Showing posts with label Talon. Show all posts
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Nightwing – New 52 | Comics

An acrobatic prodigy from his very childhood, Dick Grayson was a part of the famous Flying Graysons Act alongside his parents John and Mary Grayson in the Haly's Circus. The immense success of their act made Grayson arrogant and brought distance with his friends. When Haly's Circus had arrived in Gotham City, The Riddler culminated the “Zero Year” on the city and Dick managed to return to Haly's camp upon surviving the catastrophe.

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Nightwing – New 52 | Comics

Soon, he lost both of his parents on the day of his mother’s birthday because of gangster Tony Zucco. Witnessing the incident, billionaire Bruce Wayne approaches Dick to take care for him. As he was kept at the Wayne Care Center, he routinely sneaked out of there at night looking for Zucco and the boy’s raw talent drew attention of Batman.

He was drafted to the lifelong crime-fighting path as The Boy Wonder; Robin and is trained by Batman. During his time as Robin he met Batgirl, fought Harley Quinn and The Joker as well as other criminals of Gotham. Years after serving as Batman’s sidekick, he moved from his mentor’s shadow and took the alias of Nightwing.

As Haly's Circus returned to Gotham after many years, it brought an age-old dark secret along with it. Once Batman has discovered the existence of the Court of Owls, he also found a link between them and Dick’s ancestors, who used to train Talon assassins for The Court. Just as the Night of the Owls descends upon Gotham, Nightwing fought them alongside the Bat-Family.

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Nightwing – The New 52 (Comics) Wikipedia

Nightwing – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia

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Conflict With The Mentor

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Batman Vol 01 – Court of the Owls (Softcover)

Batman Vol 01 – Court of the Owls (Hardcover)

Nightwing Vol 01 – Traps and Trapezes

Batman – Night of the Owls (Softcover)

Batman – Night of the Owls (Hardcover)

Nightwing Vol 02 – Night of the Owls

The Joker – Death of the Family (Softcover)

The Joker – Death of the Family (Hardcover)

Nightwing Vol 03 – Death of the Family

Nightwing Vol 04 – Second City

Nightwing Vol 05 – Setting Son

Forever Evil (Softcover)

Forever Evil (Hardcover)

Known as one of the best superhero sidekick ever, former circus acrobat Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing is a popular fictional protagonist character owned by DC Comics. The character Dick Grayson was originated from the creators of his mentor Batman; Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Dick made his first appearance in issue #38 of Detective Comics and later he outgrown into the character Nightwing on the pages of Tales of the Teen Titans in 1984.

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One Dark City Night

Following the “Flashpoint” crossover event, the entire DC Comics timeline is rebooted and becomes The New 52. Nightwing also received a solo ongoing series as well, which is written by Kyle Higgins and drawn by artist Eddy Barrows. Aside from his regular appearance in his own series, he was also a part of few Batman related titles and crossovers like Death of the Family and Forever Evil.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Batman – The Court of Owls | Comics

Gotham City is taken aback by a series of murders by Court of Owls and Batman begins to unravel their deadly mystery.

Despite many people seeing Gotham City as a lost cause, it sure is home for some dangerous criminal minds and their utmost dread, Batman. On news of a sudden breakout at Arkham Asylum, he enters to contain its deranged inmates and he held himself against the mob with his superior skills until he was thrown out by a window.

As he was preparing to get back, he is found by his arch enemy The Joker and forming a brief alliance, these two rain on them. Later, he meets Commissioner Gordon on the rooftops of GCPD Headquarters to discuss how it went down. When asked about his latest team-up with Clown Prince of Crime, Gordon is reassured before he left.

In Batcave, Joker comes to Bruce, who tells him to take off his mask and it was revealed to be Dick Grayson. They tag along with Damian Wayne and Tim Drake to attend a gala to announce plans for future of Gotham. Bruce is introduced to mayoral candidate Lincoln March by Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale following his speech.

When they were talking, he noticed Gordon taking a work call and makes an excuse out of there to investigate a murder by overhearing his conversation. Detective Harvey Bullock shows him the body of a tortured murder victim and they discovers a hidden message on wall left behind that says, "Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow".

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Batman – The Court of Owls | Comics

Some evidence and found DNA from crime scene led him to suspect his partner Nightwing to be murderer. Shortly afterwards, Batman performed an autopsy on the corpse and Jim Gordon suggests a possible connection to Court of Owls, an urban legend of Gotham but refusing that theory, he states that these are legends that don't exist.

Next day, Bruce is attacked by a deadly Talon assassin during his meeting with Lincoln March at Wayne Manor. In an ensuing fight, they both fall from top but he landed on a gargoyle while his assailant falls onto a car. Although presumed dead, the Talon wakes up later midway and slaughters entire emergency medical team before escaping.

Bruce comes to know of a secret legion of Gotham, which is centuries old called the Court of Owls and with more information from Alfred Pennyworth, he finally discovers a very old connection between them and his great-great-grandfather Alan Wayne, leading him into investigate for their hidden bases throughout Gotham.

When he was looking inside a building funded in recent years by Alan Wayne Trust, it suddenly explodes as a Talon watches. Batman barely made it out back home and begins an autopsy on remains of Alan Wayne to learn that he was killed in same manner like their earlier murder victim who was tortured to death using throwing knives.

He then goes back to sewer, where Alan Wayne was found dead years ago and a Talon caught him by surprise. Waking up, Batman discovers himself into a giant labyrinth. Over there, he spent nearly a week wandering around to find a way out.

Finally, the Court came to a decision of slowly torturing their most worthy enemy to death and a Talon assigned to do that job came stabbing him from behind. He brutally tortured Bruce to a point where he was unable to withstand unbearable pain and even wished to die but then something inside him took over to fight back from his captivity.

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Urban Legend of Gotham

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Following a universe-shattering "Flashpoint" crossover event in 2011, writer Scott Snyder (The Wake, Wytches) creates a modern day Batman legacy through "The Court of Owls" by teaming-up with artist Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn), which will become a staple in DC Comics history and start off a new chapter in life of The Dark Knight.

Even his journey in Prime Earth kicks-off by fending off a mob of Black Mask, Clayface, El Flamingo, James Gordon, Jr., Killer Croc, Mister Freeze, Phosphorus Rex, Professor Pyg, Scarecrow, Sumo, The Riddler, Two-Face, Ventriloquist and Zsasz from his Rogues' gallery at once to authenticate his lore as Caped Crusader of Gotham.

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Maze of Nightmare

Entire DC Universe saw a massive overhaul for many of its renowned heroes and villains in The New 52 wave. Therefore, Batman gets a rebooted origin tale that began long before his parents were killed in Crime Alley. Court of Owls presents him with a new age of threat that he ignored for too long but realized how wrong he was in the end.

Snyder breaks off a very common stereotype of Batman being an undefeated force of night by putting him up against an unstoppable foe like Talon assassin and it sparked a never before seen reaction in him. "The Court of Owls" plot then lead directly to "Night of the Owls" crossover-event and is continued in "City of Owls" storyline.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Batman – New 52 | Comics

Bruce Wayne of Gotham City is the alter ego of the creature of night recognized as crime-fighting superhero Batman, who also goes by as The Dark Knight, a legendary protector of the crime-ridden city to many. His parents Thomas and Martha Wayne were both among the prestigious citizens of Gotham who tried their best to help people in any situation and was aided by trusty Wayne Family butler, Jarvis Pennyworth. His son Alfred Pennyworth was meant to stay out of all Wayne family internal affairs but he eventually gets involved.

Bruce’s parents were shot dead by a mugger named Joe Chill one night on their way home from Monarch Theater as they were all returning home after watching The Mark of Zorro movie. Greatly shocked at this grave personal loss, Bruce even starts taking electroshock therapy trying to erase the memory of this tragedy but later decided to use it as a fuel. Using his connection with Erin McKillen, he tracked down Joe Chill only to learn that he was actually after the money and did not kill his parents for any other reason.

He then went into a long departure to efficiently learn the art of waging war from across the globe for most of his adolescent years, which includes performances like stunt-driving and pi-fighting. He even took extensive training on martial arts and sword-fighting, wandering around the globe looking for anyone who could teach him a new form of combating. In Himalayas, he trained for three years to fight with a katana under the tutelage of Shihan Matsuda, who advises him to letting go of emotions and embracing his darkness.

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Batman – New 52 | Comics

Zero Year
Upon returning to Gotham, he came to learn of a notorious Red Hood Gang and engages them with a very little success firsthand before finally donning his cape and cowl. Though he managed to foil several of their plans, Bruce remained under the grid for a long time while secretly operating his vigilante activities. Meanwhile, his uncle Philip Kane handled all business affairs of Wayne Enterprises and eventually fell pawn to the Red Hood Gang. When they were sent to kill him after being tipped by the yet to be Riddler, Edward Nygma, Bruce realizes that he should embrace his fear instead of running from it.

Secret City
Taking inspiration from his father's bust statue and a bat that broke into Wayne Manor after he was savagely beaten and reduced to a bloody pulp, Bruce turned around to fight back again with help from his trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth, who nursed him back to health. Upon debuting in Gotham as Batman for the first time, he successfully stopped a plot in motion by Red Hood Gang. As their leader Red Hood One was given a chase during his escape attempt, he ended up jumping into a vat of chemicals at ACE Chemical.

Though he was initially announced vigilante by then Commissioner Loeb when he made his public debut as crime-fighter Batman, Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox supported him in his holy crusade by totally confiding in him from start, along with his Bat-Family consisting of Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood and Red Robin, whom he recruited throughout the years. In the mean time, criminal mastermind extraordinaire Edward Nygma have been planning towards and then plunged the entire city into darkness with an EMP charge.

Dark City
This criminal mastermind became a real challenge for citizens to handle as the caped crusader also went missing all of a sudden and for months, Nygma kept challenging folks of the city to defeat him with a riddle, resulting all of them to fail and die. Bruce eventually made his comeback after a while and with no tech and gear around, he managed to contact his closest ally Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox to fight this crisis upon their city. Together, they all worked as a team till he finally encountered Nygma face to face, who now calls himself The Riddler for one final battle of wits that the latter never thought of losing.

Justice League: Origin
Following an alien invasion on Earth by Parademon armies of planet Apokolips, Batman teamed up with a newly found group of super-powered individuals like Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman to form Justice League to save the world from impending threats of invading Parademons, who were abducting people of Earth to a portal they came through. The seven valiant heroes then formed a resistance of their own and Bruce went after a captured Man of Steel too bring him back and for him to finally face the evil god Darkseid in one final encounter to save Earth.

The War of Jokes and Riddles
His arch-rival Red Hood One would resurface shortly after the events of Zero Year and take an alias of The Joker. He made a comeback by trying to poison the Gotham water supply and then focused on homicide. Riddler also breaks out of prison after a year and engaged in a war against the clown where both parties were recruiting bad-guys to their fold. Gotham became a war-zone and Batman chose to side with Nygma to stop Joker's forces. Edward coordinated the whole mess to find out how to make Joker laugh again and a furious Dark Knight attempts the unthinkable only to be stopped by the most unexpected person.

The Court of Owls
Bruce Wayne was planning to re-invent Gotham City and then suddenly, GCPD started to find corpse with warning for his life and a hint to the legend of the Court of Owls. Thinking of it as a myth, Bruce ignores the warnings and during a meeting with his business partner Lincoln March, he was attacked by one of the Talon assassin sent by the Court. His investigation took him to a darker part of Gotham and he got trapped in an underground labyrinth with a Talon assassin, who tortured him to his limits where he begged for death. Using his indomitable will, he barely fends them off till he managed to escape.

Night of the Owls
The Court of Owls decided to raise all of their undead Talon army from sleep to kill the Bat and then take control over Gotham. A still-recovering Bruce is attacked at his home by dozens of Talon assassins, whom he eventually took down in a giant Robot-Suit with help from Alfred. Batman discovers an ancient history of The Court on Gotham before the time of his ancestors. Tracking back to their hideout, he discovers all of their members dead, thanks to Lincoln March. March was taken in by The Court at a very young age and he believes that he is Bruce's younger brother Thomas Wayne, Jr. (City of the Owls).

Death of the Family
After going into hiding for a whole year, The Joker suddenly showed up one night on GCPD HQ to collect his peeled face which he had previously extracted by the maniacal serial killer Dollmaker and pinned to his cell (Faces of Death). Learning of his greatest enemy has returned to terrorize Gotham once again, Batman quickly alerts his entire Bat-Family about the clown coming back. The lunatic starts re-creating his past endeavors formerly doomed by The Dark Knight and even kidnaps an unwilling Harley Quinn from Belle Reve to assist him distract The Bat while he kidnaps Alfred from Wayne Manor.

One by one, The Joker abducts Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood and Red Robin to deliver a final punch line to his arch nemesis, while suggesting of having knowledge of their secret identity as well. The madness took Batman to face many horrors at Arkham Asylum where he was forced to go through many twisted obstacles and make toughest decisions before finally being confronted by his enemy Penguin, The Riddler and Two-Face to stand a mock-trial. Then the madman invaded into the depths of Batcave, where he delivered the final joke during their confrontation before jumping from a cliff to an unknown fate.

In a conflict with his former love and Daughter of the Demon; Talia al Ghul when she attempted to take over Gotham with the League of Assassins, The Dark Knight is stuck in a death trap as he was in the guise of Matches Malone and needed Damian to help him. Against his wishes, Alfred let a grounded Damian go to aid his father and join the fight but even though he fought well, he is impaled by Leviathan's henchman the Heretic as the latter was a better opponent. Talia finished the Heretic off for insubordination and failing to comply, while Batman goes through the five stages of grief for losing his son.

Forever Evil
During the Crime Syndicate's emergence on Prime Earth, only Batman and Catwoman managed to escape imprisonment along with a critically injured Cyborg. Nightwing is being held captive by the Syndicate and his secret identity is revealed to the entire world. With Black Adam, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Deathstroke, Subject B-Zero and Sinestro at his side, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor forms an Injustice League that came in terms to work with Bat and Cat to save the day by freeing the Justice League from their imprisonment inside Firestorm Matrix and defeating the Syndicate afterwards.

Robin Rises
Batman embarks upon a journey to find out Ra's al Ghul in order to retrieve the stolen body of his son Damian Wayne and his ex lover Talia. As soon as he defeated Ra's, the coffin is taken back to Apokolips by Glorious Godfrey. Hell-bent on getting his son back, Batman travels to Apokolips wearing the Hellbat armor against the wishes of his Justice League teammates. The Bat-Family also decided to follow him and they made Cyborg open a Boom Tube to pursue their mentor. After facing both Darkseid and his brutish son Kalibak, they all return home safely as Damian is resurrected using a shard of Chaos Crystal.

The Dark Knight was trying to recover from a recent tussle with Scarecrow, when a Jokerized version of the Justice League attacks Bruce and with his contingency plans in order, he managed to take down each of them using his Justice Buster suit at the cost of great damage to his health and the city. As Man of Steel came crushing down on him, the suit got wrecked beyond repair, a building collapsed on him and after repeatedly punching him over, a piece of Kryptonite gum helped him end the feud of Batman v Superman.

Looking for clues, he finds Eric Border in the ruins of Arkham Asylum, who reveals his true nature to him as The Joker who is back in town again. He turned the population of Gotham City into crazy maniacs like him and the antibody was found in Joe Chill, patient zero of this outbreak. Bruce almost came to believe the clown to be an immortal being due to his constant use of an element called Dionesium, which helped him keep coming back from any peril. Bruce eventually finds the source of this mysterious element, which he seeks to destroy and has a savage battle with the lunatic one last time.

After his last battle with the Clown Prince of Crime, Bruce was thought dead but he was actually rendered amnesiac of his past due to the severe injuries of the fight and was luckily revived with Dionesium. A new super-villain with plant-based powers named Mister Bloom starts terrorizing Gotham in his absence and his old-friend Jim Gordon took the mantle of Batman wearing tech Bat-Suits. Ultimately, the one true Caped Crusader had to return to defeat the menacing enemy and Bruce did so by restoring his memories again.

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Batman – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia

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A Vigilante In Gotham

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Batman – Zero Year – Secret City (Softcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Secret City (Hardcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Dark City (Softcover)

Batman – Zero Year – Dark City (Hardcover)

DC Comics – Zero Year (Softcover)

DC Comics – Zero Year (Hardcover)

Justice League – Origin (Softcover)

Justice League – Origin (Hardcover)

Batman – Court of the Owls (Softcover)

Batman – Court of the Owls (Hardcover)

Night of the Owls (Softcover)

Night of the Owls (Hardcover)

Batman – City of Owls

The Joker – Death of the Family (Softcover)

The Joker – Death of the Family (Hardcover)

Batman – Death of the Family (Softcover)

Batman – Death of the Family (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – Requiem for Damian (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – Requiem for Damian (Hardcover)

Forever Evil (Softcover)

Forever Evil (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – The Hunt for Robin (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – The Hunt for Robin (Hardcover)

Batman and Robin – Robin Rises (Softcover)

Batman and Robin – Robin Rises (Hardcover)

Batman – Endgame (Softcover)

Batman – Endgame (Hardcover)

Batman – Superheavy (Softcover)

Batman – Superheavy (Hardcover)

Batman – Bloom (Softcover)

Batman – Bloom (Hardcover)

Batman – Epilogue (Softcover)

Batman – Epilogue (Hardcover)

In the aftermath of the "Flashpoint" event in 2011, DC Comics relaunched all of their tiles from issue #1 and entire continuity was rebooted. Batman started with a new monthly ongoing volume, which is conceived by comic-book writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and mostly drawn by Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn), which was one of the longest and most successful collaboration ever. As with all of the books associated with relaunch, Bruce Wayne appears to be about five years younger than regular portrayal of the character from previous volume of publication.

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Adventures With Justice League

The Batman of New 52 continuity has some certain twists in his story arc as his classic allies from Bat-Family and enemies of the Rogue's Gallery also received a re-invention of their characters to suit into this new reality. The artwork by Greg Capullo was real good and widely praised, which meshed perfectly with Snyder's masterful story-telling! Snyder and Capullo continued their epic run until the dawn of "DC Rebirth" major crossover event, which marks a new starting point for Batman of Prime Earth and a soft-reboot for status-quo of the character without changing much of the newly established continuity.
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