Major Nightwing News Coming Sept 4, Says DC

#1 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

John Cunningham, DC Comics’s Vice President of Marketing and the moderator of a panel at Fan Expo today in Toronto, told the audience there that “the internet is going to explode on September fourth, and it’s all going to be about Nightwing.”

The hero, one of only a handful of non-villain characters who will get a spotlight during September’s “Villains Month,” has been spotted in preview pages for Forever Evil #1, the first chapter of Geoff Johns and David Finch’s crossover story that begins that day. For a while now, DC brass have impressed on fans at every opportunity that Nightwing will be a major player in the DC Universe during and immediately after that storyline, but this new piece of information suggests that whatever it is Dick Grayson is wrapped up in, it will begin in less than two weeks, when the miniseries kicks off.

Because Nightwing was the original Robin, he–or rather, his secret identity, Dick Grayson–has more penetration into mainstream media than most non-A-list superheroes. If something happens with Dick, it’s fairly likely that outlets who rarely cover comics would take an interest, likely pursuing the Robin angle. It’s also worth noting that in the promotional image at right, we get not only his New 52 logo, which resembles the costume the character wore as Robin in the 1997 flop Batman & Robin, but beneath it appears to be the logo Nightwing wears in the DC Animated Universe TV series like Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited.

Source: http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/08/24/major-nightwing-news-coming-on-september-4-says-dc-comics/

#2 Posted by SupBatz (1734 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope we don't get a cheap character death that is a poorly veiled publicity grab.

#3 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure they won't kill him. His book is selling too good to get cancelled.

#4 Posted by batmannflash (6219 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure they won't kill him. His book is selling too good to get cancelled.

Unless they kill him off and bring Damian back as a mini-Nightwing. Then I would kill myself

#5 Posted by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

While it will be interesting to see how this is affect Dick's life, what I'm really curious to see is how it'll affect those around him. Even with the lose of his former teammates and the fact that he hasn't been in a team book, Nightwing is a character that is still well-connected in the New 52.

#6 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

Well from what it looks like it doesn't seem it's going to have a positive affect on Nightwing.

#7 Posted by RustyRoy (12670 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash: @supbatz: Guys they said they won't kill him off, but the bad thing is that they said it will be worse then killing him off but I doubt anything that bad would happen, its comic books after all, except for Peter Parker, nothing bad happens to pretty much every popular hero.

#8 Posted by Lvenger (19849 posts) - - Show Bio

DC have actively said that they aren't going to kill off Nightwing. They have however said that Nighting's going through the ringer in Forever Evil. With Johns on board, I'm still uneasy as to what that is.

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#9 Edited by SmoothJammin (2333 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see how having his identity being revealed would be a living hell. Man we just can't catch a break lol. At every turn its like were anxiously anticipating Nightwing to win the day but the solicits always have a way of derailing those aspirations.

It is nice to know he'll be the leading man for once.

#10 Posted by DEGRAAF (7881 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak said:

While it will be interesting to see how this is affect Dick's life, what I'm really curious to see is how it'll affect those around him. Even with the lose of his former teammates and the fact that he hasn't been in a team book, Nightwing is a character that is still well-connected in the New 52.

Have they shown his connections in the New 52?

#11 Posted by Knightfall225 (1989 posts) - - Show Bio

I read that nightwing may be forced to tell his secret identity by the lasso superwoman holds.... Not sure if its fake but i read it online

#12 Posted by havoc1201 (514 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe it has nothing to do with the comics maybe the will announce that Dick Grayson will appear in the superman batman movie lol. ( we could dream but probably not).

#13 Edited by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

@degraaf: They've shown a few heroes he's definitely affiliated (or once affiliated) with.

  • Batgirl
  • Batman
  • Red Robin
  • Red Hood
  • Arsenal
  • Starfire

With the last two characters, it's heavily implied that Nightwing was once part of a superhero group that involved the three of them. We might even assume that there was some incarnation of the Teen Titans prior to the current team led by Tim, and Dick may have led that team. Nightwing has also made appearances in Batman Inc. so it's likely that he's friends with those within that circle.

Those are just some from the hero community. We also have to remember Dick Grayson is connected to the Wayne family (which includes Alfred). He's had financial and a potentially romantic relationship to Sonia Branch who is the head of one of the largest banks in Gotham. I would say that Haley's Circus would be a really big connection since its a well-known troupe, but it seems like most (if not all) members are dead because of the Joker. He's also got roommates now who will undoubtedly be put under fire once Nightwing's rogues gallery (which also consist of Batman villains) come after them due to their affiliation with him.

#14 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

He's so dead.

#15 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't Dan Didio have something against his character?

DC....

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#16 Posted by SuperJedi17 (300 posts) - - Show Bio

If we're lucky,he'll get an animated series all his own........which would get cancelled after 1 season,2 MAX,cause cartoon network doesn't know what the f**k they're doing! Maybe a DC animated feature film,razor's edge,year one,traps & trapezes? I'd dig that.

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