Dick Grayson, the former Robin and occasional Batman currently known as Nightwing, has a lot of fans on social media. And what's interesting is that this turns out to be just as true in the DC Universe as it is in our world.

In Nightwing #16, by Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez, current Robin Damian Wayne discovers Nightwing's online popularity, and he's not thrilled about it. What really gets under Damian's skin is the assumption that Nightwing will eventually take the mantle of Batman for good. He also doesn't seem to love seeing Dick referred to with the hashtags #TheOriginalRobin and #BestRobin.

So that's what leads Damian to storm off in the direction of Blüdhaven. Meanwhile, someone who's presumably not Robin is trying to kill Nightwing, hence the story arc title, "Nightwing Must Die." Also there are Four Horsemen committing a crime in a parking lot, and somehow Ric Flair and Arn Anderson aren't involved.

All of this plus the development of Dick Grayson's romance with Shawn Tsang, and a cameo by the Teen Titans, make this a promising issue. Nightwing #16 comes out March 1, and features a variant cover by Ivan Reis that homages Frank Quitely's cover to 2009's Batman and Robin #1.

 

Art by Javier Fernandez
Art by Javier Fernandez
Art by Javier Fernandez
Art by Javier Fernandez
Art by Javier Fernandez
Variant Cover by Ivan Reis

 

Here's the official word from DC Comics:

Hate is coming to Blüdhaven, and it will tear Nightwing’s world apart! Try and keep up as Dick Grayson spans the globe to piece together clues and uncover the mystery of who wants Nightwing dead!