Benjamin Percy confirms he is leaving NIGHTWING series with issue #50

Nightwing (DC Comics)

Writer Benjamin Percy has confirmed that he is to leave the Nightwing comic series with issue #50.

Speculation has been rife in the last day as DC revealed plans to take the character in to more long-form storytelling. Percy confirmed the news with a series of tweets thanking his colleagues at DC. Whilst not confirming the reason he is leaving he did state that he didn’t get to complete his planned story for Dick Grayson.

DC has been teasing a major shift in Dick Grayson’s world which will begin in issue #50. That issue features a cover by artist Christopher Mooneyham showing Nightwing with a buzzcut hairstyle and a Bat symbol-shaped scar on the side of his head.

The full solicitation for Nightwing #50, Percy’s final issue reads:

NIGHTWING #50

  • written by BENJAMIN PERCY
  • art by TRAVIS MOORE and CHRISTOPHER MOONEYHAM
  • cover by MIKE PERKINS
  • variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
  • “Knight Terrors” begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you’ve never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.
  • ON SALE 10.3.18
  • $4.99 US | 48 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T

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