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.
Kids. They always manage to surprise you. Often, it’s with their rambunctious curiosity or their innocent worldview. Occasionally, it’s with their impressive levels of understanding. And sometimes, it’s by gut punching another child super hero and starting a pint-sized, power-packed baby brawl!
With Rebirth now in full swing and so many exciting new titles to try, we can’t blame anyone for needing a reminder of what happened in the last issue. Or maybe you’re looking to add a new book to your list and need to get caught up on earlier chapters? Either way, we’re here to help. Every Tuesday, we’ll be recapping the prior issues of that week’s new Rebirth and Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as sharing our favorite moments. It’s a quick, easy way to ensure you’re up to speed and ready for New Comic Day.
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.