Nightwing relocates the Titans to his hometown, which happens to be one of the most dangerous and corrupt locations in the DC Universe.
DC has announced its February 2023 bids, including details for nightwing #101 written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Travis Moore. The output should be after the Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths Event where Nightwing performed and led many other heroes into battle against Deathstroke and Pariah’s Dark Army. The prompt states that after a conversation with Superman, Nightwing “gathers a group of friends to become the premier league in the DC Universe and moves their base of operations to Bludhaven.”
NIGHT WING #101
- Written by TOM TAYLOR
- Art by TRAVIS MOORE
- Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
- Backup written by CS PACAT
- Support art by EDUARDO PANSICA
- Variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
- Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
- Variant 1:25 Cover by VASCO GEORGIEV
- $4.99 | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 (map material)
- ON SALE 02/21/23
- After the events of Dark Crisis, Superman has a conversation with Nightwing, letting him know that now is Dick’s time to take charge… so Nightwing gathers a group of friends to become the premier league in the DC Universe and moves theirs Base of operations to Bludhaven. Meet the new Titans!
- Then, after the events of the Nightwing 2022 Annual and the Superman and Nightwing crossover, Nightwing continues to mentor Jon Kent in a way Dick learned from Batman… but in his own, more encouraging way.
Based on main and variant cover art for nightwing #101, DC’s new Titans team, features fan-favorite members: Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, Donna Troy, and Flash Wally West. Earlier in comics, these heroes’ common base was the Teen Titans Academy in New York, where all of the above heroes – with the exception of Wally West – worked as teachers for the next generation of heroes. The Titans have visited Bludhaven to help Dick board nightwing before, for example when he faced a public assassination attempt nightwing #88.
The origin and corruption of Bludhaven explained
Bludhaven first appears in the 1996s nightwing #1 created by author Chuck Dixon and artist Scott McDaniel. Dick’s adopted home is close to where he grew up and fought alongside Batman, Gotham City and Gotham crime rivals. For example recently in nightwing No. 97, the Blüdhaven Police Commissioner, requested the assistance of the Gotham City Police Department in transporting mob leader Salvatore Maroni to Gotham. This was because the Bludhaven Police Department was so corrupt that a criminal was murdered right in a police interrogation room, resulting in Maroni having a better chance of surviving in crime-ridden Gotham City.
Bludhaven was formerly under the control of mafia boss Blockbuster aka Roland Desmond but has apparently fallen under new management. After being defeated by Nightwing and the hero’s allies and his own hired muscle turned against him, Blockbuster was murdered in an alley by newcomer Heartless, who promised the dead Desmond, “Your town is mine now.” Heartless debuted in nightwing #79 and was created by Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo, but the villain’s identity remains a mystery at the time of writing.
Along with Taylor and Moore, nightwing #101 includes Redondo main cover art and variant covers contributed by Travis Moore, Jamal Campbell, and Vasco Georgiev. The issue includes a backstory with Dick mentoring Superman Jon Kent, written by CS Pacat and illustrated by Eduardo Pansica. The issue is scheduled to go on sale at DC Comics on February 21, 2023.
Source: DC Comics