The mark of a true talent. Snyder understands proper usage of shock value and does well by not pumping out unecessary crossovers. I don't agree with everything he does but I hope he stays on Batman for a while.
DOTF is exactly what I mean when it comes to Nightwing in Batman crossovers. He'll never be deemed 'special' so long as Batman leads the charge. Dick Grayson is a sad example of a guy who can't have his cake and eat it living in Gotham. A very good character just a step behind the elite when you peg him as Batman's assistant. You can never bank on him to win the the fights that matter. You forget he even stood in for Bruce for an entire year. Break free kid! ..Listen to Joker.
I hate the internet sometimes. Can't even log on and anxiously await new releases because people are already yapping about it in the forums. They don't even have to spoil it, the incessant whining is already enough. Do us a favor you pirates. Don't ruin the experience for someone else. What might be an incredible journey for one person, could be a steaming pile of garbage for another. It's the nature of comics. Just try and channel your inner monk and resist the temptation viners, so help you God!
I suppose if any of the group were to take on an apprentice it would be Nightwing. There's no point in him taking on Cassandra Cain or Stephanie Brown, they've already been trained. If anything he would probably look for someone alone and in need of direction like he was. So, new character I think. I do kind of like the idea of that character becoming Red X though.
Squire from Batman Inc fits the mold! Her theme is inspired by Dick Grayson's era of Robin. She's spunky, intelligent and in need of a mentor now more than ever. Beryl's also a red head which earns her some brownie points, seeing as how all of Dicks best friends and former love interests have been of the 'ginger' variety. Wally, Roy, Babs, Kori. (Donna is the exception) They've teamed up once before in 2009's Batman and Robin. It felt horrible to watch her break down in Nightwing's arms over the loss of her partner. Poor girl.