Posted in A to Z Challenge - 2018, DC Multiverse

A to Z Blogging Challenge | N for Nightwing


Nightwing

Dick Grayson, coming from the family of Acrobats he grew up in the circus during his childhood. Since the whole family are Trapeze artists, they are called the famous Flying Greysons. The young Greyson saw his parents die during one of their acts, where it was revealed that a mob boss named Zucco planned this because the Circus owner didn’t pay them the money they asked.

Bruce Wayne, the famous Billionaire was also part of the circus and saw the death of Greyson’s. Feeling sympathetic for the boy, Bruce adopted him and became his legal ward. Seeing his parents die, Dick doesn’t want revenge but Justice, which forms the major difference between both Bruce and Dick. Later, DIck decides to join Bruce in the crime-fighting business, due to his natural acrobatic skill and the sense of Justice made it easier for Batman to train him and make him his side-kick. Thus started the journey of Robin the Boy wonder

It is very important to understand the roots of Dick Greyson before he became the Nightwing. While fighting crimes with Batman, Dick also started a team called Teen Titans, joining hands with Kid Flash (Flash’s sidekick), Aqualad (Aquaman’s sidekick), Wonder Girl (Wonder Woman’s sidekick) and Speedy (Arrow’s side-kick) and started fighting crime. Later, he grew up to become their leader. During one such conversation with Batman, he got furious and asked Dick to be focused while fighting crime with him and eventually Dick was thrown out of the Bat manor. Dick decides to find himself and left crimefighting for a while but Deathstroke attacked him, and Dick understood that Deathstroke is been attacking all the members of Teen Titans. He later took the mantle of Nightwing.

Nightwing

Dick Greyson is considered to be one of the best Robin’s so far due to his fighting abilities, sense of justice he even took the mantle of Batman for sometime when Batman was believed to be dead. Some of dicks abilities include his peak human strength, peak human endurance, he is a master Martial artist – he was trained in various martial arts by Batman, he also posses a genius level intellect.

Some reading recommendations for you:

Nightwing Volume 1 – Traps and Trapezes by Kyle Higgins
Nightwing – Better than Batman by Tim Seeley
Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
Nightwing: Year One by Chuck Dixon

I would like to thank my friend Kishor for suggesting to write about Nightwing. Hope the readers liked this post and to read my previous post on this series please click here.

Ciao 🙂

References:

History of Nightwing
Dick Greyson

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Posted in A to Z Challenge - 2018, DC Multiverse

A to Z Blogging Challenge | J for Jonah Hex and others


Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex, a Western anti-hero who is not much heard of among the general public. Many comic book fans might not know him. There was a movie released in 2010 where Josh Brolin (Sicario fame) donned the role of this Robinhood type bounty hunter who might seem like a bloodthirsty villain but what does is for the good which serves his morality. He definitely is not a villain per se.

Jonah had an abusive childhood because of his drunkard father. Jonah mother abandoned both. Jonah was sold to Apache American Indians in return for fur pelts. Jonah learnt to track, hunt, fight and all other Survival skills. Jonah was granted freedom after saving the chief of the tribe from Puma (A Large wildcat) but growing up with the tribe he was unable to leave but stayed with them. The Chief once wanted to test Jonah and Noh-Tante (Son of the chief) of their skills and asked them to steal horses from a nearby camp of Kiowa Indians. But Noh-Tante knocked Jonah unconscious and took the stolen horses to the tribe saying the Kiowa Indians killed Jonah.

While Jonah was unconscious, the bounty hunters raided the Kiowa Indians camp. During the firefight, a stray bullet hit Jonah and left him bleeding. He was then fostered by a trapper and brought back to health. Thus the adventure of the bounty hunter begins.

Jonah uses Colt single action revolver with a 7.5-inch barrel and a Tomahawk (A kind of axe used by American Indians), He is an extraordinary combatant.

Some reading recommendations for you:

Jonah Hex movie was poorly made with so much of masala added to it but not completely following the Comics origin story. You can watch the movie at your risk.
Jonah Hex Volume 7 by Justin Gray

Jason Todd (The Red Hood)

Jason Todd

Jason Todd the second Robin after Dick Greyson had a troubled childhood as many. When Jason turned to crime when he was young, Batman took him under his control and trained him to replace Dick Greyson. Jason was not as charming as Dick but he had his skills. Later, in Batman: A Death in the Family (A four-part mini-series) Jason Todd was killed by Joker brutally. When Jason Todd was resurrected (Well, don’t ask how its comics Yo!) he found that Bats did nothing to avenge his death and turned into brutal in his Vigilantism fighting crimes.

To remember his foe, Jason donned Joker’s previous mantle The Red Hood in fighting crimes. Though he is brutal in his attempts Jason still came back into Bat-Family donning the same alias and he had his team called The Outlaws.

I would suggest you watch Batman: Under the Redhood (Animated Movie) to completely understand Jason’s Origin and he donning the Redhood mantle.

One other Character which I chose for this post was:

John Stewart – Part of the Green Lantern Corps who took over as the Guardian of Sector 2814. He was initially selected to be a backup for Hal Jordon Green Lantern along with Guy Gardner.

John

Hope, you liked the post. To read my previous of this A to Z Challenge, please go here.

Ciao 🙂