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Publication History

Initially created as a gateway character to give Batman someone to talk to as well as give insight to Batman’s world Dick Grayson started as comic book’s first sidekick.  Later on he would also become the first character to significantly grow up in the comic book world.

Robin

He was created by artist Bob Kane, writer Bill Finger and by illustrator Jerry Robinson, he first appeared in Detective Comics #38 in April 1940.

As Robin, Dick has appeared in most other media adaptations of Batman, most notably the Joel Schumacher films, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, where he was portrayed by Chris O’Donnell. The Batman animated series of the 1990s is the first one to portray his evolution into Nightwing.

 

 

Nightwing

Throughout Dick’s adolescence, Batman and Robin were inseparable. However, as Dick grew older and spent more time as the leader of the Teen Titans, he decided to take on the identity of Nightwing to assert his independence (other teenaged heroes would later fill in the role of Robin). His Nightwing persona was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez, and first appeared in Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (July 1984). As Nightwing, Dick led the Teen Titans and later the Outsiders. Following the events of the Zero Hour miniseries, he temporarily replaced Bruce Wayne as Batman, beginning in Robin #0 (October 1994) and extending throughout the Batman: Prodigal storyline. In an eponymous series, launched in 1996 and continuing until 2009, he becomes the protector of Blüdhaven, Gotham’s economically troubled neighboring city. Following the destruction of Blüdhaven, at the command of Deathstroke the Terminator, Nightwing relocated to New York.

 

 

Publication History

TitleMaterial CollectedDateWriterArtist
Pre-series trade paperbacks
Nightwing: Ties Than BindNightwing: Alfred's Return #1; Nightwing Vol. 1 #1-4 MiniseriesChuck Dixon
Regular Series Trade Paperbacks
Nightwing: A Knight in BludhavenNightwing Vol. 2 #1-8Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Rough JusticeNightwing Vol. 2 #9-18Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Love and BulletsNightwing Vol. 2 #1/2, #19, #21-22, #24-29Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: A Darker Shade of JusticeNightwing Vol. 2 #30-39; Nightwing: Secret Files and Origins (One-Shot)Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: The Hunt for OracleNightwing Vol. 2 #41-46; Birds of Prey #20-21Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Big GunsNightwing Vol. 2 #47-50; Nightwing: Secret Files and Origins (One-Shot)Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: On the Razor's EdgeNightwing Vol. 2 #52, #54-60Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Year OneNightwing Vol. 2 #101-106Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Mobbed UpNightwing Vol. 2 #107-111Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: RenegadeNightwing Vol. 2 #112-117Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Brothers in BloodNightwing Vol. 2 #118-124Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: Love and WarNightwing Vol. 2 #125-132Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: The Lost YearNightwing Vol. 2 #133-137; Nightwing Vol. 2 Annual #2Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: FreefallNightwing Vol. 2 #140-146Chuck Dixon
Nightwing: The Great LeapNightwing Vol. 2 #147-153Chuck Dixon
Miscellaneous
Nightwing/HuntressNightwing/Huntress #1-4 (mini-series)Chuck Dixon
New Editions
Nightwing, Vol. 1 BludhavenNightwing Vol. 1 #1-4; Nightwing Vol. 2 #1-8Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 2 Rough JusticeNightwing Vol. 2 #9-18, Nightwing Annual #1Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 3 False StartsNightwing/Huntress #1-4; Nightwing Vol. 2 #1/2, #19-25Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 4 Love and BulletsNightwing Vol. 2 #26-34; Nightwing Secret Files and Origins #1Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 5 The Hunt for OracleNightwing Vol. 2 #35-46; Birds of Prey #20-21Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 6 To Serve and ProtectNightwing Vol. 2 #47-53; Nightwing 80 Page Giant #1Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 7 ShrikeNightwing Vol. 2 #54-60; Nightwing: Our Worlds at War; Nightwing: Targets #1Chuck Dixon
The New 52
Nightwing Vol. 1 Traps and TrapezesNightwing Vol. 3 #1-7Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 2 Night of the OwlsNightwing Vol. 3 #0, #8-12Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 3 Death of the FamilyNightwing Vol. 3 #13-18; Batman Vol. 2 #17Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 4 Second CityNightwing Vol. 3 #19-24Chuck Dixon
Nightwing, Vol. 5 Setting SonNightwing Vol. 3 #25-30; Nightwing Annual #1Chuck Dixon
DC Rebirth
Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than BatmanNightwing: Rebirth #1; Nightwing Vol. 4 #1-4, 7, and 8Chuck Dixon
Nightwing Vol. 2: Back to BludhavenNightwing Vol. 4 #9-15Chuck Dixon
Nightwing Vol. 3: Nightwing Must DieNightwing Vol. 4 #16-21Chuck Dixon
Nightwing Vol. 4: BlockbusterNightwing Vol. 4 #22-28Chuck Dixon
Nightwing Vol. 5: Raptor's RevengeNightwing Vol. 4 #30-34Chuck Dixon