Aren't you glad I ditched that gay costume I wore in the 80's, Bruce?
September 22, 2004 10:37 PM   Subscribe

"So, during the run of The Judas Contract, Dick Grayson's new crimefighting identity was established. Nightwing was born. Though neither Marv nor I were originally crazy about his new name, in the long run, it seems to have won the fans' hearts. Those who considered themselves Robin-Rooters have proudly followed Dick's new career as avid Wingnuts.
--George Perez

Has it really been 20 years since Dick Grayson stopped being a sidekick? Happy belated birthday Nightwing!
posted by WolfDaddy (11 comments total)
Pish! The only true Nightwing is Kal-El of Krypton!
posted by Guy Smiley at 10:54 PM on September 22, 2004

I like Dick.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 11:59 PM on September 22, 2004

Too bad it's rumored he might be the identity crisis killer.
posted by dig_duggler at 5:45 AM on September 23, 2004

I think I will wait until next year. Then it will dawn on me that 20 years have passed since the first issue of Crisis -- the defining mini-series that turned me into a certified comic book geek.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:46 AM on September 23, 2004

While I loved The Dark Knight Returns, I did not like what Frank Miller did with Dick in Dark Knight Strikes Back (and, really, I hate the entire DKSB story, but that's another gripe).

I'm glad DC gave Dick Grayson a chance to grow up and spread out from Batman's shadow. I have the first few Nightwing comics down in the basement somewhere. Time to pull them out and reminisce...
posted by jazon at 7:18 AM on September 23, 2004

re: Dick being the IC killer. I don't think so, as it seems the punchline of the series is more important than the identity of the killer.

Who is Jericho. heh heh.
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:27 AM on September 23, 2004

What jazon said re: DKR v. DKSB.

Also, all the sidekick talk reminds me of my favorite episode of the late, great Tick series, "Couples."
posted by soyjoy at 8:58 AM on September 23, 2004

Who is Jericho.

He was his dad most recently, wasn't he?
posted by bonehead at 9:08 AM on September 23, 2004

Yup, bonehead, and yknow, dad had quite a big part in Identity Crisis protecting Dr. Light. Hmmmmmmmm.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:33 AM on September 23, 2004

Weird. I still have my dogeared copy of Teen Titans where Robin becomes Nightwing. I was looking at it just the other day.
posted by tcobretti at 1:16 PM on September 23, 2004

so that's who that masked man was :D thanks!
posted by kliuless at 4:49 PM on September 23, 2004

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