Книга: Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson «Nightwing: Volume 2: Rough Justice»

Nightwing: Volume 2: Rough Justice

In the fallen city of Bludhaven, crime and corruption have replaced civil society almost entirely. From the mayor on down to the lowliest dogcatcher, everyone on the public payroll has been bought and paid for by the gangsters who run the show. But this town’s brutal status quo is about to be disrupted by the last thing anyone expects: a hero. Actually, make that two heroes. As Nightwing, Dick Grayson has already given the local thugs a first taste of his two-fisted brand of justice. When his old mentor Batman unexpectedly joins him on patrol, however, both the underworld and its formidable leader, Blockbuster, sit up and take notice.

Издательство: "DC Comics" (2015)

Формат: 170x260, 296 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-4012-5533-6

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Chuck Dixon

Chuck Dixon

Chuck Dixon
Born Charles Dixon
April 14, 1954 (1954-04-14) (age 57)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works Punisher
Birds of Prey
Moon Knight

Charles "Chuck" Dixon (born April 14, 1954)[1] is an American comic book writer, best known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s.



Dixon grew up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, reading comics of all genres. His earliest comics work was writing Evangeline first for Comico Comics in 1984 (then later for First Comics, who published the on-going series), on which he worked with his then-wife, the artist Judith Hunt. His big break came one year later, when editor Larry Hama hired him to write back-up stories for Marvel Comics' The Savage Sword of Conan. He is a graduate of Upper Darby High School (1972).

In 1986, he began working for Eclipse Comics, writing Airboy with artist Tim Truman. Continuing to write for both Marvel and (mainly) Eclipse on these titles, as well as launching Strike! with artist Tom Lyle in August 1987 and Valkyrie with artist Paul Gulacy in October 1987, he began work on Carl Potts' Alien Legion series for Marvel's Epic Comics imprint, under editor Archie Goodwin. He also produced a three-issue adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit for Eclipse with artist David Wenzel between 1989 and 1990, and began writing Marc Spector: Moon Knight in June 1989.

Batman and Punisher

His Punisher OGN Kingdom Gone (August, 1990) led to him working on the monthly The Punisher War Journal (and later, more monthly and occasional Punisher titles), and also brought him to the attention of DC Comics editor Denny O'Neil, who asked him to produce a Robin mini-series. The mini proved popular enough to spawn two sequels - The Joker's Wild (1991) and Cry of the Huntress (1992) - which led to both an ongoing monthly series (which Dixon wrote for 100 issues before leaving to work with CrossGen Comics), and to Dixon working on Detective Comics from #644-738 through the major Batman stories KnightFall & KnightsEnd (for which he helped create the key character of Bane), DC One Million, Contagion, Legacy, Cataclysm and No Man's Land. Much of his run was illustrated by Graham Nolan.

He was DC's most prolific Batman-writer in the mid-1990s (rivalled perhaps in history by Bill Finger and Dennis O'Neil) - in addition to writing Detective Comics he pioneered the individual series for Robin, Nightwing (which he wrote for 70 issues, and returned to briefly with 2005's #101) and Batgirl, as well as creating the team and book Birds of Prey.

While writing multiple Punisher and Batman comics (and October 1994's Punisher/Batman crossover), he also found time to launch Team 7 for Jim Lee's WildStorm/Image and Prophet for Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios. He also wrote many issues of Catwoman and Green Arrow, regularly having about seven titles out each and every month between the years 1993 and 1998.[2]


In March, 2002, Dixon turned his attention to CrossGen's output, slowly leaving Robin, Nightwing, Birds of Prey and Batgirl over the next year (although he co-wrote with Scott Beatty the origin of Barbara Gordon's Batgirl in 2003's Batgirl: Year One). For CrossGen he took over some of the comics of the out-going Mark Waid, taking over Sigil from #21, and Crux with #13. He launched Way of the Rat in June 2002, Brath (March '03), The Silken Ghost (June '03) and the pirate comic El Cazador (Oct '03), as well as editing Robert Rodi's non-Sigilverse The Crossovers. He also wrote the Ruse spin-off Archard's Agents one-shots in January and November '03 and April '04, the last released shortly before CrossGen's complete collapse forced the cancellation of all of its comics, before which Dixon wrote a single issue of Sojourn (May '04). Dixon's Way of the Rat #24, Brath #14 and El Cazador #6 were among the last comics released from the then-bankrupt publisher.

Other publishers

In mid-2004, he wrote a number of issues and series' for smaller publishers Devil's Due Publishing and Moonstone Books during this period, returning briefly to DC, but mostly diversifying with comics at several publishers, including several issues of Simpsons Comics for Bongo Comics (for whom he has worked quite regularly from September 1998 to the present) and a couple of projects with Image. In May 2006, he contributed to IDW's Free Comic Book Day Transformers giveaway, leading to Dixon writing the Transformers: Evolutions miniseries.

Return to DC

In July 2004, Dixon also began his return to the DC Universe with Richard Dragon, a revival of the Dennis O'Neil and Jim Berry-created 1970s Kung-Fu character, which ran for 12 issues. In March of the following year, he returned briefly to Nightwing before shifting his efforts to the Wildstorm imprint, writing the stand-alone Claw: The Unconquered (Aug '06 - Jan '07); the movie-adaptation of Snakes on a Plane, movie-spin-off Nightmare on Elm Street and the Wildstorm Universe title Grifter/Midnighter from May 2007.

In January 2007, he wrote the mini-series featuring Green Arrow's son Connor Hawke, (who had assumed the Green Arrow mantle under Dixon's tenure on that title in the late 1990s) called Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood, and in March 2008, Dixon returned to writing Robin. He also wrote Batman and the Outsiders (from Dec '07), a project he was signed to at the last minute, after original writer Tony Bedard dropped out due to being occupied with Final Crisis-related work. On June 10, 2008, Dixon announced on his forum that he was no longer "employed by DC Comics in any capacity."[3] The reason for this sudden announcement is currently unknown, Dixon has generally tried to remain silent as to why he was let go from DC.

After DC

It has been announced that he will take over the writing on Dynamite Entertainment's series The Man with No Name based on the well-known western character.[4] He is also currently writing a G.I. Joe series for IDW Publishing.[5] In March, 2009 Moonstone Books published a new Airboy one-shot written by Dixon entitled Airboy 1942: The Best of Enemies.


His work includes:

Bongo Comics

  • The Simpsons

CrossGen Comics

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Devil's Due

G.I. Joe: Reloaded

Eclipse Comics

  • Airboy
  • Alien Encounters
  • The Black Terror
  • The Hobbit
  • Swords of Texas
  • Winterworld
  • Skywolf
  • Strike!
  • Valkyrie
  • Radio Boy

First Comics

August 2008 released as an online comic by Chuck Dixon's son, Ben Dixon, at http://www.evangelinethecomic.com

Marvel Comics

Moonstone Books

  • The Phantom #9, 10
  • The Phantom Annual #1
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Kolchak the Night Stalker
  • Airboy 1942: Best of Enemies

Wildstorm Productions


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comic Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. http://www.webcitation.org/5trAbNQWw. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Chuck Dixon (chronologically) at the Comic Book DB Accessed March 19, 2008
  3. ^ Chuck Dixon writing on the Dixonverse Message Board, June 10, 2008[dead link]
  4. ^ Chuck Dixon to Write The Man With No Name, Newsarama, August 20, 2008
  5. ^ Chuck Dixon Writes G.I. Joe for IDW, Comic Book Resources, September 8, 2008


External links

Preceded by
Alan Grant
Detective Comics writer
Succeeded by
Greg Rucka
Preceded by
Robin writer
Succeeded by
Jon Lewis
Preceded by
Jo Duffy
Catwoman writer
Succeeded by
Doug Moench
Preceded by
Nightwing writer
Succeeded by
Devin Grayson
Preceded by
Kelley Puckett
Green Arrow writer
Succeeded by
Kevin Smith
Preceded by
Birds of Prey writer
Succeeded by
Terry Moore
Preceded by
Devin Grayson
Nightwing writer
Succeeded by
Devin Grayson
Preceded by
Judd Winick
Batman and the Outsiders writer
Succeeded by
Frank Tieri
Preceded by
Peter Milligan
Robin writer
Succeeded by
Fabian Nicieza

Источник: Chuck Dixon

Devin Grayson

Devin Kalile Grayson (* New Haven, Connecticut) ist eine US-amerikanische Comicautorin.

Leben und Arbeit

Grayson, die als Tochter eines an Universität Yale forschenden Meeresbiologen in New Haven geboren wurde, wuchs nach der Trennung ihrer Eltern in Nordkalifornien auf: Wechselweise bei ihrer Mutter in Berkeley und ihrem Vater in Oakland.

Nach dem Abbruch ihrer Schauspielausbildung in San Francisco, begann Grayson Mitte der 1990er Jahre als hauptberufliche Comicautorin zu arbeiten. Ihr erstes Engagement erhielt sie von Dennis O’Neil, dem Chefredakteur der für die Redaktion der Batman-Comics zuständige Abteilung beim US-amerikanischen Verlag DC. O’Neil vermittelte ihr die Autorenschaft für eine zehnseitige Geschichte in dem Comicheft Batman: Chronicles das 1997 erschien. Mit der von Grayson vorgelegten Geschichte (Like Riding a Bike) zufrieden verschaffte O’Neil Grayson weitere Arbeiten als Autorin bei DC. So erhielt sie noch im selben Jahr den Autorenjob für das One-Shots Batman Plus Arsenal und die Miniserie Arsenal, die von den Abenteuern des alleinerziehenden Vaters und Geheimagenten Roy Harper erzählt. Nachdem sie mit den erwähnten Arbeiten in hinreichendem Maße ihre Fähigkeit bewiesen hatte, überzeugende Comicgeschichten zu schreiben, betraute O’Neil Grayson 1997 als Nachfolgerin von Doug Moench mit dem Job des Stammautoren für die monatlich erscheinende Serie Catwoman, die von den Erlebnissen der verführerischen Diebin Selina Kyle handelt. Ihr künstlerischer Partner bei der Arbeit an Catwoman war der Zeichner Jim Balent.

1999 beauftragte O’Neil Grayson schließlich damit, mehrere Geschichten für die sich quer durch alle Batman-Serien ziehende Storyline No Man’s Land zu verfassen. Das positive Echo, das Graysons Geschichten sowohl bei der Leserschaft als auch bei der Kritik erzielten, führte schließlich dazu, dass sie zur Stammautorin der 2000 gestarteten neuen Batman-Serie, Batman: Gotham Knights berufen wurde, die sie knapp drei Jahre lang betreute. Als Zeichner wurde ihr Roger Robinson zur Seite gestellt, der Graysons Skripte in naturalistischen Bildern umsetzte.

Zudem begann Grayson 1999 als Stammautorin für die, ebenfalls bei DC erscheinende, traditionsreichen Serie Titans zu arbeiten. Um ihr einen frischen Staat zu ermöglichen wurde zunächst die alte, von Dan Jurgens verfasste, Titans-Serie gecancelt, so dass Grayson die Möglichkeit hatte zunächst eine neue Miniserie vorzulegen (JLA/Titans: The Technis Empire), die schließlich in eine neugestarten Titans-Serie einmündete. Als Zeichner wurden für die Titans-Serie wurde ihr Mark Buckingham zur Seite gestellt.

2002 erhielt Grayson den Autorenjob für die Batman-verwandte Serie Nightwing, die die Erlebnisse von Batmans erwachsen gewordenen Adoptivsohn und Assistenten Robin zum Inhalt hat und die sie knapp fünf Jahre lang betreute.

Seit Anfang der 2000er Jahre arbeitet Grayson auch für andere Verlage: Gemeinsam mit dem Zeichner Brian Steelfreez schuf sie die, im Autorenbesitz befindliche, Serie Matador für Wildstorm.

Zu den weiteren Arbeiten Graysons zählen die Serie Relative Heroes die bei Wildstorm erschien, sowie die Serien Black Widow, X-Men und eine Miniserie zu dem dämonischen Superhelden Ghost Rider.

Derzeit lebt Grayson, die an Diabetes Typ I leidet und sich offen zu ihrer Bisexualität bekennt, in einer Künstler-WG in Kalifornien.

Источник: Devin Grayson

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