Dick Grayson’s had a busy couple of years. From faking his death to becoming a super spy, it’s been anything but easy. Now, even though he’s back in his iconic blue and black, he’s hardly out of the woods.
Dick’s first order of business is pretty simple: infiltrate, track down and eliminate the Parliament of Owls. It’s a complicated first goal, to be sure, and one made all the more tricky by the fact that it’s way more than just a mission for the greater good for our favorite former Boy Wonder—it’s personal.
Really, really personal.
If you’re a fan of Dick Grayson, chances are you’ve heard the name “Blüdhaven” every now and again. It’s a city, sure, one that’s only a short drive down the coast from Gotham, and it’s got a pretty nasty reputation care of its crime rate and corruption—but it also represents a massive part of Nightwing’s history.
So how, and more importantly, why did Gotham’s dangerous little sibling become such an integral part of the original Robin’s story? What is it about Blüdhaven that makes it so important?
Let’s break it down.
While Bruce Wayne might be the most famous Bat in Gotham City, he’s far from the only Caped Crusader to ever swing into action. In the 77 years since Batman’s creation, dozens of characters have tried their hands at becoming the Dark Knight, some by choice, some by force, some practically by accident. Let’s take a look at some of the unsung heroes (and villains) who have tried to take up the cowl, and what their contribution to the Batman myth, for better or worse, might be.
BURBANK, Calif. (August 10, 2016) – After an incredibly successful Comic-Con International: San Diego, DC Entertainment has even more good news to share with fans as writer Tim Seeley has reached an agreement to create content solely for the company’s DC and Vertigo imprints.
”It’s really exciting to see the level of talent that continues to choose DC as their creative home,” said DC Entertainment Editor In Chief Bob Harras. “Tim Seeley is an incredible storyteller and I’m very proud to have him as part of our Talent family.”
If you’re not completely new to DC Comics, you probably know that there’s been more than one Robin. You may even know all their names and what the differences are between them. But do you know their history, and how each one came to inherit the red and yellow?
As bleak as Gotham City can seem, it’s always had at least one ray of light—Robin. The Boy Wonder has long kept Batman from becoming TOO dark of a Dark Knight with his optimism, energy and youthful exuberance. He’s the epitome of the young comic book sidekick—the one by which all others are measured.