Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity – Nightwing #74 Spoilers

We've been wondering how the continuity of Nightwing and Batgirl fitted together as part of The Joker War and found it wanting, rather. Today's Nightwing #74 tries its best with an editorial caption courtesy of Jessica Chen

Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity - Nightwing #74 Spoilers
Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity – Nightwing #74 Spoilers

…but it doesn't explain why Barbara wouldn't have mentioned any of what had happened in Batgirl previously, when it was rather pertinent. And no one ask when a certain phone call was made either… still it means she gets hold of a certain memory crystal that has been haunting Dick Grayson or Ric Grayson or Talon or Dickieboy for some time. There do seem to be rather a lot of him.

Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity - Nightwing #74 Spoilers
Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity – Nightwing #74 Spoilers

…and so we get the long-awaited return of Dick Grayson's memories, held for so long by the fans for alm ost two full years, and now returned to his body.

Dick Grayson Is Back, Batgirl in Continuity - Nightwing #74 Spoilers

He may be theirs again… but he is no longer hers.

NIGHTWING #74 JOKER WAR
DC COMICS
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(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Travis Moore
The Joker has poisoned Ric Grayson's mind with false memories and pitted him against Batgirl, the Robins, and Batman. As Batgirl realizes the key to ending this nightmare is through the crystal around The Joker's neck, it's up to Grayson to use it on himself and fight for who he really is: Nightwing! And if he doesn't get stuck in his own memories, will he be able to rescue the Bat-Family from The Joker's plans and end this cruel joke once and for all?In Shops: Sep 09, 2020 SRP: $3.99

Nightwing #74 published from today from DC Comics. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.