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Nightwing #106 – The Batman Universe

by D.M. Grant, TBU

Overview: In Nightwing #106, Dick Grayson investigates the mystery of The Hold, which will lead him to Heartless and encounter an old friend!

Title: Nightwing #106
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Colors: Adriano Lucas
Letters: Wes Abbott
Main Cover: Bruno Redondo
Variant Covers: Dan Mora, Jamal Campbell, Vasco Georgiev
Release Date: September 19th, 2023

Backup Story: Breakfast for Dinner Part 1 of 3
Writer: Michael Conrad
Artist: Serg Acuna
Colors: Adriano Lucas
Letters: Wes Abbott


This comic book review contains spoilers

Two years ago, Ric Grayson was confronted by an old friend from Dick Grayson’s Haley’s Circus days with a package. Talking with his girlfriend Bea, they turned to The Quartermaster, who marked the package for Nightwing – should he ever return.

In the present, Nightwing (Dick Grayson) decides to find out the contents of the package left for him during the time he lost his memory. Before he makes it down to The Hold, however, Heartless arrives and briefly takes on The Quartermaster before killing him. He and Zucco make it inside and find the entire area completely vacated of its treasures and belongings.

Later, Nightwing speaks with Commissioner Sawyer at the murder scene when Oracle (Barbara Gordon) alerts him that the bodies left in Heartless’ wake were taken by paramedics not registered in Dick’s surveillance system. Nightwing gives chase, bursts into the speeding ambulance, and fights the “paramedics” before the car stops atop a ship upon the harbor. As he exits, he’s greeted by a whole gang of gunmen before they’re commanded to lower their weapons. Nightwing comes face to face with the daughter of the late Quartermaster – Bea!


In the backup story, Dick is training with Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) who cleans his clock with a fighting style known as Okichitaw. In exchange, Dick agrees to teach her how to cook.

Unbeknownst to the bird and the bat, they’re being spied upon by assassins who’ve been tailing Dick’s activities for the last four days. As Stephanie Brown arrives home at the Loft, the spy is surprised by the addition of a second woman and gives up chase while the three eat pancakes for dinner and watch Night of the Living Dead.

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