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