DC: Scott Lobdell is the new writer of Nightwing
Only yesterday, after a series of speculations, the writer Ben Percy confirmed to be leaving the reins of Nightwing with the #50 to focus on other commitments – all details HERE.
In the late evening of yesterday, without lingering too much, the DC has announced that the new writer of the series will be veteran Scott Lobdell – seen on the Teen Titans during the New 52, and with some success Red Hood and The Outlaws during the Rebirth.
But what is even more interesting about this exchange is the confirmation of the plans for the character, as well as anticipated HERE, is technically associated with the event Heroes in Crisis.
On Batman #55 in fact, Nightwing is expected to undergo a wound of a firearm to the head that will lead to a severe form of amnesia. Dick Grayso not remember anything of his life as Nightwing, but the training was so intensive in the course of the years that slowly the muscle memory will start to take over. Dick will then begin to reconstruct his identity, even the secret, of course, while Bludhaven is in the grip of terror of a group of vigilantes.
Here's the cover of #51 and the synopsis updated in #51, #52 and #53:
(W) SCOTT LOBDELL (A) GARRY BROWN and TRAVIS MOORE
Don't forget, this issue features an enhanced foil cover by Mike Perkins!
After the trick was events of BATMAN #55, our hero doesn't remember training to fight, being a member of the Bat family, or being a superhero...and he could not be more content. 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). I know 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.
(W) SCOTT LOBDELL (A) CHRIS MOONEYHAM
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?
(W) SCOTT LOBDELL (A) TRAVIS MOORE
Nightwing was shot in the head...and now, only He 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.
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