When did Dick Grayson start using his Escrima Sticks?

#1 Posted by Regas13 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

When in his career did he start he start using them and why did he pick them as his weapon?

#2 Posted by BlueArrow (256 posts) - - Show Bio

no clue but that is a good question, Like I know that Shiva told Tim that she would train him in 1 weapon and he picked the bo staff which is primarily not a lethal weapon. But I don't know why Nightwing uses his escrima sticks.

It could be related to him working in Bludhaven as a policemen with it's similarity to police batons

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

I've been wondering this as well. They just started showing up everywhere. However, I believe they're left over from his time in the circus. IDK, think I read that somewhere.

#4 Posted by Squalleon (4710 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

#5 Edited by richardjohngrayson (444 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squalleon said:

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

I don't know if that was when they first appeared. I do however feel like it was Chuck Dixon who introduced them to the Grayson mythos.
#6 Edited by Squalleon (4710 posts) - - Show Bio

@richardjohngrayson said:

@Squalleon said:

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

I don't know if t hat was w hen t hey first appeared. I do however feel like it was Chuck Dixon who introduced them to the Grayson mythos.

Searched and i think that they first appeared in issue 1 of Nightwing in the COVER lol

#7 Posted by Jean199999 (548 posts) - - Show Bio

I rea@richardjohngrayson said:

@Squalleon said:

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

I don't know if that was when they first appeared. I do however feel like it was Chuck Dixon who introduced them to the Grayson mythos.

I read those not long ago I think, I'm gonna look for the exact scans....

#8 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon said:

@richardjohngrayson said:

@Squalleon said:

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

I don't know if t hat was w hen t hey first appeared. I do however feel like it was Chuck Dixon who introduced them to the Grayson mythos.

Searched and i think that they first appeared in issue 1 of Nightwing in the COVER lol

The 1996-2009, right? Or the 1995 one? IIRC it was the first issue of the 96 ongoing

#9 Posted by Squalleon (4710 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

@Squalleon said:

@richardjohngrayson said:

@Squalleon said:

I think he started using them in NIGHTWING YEAR ONE

I don't know if t hat was w hen t hey first appeared. I do however feel like it was Chuck Dixon who introduced them to the Grayson mythos.

Searched and i think that they first appeared in issue 1 of Nightwing in the COVER lol

The 1996-2009, right? Or the 1995 one? IIRC it was the first issue of the 96 ongoing

The 1996-2009!

#10 Posted by Jean199999 (548 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by nightwing91 (3912 posts) - - Show Bio

He actually used the during his time as Robin, specifically being first seen using them during Robin:Year One. He briefly split from Batman and joined the Vengeance Academy under Shrike(The first Shrike, not Boone) during which he was shown using an Escrima in a break in of Two-Face's hideout(which marked his first time using the weapons)

So we are led to believe he learned the basics from Shrike, and as the above scan says mastered it under Bruce.

#12 Posted by Lightburst (163 posts) - - Show Bio

thank god someone asked this question, as a Nightwing fan I was afraid I would get laughed off the planet for not knowing.

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