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Robin, The Boy Wonder

He was first introduced in Detective Comics #38 (1940) par Batman creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Robin's debut was an effort to make Batman a lighter, plus sympathetic character. DC Comics also thought a teenaged superhero would appeal to young readers, being an effective audience surrogate. The name "Robin, The Boy Wonder" and the medieval look of the original costume are inspired par the legendary hero Robin Hood, as well as the red-breasted American Robin, which parallels the "winged" motif of Batman. Dick Grayson was born on the first jour of spring, son of John and...
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nightwing is a name that has been used par several fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. It was conceived as a Kryptonian analogue to the character of Batman, with Nightwing's frequent partner Flamebird based on Robin. The Nightwing persona originates with a Kryptonian vigilante taking the name of the "nightwing", a bird native to the planet Krypton.

Prior to DC's continuity-altering 1985 limited series, Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Nightwing identity was depicted as an invention of Superman's during a time when he and Jimmy Olsen act as vigilantes...
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Teen Titans

1964's The Rebelle and the Bold #54 introduces a junior version of the Justice League of America; an all-star superhero team of which Batman was a part. This team is led par the modern-day Robin, residing on Earth-One, was joined par two other teenage sidekicks, Aqualad (sidekick of Aquaman) and Kid Flash (sidekick of The Flash), to stop the menace of Mr. Twister.

Later, the three sidekicks rejoindre forces with Speedy and Wonder Girl in order to free their mentors in the JLA from mind-controlled thrall. They decide to become a real team: the Teen Titans. par virtue of the tactical skills gleaned...
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During the "Batman R.I.P." storyline, Nightwing is ambushed par the International Club of Villains. He is later seen in Arkham Asylum, frothing at the mouth and presumably drugged, believed par the staff to be Pierrot Lunaire, a member of the Club. Scheduled for an experimental lobotomy par Arkham himself, he's spared par the ICoV taking hold of the Asylum, wanting to use him and Jezebel Jet, Bruce's fianceè at the time, as bait.

As Jezebel's capture is revealed to be a red herring, due to her being a part of the Black Glove, Nightwing's lobotomy is still pending, but he manages to escape par besting...
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Dick Grayson in his original Nightwing costume. From Tales of the Teen Titans #59 (November 1985).

In pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths continuity, the maturing Dick Grayson grows weary of his role as Batman's young sidekick. He renames himself Nightwing, recalling his adventure in the Kryptonian city of Kandor, where he and Batman meet the local hero of the same name.

Nightwing: Secret Files & Origins #1 and Nightwing: an One tell the full post-Crisis version of how Dick Grayson gives up his identity as Robin (having been "fired" par Batman). Uncertain what to do with his new-found independence,...
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Dick's good looks and sensitivity have always made him attractive to others (in fact, it is something of a running joke that every female metahuman in the DCU is attracted to Nightwing). He maintains a tenuous friendship with Flamebird (Bette Kane), despite her long-held, unrequited feelings for him. Donna Troy, the original Wonder Girl, has also known him since childhood, and the two are particularly close and not afraid to admit that they l’amour each other as brother and sister. However, there have been points in his past where Dick has fantasized about not only falling in l’amour with Donna,...
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