Writer Benjamin Percy took to Twitter Tuesday to announce his departure from Nightwing with issue #50. He didn't give a specific reason behind the change, but it does coincide with The Russo Brothers optioning his sci-fi novel trilogy The Comet Cycle for a film franchise.
Thread: 1) Thanks for the well wishes on The Comet Cycle. I'm going to hunker down and concentrate on finishing it. And I'm afraid Nightwing #50 will be my last in the series. I'm proud to have written it and I'm lucky as hell to have partnered w/ @CTMooneyham and @TravisGMoore pic.twitter.com/TJqYDQTnQx— Benjamin Percy (@Benjamin_Percy) September 12, 2018
2). They’re world-class artists and good people. I’m leaving Nightwing in their great hands, and in the care of my fantastic editors Jamie Rich, Katie Kubert and Dave Wielgosz. It was my longtime dream to be part of the Bat Family and they’ve made it a career highlight. pic.twitter.com/iyvBLQKC8i— Benjamin Percy (@Benjamin_Percy) September 12, 2018
3) See you next week for Nightwing #49, and on October 3rd for Nightwing #50. I really wish I could have told the story I planned to tell...but I promise I'm leaving you on a high note. pic.twitter.com/BqzJ0RMSoN— Benjamin Percy (@Benjamin_Percy) September 12, 2018
Earlier this month, DC Comics teased a change for Dick Grayson, with a buzzcut hairstyle and a Bat symbol-shaped scar on the side of his head with the caption, "Some scars run deeper than others."
The full solicit text for Nightwing #50 is below.
- 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.
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