COMICS: "Death Of The Family" Continues In First Look At NIGHTWING #16

The Joker is targeting all of Batman's closest allies, and he plans on taking down Dick Grayson AND Haly's Circus in this first look at Wednesday's Nightwing #16, a "Death Of The Family" tie-in, from the creative team of Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/21/2013
• A "DEATH OF THE FAMILY" tie-in!
• After the shocking events of last issue, it didn’t seem like things could get much worse for Nightwing, but when The Joker’s involved that’s never a safe bet!
• Dick’s past is about to burn down around him – literally!


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NIGHTWING #16
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Pencils & Cover by EDDY BARROWS


Source: USA Today
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JDUKE25 - 1/21/2013, 2:15 PM
Can't WAIT to read this!!
Moakynubs - 1/21/2013, 2:24 PM
I agree with Joker, Nightwing shouldn't be in Gotham, Bludhaven was way cooler.
GLprime2814 - 1/21/2013, 2:24 PM
Nightcreeper cometh.
Ceejay - 1/21/2013, 2:31 PM
Bludhaven was way cooler and so was his blue costume.
CavEl - 1/21/2013, 2:47 PM


Josh posted 2 DC books in a row?!!!

@Moakynubs - They could put him in Bludhaven, but he has no villains.

@ Ceejay - They put him in red to match the other Robins.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 1/21/2013, 3:24 PM
Love this series!
Fastestmanalive - 1/21/2013, 3:35 PM
good series, amazing art, too bad Barrows is leaving
GreenHalJordan - 1/21/2013, 3:54 PM
Great character, series, and art. Nightwing is awesome!
Hero020200 - 1/21/2013, 4:17 PM
Wow... Just wow...
TheGrayGhost - 1/21/2013, 5:39 PM
After reading Death of the Family so far and the "What's for dinner?/platter" article a few days ago, I'm starting to think that the Joker's head will be on the platter and they will find out that this "Joker" is actually Hush. I know that's a little out there, and I hope I'm wrong, but it would make sense. Would explain how he knows who they are, and how the other rogues who have seen his plan (Riddler) and the platter (Two-Face and Penquin) were surprised.

PS: Nightwing's blue/black costume was best.
Rhino4508 - 1/21/2013, 6:19 PM
@TheGrayGhost

Was that a shout out to my article? and I highly doubt it's Joker's head. Here's why. Joker voluntarily allowed his face to be cut off then went MIA for a year. The story sounds so much better as, "Joker comes back with a crazy plan to rid Batman of his Family with some kind of sick love for him.", than, "Joker's really dead and it's been Hush all along." Plus if this is all Joker for real, then we could be moving towards Batman ending Joker's life. A huge moment for the Batman franchise. It opens doors to new villains, a new Batman, and the first true death of a major hero or villain.

My vote is still that it is Jim Gordon's head on the platter. And I hope I am right.
Rhino4508 - 1/21/2013, 6:25 PM
@TheGrayGhost

Also, you aren't too late on my article. I still check it daily lol. So the discussion can continue until it's all over. Also, Love your username. That episode of BTAS was one of the best. IMO
TheGrayGhost - 1/21/2013, 7:01 PM
@Rhino

Was a shout out to your article. I hear you, and like I posted, I hope that I'm wrong and it is just him going all out to show some twisted love/help for Batman instead of a character twist like it actually being someone else.

I liked your logic as far as why it could be Gordon, makes the most sense.


@Splenda

I would hate that cop-out as well but sadly I couldn't exactly be surprised by a comic cop-out lame twist or useless death. I mean I assume you have seen recent Spidey news. haha
TheGrayGhost - 1/21/2013, 7:13 PM
And thanks for the username appreciation, was one of the best episodes IMO as well. For some reason it was the first idea that came to mind when I set up an account.
Minato - 1/21/2013, 7:16 PM
Soooo nobody else finds Joker refreshing in this arc and hopes he lives???
TheGrayGhost - 1/21/2013, 7:26 PM
He has been refreshing and I hope he lives. I've really liked this arc so far, best in comics at the moment imo.
StarkAnthony - 1/21/2013, 7:31 PM
I think even if the joker does die in this arc, he will be back within a few years. Comic book deaths are never final, especially not when it is one of the greatest villains ever
DCjohnny - 1/21/2013, 7:43 PM
i read the batman, batman and robin, batgirl ... and i cant wait to read batman #16 coz i am so curious to know what joker is having in the tray.....(deep down i am guessing that alfred's head is gonna be in that tray).... OMG i cant wait
TheGrayGhost - 1/21/2013, 8:07 PM
Maybe they all get their own severed-head platter...Batman - Alfred, Damian - the dog, Barabara - Jim Gordon, Dick - the Zucco chick, Tim - his parents (still alive in New 52 right?), Jason - a note saying "Who care's, I mean I already killed you via (un)popular vote anyway! HAHA" lol
Rhino4508 - 1/21/2013, 9:30 PM
@dcjohnny

Here's why it isn't alfred. Joker nabbed him specifically to serve the meal at his dinner.

@StarkAnthony

I have said this before and I will say it again. Joker really isn't any greater than any of Batman's villains. He like all others never beats the Bat. He may wound him, but never destroys him. This is why I think Joker should die. He should finally push Batman to corrupt his character, by killing the Joker and breaking his one rule.

@TheGrayGhost

Nah that just seems a little much. Though I do think Joker's plan is to kill Batman's Family right before his eyes at the dinner. And Batman will see Jim's head before him and let the rage loose killing The Joker.
DarthTesla - 1/21/2013, 9:59 PM
I've enjoyed every DotF book so far, will definitely be reading this as well.
DCjohnny - 1/21/2013, 11:28 PM
@ Rhino4508

dude any thing can happen but I don't think Jim Gordon was kidnapped joker (I don't think so ... may be ill check it again by going through the comic)... more than Jim if Alfred's head is there on the platter will drive Batman more mad than any thing....
TheGrayGhost - 1/22/2013, 7:40 AM
@Rhino

I was just joking about everyone getting their own platter, would definitely be more than a bit much.
Rhino4508 - 1/22/2013, 11:20 AM
@dcjohnny

It's just that in the arc, Joker came after Jim first. Then, just left him alone. We saw no more of Jim though after the fact. Alfred was captured by Joker for the soul purpose of serving his big party, and the sick twist is he will have to do it blinded and horrifically scarred. Plus, Joker has also gone after Batgirl hard, much Harder than the other Batkids. What better way to torture two Bats with one stone than to serve up so Gordon. Gordon has always been a moral center for Batman and been his help within the system. Joker wants to rid Bats of all his "crutches". He's already damaged Alfred big time, but still has a need for him. Gordon seems the more likely approach to causing Bats to snap in a way that doesn't throw out the theatricality of it all.

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