Looking to read more about Nightwing

#1 Posted by Ender7884 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

HEY!  I'd really like to read more on Dick Grayson as Nightwing.  
 
I figured this would be the place to go to ask for some suggestions for which collections I should look for and pick up this week at Wizard World Chicago.
 
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

#2 Edited by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing year one would be a great place for you to start, a large part of his solo series was never collected and i think the earlier tpbs of his solo are out of print, and they can get pretty expensive. So you may just look for some of the newer ones, but to me they're inferior. If you have the money to spend you can look for some of the earlier tpbs online. Or check local comic shops, i got nightwing year one for 5 dollars at mine.

#3 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

thats where i started, i read from there all the way up to the ending of his series. That is a great place to start, once ur done with all of his tpb's tho is the where to go to next question which i htink would be Batman RIP and then Battle for the Cowl but im not positive.
#4 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF: It'd deffinantly be Battle for the cowl, and then batman and robin, unless you don't like him as Batman
#5 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91:
i do, but isnt it first Batman RIP or maybe even the trip to help batman find himself again right after he gets engaged to Barbra Gordan 
#6 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Judas Contract.
#7 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF: that was infinite crisis aftermath, so he'd have to track down the nightwing annual, and then read brothers in blood, Personally he should read the titans stuff, he can find them cheaper then the earlier tpbs. He should read the terror of trigon along with the judas contract. You could check ebay for some older issues of the series as well i saw the first 10 issues for like 10 dollars.
#8 Edited by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91:
this is what i have read for sure and left off at so far (i have been reading Batman and Robin to but dont have the TPB's yet) Im almost positive i actually started at the first TPB of Nightwing but i cant say for sure and would have to check at home to see if ive got it. 
                                            
Nightwing: Year One Nightwing #101-106 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-0435-8
Nightwing: Mobbed Up Nightwing #107-111 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-0907-0
Nightwing: Renegade Nightwing #112-117 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-0908-7
Nightwing: Brothers in Blood Nightwing #118-124 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-1224-7
Nightwing: Love and War Nightwing #125-132 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-1463-0
Nightwing: The Lost Year Nightwing #133-137; Nightwing Annual #2 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-1671-9
Nightwing: Freefall Nightwing #140-146 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-1965-9
Nightwing: The Great Leap Nightwing #147-153 Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4012-2171-3

Ive actually never read any of the Titans stuff (although it looks like it would be a good read) ive always been more in to solo books or small 2 person team ups
#9 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF:  That would be a good order for him to read. But he still needs to check ebay cause the issues with the death of blockbuster and evereything have never been collected in tpb.
 
And the Titans isn't that great, he left that team when he became Batman also. He could try the outsiders though, before batman took over the team.  But you should check out the new teen titans, they have a few storylines in tpbs. Worth the read.
#10 Posted by Ender7884 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!  Really appreciate this guys!
 
I've read the novelization of No Mans Land, along with Batman and Son, Black Glove, Resurrection of Ra's, RIP/Final Crisis, Battle for the Cowl and I'm about 8 issues behind on Batman & Robin.
 
For some reason I just got really interested in Grayson and I wanted to track down some previous stuff.

#11 Edited by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@ender7884:  Anytime, Grayson is a great hero, if you like him as robin, try Robin year one, its Grayson as Robin.
#12 Posted by Ender7884 (22 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91:   I'll find that one too.  I'm pretty much only familiar with Drake as Robin.
 
I haven't bought any books in a while so I've got a fair amount of cash to spend towards some new things.  Looking forward to this!
#13 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@ender7884: Drakes good and all, but he has nothing on Dick bro.
#14 Posted by Ender7884 (22 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91: In all fairness I should've said "looking for good Grayson books"
 
Gotta start somewhere
#15 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah man also one more that slipped my mind the Obsidian Age  books 1 and 2. With Nightwing leading the Justice League, while batman and the original league is stranded in the past.
 
There's just so many good Stories involving Dick he has so many connections through out the DCU.

#16 Posted by danhimself (22538 posts) - - Show Bio

I started with his solo series...they're pretty good reads

#17 Posted by lostlantern13 (860 posts) - - Show Bio
@ender7884:   Nightwing Year One would be my suggestion. Heck, any Year One is usually good.  
#18 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91 said:
"Yeah man also one more that slipped my mind the Obsidian Age  books 1 and 2. With Nightwing leading the Justice League, while batman and the original league is stranded in the past.  There's just so many good Stories involving Dick he has so many connections through out the DCU."
i had never even heard of that one
 
@nightwing91 said:
"@ender7884:  Anytime, Grayson is a great hero, if you like him as robin, try Robin year one, its Grayson as Robin. "
funny you say that, just bc i hated Grayson until he became nightwing, thats when i started likin him and now i want to eventually go back and get all of his TPB as Robin also.
 
@ender7884:

yea he is my favorite hero besides Superman from the DCU.
#19 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@ender7884:
no problem any time. im actually pretty new to comics for my age, im 24 and have only been reading comics for about 3 years but all of Graysons TPB were the first thing i started to pick up once i wanted to start branching out to characters besides Superman. I knew who he was from cartoons from when i was younger
#20 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio
@DEGRAAF: Grayson as Robin is an acquiired taste most of the stories of him as robin are pre-crisis when everything was more campy, so theres not to many good stories of him. Robin year one is an exception, the jokes are actually funny, and he's shown more as a hero not just as Bat's sidekick. In fact I'd say it was one of the best Year One's i ever read.
#21 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio
@nightwing91:
yea thats what i keep hearing
#22 Edited by Ender7884 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wanted to come back and give another thanks to each of you. I'm keeping up with the current run and I've read almost everything suggested here. This thread is 3 years old...lots of time to do some heavy reading.

This community is fantastic!

#23 Edited by SmoothJammin (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wanted to come back and give another thanks to each of you. I'm keeping up with the current run and I've read almost everything suggested here. This thread is 3 years old...lots of time to do some heavy reading.

This community is fantastic!

Wow dude... just, wow. It's incredible that you've kept up with the character even after all this time! Welcome back to the forum :headbang:

The site's layout has been completely overhauled as I'm sure you've noticed, but the format remains mostly unchanged. Looking forwards to future discussions friend, I'm here if you need me or have any questions! :P

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