MOONWING

Real Name: Dick Grayson

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) human

Occupation: (currently) Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; (formerly) circus acrobat, freelance adventurer, special Central Intelligence Agency operative

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D., Colonel Bruce Wayne, Black Bat (Barbara Gordon), Sergeant Joe Rock, Colonel Nick Fury

Enemies: Hydra, Green Skull (Lex Luthor), Baron Zero (Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker), Deathlok (Jason Todd), Madame Cat (Selina Luthor), Nuke (Bane Simpson)

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: Tim Drake, Marc Spector

Base of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

First Appearance: Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (February, 1996); Detective Fury #38 (in Amalgam continuity)

Powers/Abilities:  Although he possesses no superhuman abilities, Moonwing is both a superb acrobat and hand-to-hand combatant.  As an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Moonwing possesses keen detective skills and has access to a wide assortment of technological gadgets, such as the S.H.I.E.L.D. jet pack he uses to rocket into battle zones.  Moonwing is also proficient in the use of his crescent-shaped boomerangs.

History:

Dick Grayson spent his early years as a circus acrobat.  During his family's high-wire act, a celestial celebration in which young Dick played the man on the moon, Grayson wore a costume adorned with lunar imagery.  After leaving the circus, Grayson became a freelance adventurer and later became a special Central Intelligence Agency operative.
 

(Detective Fury#38) - Young CIA operative Dick Grayson caught the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Bruce Wayne.  Seeing great potential in the former circus acrobat, Wayne requested he be transferred to S.H.I.E.L.D.  Grayson quickly rose in the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. despite the fact that he suffered from Multiple Personality Disorder -- he also assumed the identities of high-flying crime fighter Tim Drake and costumed mercenary Marc Spector.  Though frequently confusing, the skills exhibited by all three personalities were highly valued by S.H.I.E.L.D.  Grayson eventually took the code-name "Moonwing."
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (bts)) - Dick Grayson left S.H.I.E.L.D. for a period of time to attend Oxford University.  During his absence, his protégé, a young man by the name of Jason Todd, assumed the mantle of Moonwing.
 

(Dark Claw: The Murder Gag) - Unfortunately, Jason Todd was presumed to have been killed when he was caught in an explosion.  Unaware that Todd's still-living body was retrieved by the criminal organization known as Hydra, Dick Grayson eventually returned to the mantle of Moonwing.
 

(Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour#7) - Moonwing, as well as many of Earth's other heroes, were transported to Apokolips by Dr. Strangefate to assist in preventing the evil Thanoseid's plan to warp reality by using the Infinity Links.  Moonwing watched on as American Girl (Carol Barnes), the former sidekick of Super-Soldier (Clark Kent), heroically sacrificed her life to further the heroes' cause.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 ) - "Mission: Destroy Hydra!" - As S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft engaged Hydra skipjets in a dogfight above the Green Skull's Hydra Base Omega, Moonwing, Bruce Wayne, and Black Bat (Barbara Gordon) were aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier preparing to lead a team of ground troops in for the kill.

Outiftted with jet packs, Moonwing and his team leapt out of the Helicarrier and attacked a battalion of Hydra agents on the ground outside Hydra Base Omega.  But while Moonwing was busy taking down a Hydra agent, he was attacked from behind by Deathlok (Jason Todd), the former wearer of the Moonwing mantle who now fought on the side of Hydra.  Feeling betrayed by both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, Deathlok vowed to kill Moonwing and then destroy Wayne.  Deathlok unmasked Moonwing and then began to choke the life out of his former mentor.  Fortunately for Moonwing, Colonel Nick Fury and Sergeant Joe Rock had commandeered an aircraft and shot Deathlok in the back.  Although he felt sorry for his former friend, Moonwing left Deathlok's body behind and went to look for his fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Moonwing reunited with Black Bat and Bruce Wayne and led a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents into the Control Level of Hydra Base Omega.  Unfortunately, the Green Skull (Lex Luthor) had activated the Planetsmasher Program, a weapon designed to cause an earthquake that would drop the entire East Coast of the United States into the Atlantic Ocean, and there was no way to deactivate it.  Moonwing and Black Bat battled Baron Zero (Wolfgang Von Strucker) as Bruce Wayne fought Madame Cat (Selina Luthor).  But before they could evacuate, Hydra Base Omega exploded as the Green Skull watched on from a remote location.
 


Comments: created by Charles "Chuck" Dixon, Cary Nord, and Mark Pennington

Key:
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
 

In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.

Amalgam Universe

Earth-Amalgam

DETECTIVE FURY is an amalgam of Marvel's NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and DC's DETECTIVE COMICS (DC's Dick Grayson debuted in DETECTIVE COMICS #38).

The DARK CLAW: THE MURDER GAG graphic novel is an Amalgam Universe version of DC's BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE.
 

S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Bruce Wayne, who was located within the Control Level of Hydra Base Omega, survived the explosion at the end of BRUCE WAYNE: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.#1.  Therefore, it is very likely that everyone else (or at least the major characters) survived the Terra Cannon's blast as well.
 

Special thanks to Ivan Schablotski for providing me with the Amalgam Comics Trading Cards that I didn't already have!
 


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CLARIFICATIONS:

Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.

Moonwing is an amalgam of:

            • Moon Knight of Earth-616, Marc Spector, @ Werewolf By Night #32

            • Nightwing of the mainstream DC Universe, Richard "Dick" Grayson, @ Detective Comics#38 (as Robin)

            • Robin of the mainstream DC Universe, Timothy "Tim" Drake, @ Batman#436
 

No known connections to, and not to be confused with

            • Sparrow, the teenaged sidekick of New Gotham's Dark Claw,  @ Legends of the Dark Claw#1
 



 

Last updated06/26/03

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