DC Comics Universe & Batman #55 Spoilers: New Status Quo For Dick Grayson / Nightwing #49, #50 & Beyond Is Tragic, But Compelling?!

DC Comics Universe and Batman #55 Spoilers follows.

New Status Quo For Dick Grayson / Nightwing #49, #50 and Beyond Is Tragic, But Compelling?!

Writer Benjamin Percy is leaving Nightwing with Nightwing #50 replaced by Scott Lobdell. In turn, DC Comics has amended the solicitations for Nightwing #51 through #53.

New solicitations:

      Nightwing #51

      It’s his life, and he’s happy to just live it with new friends and a roof over his head (wherever that roof might be). So when Bludhaven finds itself without a protector and a new group of vigilantes pick up the slack, Grayson is more than happy to yield any perceived responsibility to the people of the city. But as things start to spiral out of control, muscle memory kicks in…and he is startled to discover that he’s more than just a pretty face.

      Nightwing #52

      The city of Bludhaven is descending into madness…with citizens falling victim to not only a group of vigilantes taking justice into their own hands, but to a new brand of fear focused on the past. While Grayson is happy to simply look to the future and move forward with his life, how will he deal with a threat that originates in his past? A threat dead set on destroying the Boy Who Fears Nothing? A threat that goes by the name of Scarecrow? Will Grayson continue to leave it all behind, or will he be left with no other choice but to pick up the pieces of Nightwing’s shattered life…starting with a mask?

      Nightwing #53

      Nightwing was shot in the head…and now, only Grayson remains, caught in the clutches of the Knight Terrors! As the group of vigilantes take on the persona and mantle of Nightwing, he is forced to ante up his hand when one of his close friends is murdered… Will he cast his lot with his old super hero friends to take down these rogues, or will he decide to embrace his “newfound” abilities and fight against those who have wronged him? The answer lies somewhere in the gray area, when an unexpected threat from Scarecrow changes the game.

Will the party start earlier? Say, at the end of Nightwing #49? That hits stores next week. I ask, because the reveal of the tragic incident that impacts Nightwing, actually mentioned in the solicitations for Nightwing #53, is that he’s shot in the head, lives, but has amnesia. This appears to occur in Batman #55 which also ships next week and continues in Nightwing #55 hitting stores on October 3.

Those solicitations follow.

      Nightwing #49

      What happens when the race is no longer against each other, but against Leviathan itself? As the head of the snake reappears, and as our heroes are allied against a common enemy, the bike race changes gears and the prize comes into focus—a chance for the winner to sit in the Mobius chair and ask one question.

      Batman #55

      The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back—but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade—it has to do with Bruce Wayne’s recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it’s on ice!

      Nightwing #50

      Knight Terrors” begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you’ve never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.

Wow.

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