Nightwing: The Target

Format: original graphic novel
Binding: prestige
Date: 2001
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Aaron Sowd
Storyline: Officer Dick Grayson got his first solo night on the beat. He gave some officers a hand apprehending some suspects. The apprehension ended in police brutality, which Dick tried to stop. He was knocked unconscious by the other cops and woke up in a hospital bed. Internal Affairs was pinning the homicide charges on the rookie cop. He was suspended from the force during the investigation. Batman was in Dick's apartment when he got home. Dick was going to have to clear his name without the help of Nightwing, so he created a new persona - The Target. As he went after the kids the cops went after (the two victims were the wrong ones), the police shook down their families. The Target went after the two boys' boss - a major drug trafficker - who promptly squealed that one of the cops in question was on his payroll. With some help from Officer Grayson's partner, the real killers ended up in Lockhaven.