Nightwing: Big Guns

Nightwing 47

Cover Date: September 2000
Subtitle: The Quarry
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Nightwing shook down some cops and learned about Redhorn's departure. Dick attended Blane's (real name Ronnie Houston) funeral. Bludhaven appointed a new Chief of Police - Wallace T. Ebersol. Nightwing took down Tad.

Nightwing 48

Cover Date: October 2000
Subtitle: The Sylph - Slender Thread
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: While out on patrol, Nightwing saw what appeared to be a suicide jumper, but he was followed by another who landed on her feed from 30+ floors up. She was aided by a strange synthetic textile fabric. Dick was hired on by Bludhaven PD. Nightwing tracked down the lady with the fabric, who'd just killed her second millionaire.

Nightwing 49

Cover Date: November 2000
Subtitle: Dangled
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Dick took a fabric sample to Lucious Fox as a potential "investment" to be tested. Officer Grayson was assigned to Sgt. Amy Rohrbach for training. As Nightwing, he learned the truth about the fabric lady - she was Sylvan Scofield. Her father had committed suicide after his fabric invention (Achilloran) was stolen. Trying to escape Nightwing, she hung herself in it and was killed. Dudley Soames took a hostage, Inspector Arnot, and blew up the police HQ.

Nightwing 50

Cover Date: December 2000
Subtitle: Big Guns
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.; Drew Geraci
Storyline: When the coroner arrived for Sylph (Sylvan Scofield), there was no body. Dick ditched his cop gear and went after Soames as Nightwing. Blockbuster's new heart seemed to be taking well, but he learned that his mother had died. Nightwing saved Arnot and the cops got to Soames. He was locked up in the same cell as Tad.

Nighwting: Eighty-Page Giant: Hella

Format: special issue
Binding: square bound
Date: December 2000
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Manuel Gutierrez, John Stanisci, Sean Parsons, Mike Collins, Steve Bird, Wayne Faucher
Storyline: Nightwing attempted to save a man in a runaway wheelchair from oncoming traffic. He was too late. He chased a woman who he thought was the killer through Bludhaven. She got away. Officer Grayson learned that the victim was the former police commissioner. The girl killed again - this time "Lunchmeat" Deever's son. Victim number three was another former cop. Each body had a number burned into them, and Dick was able to match those numbers to police badges. Each badge number belonged to an officer named Riordan. Dick talked to Hogan, his former boss and former policeman. The Riordans were a family of cops who were all killed in a bombing, except for the youngest - Kate. Officers Redhorn and Soames were assigned the case. Rumor was that Kate got experimental surgery done in Santa Prisca; Venom was used. Three more cops died, including the chief. Dick and Barbara searched out Redhorns hiding place and Nightwing rushed there. He was able to save Redhorn, but Kate Riordan appeared to die in a boat explosion.

Nightwing: Secret Files & Origins

Format: special issue
Binding: standard comic
Date: October 1999
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Brian Stelfreeze
Storyline: Orange you Glad you Didn't say Banana? Dick and Barbara talk about his past flings.

trade paperback edition


  • Also contains some maps, etc. originally published in the Secret Files & Origins issue.