Ric Grayson Finally Gets His Dick Back in Nightwing #73

DC Comics has released their Bat-family solicits for June ahead of the full solicits later this month as Joker War sweeps across the line. So what's going on? Well, let's start with the most important development: Nightwing is, without qualification, Dick Grayson again. We've known Nightwing's Dick is coming, and fans who have found the current status quo hard to swallow have desperately wanted to get their hands on that Dick for many months. And now they finally will.

We first noticed in April's solicits that Nightwing's Dick was inserted into the solicit for Nightwing Annual #3.

NIGHTWING ANNUAL #3
written by DAN JURGENS
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
cover by HOWARD PORTER
Dick Grayson has been many things in his life—Robin, agent of Spyral, even Batman…but will he have a choice when the Condors try to recruit him for their cause? And will they take no for an answer? A thrilling, high-octane adventure awaits over the skies of Gotham City!
ON SALE 04.29.20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | DC

But in May's solicits for Nightwing #72, DC appeared to go a bit soft on the Dick, using both Dick and Ric in the same solicit.

NIGHTWING #72
written by DAN JURGENS
art by RONAN CLIQUET
cover by TRAVIS MOORE
variant cover by ALAN QUAH
Dick Grayson has learned the truth: that "fixing" his identity lies with none other than Barbara Gordon. He must go to Gotham to find Batgirl—and runs into The Joker's new henchperson, Punchline. Unlike Harley Quinn, Punchline's deadpan black humor matches the deadly knives she uses on her victims…and for her next joke, Ric Grayson is the punchline.
ON SALE 05.20.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
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But all of that has changed starting in June's Nightwing #73, where Nightwing's Dick explodes emphatically all over the solicit, which explicitly says: "Dick Grayson is Nightwing."

Finally! Such a relief.

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

NIGHTWING #73 – On sale June 17, 2020
The Joker knows Dick Grayson is Nightwing—and the plans he's set in motion in will haunt Batman forever. Under the control of The Joker's mysterious ally Punchline, Nightwing must battle the people he once loved most: Batgirl, the Robins, and…himself.
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
Variant cover by ALAN QUAH
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC

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