I have provided scans of the pages Dick appears in. The text is too small to read... this is deliberate. The purpose of the scans is to show other fans the scope of Dick's role. If you want to read, you will need to buy a copy of the comic... and support DC writers and artists.


Batman Secret Files #1
1997 (One Off)
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One Off
Year
1997
Character
Nightwing
Role
A few images and Profile page
Writer
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Artist
Various
Title:
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Story Arc:
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Next:
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Summary:
This is DC's attempt to tell an updated version of Batman's creation and to create a timeline. The first story retells Bruce's journey to becoming Batman, then there are profile pages and at the end is the ten year timeline. I'm afraid I read it and just shook my head. In year 2 Batman takes Dick in, in Year 3 Dick become Robin, in Year 6 he is Nightwing and in Year 10 Dick stands in as Batman as part of Prodigal. I know Crisis and all of the other DC unvierse shakeups keep changing Dick's age and origin but this new retelling has Dick as Robin for only three years. As I said, I just shook my head. I think DC needs to worry less about a Batman timeline and more about maintaining the relationships between the characters. Bruce took Dick in when he was a child... not an adolescent. There is a huge difference because children bond in a different way to adolescents. If we maintain this key element and try to fit it into the new timeline then Dick is stepping into Bruce's shoes in Prodical as an 18 year old. Nope, that doesn't work. So, I say forget tying to pin down times for a fictional universe and allow it to be fluid.