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  • Published: 31 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781401268039
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $29.99

Nightwing Vol. 1 Better Than Batman (Rebirth)



A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!

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.

  • Published: 31 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781401268039
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $29.99

About the authors

Tim Seeley

Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I Joe, Halloween, WildC.A.T.s and Ex Sanguine. His writing work includes the New York Times best-selling Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Batman Eternal and the critically acclaimed Revival. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, Gina. He works at our Star Studios where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection. The author lives in Chicago, IL..

Jimmy Palmiotti

Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award winning, multifaceted comic creator. He is a co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights as well as Paperfilms. Palmiotti entered the field as an inker, but at DC he quickly demonstrated his versatility as a writer,  authoring such titles as MONOLITH,  21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE as well as Painkiller Jane, which was developed into a series for Syfy. In addition to being the co-writer of acclaimed series such as MANHUNTER, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS and JONAH HEX, Palmiotti has since further broadened his comic vision beyond the printed page, co-scripting the story behind the successful Midway video game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

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