Dick Grayson was the original Robin, Batman’s teen sidekick. He came under Batman’s wing when his family, a group of circus performers, was murdered. Grayson served for years as the Boy Wonder, but eventually tired of living in Batman’s shadow. Accordingly, he adopted the new identity of Nightwing and struck out on his own. In the years that followed he would become the leader of The New Teen Titans, as well as a respected crimefighter in his own right.
Comic readers had to wait thirteen years for Nightwing to star in this, his first ongoing series. Kicking off in 1996, it follows upon the successful 1995 Nightwing mini-series, and takes Grayson into the one place worse than Gotham—the nearby city of Blüdhaven. Founded by German whalers, Blüdhaven once proclaimed itself “The Asbestos Capitol of America.” Now it’s home to gangs, corruption…and a new super-hero named Nightwing.
Collects Nightwing #140-146; ca. 2008
Schrijver: Peter J. Tomasi
Tekenaar: Rags Morales, Don Kramer