As of May this year, Benjamin Percy will be penning new stories for DC’s ongoing NIGHTWING monthly comic book series. Percy made his DC debut with DETECTIVE COMICS, then jumped headfirst into GREEN ARROW. For the past two years, Percy has been “happily inhabiting the disturbed mind of Damian Wayne for TEEN TITANS.”
NIGHTWING issue #44 launches May 2nd, which will be the beginning of Percy’s run. It promises a bold game-changing storyline, “The Bleeding Edge”, that will lay the foundation for an important threat to the DCU.
“Consider how Gotham and Blüdhaven are shadow-soaked, crime-ridden environments,” explains Percy. “One of the things I love about Nightwing is his irrepressible optimism. This joy—a love of the game, a showman’s theatricality—is tonally essential to my approach. I see it as a necessary counterweight to material that might otherwise feel oppressively grim. In this way, Grayson really captures the hopeful maxim that has defined the Rebirth era.”
With this arc, change is on the horizon as a new technologist has his sights set on Blüdhaven. He creates a holographic interconnected city where everyone is an individual and part of a larger network. It’s the physical manifestation of the internet. When this “utopia” encroaches on Nightwing’s turf, he starts to discover a sinister plot based on a reckoning, not revenge.
Artist Christopher Mooneyham will be joining Percy in May for Nightwing. “He’s got a tight line, cinematic vision, and can ground one moment in emotional realism and elevate the next to eye-popping levels of super-heroic awesomeness,” shared Percy. Fans can anticipate Yasmine Putri delivering on variant covers.
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