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The Joker Takes His Crowbar to Dick Grayson One More Time (Nightwing #69 Spoilers)

Once upon a time, Jason Todd, then-Robin, died at the hands of The Joker. In Red Hood: Outlaw #40, with a revived-and-rebooted Red Hood, it still smarts.

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And yes that was a rather specific job to make sure none of them are beaten to death with a crowbar. While he is carrying a crowbar on his back. Because of course, back in the day…

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…that's how he died. And all because a) he disobeyed Batman who told him to wait and b) Batman failed him. You get to pick. In today's Nightwing, however, The Joker has moved on…

The Joker Takes His Crowbar to Dick Grayson One More Time

…and a different Robin is in his sights.

The Joker Takes His Crowbar to Dick Grayson One More Time

Same crowbar? While in Batman #89, out today…

The Joker Takes His Crowbar to Dick Grayson One More Time

Well, he knows everyone's names at least. And doesn't get tied down in the Dick or Ric debate either. The Joker War is going to get very personal indeed.

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Travis Moore
Following the events of October's Night-wing Annual #2, Ric Grayson is getting closer to the truth about what happened to him. Talon has been vanquished, but his interference has put Ric on the trail of other members of the Court of Owls. Have they been taking advantage of his injured state from the beginning? And what does that mean for the life he thought he lost?In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Nightwing #69 and Batman #89 are published by DC Comics today in all good comic shops. 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.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

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.
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