For weeks DC Comics has teased major trauma for Nightwing. Well with a tweet today they’ve finally given us a peek of what that trauma may be.
— DC (@DCComics) September 6, 2018
And it’s a head injury. (Though let’s be honest, the real victim is Dick Grayson’s sweet-sweet haircut.)
The tweet shows the cover for NIGHTWING #50 with Dick Grayson sporting a pretty nasty scar. The promotional copy for upcoming issues of BATMAN shows Nightwing getting caught up while KGBeast is tearing through the streets of Gotham City. And the resulting injury he sustained is serious enough that Batman feels personally responsible for what happened to Dick.
The same week BATMAN #56 is released, the oversized issue of NIGHTWING #50 will begin a new storyline “Knight Terrors,” where Dick has to deal with the aftermath of this injury and coming face to face with Dr. Jonathan Crane. But from the promotional copy, it seems like it’ll also be an exploration of Nightwing’s past traumas. And who better to help with emotional baggage than the Scarecrow who feature in this new plotline.
NIGHTWING #49 is scheduled to hit stores September 19, with #50 as well BATMAN #56 being released October 3 .