*"She's the offspring of Nightwing and Starfire, with the best attributes of both parents."
"We don't see her mom in the story -- my thinking was that she may be dead. This adds to the intergenerational tensions, which exemplify the whole central conflict of our story."
"Starfire's death may also have contributed to Dick Grayson's return to a modified Robin identity..." -- Alex Ross
*Source: Back of card