Meanwhile…Nightwing Annual #1

SPOILER WARNINGS! A lot of really cool moments happen weekly in comics. Given the number of titles related to the Dark Knight, it’s kinda hard to follow them all. Every week I’ll recap what I consider the coolest, most memorable moment in the DC Bat-Universe. With that said, please know that these articles will contain SPOILERS. You’ve been warned.

We missed a week (i.e. NOTHING of any importance happened in the DC Comic Bat-Universe) but we’re back this week with the events of Nightwing’s first annual in the New 52 era.

Nightwing Annual #1 retreads on Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson’s relationship (just not as exciting as what it was in the pre-New 52) but that’s not the big deal in this issue. The biggest deal and the most surprising is the one dealing with the main antagonist of this issue, the Firefly. Coming off a great appearance in Batman: Arkham Origins, I was excited to see this C level Bat-villain revamped for the New 52. Sadly, I am disappointed in the turn of events for this character.

Garfield Lynns is Firefly. Well, he was. In the New 52, Garfield Lynns was a special effects guy for Hollywood. It looked like he had set his sights on revenge for his failed career. Turns out, Garfield Lynns did not commit these crimes. He didn’t and won’t actually commit any crimes. He was never Firefly and he won’t ever be. You see, Mr. Lynns was murdered and then framed for the initial Firefly attacks. Firefly is some guy named Ted.


Thanks again, New 52 for ruining a pretty awesome character.
I guess if you want to see how cool Firefly can be just go out and play Batman: Arkham Origins.

See you same bat-day, same bat-news site next week.

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.