Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at the Boy Wonder the Teen Wonder the Man Wonder, Dick Grayson, Nightwing! Beginning as the very first kid sidekick in comics and then growing into his own identity as a hero separate from Batman, Dick Grayson has been one of the most beloved characters in comics for over 75 years. In this video, we take a look at his history as half of a dynamic duo, as a hero in his own right, as Batman (twice), as a secret agent, and back again.

Show notes:

  • You can check out my article on the best Dick Grayson stories by decade here.
  • If you want to see the earliest solo stories starring Robin from Star Spangled Comics, you want the Robin Archives, here.
  • If you would prefer the Silver Age solo adventures of the Teen Wonder, you want Showcase Presents Robin, here.
  • The story where Dick becomes Nightwing is available digitally here.
  • The earliest Nightwing solo series are available here.
  • The first time Dick became Batman is available digitally here.
  • The second time he became Batman is available here.
  • Dick as a secret agent begins here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.



More From ComicsAlliance