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C.C. Haly (New Earth)

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C.C. Haly was the proprietor of Haly's Circus and performed different venues all throughout the United States. Haly's most beloved performers were the acrobatic aerialists the Flying Graysons.

Haley was approached by Boss Zucco's men who wanted to blackmail him and his business for protection money. When Haley refused to pay, Zucco's men tampered with the ropes used on the Flying Grayson's act, leading to John and Mary Grayson to die during the show. Not long after this, Haley learned about Zucco's capture at the hands of Batman and Robin.

Many years later, Haly continued running the circus and he eventually deduced that Robin was none other than the young Dick Grayson, although he kept it a secret. Haly was able to keep in business thanks to an anonymous benefactor, which was in fact Bruce Wayne.[1]


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • On Earth-One, Haly's first name was Jack.[2]