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www.departmentexpress.com Comic Book University Pick

Hello Comic Fans and welcome to the second of our weekly article Comic Book University! As always the information provided in this article is solely our opinion and not a guarantee. Please make your own decisions when spending your hard earned money. Now that that's done, lets begin!

The book we will be spotlighting today is New Teen Titans #44 which features the first appearance of Nightwing, created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Now we should point out that there was a Nightwing before this one who first appeared in Superman #158 Volume 1, but that was just Superman who for some reason wanted to be called Nightwing, and somehow gave Jimmy Olsen powers and called him....F-F-Flamebird? Really? Well, anyways, you don't want to make the mistake of investing in that Nightwing. 

Now you may be saying to yourself "That's an 80's book, it was probably overprinted!", and you are probably right, but guess what? It doesn't matter. Nightwing is a character that has withstood time, and is one of the most popular characters in a mythology fueled by possibly the most popular character of all time; Batman. Nightwing has become an A list hero in his own right, and is clearly the replacement if Bruce should ever step down from the mantle of the bat. Now this book is popular and is not a secret, but the fact is, this book is extremely cheap for how important it is. This is not a B list or C list character, Nightwing is known to every comic fan and even to some that are not. 

When looking at the financial aspects of our pick, we can see that in a five year period this book went from selling for $25 US Dollars to selling for almost $300 in a CGC 9.8 grade! 

In our opinion this book has nowhere to go but up. Dick Grayson is no longer associated with Robin in the mainstream, that's Damian now, Dick is Nightwing simply put. On top of that his romance with Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) is one of the most important relationships in comics. Once people realize how historic this book really is, the print run will not stop this book from growing in value (Take a look at New Mutants 98 as an example). Without a doubt when Dick Grayson appears on the big screen this book will see a very large boost indeed. 

Well that is all for now, thanks for reading and as always happy hunting!


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