'Everything Happened' – Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon – as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon had an on-again-off-again relationship for much of their storylines together. Indeed, a previous version of Batgirl was created to give Dick Grayson a little non-homosexually-themed definition in the wake of Dr Wertham's report, Seduction Of The Innocent, which condemned Batman as a homosexual fantasy, living with Robin.

'Everything Happened' - Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon - as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

And, at one point, they were engaged, Nightwing proposing to Batgirl. That was inexplicably broken off and then when the New 52 reboot came along, truncating storylines, it never happened at all.

'Everything Happened' - Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon - as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

Though it did get revisited in another dimension in Convergence – before being deleted again. But DC Rebirth brought a few things back, one of the overarching themes of the new DC Timeline and 5G is that 'everything happened'. With the amnesiac Ric Grayson getting a memory dump of events from across the decades.

'Everything Happened' - Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon - as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

And that, at least from today's Nightwing #68, includes Dick Grayson's proposal to Barbara Gordon…

'Everything Happened' - Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon - as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

Of course, these memories returning may be inconvenient for Ric Grayson's own current relationship…

'Everything Happened' - Including the Proposal to Barbara Gordon - as Nightwing #68 Gets Closer to Dick Grayson

But if everything happened… could everything happen again?

Nightwing #68 is out today from DC Comics… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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