SPOILERS: Did DC Comics Just Kill Another Major Batman Character?

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DC Comics’ Batman #55 concluded with the Caped Crusader watching as Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, was shot in the head by a sniper.

The previous issue reaffirmed the bond between Batman and Nightwing as the former Robin attempted to comfort his heartbroken father figure.  However, as the dynamic was patrolling the streets, the villainous KGBeast was able to track them down to the rooftop of the Gotham City Police Department. Using a sniper from across the street, KGBeast assassinated Nightwing as the crime fighters were conversing with Commissioner Gordon. The scene concludes with KGBeast watching as Batman screams “Nooo!” and Gordon calls for a medical team.

However, the bullet may not be fatal as DC Comics have previously hinted that upcoming Nightwing issues will focus on the hero dealing with the amnesia he sustains from the assassination attempt. Fans may remember that Batman was in a similar situation after losing his memory in Scott Snyder’s Endgame comic, which forced him to hang up the cape and cowl for a time. Of course, even if Nightwing survives the assassination attempt, it remains to be seen how the trauma of watching another one of allies fall will affect Batman.

What was your reaction to Nightwing’s fate? Do you think Batman will seek violent revenge against KGBeast? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on all DC projects!

The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back—but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade—it has to do with Bruce Wayne’s recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it’s on ice!

Written by Tom King with art by Tony S. Daniel, #Batman 55 is now available in stores!

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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