Most comic book heroes are based on pre-established tropes or character types. Very few forge their own. But Nightwing, the trailblazing subject of this episode, not only created the mold but broke it twice. Along with creating the model for the superhero sidekick as the first Robin, Dick Grayson emerged from under the Shadow of the Bat, evolving into one of the greatest heroes in contemporary comics. We deep dive into Nightwing's history, his relationships, his villains, & the moments that transformed him from Teen Titan to an independent hero in his own right.
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Nightwing - Robin - Dick Grayson - Richard John Grayson - Batman - Bruce Wayne - DC Comics - Superman - Red Hood - Jason Todd - Tim Drake - Red Robin - Deathstroke - Slade Wilson - Teen Titans - the New Teen Titans - Outsiders - Barbara Gordon - Batgirl - Starfire - Blockbuster - Roland Desmond - Damian Wayne - Detective Comics - Kandor - the Bottle City - Brainiac - Flamebird - Wally West - Kid Flash - Aqualad - Anthony "Tony" Zucco - John and Mary Grayson - the Flying Graysons - Haly's Circus - Young Justice - Titans - Joker - Clayface - Marv Wolfman - George Perez - Bludhaven - New York City - Spyral - Ric Grayson - Spyral - Nite-Wing - Double Dare - Deathwing - Tarantula - Jericho - Rose Wilson - Ravager - Midnighter - Roy Harper - Arsenal - Speedy