
Word Count: ~600.
Notes: Written for the prompt “Living in Your Shadow” for the batfic_contest group. In its first form this story was all dialogue and sound effects, filling fewer than 400 words. But with four people talking, that format left some readers confused. I needed over a year to think out what point of view would work best.
Disclaimer: Robin, Nightwing, and their sidekick Batman are all owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.
Summary: Tim’s located the Joker, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get to go to that location.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Max Mercury, Jay Garrick (Flash), Wally West (Flash), Irey West (Impulse), Barry Allen (Flash), Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast. Plus glimpses of Jai West, Cassie Sandsmark (Wonder Girl), and Conner Kent (Superboy).
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: The good news is that Bart has solved the murder mystery he’s been investigating. The bad news? The crime boss Big G.G. has set his dogs on his former protégé, amateur movie director Peter Karlson has ordered Gravitas to attack, and the building where Bart was hiding has collapsed around him.
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Kid Flash has promised to watch over Darrin Chambers’s meeting with his old crime boss, “G.G.” But the night before that appointment, they discover the man is holding Darrin’s family. Meanwhile, Bart has just realized G.G. is also linked to his murder investigation. And unknown to him, the director of his movie is also under pressure from G.G.  
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Jay Garrick (Flash), Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Bart’s sure he’s found a way to protect Darrin Chambers from his old gang, so he turns his attention back to that group project for Criminal Justice class: the slight matter of solving a murder.  
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Jay Garrick (Flash), Joan Garrick, Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Bart and his classmates from Criminal Justice class have just saved reformed juvenile delinquent Darrin Chambers from thugs working for G.G., a Keystone City crime boss. But Chambers says the only way he can keep his family safe is by giving himself up to G.G., his old mentor.  
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Bart and his community-college classmates are visiting Darrin Chambers, a recently released juvenile offender whose family they helped by finding him a new apartment near Saunders College. Thugs have just shown up to grab Chambers and deliver him to working for Big G.G., a Keystone City crime boss.  
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Joan Garrick, Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Bart continues to make his “Kid Flash Investigates!” movie, unaware that director Peter Karlson is under pressure from his Uncle Jimmy, a criminal fixer. A crime boss named Big G.G. has told Uncle Jimmy to deliver Kid Flash and/or a recently released juvenile offender named Darrin Chambers. To that end, Uncle Jimmy gave an ex-con named Negoshian a silver suit left behind by some disreputable scientist. Meanwhile, Bart is still working on his group project for Criminal Justice class, a murder investigation in which Chambers was the prime suspect but appears to have been cleared.
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Jay Garrick (Flash), Max Mercury, Preston Lindsay, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: Bart has invited his old Manchester pal Preston over for supper at the Garricks’ house, along with Max and Darrin Chambers, a recently released juvenile offender who needs protection from his old gang. Bart’s mind is really on his “Kid Flash Investigates!” movie. Meanwhile, in the Keystone City underworld some dangerous figures are moving against Kid Flash.
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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Characters: Bart Allen (Kid Flash), Jay Garrick (Flash), Joan Garrick, and supporting cast.
Rating: G.
Content: Humor.
Page Count: Eight pages of comics script.
Summary: While investigating a murder as a group project for Criminal Justice class, Bart has helped rescue Darrin Chambers, a recently released juvenile offender who’s trying to leave his old gang. Bart wants to hear what Chambers has to say about the murder, and he also wants Chambers to be filmed for his “Kid Flash Investigates!” movie.
Continuity: Starting from the DC Comics standard, this series of eight-page backup stories about Bart Allen started here. This is part of the second story of that series, starting here. Bart is living in Keystone City with Jay and Joan Garrick; Barry Allen and Max Mercury are back.
Disclaimer: Kid Flash and his family and friends are owned by DC Comics under copyright and trademark laws. This pastiche is offered freely as entertainment for fans.

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