DC Provides Nightwing the Second Greatest Shock of His Life
Warning: this text accommodates spoilers for Nightwing #81!
Below the route of the collection‘ new artistic crew, Injustice: Gods Amongst Us’ Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, Dick Grayson has been busy getting again to fundamentals after recovering his reminiscences and reclaiming the mantle of Nightwing. Dick is rapidly realizing his residence metropolis of Bludhaven is extra corrupt than ever. And that corruption goes all the best way to the highest, as Bludhaven’s new mayor Melinda Zucco is firmly within the pockets of the Maroni crime household and gangster supervillain Blockbuster.
If the Zucco identify rings a bell, that is as a result of Melinda’s father Tony is the person chargeable for sabotaging the Flying Graysons’ remaining efficiency and killing Dick’s household. That is already the muse of a significant hero/villain rivalry, however problem #81 reveals there’s much more to Melinda Zucco than meets the attention.
Dick learns that firsthand when he bungles his method into getting caught by the brand new mayor. However relatively than cope with a stereotypical supervillain speech, Dick is handled to one of the crucial stunning revelations of his lengthy superhero profession. Melinda’s father is not truly Tony Zucco, however John Grayson. She’s the sister Dick by no means knew he had.
This twist solely additional calls into query what Melinda’s true motives are. Although she’s definitely enjoying the a part of Blockbuster’s political pawn, it is unclear if she’s truly loyal to Bludhaven’s felony kingpin or if she has a extra heroic purpose in thoughts. It additionally stays to be seen if Melinda is related to The Heartless, a brand new villain whose modus operandi is actually stealing the hearts of harmless victims.
What do you concentrate on Nightwing having a sister? Is that this sudden discovery the beginning of a model new day for Dick Grayson or one other in a protracted line of tragedies? Tell us within the feedback under.
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