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Dick Grayson (the birthday boy), that is.

Prelude to the Batman arc "Night of the Owls".

With revelations about who the Bat-clan is facing.
*SPOILERS BEHIND THE CUT*



Batman is saved by someone (sorry, I know it is someone we have met before, but I don't recognize) with battery jumper cables, and a wounded Batman makes his way through the sewers to one of the satellite Bat-caves. Of course, Batman's Batman finds him and takes him in, and the Bat does what he does best.

Prepare to engage the enemy with tons of prep and research to kick their butt.

Nightwing comes down to the Batcave as Bruce is doing an autopsy.
Bruce wanted to keep some info close to the vest, but with this and new revelations from the Nightwing book, the deeper threat and danger comes to light.


A Wolverine healing factor? Not regeneration ability?
Wow....



Of course this is just one shoe to drop. Dick knows Bruce is still holding out on him, and starts pushing buttons to get the truth out of him, since everyone has been worried for some time now as Bruce was in the maze of the Owls.

Of course Bruce responds the only way he knows how.


It's not like Bruce is going to get that with his tongue, now is he?
After knowing Robin so intimately for all these years, Batman, how could you have missed that?

All those talented people who have died in Haly's Circus (Grayson's family) and previous versions of said circus over the centuries... that's who Batman is fighting.


Meanwhile, the Court activates ALL of their Talons, and they take flight prepare to take over Gotham.

Date: 2012-03-21 06:43 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
did he do that to prevent the tooth from activating? also did he know how to hit him to get that ONE SPECIFIC tooth knocked out?
It's not like Bruce is going to get that with his tongue, now is he?
now you've done it... the fanficers/artists can you hear you you know?

Date: 2012-03-21 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Isn't it convenient that the one tooth that comes out of Batman's punch is the exact one with the Talon spark? That plan could go so wrong so fast.

"...Okay, wait, that isn't the one. Stay still, old chum--"
*WHACK*
"...Sonuva--okay, Dick, I promise, once this is over, I'm taking you to the best dentist in Gotham."
*WHAM*

"sorry, I know it is someone we have met before, but I don't recognize"

I think Snyder's said somewhere, maybe Twitter, that this was a new character, possibly one we saw earlier in a one-panel cameo in the first issue of this run.

Date: 2012-03-21 06:48 pm (UTC)
aeka: (Huntress [computer]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
Talon looks like a vampire out of an Anne Rice novel. I don't think the whole "living dead" part helps. :o

Date: 2012-03-21 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Batman couldn't give his own kid some sodding anaesthetic before smashing a tooth out by punching him in the face?

Not impressed.

And though they're not in the book, does this mean that Flying Graysons are possible Talons too?

Date: 2012-03-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
It's strange how I think Snyder is a gifted writer (probably the best on the Batbooks right now and I'm counting Morrison) and yet some of these plot points seem too soap opera-ish convenient and "on the head" for me. Does everything in Bruce's world have to be connected? James Gordon Jr. just happens to turn out to be a sociopath. Haly's Circus just happens to be deeply connected to Court of Owls. What next? Tim Drake's dead dad (who was a blue blood) was a member as well?

Date: 2012-03-21 07:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
Can I just say Dick looks adorable in these pages? Especially in that first panel with him. You can tell he's still Robin even when he's Nightwing.

Bruce, you probably could have extracted that tooth in a more normal way. Actually, if I were Dick I'd ask Alfred to do it.

How long has it been since Bruce escaped? Has he even taken a nap? Because he's wearing his costume and I can't help but think that if I were Dick I probably wouldn't want to be standing too close to the guy right now.

Still think the Haley's circus thing is ridiculous. What would make it a bit more palatable to me would be if Haley's had come under new management shortly before Dick was born, and the idea was that they went around to different circuses so they didn't have a long-running relationship with just the one Dick's family was with. Though obviously they want the Graysons to be involved--without ever realizing it.

Is that a maternal grandfather for Dick? I'd be happy with Mary coming from circus-folk too. And it's more common for trapeze artists.

Date: 2012-03-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
book_of_daniel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] book_of_daniel
I've loved this story so far and in 30+ years as a collector I've never cared for Batman before. But this? Punching Dick in the face to make a point? Yeah no thanks. Not unless Dick got up and knocked the old man out cold.

Date: 2012-03-21 07:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anothermoviegeek
So how long has that fake tooth thing been there? If "forever" then how come any punch to the face Dick has ever taken before hasn't dislodged it? How come it has never shown up on xray?

Date: 2012-03-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
I agree with those who feel like this is all too convenient.

Making Haley's Circus into this big giant conspiracy is equivalent to making Joe Chill into this big bad guy. Or taking the Bat through the Window and making it so somebody SENT the bat. You know, ideas that try and take the inspiration of turning somebody into a hero, taking the ideas that "Bad Things Can Happen To Anyone and If You Rise Above It You Can Be A Hero" and turning it into "People Who Are Heroes Are Only Heroes Because of A Giant Convenient Conspiracy"

Date: 2012-03-22 12:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junkurosu
I got nothing to say that I haven't said before (convient secrets!) other than I want Dick's genes (and maybe his jeans and himself too) for he is genetically pretty.

Date: 2012-03-22 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Physical abuse is how you know Batman is serious!

Ugh, I hate how they try to connect 'flash in a pan ideas' (and that's all the Owl's Court will be at this rate) to canon in such a pointless fashion.

I swear, Bruce and Dick seem to have been blessed that their parents died when they did, because it seems like they were surrounded by a million other forces getting ready to cap them.

Date: 2012-03-22 03:00 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Sigh. It seems Batdickery was one thing the DCnU hasn't swept under the rug.

Date: 2012-03-22 09:22 am (UTC)
eyz: (Bruce Wayne)
From: [personal profile] eyz
It's only in this book that I find that this new red DCnU Nightwing costume actually looks good.

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