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Nightwing Vol 2 19


Nightwing Vol 2 19

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"Cataclysm, Part Two: Shudder": Nightwing is in Blüdhaven when hears about the cataclysm in Gotham City and immediately runs to his boat so he can drive over and help in the rescue efforts.

Quote1 Enjoy your victory, Grayson. Because it's going to be a long night. And happy endings aren't going to be easy to come by. Let's see what else Gotham has in store. Quote2
-- Nightwing

Appearing in "Cataclysm, Part Two: Shudder"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:


  • Bristol Marina
  • Batcave
  • Crest Hill
  • Eastlyn
  • Highway 61 (Destroyed)
  • Midtown Bypass (Destroyed)
  • Neville Point
  • Tricorner
  • Westward Bridge (Destroyed)



Synopsis for "Cataclysm, Part Two: Shudder"

Nightwing is in Blüdhaven when hears about the cataclysm in Gotham City and immediately runs to his boat so he can drive over and help in the rescue efforts.

Meanwhile Tad Ryerstad struggles to find a cool name for himself that hasn't already be taken.

Nightwing finds several people and their bus trapped in a underground fissure, including a mother and her child named Kenny. They don't believe that all of them will be able to make it out alive before they are drowned in the flooding waters. The mother of the child tells Nightwing to take him first, then she stays behind to help the others get out. By the time Nightwing is done getting the others to safety the fissure starts to close, the mother in desperation tells Nightwing to take care of her son and get him away from there. But Nightwing tells her she has one chance as the front of the bus has a larger opening. He tells her he will meet her their and he's able to rescue her. Already tired and sore, he appreciates his small victory and goes off to see where else he can help.



  • This issue establishes that the cataclysm earthquake was a 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale.
  • Tad Ryerstad is seeing with a magazine labeled Black Mask. Also, in this issue, it is hinted that he came up with the alias "Nite-Wing" after seeing some advertisement signs in a wall on the street. These signs were Open All Nite and Hot Buffalo Wings.

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Links and References

Batman Shadow of the Bat Vol 1 73
Batman: Cataclysm Crossover
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This issue is a part of the Cataclysm crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1998. Gotham City was almost completely destroyed by a massive earthquake. This story led into the events that would eventually create No Man's Land.