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"The Great Leap, Part One": A man in a skydiving suit is attacked by a swarm of Bats, while he descends on the night sky of Manhattan.

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Nightwing (Volume 2) #147 is an issue of the series Nightwing (Volume 2) with a cover date of October, 2008.

Synopsis for "The Great Leap, Part One"

A man in a skydiving suit is attacked by a swarm of Bats, while he descends on the night sky of Manhattan.

A light signal has been turned on in the night of New York City and the symbol of Nightwing is summoning him. Nightwing locates the source of the light and confronts Two-Face, who is responsible for creating a "Night-Signal" to contact him. Nightwing is suspicious about Two-Face's true motives to call him, but after talking to him, he realizes that Dent is actually asking for Nightwing's help. After a brief confrontation, Nightwing learns that Batman taught Dent some combat moves. Dent explains that one of Gotham's District Attorneys is in grave danger and he asks Nightwing to protect her. Her name is Carol Bermingham and Dent then reveals that in the past he used to love her, despite being a married man. Now that she has been targeted by a dangerous threat, Dent needs to make sure she is safe and he tells Nightwing all the details he needs to know to keep her safe. Before leaving, Nightwing punches Dent in the face and tells him to choose a side and Dent replies that he always does.

Nightwing goes to Gotham and on his way to the place where Bermingham is, he saves a couple from dying on a sugar silo trap. Meanwhile, Carol Bermingham is escorted by Security Agents to the car that would take her to testify on court. However, the truck of the car is spilling blood and Nightwing appears just in time to take all of them out. He saves Carol and explains that some criminals have killed the real Agents and placed them on the car's truck. After that, Nightwing takes her to the court in time to testify.

However, Nightwing decides to stay outside the court to make sure that Carol won't be attacked again. Nightwing watches as Carol is bein escorted by the NYPD to the rooftop of the courthouse and approaches a helicopter that would take her to New York.

A Fallen Hero

Suddenly, someone starts shooting the policemen and they hurry to place Carol inside the chopper and the pilot takes off. Nightwing decides to act and uses the Bat-Glider to approach the moving helicopter. From the shadows, the man that shot the policemen manages to shoot the pilot of the helicopter, causing the vehicle to start falling down. Nightwing makes an extremely dangerous maneuver to rescue Carol and take her out of the chopper, which falls down and explodes. The explosion reaches Nightwing and he is forced to land on a nearby rooftop. After landing, Carol panics as she starts seeing blood all over her body, but Nightwing explains that the blood belongs to him and soon, he passes out, bleeding and in extreme pain.

Appearing in "The Great Leap, Part One"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Carol Bermingham (First appearance)


Other Characters:

  • Mr. Pelecanos (Single appearance)
  • Bats
  • Batman (Flashback only)





  • This is the first chapter of the storyline Nightwing: The Great Leap and it is reprinted in the trade paperback Nightwing: The Great Leap.
  • The events of this issue take place after the Batman R.I.P. storyline.

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