Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth)

Author Tim Seeley
Illustrated by Javier Fernandez
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$16.99 US
6.61"W x 10.16"H x 0.25"D   | 10 oz | 46 per carton
On sale Jan 31, 2017 | 168 Pages | 9781401268039
A Young Adult Library Services Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018 selection

He was the first Robin—and a replacement Batman. He was a superspy—and a dead man. Now, after going underground and around the world in a battle to reclaim the secret identity that was stolen from him, Dick Grayson is going back to Gotham as his own man, his own hero: Nightwing!

But stepping back into his old life isn’t as easy as putting on his familiar black and blue costume. Not when his former boss, Batman, insists he should work solo. Not when he’s trying to rekindle a romance with Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, who’s got a life and crime-fighting career of her own. When a mysterious masked man called Raptor swoops in, claiming to be an ally but looking every bit the enemy, Nightwing must join forces with Raptor to take down Parliament of Owls, the all-powerful criminal conspiracy that’s left its nest in Gotham City and is spreading its wings around the world.

To pull it all off, Nightwing must be more than equal to his mentor.

He’s got to be better.

Nightwing Volume 1: Better Than Batman marks the return of one of the most beloved heroes in comics, from writer Tim Seeley (Grayson), artist Javier Fernandez (Red Hood/Arsenal) and colorist Chris Sotomayor (Birds of Prey). This great new starting point collects #1-4, #7-8.
Tim Seeley is a freelance comic book artist, writer, and all around maker-upper. His past works include Grayson, Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Revival and G.I. Joe Vs the Transformers.
"Beckons the reader to come join Dick for this new phase of his life." --IGN

"A bit special." --Newsarama

"Bridges the space between the New 52 and the future, sprinkling in history and rediscovering the core of the character while infusing the character with a healthy dose of fun." --Comicosity

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A Young Adult Library Services Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018 selection

He was the first Robin—and a replacement Batman. He was a superspy—and a dead man. Now, after going underground and around the world in a battle to reclaim the secret identity that was stolen from him, Dick Grayson is going back to Gotham as his own man, his own hero: Nightwing!

But stepping back into his old life isn’t as easy as putting on his familiar black and blue costume. Not when his former boss, Batman, insists he should work solo. Not when he’s trying to rekindle a romance with Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, who’s got a life and crime-fighting career of her own. When a mysterious masked man called Raptor swoops in, claiming to be an ally but looking every bit the enemy, Nightwing must join forces with Raptor to take down Parliament of Owls, the all-powerful criminal conspiracy that’s left its nest in Gotham City and is spreading its wings around the world.

To pull it all off, Nightwing must be more than equal to his mentor.

He’s got to be better.

Nightwing Volume 1: Better Than Batman marks the return of one of the most beloved heroes in comics, from writer Tim Seeley (Grayson), artist Javier Fernandez (Red Hood/Arsenal) and colorist Chris Sotomayor (Birds of Prey). This great new starting point collects #1-4, #7-8.

Creators

Tim Seeley is a freelance comic book artist, writer, and all around maker-upper. His past works include Grayson, Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Revival and G.I. Joe Vs the Transformers.

Praise

"Beckons the reader to come join Dick for this new phase of his life." --IGN

"A bit special." --Newsarama

"Bridges the space between the New 52 and the future, sprinkling in history and rediscovering the core of the character while infusing the character with a healthy dose of fun." --Comicosity