#1 Posted by Aurum19 (104 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got a couple questions. where should I start to read, I'm looking for when Dick Grayson (for whatever reason that is unknown to me) leaves Batman, drops the name Robin and becomes Nightwing. Which issue/series is that? And if I start reading Nightwing new 52, and read comics of nightwing pre 52 will that get REALLY confusing? Also which issue/series is it when Dick takes up the mantle as Batman temporarily?

#2 Posted by Extremis (3558 posts) - - Show Bio

You could start with Nightwing Year One. Thats where I started with Nightwing. It chronicles his fallout with Bruce and subsequent transformation into Nightwing in that 6 issue story arc. However, the trade for this is currently out of print, at least it was when I tried to pick it up. So you'll have to hunt down the back issues (Nightwing #101-106)

#3 Edited by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe Judas Contract 11 was the first appearence of Dick as Nightwing? If you want his current origin story you need Nightwing Year One. The first time Dick filled in for Batman was the Prodigal storyline(mid-30s in Batman: Shadow of the Bat and 510s in Batman). If you're looking for more famillar post-Final Crisis BatDick, the first issue is Batman 687. Most of what was canon pre-New 52 is still sort of cannon right now, so you should be fine reading old stories as long as you take major events with a grain of salt.

#4 Posted by End_Boss (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@aurum19: It might be a tad confusing to read both series, yes. The New 52 is somewhat retcon-happy, so I'm sure reading the two side-by-side will elicit some mighty "huh?" moments. If I were you I'd just pick up the Grant Morrison Dickbats stories (there are three trades, starting with Batman & Robin Reborn) and move right into the New 52 from there.

#5 Posted by The Stegman (29164 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Nightwing Year One, His run as Batman after Final Crisis and the New 52 stuff, that's all you /really/ need to know.

#6 Posted by Aurum19 (104 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I found a nightwing series but it says Volume 2 so is nightwing year one in volume 1?

#7 Posted by Billy Batson (59253 posts) - - Show Bio

His first appearance would be Judas Contract, Tales of the Teen Titans #44.

And for Nightwing: Year One, that's out of print so it would be a little harder to find.


#8 Posted by Aurum19 (104 posts) - - Show Bio

So should I just stick with new 52 stuff then? And for all those saying it's out of print, don't they have all comics digitally downloadble on DC websites?

#9 Posted by Billy Batson (59253 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, the previous stuff is better.

You're right, though. Year One is up on comixology and so is Judas Contract^^