COMICS: The Origin Of 'Dick Grayson' Is Retold In First Look At NIGHTWING #0

Hit the jump for a first look at Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows' Nightwing #0. Think you know the origin story of 'Dick Grayson'? Well, this issue is the first retelling of the well-known tale in "The New 52" continuity and features the whole story from origin to superhero.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/16/2012
• It’s the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52!
• From orphan to super hero – it’s all here!


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NIGHTWING #0
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Pencils & Cover by EDDY BARROWS


Source: PopMatters
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toco89 - 9/16/2012, 8:53 AM
Why?

GLprime2814 - 9/16/2012, 8:54 AM
This is cool never read an ancual robin origin that's not flash back or alternate dimension.
Lightsplasher - 9/16/2012, 8:57 AM
Good ! Awaiting this issue !
Fastestmanalive - 9/16/2012, 8:58 AM
Cool, Nightwing is one of my favorite heroes, the series has been pretty good except for all the filler issues which there have been alot of unfortunately.

And the art is really great too. Definitely picking this up.
Sandman3306 - 9/16/2012, 8:58 AM
Was Dick ever Batman in the New 52? I am not sure if they mentioned it at all or it's fact considering they said that much of Batman's storyline hadn't changed.
Temple - 9/16/2012, 9:01 AM
Nightwing holds the phoniex force now. >:)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/16/2012, 9:03 AM
wow the third page last slide, the dialog was taken right out of the animated series episode "Robin's Reckoning"
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/16/2012, 9:06 AM
The whole origin in general is just like the animated series episode. Minus the bracelets and the whole "grounded" part.
Supes17 - 9/16/2012, 9:09 AM
I noticed the same thing
Supes17 - 9/16/2012, 9:10 AM
Nightwing should get his own tv series
CaptainObvious - 9/16/2012, 9:13 AM
At least it's not like All Star Batman and Robin where Batman is a murdering, kidnapping, sexist psychopath, who forces Dick to eat live rats and claims his war on crime is a "holy war."
GoILL - 9/16/2012, 9:13 AM
This looks like it will be pretty good.
BIGBMH - 9/16/2012, 9:42 AM
Where's the part about him realizing that Bruce is Batman based on his smile?
jimpinto24 - 9/16/2012, 9:43 AM
Nightwing is one of my favorite characters on DC comics. Looks good!
Moakynubs - 9/16/2012, 9:51 AM
This looks awesome.
OdinsBeard - 9/16/2012, 9:54 AM
i really miss the black and blue. the black and red seems so generic...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/16/2012, 9:57 AM
BIGBMH
If you think he knew who he was based on his actual smile, you missed the whole point.
Hellsboy - 9/16/2012, 9:58 AM
not bad not bad at all
BIGBMH - 9/16/2012, 10:08 AM
@THEDARKKNIGHT1939, It's an oversimplification, but bottom line, it was poorly explained and kind of dumb. I'm really not looking to get into a TDKR argument. The comment was a joke. A joke with bitterness and disdain behind it, but a joke nonetheless.
masterhater - 9/16/2012, 10:12 AM
Time for his outfit to be redesigned!
ProjectionistPHiLL - 9/16/2012, 10:12 AM
I kinda liked that... ALOT.
HellsHammer - 9/16/2012, 10:17 AM
BIGBMH
If your not in the mood to get into a TDKR argument u shouldn't have brought it up. Did it to yourself bud. :)
DioFoRio - 9/16/2012, 10:23 AM
wow all star Batman was "that" kind of book huh? Glad I never read it. This, on the other hand, looks cool.
DCjohnny - 9/16/2012, 10:32 AM
i want the dc comic to start a comic series which include all the robins (dick, tim, jason, damain and even earth 2 helen).. it will be dream come ....
DioFoRio - 9/16/2012, 10:35 AM
true?
ironknight27 - 9/16/2012, 10:37 AM
@ Sandman3306- In the first issue of Nightwing after the reboot he mentioned he was Batman for a year in the first couple of pages.

Definitely looking forward to this issue really bad and Higgins is doing a great job. Cant wait for issue 13 for him to go up against Lady Shiva. I am a little dissapointed that Higgins is not writting issue 14. I hope they are not taking him off the book already.

@ dcjohnny- Thats an interest concept. It has been interesting to see all of the Robins interact in Batman & Robin so if Peter Tomasi would be on the book it would be gold. Him, Snyder or Higgins have done a great job on writing Dick so I would like to see how they would handle all of the Robins in an ongoing series.
BIGBMH - 9/16/2012, 11:06 AM
HellsHammer, I can make a joke without wanting to get into an extensive debate. People are just too defensive.
JimmyPesto - 9/16/2012, 11:15 AM
@tdk1939 I've been saying for years that Robin's Reckoning would be the best way to gain the support of movie goers. It tells both Robin&Nightwing's origin.
Supes17 - 9/16/2012, 11:17 AM
BIGBMH:
[frick] you, you hurt my feelings! I loved TDKR and that comment just pissed me the [frick] off! People aren't allowed to have different opinions! We're all supposed to like the same exact thing! [frick] you for having an opinion that differs from mine!

:P
JimmyPesto - 9/16/2012, 11:21 AM
@Equinox you don't read the old Batmans that often, do you? Alfred explains through captions quite often that if it weren't for the Robins, Bruce would have become completely lost in the Batman. So it's not that he recruits interns as partners, it's that these children maintain his sanity.
JimmyPesto - 9/16/2012, 11:23 AM
But I haven't read anything past Long Shadows, so Im not sure how Grant Morrison's arcs have twisted the bat mythology. So you may very well have valid points
DioFoRio - 9/16/2012, 11:56 AM
@Scabsallover...sounds Like Michael Jackson
TheRationalOne - 9/16/2012, 12:08 PM
@Equinox

"Anyways, we all know he is gonna be dead in a year coz he has no training (like Blake), amirite?"

...Um...no...you're not. If Dick was going to die within a year, he would of died like 60 years ago. Bat's trained him extremely well.
Wingding - 9/16/2012, 12:41 PM
Okay, does anyone remember how in Batman #0 Dick, Tim, and Jason were like all the SAME age? What the heck was that about? That is so stupid if they're seriously the same age. Everyone knows, Dick is the oldest and first Robin. Then comes Jason, then Tim being the youngest. Ugh, I hope it isn't true.
KozmikPariah - 9/16/2012, 1:21 PM
Course he was Batman, since the only books that kept old DCU continuity are Green Lantern, GL Corps, and Batman family.

Although I'm since they weren't in GL/GLC, Blackest Night and those two titles are the only ones that happened the way we remember 'em since Bizarro and Grundy, etc are not in the new DCU apparently.

Silly reboots :-/
BIGBMH - 9/16/2012, 1:33 PM
@Supes17, I have seen the error of my ways. I apologize. Never again shall I question Nolan's vision and offend my fellow fans!

;)
JimmyPesto - 9/16/2012, 1:37 PM
@equinox. That was exactly the angle they took Tim Drake in. Tim Drake's Red Robin is the world's 2nd greatest detective.
JimmyPesto - 9/16/2012, 2:02 PM
@equinox I'm sorry, I'm incorrect. I just reread your comment.
damntree - 9/16/2012, 2:30 PM
@bigbmh - I thought you weren't trying to start anything. You get some other dumbshit to stand with you and now you got some balls? Stop being a little bitch and say what you mean. Oh btw I'm just joking hurrr hurr.
Optimus83 - 9/16/2012, 2:53 PM
Cool Dick Grayson origin Story. ...realistic, perfect for a movie
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