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/Nightwing: Bloodborne
2002 (One off)
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One Off
Year
2002
Character
Nightwing
Role
Major
Writer
Kelley Puckett
Artist
Toby Cypress
Title:
Bloodborne
Story Arc:
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Next:
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Summary:
The comic contains the worst art work I've ever seen. The drawings are grotesque, ugly and unrecognisable. There are no facial expressions, the figures are deformed and all action scenes show little more than stick figures. I honestly can not believe that DC Comics approved the drawings in this book.

It is so disappointing because this is a story about Dick's relationship with Bruce. He is willing to risk everything to save Batman.

When Batman disappears Alfred calls Dick in. Nightwing races to the Arctic Circle and finds Batman near death... dying of a deadly virus. Nightwing tracks down the scientist who made the virus only to be double-crossed and ultimately to discover that there is no cure... only a vaccine. Risking his life, Dick insists on being given the vaccine - knowing it is the only hope Bruce has. He contracts the virus but is able to give Bruce a transfusion. As the transfuion ends, he finds himself under attack. Weak and ill, Nightwing fights off his attackers, only to succumb to the illness just as a very recognisable shadow falls over him. He later wakes up in the Batcave with his family around him... and Batman offers his hand, thanking his son for saving his life.

I really enjoyed the story but it is totally ruined by the tryly ugly art. There is nothing at all appealing about it. Is there an artist out there who would like to redo this book?