Even more new images from Batman #28 show Harper Row seemingly donning the guise of Nightwing.
Since late last year when DC Comics began teasing the new weekly Batman series, Batman Eternal, there has been one character that has generated interest - Nightwing.
When the first artwork for the title was released it included just about every character in the Bat-verse - except for Dick Grayson/Nightwing. Hmm.
Than we saw the Thanksgiving teaser which showed the cast of Batman Eternal and no recognizable Dick Grayson. But did show Harper Row.
Add to that the ongoing tidbits that suggest that Dick Grayson and Nightwing wasn’t long for this world which culminated in the cancellation of the Nightwing book in April - concurrent with the arrival of Batman Eternal.
Meanwhile the book’s showrunner Scott Snyder had tweeted out the art from Batman #28 showing a female Nightwing.
And now we have the first look at Harper Row in Batman #28 - also drawn by Dustin Nguyen.
DC had already announced the demise of some books with the arrival April most notably Teen Titans. With the release of their full solicitations it added a few other titles on to the cancelled list including Nightwing. Dick Grayson has been put the mill in Forever Evil and there have been hints that he would finally face the fate he just missed in Infinite Crisis - Death by Didio.
So is this the end of Dick Grayson? Will Bruce face the death of two sons this year? Or is just a massive tease that will end up like every other death in the DCU with him really being alive? Will there be a new Nightwing solicited in May?
What do you think?
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?
Rumors are flying that Batman vs. Superman may feature an ex-partner of Batman and if you are thinking Nightwing, you’d be right.
And if the casting of Ben Affleck pissed off some fans, I can’t wait to see what the response is to this rumored casting.
What actor could cause this kind of potential ire? Click on friends!
Will what was avoided in Infinite Crisis happen in Forever Evil?
There have been rumors that Dick will not emerge from this crossover … the same.
That’s an awful bloody Nightwing logo, isn’t it?
The winner of yesterday’s match was Barda and Scott Free. I suspect today’s match will be close one.
In one corner
Black Canary/Dinah Lance and Green Arrow/Oliver Queen!
Dick Grayson/Nighwing and Koriand’r/Starfire
Polls close at 8:30 PM EST. One vote per person please.
Kyle Higgins posted this page by Edy Barrows from the upcoming Nightwing 0 issue on Twitter. And a very nice page it is as a smiling jumping Dick is always good to see.
And following his appearance on the cover Batgirl #3, Nightwing has Batgirl on his cover. Gee, I wonder if Dick and Babs will have a relationship in the new 52?
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As Haly’s continues to travel the east coast, Dick’s search for answers take him – and the circus – to Miami! But when a case from Gotham City brings Barbara Gordon to Florida, Nightwing and Batgirl must work together to bring a thief to justice. Be here as Nightwing and Batgirl tackle South Beach – and discover the true nature of the circus! The answers start this issue!
Kyle Higgins today tweeted Cully Hamner’s original design for Nighwing’s costume today that resembled the last version seen in comics:
Well close but no finger stripes. For what Higgins says were “design reasons” the went with this version.
I’ll never not look at this and not think of this. At least there’s no plastic nipples.