NIGHTWING’s New Creative Team, New Villain

Big changes for Nightwing. The writer behind Green Arrow Rebirth takes Dick Grayson on a high-tech adventure against a new mystery villain.

Nightwing #44 courtesy DC Comics

DC Comics announced writer Benjamin Percy (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Christopher Mooneyham will be the new creative team stating with NIGHTWING #44.Percy’s NIGHTWING launches with a big, bold, game-changing storyline, “The Bleeding Edge,” that will lay the groundwork for a centrally important threat to the DCU. And, says Percy, “it is ironically Nightwing’s off-the-radar status that makes him the ideal detective for the case.

“Consider how Gotham and Blüdhaven are shadow-soaked, crime-ridden environments,” Percy said in the announcement. “One of the things I love about Nightwing is his irrepressible optimism. This joy—a love of the game, a showman’s theatricality—is tonally essential to my approach. I see it as a necessary counterweight to material that might otherwise feel oppressively grim. In this way, Grayson really captures the hopeful maxim that has defined the Rebirth era.”

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“In this arc, change is on the horizon when a new technologist sets his sights on Blüdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and part of a larger network. It’s the internet made physical. Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge…but on a reckoning.”

NIGHTWING #44 arrives May 2nd with a cover by Declan Shalvey.

By Editor