Tell me what Nightwing story's are worth my money.

#1 Posted by Z3RO180 (6623 posts) - - Show Bio

So I already have Free-fall , battle for the cowl and the whole batman and robin run where Dick is batman. So what Nightwing are worth my money.

#2 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

The beginning of Nightwing's standalone series in the mid-late 90s was great.

Unfortunately, they're out of print, but you can buy them cheaply digitally on comixology, or buy used copies through hastings.com

Nightwing: A Knight in BlüdhavenNightwing #1-8978-1563894251
Nightwing: Rough JusticeNightwing #9-18978-1563895234
Nightwing: Love and BulletsNightwing #1/2, #19, #21-22, #24-29978-1563896132
Nightwing: A Darker Shade of JusticeNightwing #30-39; Nightwing: Secret Files and Origins (one-shot)978-1563897030
#3 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Knight in Bludhaven is a must read. I'd recommend Free Fall and Battle for the Cowl if you didn't already mention them. I enjoyed the Nightwing Annuals, but he has some serious out of character moments.

#4 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't believe no one's mentioned Nightwing: Year One yet.

#5 Posted by Alak (928 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't believe no one's mentioned Nightwing: Year One yet.

This. It's a must for any Nightwing fan to buy.

#6 Posted by The_Tree (7737 posts) - - Show Bio

Chuck Dixon's Nightwing run, it's out of print but definitely worth tracking down.

#7 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

If you have Dick's run as Batman, and are therefore interested in him and not just him as Nightwing, i'd also have to throw in the New Teen Titans Era.

#8 Edited by Nightwingdg (83 posts) - - Show Bio

That entire Dixon run needs to be put in an omnibus.

#9 Edited by richardjohngrayson (439 posts) - - Show Bio

That entire Dixon run needs to be put in an omnibus.

For sure!

#10 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

That entire Dixon run needs to be put in an omnibus.

Absolutely. It's about time Dick's series had one anyways, and that era's become really hard to find on its own.

#11 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: Did you find what you were looking for? Curious as to what books yanked your attention and which ones were just meh. Like, I agree with what a ton of posts on here but I find it funny how we can all have radically different tastes in a story arc inspite of our mutual adoration of the character.

For instance, I thought the concept behind Battle For The Cowl was brilliant but poorly executed on paper. Didn't stop me from buying the issues mind you. Nightwing YEAR ONE is another fun little book I'm quite fond of for a couple of reasons. One, Superman's presence in the book gives it some definite PUNCH. He drops some wisdom on Grayson and tells him what he needs to hear and they hang out for a bit. Grayson learns why it's important to never forget where you come from which leads into my second reason this book is so badass.

After returning to Haly's the Teen Wonder runs into some trouble when he encounters two armed thieves robbing the concession stands, only without his Robin gear his arsenal is limited...so he borrows a pair of juggling sticks and proceeds to lay the smack on them! This is basically the introduction of the modern day escrima you see popularized in Nightwing lore today. He creates the Discowing costume :3 There are also some disney movie moments with Jason and Babs. My only dispute lies in the the manner in which the dynamic duo split up. Bruce not only fires Dick, but sends him packing all the while Alfred looks on, stunned. I choose not to follow fragments of the story for small reasons like these, and refer to Wolfman/Perez continuity instead when I come to a roadblock but it doesn't take away from the overall charm of Year One.

Dixon's work is commendable but reading it side by side with Higgin's run makes it feel slightly dated. Chuck Dixon's material is still better than alot of the current stuff going on right now. However. It won't be long until the current series surpasses the success of previous eras. As far as I'm concerned, Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin is worth mentioning as the standard in quality for any book involving Dick Grayson. I'll even go as far as to say that was Grant's single crowning achievement when you look back at all the stuff he's done on Batman. Have you read Black Mirror yet?

#12 Edited by richardjohngrayson (439 posts) - - Show Bio

@smoothjammin said:

@z3ro180: Did you find what you were looking for? Curious as to what books yanked your attention and which ones were just meh. Like, I agree with what a ton of posts on here but I find it funny how we can all have radically different tastes in a story arc inspite of our mutual adoration of the character.

For instance, I thought the concept behind Battle For The Cowl was brilliant but poorly executed on paper. Didn't stop me from buying the issues mind you. Nightwing YEAR ONE is another fun little book I'm quite fond of for a couple of reasons. One, Superman's presence in the book gives it some definite PUNCH. He drops some wisdom on Grayson and tells him what he needs to hear and they hang out for a bit. Grayson learns why it's important to never forget where you come from which leads into my second reason this book is so badass.

After returning to Haly's the Teen Wonder runs into some trouble when he encounters two armed thieves robbing the concession stands, only without his Robin gear his arsenal is limited...so he borrows a pair of juggling sticks and proceeds to lay the smack on them! This is basically the introduction of the modern day escrima you see popularized in Nightwing lore today. He creates the Discowing costume :3 There are also some disney movie moments with Jason and Babs. My only dispute lies in the the manner in which the dynamic duo split up. Bruce not only fires Dick, but sends him packing all the while Alfred looks on, stunned. I choose not to follow fragments of the story for small reasons like these, and refer to Wolfman/Perez continuity instead when I come to a roadblock but it doesn't take away from the overall charm of Year One.

Dixon's work is commendable but reading it side by side with Higgin's run makes it feel slightly dated. Chuck Dixon's material is still better than alot of the current stuff going on right now. However. It won't be long until the current series surpasses the success of previous eras. As far as I'm concerned, Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin is worth mentioning as the standard in quality for any book involving Dick Grayson. I'll even go as far as to say that was Grant's single crowning achievement when you look back at all the stuff he's done on Batman. Have you read Black Mirror yet?

Jam you are a real ambassador to comic book fans. It is cool that you always take time to pass on your knowledge of Grayson. Sorry to kiss your butt. Just wanted to say that you are a credit to Dick Grayson fans and in an online world with a plethora of jerks it is nice to see someone as nice as you.

#13 Edited by Squalleon (4640 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: Year One, a Knight in Bludheaven should be the place to start :-)

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