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Batman: The Black Mirror and Nightwing: The Untouchable - A Comparative Analysis

     Two of my favorite Dick Grayson stories are Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla, and Nightwing: The Untouchable by Sam Humphries, Bernard Chang, Klaus Janson, and Phil Jimenez (make sure to read these before reading this blog post).       Both stories play to Dick's strengths and get at what makes him tick in a very deep way. Recently, I realized that the two stories have many similarities, both in their portrayal of Dick, and in the role the villains play. Snyder's Dealer and James Gordon Jr. and Humphries' Judge each hold completely opposing worldviews to Dick Grayson, represent different parts of Gotham City and Bl├╝dhaven, and challenge the relationship between Dick Grayson and the cities he calls home.      Snyder and Humphries are two of my favorite writers for Dick Grayson because they fundamentally understand what makes him a unique and beloved character. This comes through in interviews they've given.      In 2012, Sn

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