where to start reading Nightwing?

#1 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

i want to start reading nightwing comics where should i start besides new 52 the only thing ive read with Dick is dark victory any other stuff i should read to start liking dick ?

#2 Posted by richardjohngrayson (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Some one is gonna have a blast with your "any other stuff i should read to start liking dick ?" line lol. I would read

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Nightwing: Year One

Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

Nightwing: The Lost Year

Anything by Chuck Dixon is fantastic.

#3 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

If your looking for a story taking place in his Robin days, then Robin: Year One is really good. I believe it is by Dixon, and he writes a good Dick

#4 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1558 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna second Nightwing Year One, as that's pretty much the most recent take on how he went from Robin to Nightwing (The New 52 hasn't clarified whether or not it was retconned yet) Teen Titans the Judas Contract is another must, as it shows Dick in his first real adventure as Nightwing. If you can get your hands on it pick up Batman: Prodigal, that one shows Dick during his first brief stint as Batman when Bruce was healing up from the whole Bane situation.

So thats:

Nightwing Year One

Teen Titans Judas Contract

Batman: Prodigal

Also pick up:

Robin: Year One

Nightwing: A Knight in Bludhaven

Batman: Battle for the Cowl

Batman and Robin Vol 1: Batman Reborn

And I think that will all be enough to get you started. Each shows Dick in different settings at key points of his career, ranging from his time as Robin to his 2nd time as Batman.

#5 Posted by vernierhawk001 (533 posts) - - Show Bio

No " Black Mirror"?

#6 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

thanks for the sugestions the dc digital comics store is having a sale on nightwing comics theres about 100 of them for only for 99 cents which ones are the best that they have there ?

#7 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1558 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001 said:

No " Black Mirror"?

Well the point was only to give him an introduction to the key points in Dick's life. If he wanted to know about a specific era, say the 2nd Batman era, then I absolutely would've put Black Mirror, along with a few other stories. As it is I gave him Batman Reborn, which begins right as Dick's starting his 2nd stint as Batman. If he likes that era and decides to continue he should eventually stumble upon Black Mirror.

#8 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

heres the link to the dccomics sale http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Nightwing-101-Sale/comics-collection/572?block_id=1727

#9 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

what else after i read robin year one, nightwing year one , judas contract lost year and lonely place for dying ?

#10 Edited by richardjohngrayson (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial123 said:

what else after i read robin year one, nightwing year one , judas contract lost year and lonely place for dying ?

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I'm gonna second Nightwing Year One, as that's pretty much the most recent take on how he went from Robin to Nightwing (The New 52 hasn't clarified whether or not it was retconned yet) Teen Titans the Judas Contract is another must, as it shows Dick in his first real adventure as Nightwing. If you can get your hands on it pick up Batman: Prodigal, that one shows Dick during his first brief stint as Batman when Bruce was healing up from the whole Bane situation.

So thats:

Nightwing Year One

Teen Titans Judas Contract

Batman: Prodigal

Also pick up:

Robin: Year One

Nightwing: A Knight in Bludhaven

Batman: Battle for the Cowl

Batman and Robin Vol 1: Batman Reborn

And I think that will all be enough to get you started. Each shows Dick in different settings at key points of his career, ranging from his time as Robin to his 2nd time as Batman.

At first I thought you were talking about just Nightwing but if we are talking Grayson in general go with what NC said above and peep

Batman: Year 3

#11 Posted by BatWatch (2366 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, Batman Year 3. The first Nightwing series was originally written by Dixon, and I really like his writing, so I would grab all of his run. In general, all of Nightwing's comics are good except for the run right after One Year Later.

#12 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

oh whats wrong with the run after year one

#13 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

and which of the nightwing(1996-2009) comics should i stay away from thanks alot

#14 Edited by buttersdaman000 (9490 posts) - - Show Bio

I just started with the Nightwing ongoing by Dixon.  
 
@Danial123 said:

and which of the nightwing(1996-2009) comics should i stay away from thanks alot

Ehh...none of it's actually bad enough to make me say 'stay away' but if anything the ongoing did start to slip during Devin Graysons run.  
(Although there were still some pretty good issues in that run) 
#15 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1558 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial123 said:

and which of the nightwing(1996-2009) comics should i stay away from thanks alot

Yeah I wouldn't stay away from any of them personally, as different people have different tastes. And if you really want to know the characters its best to read everything concerning him

Definitely get a Knight in Bludhaven though.

Nightwing Post-One Year Later isn't bad, but there was a common problem that some heroes are often associated with. It seemed like they didn't know what to do with the character.

#16 Posted by SmoothJammin (2332 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001 said:

No " Black Mirror"?

It's crucial you pick this up, and well Gates if you can afford it too, as a little sweetener deal. It's a great jump-off point into the new 52.

You have to be careful when treading through old Nightwing's ongoing, some of the stories read like bad fan fiction. Can't go wrong with Dixon, Tomasi. If you want some advice I'd steer clear of Devin Grayson.

#17 Posted by vernierhawk001 (533 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

No " Black Mirror"?

It's crucial you pick this up, and well Gates if you can afford it too, as a little sweetener deal. It's a great jump-off point into the new 52.

You have to be careful when treading through old Nightwing's ongoing, some of the stories read like bad fan fiction. Can't go wrong with Dixon, Tomasi. If you want some advice I'd steer clear of Devin Grayson.

Sweet! These two are actually next on my list. Hoping to pick up Gates and Nightwing 12 this week

#18 Posted by Danial123 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

nevermind about the dc sale they were only 1 dollar cheaper

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