- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (August 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563894254
- ISBN-13: 978-1563894251
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nightwing Vol. 1: A Knight in Bludhaven Paperback – August 1, 1998
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Nightwing takes to Bludhaven, a city with no spandex-clad, super heroes of its own, and quickly discovers that he likes having his own turf to patrol.
"A Knight in Bludhaven" is the first story arc of the NIGHTWING regular series, featuring the story of Nightwing's adoption of the dismal, blighted city of Bludhaven and the discovery of the nasty villain who holds sway over the city. It's very much a coming-of-age story for a character who has existed for sixty years now. Dick Grayson isn't Robin anymore. He's his own man and he has his own unique way of dispensing justice. The best chapter of the story is the one which features Tim Drake, the current Robin, as a guest star. Robin contrasts Nightwing and Batman and shows just how much the two men are cut from the same cloth.
Great reading and a non-stop thrill ride. The action scenes read like a Hong Kong action flick thanks to the wild, dynamic art of Scott McDaniel. Writer Chuck Dixon is top-notch at plotting and characterization. Don't miss out! This is one great book!
Nightwing is a spin off character from the Batman franchise. He's the first Robin, Dick Grayson, all grown up now and his own man. He goes to a Bludhaven an industrial city sent by his mentor/Father Batman to solve a crime. In the process Nightwing decides to stay in Bludhaven because he can make a difference as well as get away from under the shadow of Batman.
I like Nightwing a lot. He's likable, smart,kind,confident and sexy.the type of guy every girl dreams of having for a boyfriend (or husband). Nightwing is constantly being hit on by women in his books and not without reason. For male comic book readers he has more of a realistic kind of masculinity, none of the overbearing machismo, which is what makes him so popular with male readers.
Nightwing is supposed to be his own character in his own right. But frankly I think that he's DC's answer to Spiderman. I find the two characters very similar except for the fact that Nightwing has no superpowers and he's a bit more confident than Spider-man in his real life. Unlike Batman (or Spider-man) Nightwing does not do what he does because he feels it's his responsibility to make the world right. He does what he does because its the right thing to do.
Anyway this is a very good book one of the better books in DC's arsenal because it has a lot of action and the character, unlike Batman really does have a life when he's not in costume. I love the character so much that even though I have the four TPB I also collected the entire run in single print. Its that good. I would also recomend the second TPB Rough Justice as the art work is a bit more sexy and hard edged. TPB 3& 4 Love and Bullets and a Darker Shade of Justice are a bit more cartoony. But the writing is good all around
Nightwing has a different personality from his mentor. Dixon does a good job establishing that he has a sense of humor. For example, a thug cuts Nightwing's ponytail: "I was getting sick of it anyway." Batman would just punch the guy harder than the other thugs. Nightwing is no longer under the shadow of his mentor.
"A Knight in Bludhaven" describes the transition for Dick Grayson as he becomes a crime fighter in a city that is even more corrupt than Gotham: Bludhaven. There are no Alfreds, Jim Gordons, or Barbara Gordons in this urban cesspool.
Nightwing becomes the protector of Bludhaven as Batman is the protector of Gotham. Nightwing has finally come of age to call his own shots. He is a different character with a different set of enemies. In fact, the secret Bludhaven crime boss is a resurrected baddie from Dick's past.
This is a great coming-of-age story that shows that Grayson is ready for the big-time. If this is what Nightwing is like, I'll probably get a few more of his storylines. Good stuff.
I highly recommend this volume (and series) to all Nightwing and Batman fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got it as a present for my boyfriend and he loved it. Said it was a good comic/story for his favourite heroPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The start of Chuck Dixon's great run on Nightwing. One of my all-time favorite comic series starts here. I can't recommend this highly enough.Published 6 months ago by Ian T Flynn
Had an online copy of the entire series but nothing quite beats having it in your hand. Came earlier than expected and in great condition and it's the perfect start to my nightwing... Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Zack
Nightwing gets how own book and town (Bludhaven) and its fun. Dick Grayson is almost completely out of Batman's shadow and writer Chuck Dixon really lets him develop as a... Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by S. Penrose
My brother told me about Nightwing and the new ongoing series about a decade ago. But at that time I was still very much into my 'read only the kick butt female super heroines'... Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by R. A. McDowell
This hard to find item was in EXCELLENT condition. I would recommend this
seller to ANY of my friends or family;the general public as well.
Good, but no cigar. Nightwing is a good character and the story is sound but it feels like a Batman-centred-but-rejected storyPublished on May 11, 2009 by Jim-Jim