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Nightwing


Dick Grayson, in his Nightwing costume,
from Nightwing #41 (March 2000).
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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance As Robin:
Detective Comics #38
(April 1940)
As Nightwing:
Tales of the New Teen Titans #44 (July 1984)
Created by As Robin:
Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Jerry Robinson
As Nightwing:
Marv Wolfman
George Pérez
Characteristics
Alter ego Richard John "Dick" Grayson
Team
affiliations
Batman Family
Teen Titans
Outsiders
Justice League
The Society
Justice League Task Force
Notable aliases Robin, Batman,The Target, Renegade
Abilities

Richard John "Dick" Grayson is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. He is Bruce Wayne's first ward (later an adopted son) and the original Robin, the Boy Wonder, before evolving into the superhero Nightwing. Invented by Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson, he first appears as Robin in Detective Comics #38 (May 1940). DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Detective Comics #38 (May 1940), the first appearance of Robin. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Cover to Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins 2005. ... The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Look up acrobat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Military tactics (Greek: Taktikē, the art of organizing an army) are the collective name for methods for engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. ... Gumshoe redirects here. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ... In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Detective Comics #38 (May 1940), the first appearance of Robin. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The youngest in a family of acrobats known as the "Flying Graysons", Dick watches his parents, John Grayson and Mary Loyd Grayson, killed by a mafia boss to extort money from the circus that employs them. Bruce Wayne, secretly Batman, takes him in as his legal ward. High wire act Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts, and is also practiced as a sport. ... This article is about the criminal society. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... The Big Top of Billy Smarts Circus Cambridge 2004. ... In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. ...


Throughout Dick's adolescence, Batman and Robin are inseparable, but, as Dick grows older and spends more time as the leader of the Teen Titans, he takes on the identity of Nightwing to assert his independence (other teenaged heroes will later fill in the role of Robin). His Nightwing persona was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez, and first appears in Tales of the New Teen Titans #44 (July 1984). Teen Titans redirects here. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ... New Teen Titans #1. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ...


As Nightwing, Dick Grayson led the Teen Titans and later the Outsiders. In an eponymous series, launched in 1996 and continuing at present, he becomes the protector of Blüdhaven, Gotham's economically troubled neighboring city. Following the destruction of Bludhaven, at the command of Deathstroke the Terminator, Nightwing relocated to New York. The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the fictional place. ... Slade Wilson, also known as Deathstroke the Terminator, is a fictional character appearing in the DC Comics universe. ...


As Robin, Dick Grayson has appeared in most other media adaptations of Batman. The Batman animated series of the 1990s is the first one to portray his evolution into Nightwing. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ...

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Fictional character history

Pre-Crisis origin

He was first introduced in Detective Comics #38 (1940) by Batman creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Robin's debut was an effort to make Batman a lighter, more sympathetic character. DC Comics also thought a teenaged superhero would appeal to young readers, being an effective audience surrogate. The name "Robin, The Boy Wonder" and the medieval look of the original costume are inspired by the legendary hero Robin Hood, as well as the red-breasted American Robin, which parallels the "winged" motif of Batman. Dick Grayson is born on the first day of spring, son of John and Mary Grayson, a young couple of aerialists. Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... In the study of literature, an audience surrogate is a character who expresses the questions and confusion of the reader. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. ...

Detective Comics #38 (May 1940), the first appearance of Robin. Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson.
Detective Comics #38 (May 1940), the first appearance of Robin. Art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson.

In his Pre-Crisis origin, Dick is an eight year-old circus acrobat, the youngest of a family act called "The Flying Graysons" of the Haly's Circus. He joins the act at a very young age, having been trained in acrobatics while still a toddler. With his parents, Dick becomes the "Boy Wonder" of the circus and is expected to become an Olympic champion. Detective Comics #38 This image is a book cover. ... Detective Comics #38 This image is a book cover. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Detective Comics #38 (May 1940), the first appearance of Robin. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... High wire act Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts, and is also practiced as a sport. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


While preparing for a performance, Dick overhears Anthony "Boss" Zucco, a well-known and feared crime-lord, threaten the performers unless the circus's owner pays extortion money. The owner refuses, and that night young Grayson watches in horror as his parents' high wire snaps, sending them hurtling to their deaths, all while many of Gotham's elite watch on. Dick feels responsible, because he didn't warn his parents in time. Tony Zucco is the name of a DC Comics mobster. ...


Shortly after the tragedy, the millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne rescues Dick from an uncaring juvenile services system. Frustrated by the lack of attention from his new guardian and the mystery still surrounding his parents' death, Grayson sneaks out of Wayne Manor one evening to solve the crime on his own - only to stumble into Batman, who is also investigating the murder. They succeed in revealing Zucco's complicity, but he seemingly dies of a heart attack before his arrest (It was later revealed that he was still alive but had been confined to a ventilator for decades.[1]) Seeing a reflection of himself in Dick, Batman not only reveals his identity as Bruce Wayne to the boy, but also makes the young orphan the offer of a lifetime: the chance to become his crime-fighting partner. Dick chooses the name Robin, and his training begins. For other uses, see Batman (disambiguation). ... Wayne Manor in 1989s Batman. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...


Robin's origin has a thematic connection to Batman's in that both see their parents killed by criminals, creating an urge to battle the criminal element. Bruce sees a chance to direct the anger and rage that Dick feels in a way that he himself can not, thus creating a father/son bond and understanding between the two. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, DC Comics portrays Batman and Robin as a team, deeming them the "Dynamic Duo", rarely publishing a Batman story without his sidekick; stories entirely devoted to Robin appear in Star-Spangled Comics from 1947 through 1952. Star-Spangled Comics was the title of a comic book series published by DC Comics which ran for 130 issues through 1952. ...


Earth-Two Dick Grayson

Richard Grayson


All-Star Comics #58. Art by Wally Wood. Image File history File links Robinearth2. ... Wallace Wally Wood (born June 17, 1927, Menahga, Minnesota, United States; died November 2, 1981), was an American writer-artist best known for his work in EC Comics and Mad. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Justice League of America #55 (1967) (historical)
Detective Comics #38 (1938) (retcon)
Created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner F. Fox, Mike Sekowsky
Characteristics
Alter ego Richard "Dick" Grayson
Team
affiliations
Batman Family
Justice Society of America
All-Star Squadron
Notable aliases Robin; Batman
Abilities Genius-level intelligence, master detective, peak human physical condition, martial arts master, escapologist, expert ventriloquist, access to high tech equipment.

The Robin of Earth-Two is a parallel version of the fictional DC Comics superhero, who was introduced after DC Comics created Earth-Two, a parallel world that was retroactively established as the home of characters which had been published in the Golden Age of comic books. This allowed creators to publish comic books featuring Robin while being able to disregard Golden Age stories, solving an incongruity, as Robin had been published as a single ongoing incarnation since inception. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... William Bill Finger (February 8, 1914–January 18, 1974) was an American writer best known as the uncredited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series development. ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. ... The cover of Brave and the Bold #28, 1960, featuring the first appearance of the Justice League and art by Mike Sekowsky. ... Cover to Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins 2005. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... Gumshoe redirects here. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Harry Houdini, a famous escapologist and magician. ... Ventriloquism is an act of deception in which a person (ventriloquist) manipulates his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... First appearance of Earth-Two For other uses, see Earth 2. ... The Earths of the Multiverse and the different variations of the Flash inhabiting each one. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ...


Robin's origin and history begins the same as the classic version except the timeframe occurs when the Detective Comics #38 was originally printed: 1940.

  • Richard Grayson's parents are killed by Anthony Zucco.
  • After a period of training, a young Dick Grayson becomes Robin. His first printed story is "Robin the Boy Wonder."[2]
  • Robin participates in the war-time only All Star Squadron. His distant cousin is Charles Grayson, the scientific assistant of Robotman.

Robotman is the name of a Golden Age DC Comics Superhero. ...

Silver Age history

Eventually, Robin assumes Batman's position as Gotham City's premier crime fighter. Unlike his Earth-One counterpart, who distances himself from his mentor's shadow when he adopts his Nightwing persona, this version adopts a costume which mimics several elements of Batman's own uniform (including an insignia with an encircled "R" surrounded by two bat wings).[3] While his younger doppelganger attends and then leaves college prematurely, Grayson pursues further education to attain his law degree. Eventually, he becomes a practicing attorney in the law firm that eventually becomes Cranston, Grayson and Wayne.[4] Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Robin is initiated into the Justice Society of America, assuming the membership vacated by Batman's semi-retirement.[5][6] During his tenure, he develops friendships with several members, most notably Johnny Thunder, while developing some animosity towards Hawkman, who expresses reluctance towards his membership. Years later, Robin, along with his heroic colleagues perishes at the hands of the Justice League due to the involvement of Earth-Prime resident turned supervillain Cary Bates. He is soon restored to life.[7] After this experience he reverts to a variation of his traditional uniform's style and colors. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ... Cary Bates is a comic book and animation writer. ...


During his post-Gotham City career, Grayson briefly leaves Gotham to become the U.S. ambassador to South Africa during the mid-1970s while continuing his crime fighting career.[8] His inclusion in the new Justice Society series, according to writer Gerry Conway, "was a nod to the present".[9]He gets involved with the Justice Society of America again when the villains Brainwave and Per Degaton attempt to destroy the world. He then returns to Gotham City.[10] He joins Batman for one final adventure, assisting the Justice Society, Justice League, and Shazam's Squadron of Justice in defeating several criminals, including the Joker.[11] Gerard F. Gerry Conway (September 10, 1952 - ) is an American writer of comic books and television shows. ... Brainwave or Brain Wave is a name shared by two characters in the DC Comics Universe, who are father and son. ... Per Degaton is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain who can travel through time. ... The Squadron of Justice was a name used by two superhero teams of characters whom originated from Fawcett Comics. ... “The Joker” redirects here. ...


Shortly thereafter, then-Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne, while under the influence of the Psycho-Pirate, manipulates Robin and other formerly retired members of the Justice Society to attack the then-active members.[12] Robin next becomes active assisting the Justice Society and his step-sister Huntress (Helena Wayne) in dealing with Bill Jensen, a white-collar criminal apprehended by Wayne early in his official police career. Jensen somehow attains mystical abilities and escapes from prison, vowing revenge on Wayne (whom he believes framed him). Robin and Huntress watch helplessly as Jensen immobilizes the JSA, threatens Gotham's twin trade towers, and finally consumes himself along with Batman. Eventually they and the other Justice Society members track down one Fredric Vaux, who had provided Jensen with his abilities as part of an overall plot to remove the concept of heroes from the world.[13] The Psycho-Pirate was the name of two DC comics supervillains. ... The Bronze Age Huntress was Helena Wayne, the daughter of the Batman and Catwoman of Earth-Two, an alternate universe established in the early 1960s as the world where the Golden Age stories took place. ... Fredric Vaux is a supervillain in the fictional DC Universe. ...


Grayson leaves Gotham after this incident, returning years later when the Joker comes out of retirement. Assuming the garb and identity of Batman, his presence mesmerizes the Joker long enough to be apprehended by the Huntress. He proceeds to track the mastermind behind Gotham's organized crime. At this point, he develops unexpressed feelings towards the Huntress, and leaves Gotham once more before pursuing them further.[14] Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ...


Grayson is later forced to prosecute a case against the Justice Society involving Wayne's diary, insinuating the premier superhero team as Nazi collaborators. Grayson discovers evidence hidden within the passages pointing to Per Degaton's scheme, which is subsequently thwarted. He discovers from Helena that her father was influenced by his terminal cancer while writing the journal.[15] National Socialism redirects here. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ...


In the limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DC multiverse, including Earth-Two, is destroyed. Following this crisis, Earth Two "never existed" and retroactively removes Earth-Two Robin from history, blending elements of his past with Earth-One, effectively creating a new modern continuity. Robin, along with his step-sister Huntress dies while protecting innocents at the hands of shadow demons from the Anti-Matter Universe.[16][17] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ...


However, a version of this Robin and Huntress exist on some plane of existence, as both are referred to by the original Star-Spangled Kid while the latter is working on a case with the Justice Society involving the time-traveling villain Extant. Hypertime is a fictional concept presented in the 1998 comic book series The Kingdom, both a catch-all explanation for any continuity discrepancies in DC Universe stories and a variation or superset of the Multiverse that existed before Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... Star-Spangled Kid is the name of several fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Monarch, is a fictional character in DC Comics universe who first appeared in the DC Comics Armageddon series. ...


Earth-One Dick Grayson

1964s The Brave and the Bold #54 introduces a junior version of the Justice League of America; an all-star superhero team of which Batman was a part. This team is led by the modern-day Robin, residing on Earth-One, with a virtually identical history to that published. Robin was joined by other teenaged sidekicks, such as Aqualad (sidekick of Aquaman) and Kid Flash (sidekick of The Flash) to stop the menace of Mr. Twister. The Brave and the Bold is a DC Comics comic book that is currently in monthly publication in a second volume. ... The Justice League is a DC Comics superhero team. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Tempest is a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ... Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ...


Later, the three sidekicks join forces with Speedy and Wonder Girl in order to free their mentors in the JLA from mind-controlled thrall. They decide to become a real team: the Teen Titans. By virtue of the tactical skills gleaned from Batman, Robin is swiftly recognized as leader before the Titans disband some years later. Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ...


In 1969, still in the Pre-Crisis continuity, writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams return Batman to his darker roots. One part of this effort is writing Robin out of the series by sending Dick Grayson to the Hudson University and into a separate strip in the back of Detective Comics. The by-now Teen Wonder appears only sporadically in Batman stories of the 1970s. Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American comic book and commercial artist best known for his highly naturalistic style of illustration. ... Hudson University is a fictional location in the DC Universe where Dick Grayson, the original Robin in stories published by DC Comics, attended college for a time. ...


In 1980, Grayson once again takes up the role of leader of the Teen Titans, now featured in the monthly series The New Teen Titans, which became one of DC Comics' most beloved series of the era. The Teen Titans, also known as “The New Teen Titans”, “New Titans”, or “The Titans”, a DC Comics superhero team. ...


Emancipation

Dick continues his adventures with Batman, and begins studying law at Hudson University. However, Robin loses interest in his studies and starts to take on solo missions, and finds himself to be a capable crime-fighter. Shortly afterward, the mysterious Raven summons Dick Grayson and several other young heroes to form a new group of Titans. Robin assumes leadership, and moves out of the shadow of his mentor. Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ...


Dick, now 17, realizes at that point that he has grown up: he no longer relies on Batman, and he and the Dark Knight disagree on crime-fighting methodology. Robin's newfound independence and Titans' duties in New York leave less time for his former commitments in Gotham. He also drops out of Hudson after only one semester. Dick also rediscovers his self-worth among the Titans. Batman, however, is less than pleased. He informs Grayson that if he no longer wants to be his partner, then Dick would have to retire as Robin. Furious, hurt, resigned, and confused, Dick Grayson left Wayne Manor--but not for the last time. Helping him through this difficult time are his fellow Titans, including Starfire, a beautiful alien Dick falls in love with. He hands over leadership of the Titans to Wonder Girl, and takes a leave of absence from the team. Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ...


(In pre-Crisis continuity, the "parting" between Dick and Batman is entirely amicable. Dick passes the mantle of Robin over to Jason Todd voluntarily, in a memorable scene wherein he states that "Robin will always be the second part of Batman and..." Bruce gives every impression of being pleased with his ward's coming of age, and maintains this attitude until the post-Crisis retcon that rewrites the origin of Jason Todd and the circumstances of Dick's departure from the role.) Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... For other uses, see Coming of Age (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Nightwing

Dick Grayson in his original Nightwing costume. From Tales of the Titans #59 (1984).

In pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths continuity, the maturing Dick Grayson grows weary of his role as Batman's young sidekick. He renames himself Nightwing, recalling his adventure on the Kryptonian city of Kandor, where he and Batman meet the local hero of the same name. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (519 × 800 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (519 × 800 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is from a comic strip, webcomic or from the cover or interior of a comic book. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... Superman and the modern Kandor. ...


Nightwing: Secret Files & Origins #1 and Nightwing: Year One tell the full post-Crisis version of how Dick Grayson gives up his identity as Robin (having been "fired" by Batman) and is inspired by the legend of an ancient Kryptonian hero named Nightwing. This tale retroactively erases the notion that anyone else before Grayson and Bette Kane ever held the titles of Nightwing and Flamebird, except for the birds and the legendary figures named after them. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Bette Kane as Flamebird and Dick Grayson as Nightwing. ...


Uncertain what to do with his new-found independence, Dick considers giving up fighting crime to study law, but he couldn't imagine his life in any other way. Turning to someone that he knows would understand, Dick asks Superman what he should be, if not Robin. In reply, Superman tells a tale of long ago on Krypton, about a man who is cast out of his family, just like Dick. He dreamt of a world ruled by justice, and set out to protect the helpless and victimized as Nightwing. Dick then decides to honor the legendary Kryptonian by renaming himself Nightwing. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Lara, Jor-El, and Superman on Krypton. ...


In an adventure in which all of his Titans teammates are captured by Deathstroke the Terminator, and delivered to the H.I.V.E., Dick reveals his new identity of Nightwing and helps to free them with the help of Jericho. Grayson finally moves out of the shadow of the Bat, and would lead the Titans through some hard times. He endures brainwashing at the hands of Brother Blood, his relationship with Starfire would suffer due to her marriage of state and he would be deeply affected by the fact that Batman trains a new Robin (Jason Todd) only for him to be killed at the hands of the Joker (see also: "Batman: A Death in the Family"). Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... The H.I.V.E., which stands for the Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination, is the name of a DC Comics supervillain team. ... Jericho (Joseph William Wilson) is a fictional character, a superhero who was a member of the Teen Titans in the acclaimed 1980s period of New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, published by DC Comics. ... Brother Blood is the name of two fictional comicbook characters in the DC Universe. ... Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... “The Joker” redirects here. ... Batman: A Death in the Family is a Batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. ...


Post-Crisis

Following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Dick's origins and history, like Bruce Wayne's, were relatively unchanged, save for a few minor details. He is now a 12-year old acrobat who witnesses the murder of his parents, an event which is further expanded upon in later comics. In Legends of the Dark Knight #100, following the murder, he confronts the man who cut the ropes, only to be struck violently across the face. Batman, who is investigating the crime at that time, saves the boy and attacks the assassin. Dick gets a mild concussion and passes out. He is treated at the hospital and moved to a Catholic orphanage, as explored in Batman: Year Three. Shortly afterwards, Bruce Wayne, now feeling sympathy for the boy, has Dick removed from social services and placed as his legal ward. Originally, he only adopts the boy as a legal charge, since Dick does not want to replace his deceased father with Bruce. The latter parts of Batman: Dark Victory revealed his discomfort and lack of belonging at Wayne Manor, as an investigating Bruce was never around much, leaving Alfred Pennyworth as the main caregiver. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, commonly referred to as simply Legends of the Dark Knight is a DC comic book featuring Batman. ... In law, a ward is someone placed under the protection of a legal guardian. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...


Dick runs off from Wayne Manor to seek his parents' killer. Dark Victory reveals that he traces Zucco's whereabouts, fights off his guards, and confronts them with force, only to get badly beaten before Batman showed up just in time. Upon regaining his senses, Dick learns he is in the Batcave with Batman, who reveals his identity as Bruce Wayne. Bruce offers the boy the job of being his sidekick Robin. By a candlelight oath of justice and perseverance, Dick readily accepts the offer and begins his training under Batman. The Batcave. ...


Bruce teaches Dick fighting techniques and detective skills for a grueling three months, all the while helping him on the streets at night as Robin. Finally, he has to pass one final test: "The Gauntlet". Dick has to elude The Dark Knight on the streets of Gotham for one full night without any outside help. He eventually succeeds, simultaneously bringing gangster Joe Minette to justice. Grayson takes to the streets as Batman's full-fledged partner in crime-fighting: Robin, The Boy Wonder. Together, they stop Two-Face and The Hangman and brought Tony Zucco to justice. By the end of the case, Bruce officially adopts Dick as his son. Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... Batman - Dark Victory #0 by Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb In the fictional DC Universe, the Hangman is an early enemy of Batman. ...


Dick enjoys his first year as Robin, regarding the job as an adventure until a confrontation with Two-Face serves as a rude awakening for the young hero. The villain captures Judge Lawrence Watkins and Batman, and has each suspended from a hangman's noose in a "double gallows death-trap". Robin, trying to save the judge, convinces Two-Face to flip his trademark coin on whether or not Watkins would hang. Robin wins the flip, but Two-Face "honors" the deal by drowning the judge instead. Robin is unable to prevent Watkins' death, and receives a beating at the hands of Two-Face; a beating that Batman witnesses, still tied up on the platform. Eventually, Batman frees himself and apprehends the villain. This event, however, emotionally scars the young crime-fighter. Rather than see Dick be further endangered, Batman "fires" his partner, sidelining the 13-year-old Boy Wonder for awhile, only to bring him back shortly afterwards. When Dick is 19, he is shot in the shoulder by the Joker, which scares Batman into finally ending Robin's career as his partner. Dick moves out of the mansion and joins the Teen Titans full time.


One night, after Jason Todd has become the new Robin, he goes out alone to try and take down some drug dealers who have set up shop in a warehouse. He is discovered on the roof and knocked through the skylight. As the criminals are closing in on him, the thug who knocked him through the skylight is thrown through it as well. The drug dealers at first think it must be Batman, but it is Nightwing, who had been keeping an eye on the new Robin. After helping Robin defeat the crooks, Nightwing tells Robin to tell Bruce they need to talk. The next morning, Bruce tells Jason that Nightwing was the original Robin, but he had kept his true identity a secret from Jason because he felt it wasn't his place to reveal Nightwing's true identity. After Jason leaves for school, Nightwing shows up to talk to Bruce, and find out why he had been replaced. After several cover stories about how Jason had nowhere else to turn, and that Gotham had become to dangerous for him to continue fighting crime alone, Bruce finally tells Dick that it was because he missed him.


Later that night, Robin finds the same group of drug dealers where they have set up shop in a new location, and to his surprise, Nightwing is there waiting for him. Nightwing gives Jason his old Robin costume, and tells him he will grow into it eventually. They then agree to bust the criminals together, side-by-side.


Titans

Feeling hurt and betrayed, Bruce and Dick remain at odds with each other for some time, which increases after Jason's death. While serving with the New Titans, he is searched out by a now-teenaged Tim Drake, who has only one goal on his mind: for Nightwing to reprise the role of Robin. Dick flatly refuses, as he feels he can't take a step back to a position he has outgrown. It is Dick's refusal to return to the role that starts Tim down the road toward becoming the new Robin. After weeks of persuading and proving his potential, Grayson returns to Batman to plead Tim's case, with help from Alfred. Due to their arguments and the realization that Batman needs a Robin, Tim Drake becomes the third Boy Wonder. Batman: A Death in the Family is a Batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. ... Timothy Tim Drake is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...

Nightwing's second costume. Pencils by Art Thibert.
Nightwing's second costume. Pencils by Art Thibert.

Later on, various members of the Titans are abducted by a rogue Jericho and the Wildebeest Society. This adventure affects the team immensely. The group enter into tumultuous times, where members came and went. Longtime friends are maimed or destroyed, but Dick perseveres through it all, remaining as the heart and center of the team. After these events, Nightwing adopts his second costume. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (414x612, 90 KB) Summary released as promotional poster to press for comic so its public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (414x612, 90 KB) Summary released as promotional poster to press for comic so its public domain. ... Arthur Art Thibert is a comic book artist, inker and penciller. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


However, his relationship with Starfire becomes strained, and problems in Gotham demand Nightwing's attention. Impulsively, he proposes marriage to her. The two wed, but the ceremony is interrupted by Raven, now reborn as an evil avatar of her father, Trigon. Her brutal attack on Starfire triggers changes in Dick and Kory's relationship. She is implanted with a demon "seed" which causes her to leave Earth and go on a spiritual journey. Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ... Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ... Trigon (also known as Trigon the Terrible) is a fictional villain who appears in Teen Titans comics published by DC Comics. ...


"KnightsEnd" and "Prodigal"

See also: Batman: Knightfall

Meanwhile, in Gotham, Bruce Wayne (paralyzed after losing a brutal fight with Bane) leaves the mantle of Batman to the unstable Jean-Paul Valley (Azrael). Nightwing is angry and hurt that Bruce did not ask him to fill in while instead choosing the "nut job altar boy", but Bruce claims to have chosen Valley because he figured Dick was now his own man and would not willingly take the responsibility. In truth, Bruce simply did not want Dick to have to face Bane. Dick intervenes with the new Robin, Tim Drake, and when Bruce returns to Gotham, he brings Valley down and reassumes the mantle of Batman. When Grayson returns to the Titans, he finds it has changed. The government intercedes, placing Arsenal, the former Speedy, as leader of the team. Nightwing steps aside and leaves the Titans, concentrating on problems in Gotham City. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bane is the DC Comics supervillain, and sometimes ally, best known for having broken Batmans back. ... Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) is a fictional character from DC Comics. ... Roy Harper is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...


The "Prodigal" miniseries tells the story of Bruce Wayne still recovering from his broken back, asks a reluctant Dick to substitute for him as Batman for a time. He accepts. During this time, Dick is able to confront Two-Face and lay some demons to rest. He also establishes a friendship with Tim Drake, whom he later considers a little brother figure and friend. Bruce eventually heals and returns to Gotham to reclaim his role as Batman. For the first time in years, Bruce and Dick begin to heal their relationship.


Nightwing series

Based on Nightwing's increasing popularity, DC Comics decided to test the character's possibilities with a one-shot book and then a miniseries.


First, in Nightwing: Alfred's Return #1 (1995), Grayson travels to England to find Alfred, who resigns from Bruce Wayne's service following the events of KnightSaga. Before returning to Gotham City together, they prevent a plot by British terrorists to destroy the undersea "Channel Tunnel" in the English Channel. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: , the sleeve) is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ...


Later on, with the Nightwing miniseries (September 1995 to December 1995, written by Dennis O'Neil with Greg Land as artist), Dick briefly considers retiring from being Nightwing forever before family papers uncovered by Alfred reveal a possible link between the murder of the Flying Graysons and the Crown Prince of Kravia. Journeying to Kravia, Nightwing (in his third and current costume) helps to topple the murderous Kravian leader and prevent an ethnic cleansing, while learning his parents' true connection to the Prince. Dennis Denny ONeil is a comic book writer and editor, principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and Group Editor for the Batman family of books until his retirement. ... Greg Land is an American comic book artist best known for his work on X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong and Ultimate Fantastic Four. ... Richard John Dick Grayson is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Blüdhaven

Nightwing in his third and current costume, on the cover to Nightwing #1 (October 1996). Pencils by Scott McDaniel.

In 1996, following the success of the miniseries, DC Comics launched a monthly solo series featuring Nightwing (written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Scott McDaniel), in which he patrols Gotham City's neighboring municipality of Blüdhaven. This allows him to be close enough to Gotham to be part of the Batman Family, and far enough as well to have his own city, adventures and enemies. He worked for a few years on the police force, as well as a bartender to provide him with information and rumors of criminal activity. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x729, 61 KB) Summary Cover to Nightwing #1 (1996), displaying his third and current garb. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x729, 61 KB) Summary Cover to Nightwing #1 (1996), displaying his third and current garb. ... Scott McDaniel is a comic artist who had drawn numerous Marvel Comic books including the Fall from Grace story line in Daredevil Comics. ... Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ... Scott McDaniel is a comic artist who had drawn numerous Marvel Comic books including the Fall from Grace story line in Daredevil Comics. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... Cover to Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins 2005. ... For the song by Dave Matthews Band, see Bartender (song). ...


At Batman's request, Dick journeys to this former whaling town-turned-industrial center to investigate a number of murders linked to Gotham City gangster Black Mask. Instead, he finds a city racked by police corruption and in the grips of organized crime consolidated by Roland Desmond, the gargantuan genius Blockbuster. Black Mask is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Blockbuster is the name of three fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


With a defenseless city to call his own, Nightwing decides to remain in Blüdhaven until Blockbuster's cartel is broken. He takes a job as a bartender to keep his ear to the ground and works closely with Oracle (Barbara Gordon) in an effort to clean up the town. Blockbuster places a sizable contract on Nightwing's head shortly thereafter, while Grayson plies the unscrupulous Blüdhaven Police Inspector Dudley Soames for information on the kingpin's dealings. Also during his time in Blüdhaven, Nightwing helps train a violent but enthusiastic street fighter called Nite-Wing. Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... Torque is a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe, and an enemy of Nightwing. ... Nite-Wing, whose real name is Tad Ryerstad, is a fictional character appearing in the DC Comics series Nightwing. ...


Titans Reunited and "No Man's Land"

After Nightwing settles in Blüdhaven, a galactic threat comes to Earth, reuniting former members of the Titans together to save their friend Cyborg, and prevent him from putting the Earth in jeopardy. They enter into conflict with their mentors and friends in the Justice League, but are able to come to a truce and save Cyborg while preserving the safety of the planet. After this adventure, the group decides to re-form, with Nightwing returning to the role of leader. This article is about the Teen Titans member. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...


Meanwhile, Dick joins the Blüdhaven Police Department in efforts to rid the city of its corruption from the inside. On the personal side, Dick and Barbara's once flirtatious Robin/Batgirl relationship is changing. When Gotham is quarantined from the rest of the United States and becomes a virtual "No Man's Land", Nightwing is sent to secure Blackgate Prison. Afterwards, Dick recuperates at Barbara's clock tower, and the two grow even closer, entering into a romantic relationship. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... A prison in the Batman-franchise were non-insane criminals such as The Penguin, Firefly, and Clayface gets incarnated when captured. ...


Some time after "No Man's Land" ends, the JLA disappears on a mission to locate Aquaman and Atlantis (The Obsidian Age). Before they vanish, Batman instigates a contingency plan, in which a handful of heroes would be assembled to create a new JLA. Nightwing is chosen to be leader until the original JLA are found, and Dick returns to the reserve list. Aquaman is a fictional character, superhero in DC Comics. ...


Graduation Day and the Outsiders

For several years, Nightwing leads various incarnations of the Titans and becomes the most respected former sidekick in the DC Universe. However, in the Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day crossover, a rogue Superman android kills Lilith and Troia, an event that tears apart both Young Justice and the Titans. At Troia's funeral, Dick declares he is tired of seeing friends die and disbands the team, officially ending the Titans. A few months later, Arsenal persuades Nightwing to join a new pro-active crime-fighting team: the Outsiders, who would hunt villains, acting as co-workers rather than an extended family. He reluctantly accepts. It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Lilith Clay is a young superheroine who occasionally appears in DC Comics Teen Titans titles. ... Donna Troy is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Universe. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ...


Outsiders writer Judd Winick takes a more Batman-like approach with Nightwing as team-leader, making him refuse any other kind of relation with his teammates than the direct work. Judd Winick at Midtown Comics East in New York City, June 24, 2004. ...


Death of Blockbuster

Dick plays a key role in exposing the corruption in the Blüdhaven Police Department. Despite reaching his original goals, Dick continues as a police officer during the day while spending nights as Nightwing, pushing himself to his limits and straining his relationships. The line between his police work and as vigilantism began to blur, and ultimately Amy Rohrbach (his friend and superior officer, who knew his secret identity) fires him rather than let him continue using questionable methods. For the aircraft, see A-5 Vigilante. ...

Nightwing #91 (March 2004) cover showing the confrontation between Nightwing and Blockbuster, art by Patrick Zircher.

Wrongfully blaming Nightwing for the death of his mother, the mob boss Blockbuster bombs Dick Grayson's apartment complex and promises to kill anyone in Dick’s life. When the vigilante Tarantula arrives, Nightwing chooses not to stop her when she shoots the villain dead. At length, Nightwing shakes himself from his depression and takes responsibility for his inaction. He tries to apprehend Tarantula and turns himself in to the police. However, Amy Rohrbach feels the world needs Nightwing free and prevents him from being charged. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (532x780, 332 KB)Promotional cover art to Nightwing #91, by Patrick Zircher [1] This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (532x780, 332 KB)Promotional cover art to Nightwing #91, by Patrick Zircher [1] This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or... Cover to Cable and Deadpool #12 by Zircher Patrick Zircher is a comic book artist and penciller. ... Two characters have been named Tarantula in the DC Comics universe. ...


Dick has destroyed the police corruption and removed the greater part of organized crime from this city, but his role in Blockbuster's death is still a source of tremendous guilt for him. He retires from crimefighting, with Tim Drake and Cassandra Cain as his replacements. Cassandra Cain, is a fictional character in the DC Universe, and the most recent Batgirl. ...


Grayson moves to New York, where he works closely with the Outsiders. However, after "insiders" threaten both the Outsiders and the newest incarnation of Teen Titans, Nightwing realizes that the team has gotten "too personal" and quits.


Infinite Crisis and 52

Cover to Teen Titans (Vol. 3) #33 (March 2006), featuring Nightwing and Superboy. Pencils by Tony Daniel.

Despite a crisis of conscience, Dick adopts the new villainous persona of Renegade in order to infiltrate Lex Luthor's Secret Society of Super-Villains. This ruse includes Nightwing aligning himself with his long-time enemy Deathstroke in order to track the manufacturing and distribution of Bane's venom serum and to keep tabs on the Society's activities in Gotham and Blüdhaven. He also begins training (and converting) Deathstroke's daughter Ravager. Image File history File links TeenTitansCv33. ... Image File history File links TeenTitansCv33. ... Daniels pencil-only cover for Teen Titans vol. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional supervillain owned by DC Comics and the noted archenemy of Superman. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSOSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke (and originally simply the Terminator) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... Rose Wilson is a fictional comic book character in the DC Comics universe. ...


Deathstroke takes revenge on Nightwing when Blüdhaven is destroyed by the Society. The Society drops the supervillain Chemo on the city, killing 100,000 people. Dick tries to rescue survivors but is overcome by radiation poisoning, only to be rescued himself by Batman. Nightwing confides that he let Blockbuster die and asks Batman to forgive him. Batman tells him that his forgiveness doesn't matter; Dick has to move beyond Blockbuster's death. Inspired by his mentor, he proposes to Barbara Gordon, who tearfully accepts his proposal with a kiss. Chemo is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of the Metal Men. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Blockbuster is the name of three fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Batman then entrusts Nightwing to alert other heroes about the danger that the Crisis poses. Dick flies to Titans Tower, but the only hero who answers his call is Superboy (Conner Kent). Together, they locate and attack Alexander Luthor's tower, the center of the Crisis, only to be repelled by Superboy-Prime. Prime is ready to kill Nightwing when Conner intervenes, sacrificing himself to destroy the tower, ending the destruction of the Universe. Current Titans Tower, San Francisco. ... Superboy is the name of several fictional characters in the DC Universe, most of them youthful incarnations of Superman. ... Superboy, also known by his Kryptonian name Kon-El and his human alias Conner Kent, is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Alexander Luthor, Jr. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ...


During the Battle of Metropolis, Nightwing suffers a near-fatal injury from Alexander Luthor when he attempts to save Batman's life. Originally, the editors at DC intended to have Dick Grayson killed in Infinite Crisis as Newsarama revealed from the DC Panel at WizardWorld Philiadelphia:[18]
The Battle of Metropolis is a fictional DC Comics event. ... Newsarama. ...

It was again explained that Nightwing was originally intended to die in Infinite Crisis, and that you can see the arc that was supposed to end with his tragic death in the series. After long discussions, the death edict was finally reversed, but the decision was made that, if they were going to be keeping him, he would have to be changed. The next arc of the ongoing series will further explain the changes, it was said.

Saved by the Justice Society, Nightwing recovers with Barbara at his side. As soon as he's able to walk again, Batman asks him to join him and Robin in retracing Bruce's original journey in becoming the Dark Knight. While Nightwing is hesitant, due to his engagement with Barbara, she encourages him to go and returns his engagement ring so he can make an honest decision for himself. Barbara feels that it is important he rediscover himself, and until he does they're not yet ready to be married. They part on good terms, though before he departs Dick leaves her an envelope containing a photograph of them as Robin and Batgirl, along with the engagement ring on a chain and a note promising he'll come back to her one day. [19]


Soon after his journey with Batman and Robin begins, Nightwing returns to Gotham, following Intergang's trail. He works with the new Batwoman and Renee Montoya to stop Intergang from destroying Gotham, shutting off dozens of fire spewing devices spread across the city. Batwoman (originally referred to as the Bat-Woman) is a fictional character, a female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ... Renee Montoya is a fictional character in DC Comics. ...


"One Year Later"

Main article: One Year Later

One year later, Dick Grayson returns to New York City (his previous homebase with the Teen Titans) in order to find out who has been masquerading as Nightwing. The murderous impostor turns out to be the former Robin, Jason Todd. Grayson leads the Outsiders once again, operating undercover and globally. One Year Later event logo. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Jason Peter Todd is a fictional character published in stories by DC Comics. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ...


Nightwing follows an armored thief named Raptor, who he suspects is responsible for series of murders. Later, Raptor himself is murdered in a manner similar to the other victims by an unseen contract killer, who proceeds to bury Grayson alive. Nightwing frees himself, wondering the relation between his experience and a mysterious voice who tells him that he is "supposed to be dead". Nightwing is having trouble finding things to keep him busy during the day due to the cast on his right arm. Incapacitated from his injuries, he tries without luck to find jobs and continues to research into the mysterious assassin. The Monitor was a character created by comic book writer Marv Wolfman and comics artist George Pérez as one of the main characters of DC Comics Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. ...


At one point Dick agrees to attend a party for Bruce Wayne and their relationship seems to flourish. Bruce praises Dick for his success on the Raptor case, and also mentions to look into the Landman Building which hosted ex-Lexcorp scientists; most likely those who worked on the Raptor project. Dick has also continues to keep a close brotherly relationship with Tim Drake, and helps Tim deal with the his many losses during the last year.


After dealing with the Raptor issue, NYC is plagued by a villainous duo called Bride and Groom. Nightwing begins pursuit of these two after some grisly murders, including that of the Lorens family (close friends of his after the Raptor incident). Dick began to get obsessed with finding them, not knowing how far he was willing to go to take them down. Eventually, he formed a makeshift team with some "villains" to find them. They located them, and after killing some of his "team" Nightwing chased them to a cave, where Bride began a cave in and the two are currently trapped there.


Nightwing, along with a group of former Titans, are summoned again by Raven to aid the current group of Teen Titans battle against Deathstroke, who was targeting the latest team in order to get at his children, Ravager and the resurrected Jericho. Nightwing and the other former Titans continue to work with the current team soon after the battle with Deathstroke so as to investigate the recent murder of Duela Dent.


When the Outsiders are targeted by Checkmate, Nightwing agrees that his team will work with the organization, so long as their actions in Africa are not used against them in the future. The mission however does not go as well as intended, resulting in Nightwing, the Black Queen and Captain Boomerang being arrested. Later, Batman is called in by Mister Terrific who then rescues Nightwing and the others. Afterwards, Nightwing admits to Batman, they while he accepts that he is an excellent leader, he is not suited to lead a team like the Outsiders, and offers the leadership position to Batman.


Batman accepts the position, however he feels that the team needs to be remade, in order to accomplish the sorts of missions that he intends them to undertake. As such he holds a series of try outs for the team. The first audition involves Nightwing and Captain Boomerang who are sent to a space station under attack by Chemo. During the mission, a confrontation erupts between Nightwing and Boomerang, who has grown tired of fighting for redemption from people like Batman and Nightwing, and quits the team after throwing Nighting into a shuttle heading for Earth. Afterwards, Nightwing furious confronts Batman. Batman does not deny his actions, and states that this is the sort of thing that the new Outsiders will have to deal with. At this, Nightwing resigns completely from the Outsiders, in which Batman feels is best, judging Nightwing too good for that sort of life. Chemo is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of the Metal Men. ...


Personal life

Dick's friendships with other superheroes has led to an interesting point. In an interview/discussion regarding Infinite Crisis, Phil Jimenez stated:

"Dick has so many connections to other characters. In many ways, even more than Superman or Batman, Nightwing is the soul, the linch-pin, of the DCU. He's well respected by everyone, known to the JLA, the Titans, the Outsiders, Birds of Prey — everyone looks to him for advice, for friendship, for his skills. He's the natural leader of the DCU." Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... For other meanings of the term, see Birds of Prey (disambiguation). ...

Dick's parents left him a trust fund that Bruce Wayne's business partner Lucius Fox later turned into a small fortune. Although it is not comparable with Bruce Wayne's wealth, it has been enough for maintaining his Nightwing equipment; for purchasing the rights to Haly's Circus, saving Dick's former home from financial troubles; and for secretly buying the apartment building at 1013 Parkthorne Avenue at Blüdhaven. This address was also the home of the retired hero Tarantula (John Law). Lucius Fox is a fictional character appearing in Batman comic books by DC Comics. ... Two characters have been named Tarantula in the DC Comics universe. ...


Romantic involvements

Dick's good looks and sensitivity have always made him attractive to others. He maintains a tenuous friendship with Flamebird (Bette Kane), despite her long-held, unrequited feelings for him. Donna Troy, the original Wonder Girl, has also known him since childhood, and the two are particularly close and not afraid to admit that they love each other as brother and sister. However, there have been points in his past where Dick has fantasized about not only falling in love with Donna but marrying her (although the latter was during an induced hallucination by the Scarecrow, wherein Donna was implied to in fact represent Dick's Titans team; moreover the illusory Donna cheated on him with Roy Harper, who in a forced takeover, replaced Dick as Titans leader). As a student at Hudson University, he has a relationship with fellow undergraduate Lori Elton. Years later, when he goes on to live in Blüdhaven, he dates Bridget Clancy, his landlady. He also has a very brief affair (more like a one night stand, along with other few lingering instances) with the Huntress, Helena Bertinelli, and a controversial encounter with the femme fatale Tarantula, which even the writer of the issue described as a rape, with Tarantula being the aggressor, and a near-catatonic Nightwing the victim. Bette Kane as Flamebird and Dick Grayson as Nightwing. ... Bette Kane is a fictional character in DC comics. ... Hudson University is a fictional university in New York City from the television series Law & Order, and its spinoffs. ... The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. ... Two characters have been named Tarantula in the DC Comics universe. ...


For a brief time, Dick found himself attracted to fellow Teen Titan, Raven, going so far as to kiss her passionately. For a number of weeks, he had extremely realistic dreams about making love to her, which surprised and disturbed him. It was quickly revealed that Raven had unintentionally manipulated Dick through her mental abilities. Soon after, Starfire convinced Raven that she did not love him as she thought, Raven realized the two of them should remain just friends, though at the end of the incident, it showed that Raven truly had feelings for him. Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ...


Dick's longest-running romantic relationship is with the alien princess Starfire (Koriand'r); they were a couple for several years and were even engaged to marry, but due to their teammate Raven's sinister transformation, their relationship dissolved. After leaving the Outsiders, Grayson briefly rekindles his affair with Kory, spending a night with her. In the "Titans Tomorrow" storyline, the future Batwoman tells Starfire that she would have a wonderful future with Nightwing. Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ... Raven is a fictional character and superhero in the DC Comics. ... Teen Titans: The Future is Now by Mike McKone. ... Batwoman (originally referred to as the Bat-Woman) is a fictional character, a female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ...


Despite all of this, Dick has always had strong romantic feelings for Barbara Gordon (Oracle, originally Batgirl), whom he has also known since he was a teenager. After years of flirting, they finally started dating, but the relationship fell apart due to Nightwing's increasing insensitivity to Barbara's problems and other, more subtle reasons. The two remain close friends with instances of lingering romantic tension. Before the events in Infinite Crisis, Grayson and Barbara reconcile and become engaged; however, Barbara breaks off the engagement because she doesn't feel they're ready for marriage.[20] Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero. ...


Since his breakup with Barbara, Grayson flirted with the new Batwoman and briefly had an open, no-strings attached relationship with Cheyenne Freemont. He has recently re-encountered a hitherto unrevealed old flame named Liu, who became his lover during the year when a 17-year-old Grayson had left Gotham and the Teen Titans behind to assert his independence. Batwoman (originally referred to as the Bat-Woman) is a fictional character, a female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ...


Skills and abilities

Nightwing in combat, from Nightwing #97 (September 2004). Pencils by Mike Lilly.
Nightwing in combat, from Nightwing #97 (September 2004). Pencils by Mike Lilly.

Dick Grayson possesses the peak athletic strength and endurance of a man who regularly engages in intensive physical exercise. His detective and martial arts skills are close to Batman's level, making him one of the greatest crime fighters alive. He is a master of a half dozen martial arts disciplines that include Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Taekwondo, Aikido, Wing Chun, and Escrima. He also possesses vast training in other martial arts such as Hapkido, Jiu-jitsu, Karate, Savate, Kendo, Ninjitsu, and Tai Chi. He was rigorously trained by the Dark Knight in everything from escapology to criminology, fencing, stealth, disguise, and numerous other combat/non-combat disciplines. Image File history File linksMetadata Nwingarobatics. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Nwingarobatics. ... Mike Lilly is a New York City based comic book artist who freelances for all the major comic-book publishers on such titles as Nightwing, Batman, Detective Comics, Marvel Knights, Punisher, Catwoman, Green Lantern, X-Men Unlimited, and Dungeons & Dragons. ... Gumshoe redirects here. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Wing Chun, occasionally romanized as Ving Tsun or Wing Tsun (literally spring chant and alternatively as forever spring, or substituted with the character for eternal springtime[1]) is a Chinese martial art that specializes in aggressive close-range combat. ... Eskrima or Escrima refers in a general way to Filipino martial arts. ... Harry Houdini, a famous escapologist and magician. ... Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... Stealth can refer to several things: Look up stealth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Deception is providing intentionally misleading information to others. ...


Grayson is a prodigious natural athlete, possessing a peak human level of agility/acrobatic skills. He is generally regarded as the greatest human acrobat in the DC universe. He is the only person on Earth who can do the quadruple somersault (formerly one of three, the other two being his parents). Having had the finest education as Bruce Wayne's ward, he speaks with fluency in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese (though he appears not to know how to read the last three), and has some knowledge of Romany and the alien language of Tamaran. He is also a brilliant and experienced strategist with superlative leadership skills, having served as leader to the Titans, the Outsiders, and even the Justice League. Additionally, Dick's interpersonal skills and efforts to remain in contact with other heroes makes him a master at rallying, unifying, and inspiring the superhero community, a skill in which he has surpassed his mentor. Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts. ... Facsimile of a Woodcut in Exercises in Leaping and Vaulting, by A. Tuccaro: 4to (Paris, 1599). ... For the noun case, see superlative case. ... Teen Titans redirects here. ... The Outsiders are fictional characters, a DC Comics superhero group. ... For the animated television series, see Justice League (TV series) or Justice League Unlimited. ...


Equipment

Dick Grayson possesses the normal human strength of a man who has intense physical workouts at the weight and height of 5"10, 175lb. Nightwing's current costume is made of a version of the Nomex fire-resistant, triple-weave Kevlar-lined material. It is an excellent protection against damage, and is also insulated against electricity. Instead of a black cape to keep him hidden, the suit is light sensitive, darkening when there is more light in the area. The mask, in the form of his symbol, is fixed in place with spirit gum, and includes a built-in radio transmitter/receiver and Starlite night-vision lenses. The current costume, with its stylized blue "wing" across his shoulders and extending to his hands, coloring his two middle fingers, over a black bodysuit, made its first appearance in Nightwing miniseries #2. NOMEX® is the brand name of a flame retardant meta-aramid material marketed and first discovered by DuPont in the 1970s. ... Kevlars molecular structure; BOLD: monomer unit; DASHED: hydrogen bonds. ... For the band, see Adhesive (band). ... Two American soldiers pictured during the 2003 Iraq War seen through an Image Intensifier Night vision is the ability to see in a dark environment. ...


His gauntlets and boots each contain eight compartments in which he can store items. They have a self-destruct feature built into them, similar to the ones in Batman's utility belt, and, as another security measure, the suit contains a one-use-only taser charge, which automatically emits a high-voltage electrical shock when someone attempts to tamper with either the boots or gauntlets. Each gauntlet's sections can contain a wide array of equipment, such as sonic or smoke pellets, modified batarangs ("Wing-Dings"), knockout gas capsules, and throwable tracers. The right gauntlet is also equipped with a 100,000-volt stun gun. Like the gauntlets, his boot compartments can carry vital equipment such as flares, a rebreather as protection against any airborne noncontact toxins, a mini-computer equipped with fax, modem, GPS and a minidisk rewritable drive. Other items are lock picks, a first-aid kit, a mini-cellphone, flexi-cuffs, antitoxin assortment, signal flares, wireless listening devices and a small halogen flashlight. Batmans utility belt is the most characteristic portion of Batmans costume, much like Wonder Womans Lasso of Truth, or Green Lanterns power ring. ... Summary An electroshock gun or stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering an electric shock. ... Batman surrounded by batarangs. ... The words stun gun can mean:- An electroshock gun or electric shock baton: these exist in the real world. ... A World War I-era parachute flare dropped from aircraft for illumination. ... This article is about the breathing apparatus. ... A Samsung fax machine Fax (short for facsimile, from Latin fac simile, make similar, i. ... For other uses, see Modem (disambiguation). ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Lock picking is the art of unlocking a lock without its intended key. ... First aid kit of the French Army A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment for use in giving first aid, particularly in a medical emergency. ... Cellular redirects here. ... An antitoxin is an antibody with the ability to neutralize a specific toxin. ... For the Soviet military jet with the NATO designation Flashlight, see Yakovlev Yak-25. ...


Held in spring-loaded pouches in the back of his costume, Nightwing carries a pair of Escrima sticks made from an unbreakable polymer that are wielded as both offensive and defensive weapons. Some depictions have displayed these tools with the mechanism to shoot a grappling hook attached to a swing line (like Daredevil's billy clubs), while, in other instances, he is either seen using a "line gun" like the one Batman currently uses or using the grappling/swing lines either stored in or able to be launched from his gauntlets. Eskrima or Escrima refers in a general way to Filipino martial arts. ... Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... It has been suggested that some sections of this article be split into a new article entitled Club (law enforcement). ...


Nightwing bibliography

After a 4-issue miniseries, and as commented above, in 1996 DC launched a monthly solo series featuring Dick Grayson as Nightwing, that still continues as of 2007. He has also starred in several miniseries and one-shots. This material as been collected as follows:

Title Material collected
Pre-series graphic novels
"Ties That Bind" Nightwing: Alfred's Return #1, Nightwing #1-4 (miniseries)
Regular series graphic novels
"A Knight in Blüdhaven" Nightwing #1-8 (regular series)
"Rough Justice" Nightwing #9-18
"Love and Bullets" Nightwing #1/2, 19, 21-22, 24-29
"A Darker Shade of Justice" Nightwing #30-39, Nightwing Secret Files & Origins #1
"The Hunt for Oracle" Nightwing #41-46, Birds of Prey #20-21
"Big Guns" Nightwing #47-50, Nightwing Secret Files & Origins #1, Nightwing 80 Page Giant #1
"On the Razor's Edge" Nightwing #52 & 54-60
"Year One" Nightwing #101-106
"Mobbed Up" Nightwing #107-111
"Renegade" Nightwing #112-117
"Brothers in Blood" Nightwing #118-124
"Love and War" Nightwing #125-132
Other graphic novels
Nightwing/Huntress Nightwing/Huntress 4-issue miniseries

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  • Nightwing: The Target
  • Batman/Nightwing: Bloodborne

Ongoing series writers

  • Chuck Dixon, from 1996 (issue #1) to 2002 (issue #70) [also 2005 Nightwing: Year One arc with Scott Beatty, issues 101-106]
  • Devin Grayson, from 2002 (issue #71) to 2006 (issue #117) [excepting issues #101-106, written by Dixon and Beatty]
  • Bruce Jones, from 2006 (issue #118) to 2006 (issue #124).
  • Marv Wolfman, from 2006 (issue #125 ongoing). His run has been extended for at least 12 issues.

Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ... Scott Beatty is an American author who has worked extensively for the popular comic book publisher DC Comics since the mid 90s. ... Devin Kallie Grayson is a comic book writer. ... Bruce Jones is an American comic book writer, novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter possibly best known for writing Marvel Comics The Incredible Hulk from 2001-2003. ... Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which was written by Wolfman. ...

Alternate versions

Further information: Alternate versions of Robin

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In other media

Live action television and film

Burt Ward as Dick Grayson.
Burt Ward as Dick Grayson.

In the two serials produced in the 1940, two different actors portrayed Dick Grayson/Robin. Douglas Croft filled the role in the 1943 Batman with Johnny Duncan taking the role for the 1949 sequel Batman and Robin. Burt Ward as Robin This work is copyrighted. ... Burt Ward as Robin This work is copyrighted. ... Burt Ward (born Bert John Gervis, Jr. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Douglas Croft (1926-1963) was an early American child actor who is best remembered for being the first actor to portray the DC Comics character Robin, the Boy Wonder in a 1943 serial simply titled Batman. ... Batman was a 15-chapter serial released in 1943 by Columbia Pictures. ... Johnny Duncan as Robin and Robert Lowery as Batman, from Batman and Robin (1949) Johnny Duncan is an American actor, that has appeared in numerous movies including the 1949 Batman movie serial. ... Batman and Robin was a 15-chapter serial released in 1949 by Columbia Pictures. ...


Actor Burt Ward played Dick Grayson/Robin in the Batman television series that ran from 1966 through 1968, which further made Robin and Grayson inseparable parts of the Batman mythos. In the series, Dick was Bruce's ward (rather than adopted son) and attended Gotham University. Robin was notable for delivering one-liners that would begin with 'Holy' and end with 'Batman', such as "Holy haberdashery, Batman!" or "Holy atomic pile, Batman!". Ward also filled the role for the feature film produced in 1966 in conjunction with the show. Burt Ward (born Bert John Gervis, Jr. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ...


Marlon Wayans was originally cast as Robin in the 1992 film Batman Returns[21], however it was felt that the film featured too many characters, so the character was omitted from that film. He was considered for the role in the 1995 sequel Batman Forever, but the change in directors from Tim Burton to Joel Schumacher would also mean a change in the choice of actor for the role of Robin. Despite not actually appearing in either film, he was reportedly still paid for the role. Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 superhero thriller film based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939 in New York, New York, USA) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...


Dick Grayson/Robin was played by actor Chris O'Donnell in the 1995 movie Batman Forever and its 1997 sequel Batman and Robin. Grayson's parents and brother are murdered by Two-Face at the annual Gotham Circus. Robin's costume in Batman Forever uses the familiar red and green coloring of the traditional Robin costume, after first contemplating using the code name 'Nightwing.' The modifications made to the costume strongly resemble the costume worn in the comics by Tim Drake. In Batman and Robin he wears a new costume, similar to that of Nightwing except that it is molded rubber, has a cape, a utility belt, and nipples; the emblazoned logo is a deep red instead of blue. Also, for the 'final showdown' in Batman and Robin where he, Batman, and Batgirl unveil new costumes, the logo is changed to an ice-blue color. Christopher Chris Eugene ODonnell (born June 26, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor, perhaps best known for playing Robin in the Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... The correct title of this article is Batman & Robin (1997 film). ... Two-Face is a fictional character, a supervillain and enemy of Batman in the DC Comics Universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


Grayson (2004) is a fan film trailer for a nonexistent movie about Dick Grayson. He has yet to appear in the new reboot film series that began with Batman Begins. However, series director Christopher Nolan stated that as long as he is directing, Robin/Dick Grayson will not appear in the films. He reasons that the films take place in the early days of Batman, whereas Dick Grayson is still "in his cradle".
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Nightwing has been confirmed as the lead in a new Teen Titans movie in development for Warner Brothers with Akiva Goldsman as the writer. [22]


In animation

Dick Grayson appeared in many of the early animated series related to DC Comics superheroes. These shows included:

In all of these cartoons he is paired with Batman and the two are portrayed as an inseparable duo. This is probably why Dick was not featured in the Teen Titans segments in the The Batman/Superman Hour despite him being the Titans leader in the comics. With the exception of Burt Ward returning to voice the character for The New Adventures of Batman, Casey Kasem provided the voice for the character throughout these shows. The Batman/Superman Hour was a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968–1969. ... The first Filmation logo. ... Title card from The Batman/Superman Hour Main article: The Batman/Superman Hour Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder was a Filmation animated series that premiered on CBS on September 13, 1969; it was 30-minute version of The Batman/Superman Hour, repackaged without the Superman and Superboy segments. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... This article is about the Hanna-Barbera television series. ... The All-New Super Friends Hour is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1977 to 1978. ... Challenge Of The Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1978 to 1979. ... The Worlds Greatest Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1979 to 1980. ... Bat-Mite, Batman, and Robin from The New Adventures of Batman. ... The Batman/Superman Hour was a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968–1969. ... Casey Kasem in 1989 Casey Kasem (born Kemal Amin Kasem on April 27, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, of Palestinian and Lebanese heritage) is an American radio personality and voice actor. ...

Nightwing from The New Batman Adventures. Art by Bruce Timm.
Nightwing from The New Batman Adventures. Art by Bruce Timm.

Dick Grayson appeared as Robin and later Nightwing on Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, voiced by Loren Lester. The Emmy Award winning Batman: The Animated Series episode "Robin's Reckoning" provided the origin story for Dick as Robin. While much of Dick's past remained the same, his costume was upated to the more modern look (with short sleeves and long pants). Batgirl Returns establishes that Dick and Barbara Gordon attend the same college and that they have a fairly mutual romantic attraction to each other, but neither one knows that the other is secretly Robin and/or Batgirl, respectively (despite having collaborated in Shadow Of The Bat, albeit without getting along), and their relationship is one of the plot elements of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero. Dick quit being Robin and left Gotham in the episode "Old Wounds," after coming to blows with Batman over the Dark Knight's controlling and ruthless behavior, even to the point of hitting Batman across the face. Years later, Dick returned as Nightwing, and while he would work with Batman, the two never fully reconciled. Nightwing does however establish a strong working bond with his replacement, Tim Drake. Image File history File links Nightwing01. ... Image File history File links Nightwing01. ... Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Loren Lester is an actor of stage, screen, and voice, best known for his portrayal of DC Comics superhero Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in the numerous Batman animated series and features. ... An Emmy Award. ... Robins Reckoning (Pt. ... Barbara Babs Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media, created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


In the Batman Adventures, a spin-off comic book series based on the TV shows, the story arc "The Lost Years" bridged the gap between the end of Batman: The Animated Series and the start of The New Batman Adventures, telling the DCAU's version of Grayson's journey to become Nightwing. Batman Beyond, another TV series in the DC Animated Universe, implies that Dick was still alive and bitter some fifty years later, the time during which its stories were set. Batman Adventures is a DC comic book series featuring Batman. ... The DCAU or DC Animated Universe is a general term made by fans of the animated television series based off of DC Comics, usually heavily developed by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ...


Dick Grayson made a non-speaking cameo on Justice League, appearing very briefly in the episode "The Savage Time" as a member of the alternate time-frame Bruce Wayne's resistance against Savage's regime. He was seen sharing an intimate moment with Barbara Gordon, apparently also a member of the resistance. Dick also had a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo as Nightwing in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Grudge Match," apparently having moved to neighboring Blüdhaven to start his own career. Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... List of Justice League episodes The Savage Time is the first-season finale of the Justice League animated series. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... List of Justice League episodes Grudge Match is the thirty-fifth episode of the Justice League Unlimited animated series. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ...

Robin and Nightwing from Teen Titans.
Robin and Nightwing from Teen Titans.

Though the Teen Titans animated series never explicitly stated the real name of the show's Robin, Dick Grayson is often implied. In the episode "How Long is Forever?", Nightwing appeared as Robin's alternate future identity. In "Fractured", a Robin-like character infatuated with Robin had the name "Nosyarg Kcid": "Dick Grayson" spelled backwards. When Raven temporarily possessed Robin's mind in 'Haunted', there are brief flashbacks, one of which is in a circus as two people on the trapeze begin to fall, the fate Dick Grayson's parents meet in the comics. In the episode "Go", Robin makes his first chronological appearance in Jump City, surprising a local criminal with the lines "And now, I work alone," which coincides with Dick Grayson's dramatic breakup with Batman. Also in "Go," Starfire acquired the ability to speak English by giving Robin a passionate kiss, as her character did with Dick Grayson in the comics, a detail confirmed in the film Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. He currently appears in Teen Titans Go!, a spin-off comic book series based on the TV shows. Image File history File links Robinnightwing1. ... Image File history File links Robinnightwing1. ... Teen Titans is an American Animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... Teen Titans is an American Animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... Teen Titans Go! is a 2000s comic book published by DC Comics. ...

Robin, as he appeared on The Batman.
Robin, as he appeared on The Batman.

Since the start of its fourth season, The Batman has included the character of Dick Grayson/Robin in its cast. Evan Sabara has provided the voice of the teen-aged character. The episode, Artifacts depicted Batman's team in the future, with Dick Grayson as Nightwing instead of Robin. Jerry O'Connell voiced the character for this episode. [23] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... The Batman is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Evan Michael Sabara (born June 14, 1992 in Torrance, California) is an American actor. ... For the politician, see Jerry J. OConnell Michael Jeremiah Jerry OConnell (born February 17, 1974), is an American television and film actor. ...


Dick Grayson will appear in two direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier (as Robin), and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. [24]
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Miscellaneous

Grayson (as Nightwing) is one of the four playable characters in Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...


Nightwing is the inspiration for a DC-themed roller coaster attraction of the same name at Six Flags New England. Six Flags New England, or SFNE, is a theme park in the Six Flags chain of parks, named for the New England region in which it is located. ...


In some South-American Spanish-language dubs and translations, Dick Grayson is named Ricardo Tapia.


Actor Milo Ventimiglia has expressed interest in playing Nightwing in a future movie, calling it his "dream role." [25] Milo Anthony Ventimiglia (born July 8, 1977) is an American actor. ...


In Batman Forever, Dick has his parents, but he also is given a brother, who is also killed.


In Amalgam Comics, Nightwing is combined with Moon Knight to form Moonwing. Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ...


References

  1. ^ Infinity Inc. (vol. 1) #6
  2. ^ Detective Comics #38
  3. ^ Titan's Tower
  4. ^ Wonder Woman #284
  5. ^ Justice League of America #55
  6. ^ The Brave and the Bold Review Robin
  7. ^ Justice League of America #123-124
  8. ^ DCU Guide: ROBIN [Richard "Dick" Grayson ]
  9. ^ All The Stars There Are in (Super-hero) Heaven!
  10. ^ All-Star Comics #58
  11. ^ Justice League of America #135-137
  12. ^ 'All Star Comics #68
  13. ^ Adventure Comics #461-463
  14. ^ Wonder Woman #282-285
  15. ^ America vs. The Justice Society #1-4
  16. ^ Crisis on Infinite Earths #12
  17. ^ COMICS 101
  18. ^ WizardWorld Philadelphia: DCU panel
  19. ^ Nightwing Annual #2
  20. ^ Nightwing Annual #2
  21. ^ Marlon Wayans | The A.V. Club
  22. ^ Teen Titans growing up at Warner Bros.
  23. ^ Internet Movie Database Inc.: "The Batman" Artifacts (2007)
  24. ^ Newsarama: MARV WOLFMAN TALKS ANIMATED "JUDAS CONTRACT"
  25. ^ Milo Ventimiglia To Portray Robin?"

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