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.
Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.
This month in DC’s April solicitations, we’ve got guest artists galore, fan-favorite team-ups and a clue towards the incoming return of a classic DC super-team.
On this chilly December day, as we're sipping hot cocoa and listening to carols, we've got an exclusive look at the covers and solicitations for DC's Batman Family offerings in March --- including Batman taking on the Mad Hatter, and a Batgirl/Supergirl team-up that finds the two heroes breaking into Arkham Asylum! Check them out!
Between having his secret identity revealed, becoming a world-traveling super-spy, getting his secret identity back, and then spending some time partnering up with a villain who claimed to be better than Batman, Dick Grayson has has a busy couple of years. Now it's finally time for him to find some comfort and head back to familiar territory --- namely Blüdhaven, the city across the river from Gotham that was his home in the '90s.
But in Tim Seeley and Marcus To's Nightwing #10, Dick's being introduced to a whole new 'Haven. To find out more, ComicsAlliance spoke to them about why they wanted to get him back to his classic stomping grounds, what it was like to rebuild Blüdhaven from the ground up, and the shocking return of Orca the Whale Woman. Yes, really.
Just when you thought Dick Grayson couldn't get any dreamier, along comes Nightwing #10. After throwing down with (and being turned into) a horrifying giant monster in the "Night of the Monster Men" crossover, the next issue finds Dick relaxing at home on a rare night off, catching up with some of his favorite pop culture -- and that means that we get to see Dick Grayson reading his favorite comic. And it's pretty much exactly what you think it is.
Oh, and he's also moving to his new home of Blüdhaven, and there'll probably be some crime-fighting in there, too. Check out a preview now.
Here's a fun fact for you: Despite my well-known love of Draculas, I have never actually seen The Lost Boys. But now, I might just have the chance to fix that oversight. Last month, The Lost Boys moved into comics with a sequel from the team of Tim Seeley and Scott Godlewski, bringing me one step closer to learning all about the Frog brothers who, as I understand it, had a real hard time fighting Vampire Bill From Bill and Ted.
Check out an exclusive preview below to see how everything's coming together!
The Batman books tend to be at their best when they're working with self-contained storylines that focus on a different aspect of the character. That's been especially true with the Rebirth era, where Batman was relaunched with grand, over-the-top superhero action and Detective Comics put the spotlight on the Batman Family operating as a team under Batwoman, and where Nightwing was specifically about distancing Dick Grayson from his mentor --- at least for a while.
With that in mind, it was pretty easy to worry that "Night of the Monster Men," a six-part crossover that ran through all three books, would derail that focus. Instead, it shored everything up, tying those ideas together in a way that strengthened all of it, and managed to pull off one of the best revitalizations for a villain that I've seen in a long time.
If you somehow don't remember the Sax Man from classic '80s horror movie The Lost Boys, Joëlle Jones and Trish Mulvihill are here to remind you. Their variant cover for Vertigo's Lost Boys #1 spotlights the Sax Man in all his glory. I like to imagine Tim Cappello is going to be the original art and hang it above the fireplace in the mansion I want to believe he lives in now.
When DC Rebirth was announced, it promised to bring back a sense of levity and community that had been missing from the DC Universe since the shift to the New 52 --- and there's nothing like a holiday special to lighten the mood and remind people of the communal relationships between superheroes, so that's what we're getting this holiday season!
"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die." The Lost Boys made vampirism seem pretty cool back in 1987, and like so many other things that were cool in the '80s, they've now made their way to comics, thanks to Vertigo and Warner Bros. The Lost Boys is a direct sequel to the film, following the Emerson brothers and the Frog brothers into a new adventure when a gang of female vampires emerges to fill the power vacuum left by the defeat of Max, David, and their boys.
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