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Dick Grayson's Post-FOREVER EVIL Fate Has Been Revealed

You might not believe this one.

We've all been wondering what will happen to Dick Grayson after FOREVER EVIL. In the first issue, his identity was publicly revealed. That doesn't leave too many options for a masked vigilante. Most of the speculation was that he would die or have his death faked in order to continue operating under a different guise.

While there have been some delays, Dick Grayson's fate has now been revealed.

USA Today has reported that Dick Grayson will become...a super-spy.

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The new titles will be called GRAYSON. It will be written by Tim Seeley and Tom King, a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer. Dick Grayson will have to pretend he's dead, even to his loved ones such as Batgirl (which we saw Barbara mention in last week's BATGIRL). He will be joining the spy agency Spyral, seen in BATMAN INCORPORATED.

Dick will get a new look courtesy of Mikel Janin. No more mask. He'll have a "G" on his chest as a call back to the "R" from his days as Robin.

The first issue will be on sale July 2.

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Edited By Captain13

In other news, Bucky Barnes fakes his death, becomes a circus acrobat, and wages war on street crime.

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Edited By kidchipotle

UUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

I hate this sooooo much but I'm slightly interested in it because Grayson is my favorite DC character.

But seriously......-.-.........ugh. He was Buckified.

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Edited By Webhead_99

Not a Nightwing reader but just a thought: If you're a super spy shouldn't you make up a new identity after faking your death with the last one? Walking around with both his naked face and a huge initial in his chest could be, you know, suspicious.

I'm sure this has much more potential than just killing him off, anyway.

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So they're actually doing something with Spyral?

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@clawfist said:

Lol The "G" on his chest reminds me of someone...

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lol

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Edited By RulerOfThisUniverse

This is stupid, but it seems really fun.

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Posted By Jphu8414

I think people should give this a chance, this sounds pretty cool in my opinion

I'm always open to fresh new ideas the keep characters from going stale and boring

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Edited By Ares94

For those fearing the gun thing, maybe it will be like Reese in Person of Interest, he will only shot in the knees, or just somewhere that doesn't kill. But I do hope he still have his sticks and batarangs just in case, for close combat :). I'm fine with this, the character has to evolve.

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

Using a gun's a little weird for Dick though, especially having worked with batman for so long. But you know, spies

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Posted By NewComicGuy

I'm okay with it. I'm a huge fan of Dick and willing to give this one a try.

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Posted By SUPER-MAN 23

And he's got a gun. ok then.

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Posted By rex_kramer

Oh, ok. Well at least they're not going to do anything crazy like turn him into a CIA agent that looks like Tom Cruise.

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Posted By redmanta

i like the idea dc need a spy book so why not let's have fun with this

and i am sure he will be back as nightwing in the future

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Edited By righteous300

Nice! I'll be working this one in to my list. Seems to me like DC is trying to get a bit more variety with their titles. I like it!!

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Edited By lifeboy

This is not what I was waiting for. Wheres my Lois Lane comic you ####### ########!!!

(Honestly, I say that in the nicest way possible)

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Posted By roboadmiral

I'm not happy that Nightwing is going but this at minimum novel enough that I'm willing to give it a chance at bat. Maybe it'll be really cool. Hopefully.

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Edited By Grey56

DC whiffed on this one. I respect the talent they have headlined, to be sure - but the concept is still unappealing to what I would imagine to be most existing fans of the character and offers little pizzazz to anyone not affiliated with comics.

More that that though, someone previously mentioned that it looked too similar to Bucky (@night_thrasher) and I happen to agree with that sentiment. Further, let's be brutally honest; Dick isn't some post cold-war relic that was expatriated forcefully by some shadowy, para-military organization. He's Dick Grayson; the first Robin and the heir to the Mantle.

DC really could have hit a home run with this by either giving Dick a graceful (yuk yuk) death that would provide meaning and inspiration in this world of the New 52. At the very least they could have used his public outing as a way to further put rifts between he and Bruce as the need for secrecy deepened in relation to the other members' secret identities. That way you would have preserved the branding as Nightwing and offered a legit out to the story-arc's ending without having to remove a profitable property.

Coming back to the concept though before I conclude; why would we care about Dick when he is completely removed from the circle which made him notable? It's not to say that writing that story is impossible and I will certainly tip my cap if they can pull it off - but that's a lot to accomplish.

PS: (@jonny_anonymous) I still heart you bro. For your sake and your good money - I hope this series rocks your socks off.

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To the people complaining, why? Every time the big two take a chance on a new idea you guys complain and then complain the next week that they're doing the same old schtick. At least this is something new and interesting

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To the people complaining, why? Every time the big two take a chance on a new idea you guys complain and then complain the next week that they're doing the same old schtick. At least this is something new and interesting

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Edited By NightFang3

Why can't he still be Nightwing with a public identity?

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Posted By graysonofgotham

As a die hard Dick Grayson fan, I am excited as hell for this. It looks and sounds awesome.

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Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

The names Grayson.. Dick Grayson.

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Edited By Night Thrasher

I wasn't making a pre judgement on whether or not I think the series will be good. But the similarities to Winter Soldier aren't exactly hidden!

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@br_havoc said:

Wow this is just lazy what was the board meeting for this....did they crack open a Winter Solider comic and just say perfect lets make Dick Grayson a half assed version of this.

How this lazy? You don't even know how this will play out. At least give it a chance and then you can complain all you want.

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@newcomicguy said:

I'm okay with it. I'm a huge fan of Dick and willing to give this one a try.

That's what she said

Sorry it had to be done haha

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Edited By InkInk

DC seems to just want to cash in on anything that is popular or shocking. We have a Winter Solider storyline from 3 years ago they are ripping off. If you read the interview the co-writer name drops every popular TV series he can trying to say it will be like those. I wonder if they will try to cash in on the Invincible's "shocking" issues and have Dick get raped again.

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Edited By jaybake724

Can't say I hate it. I was bummed when I thought he died, at least he will be a bad ass spy

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Posted By McBig

Hmm this could be cool. Can't wait to give it a shot. Though I was hoping the talons would have something to do with it.

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Posted By saoakden

I'll buy it!

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@br_havoc said:

Wow this is just lazy what was the board meeting for this....did they crack open a Winter Solider comic and just say perfect lets make Dick Grayson a half assed version of this.

How this lazy? You don't even know how this will play out. At least give it a chance and then you can complain all you want.

Fair enough but dude look at the timing Winter Solider just came out in theaters. So DC is now attempting to cash in on a storyline that was good when Brubaker wrote it with Bucky and Black Widow a few years ago. It does not even make sense for Grayson to be this character when you have Steve Trevor. It just seems like a lazy idea pulled from the pages of Marvel's recent past.

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Posted By cosmo111687

NO GUNS. Batman wouldn't allow it.

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Edited By Jphu8414

I actually think this is pretty cool, adds a new spin for the character. Comic book fans should really be more open to change, it prevents stagnation and opens doors for bigger and better new stories.

Let's all at least reserve judgement until we see the actual comic book

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Posted By ProfessorNightmare

Nice! Not as much fanboy rage as I expected to find in the comments section.

Any clue who's on the art? Is it Mikel Janin?

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Posted By Phantim555

I'm down for this for 2 reasons,

1) DC needs some super spy action.

2) While yea I'll miss Dick Grayson's Nightwing suit, he's gonna be the James Bond (Yea I said it, BOND, NOT Winter soldier) of the DCU and that's pretty sweet.

My only questions now are, why not work for A.R.G.U.S. or the D.E.O.? That'd be even better, or How do you keep this from Batman, the man who knows all? Other than that, as a whole I'm fine with this.

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NOW THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IT IS DICK GREYSON DOESNT IT TAKES LIKE AN ADVANCED 5TH GRADER TO RELIZE WHO IS BATMAN?

sorry caps

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Winter Soldier is coming for you Grayson! Be ready!

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It really could have been a lot worse, so I'll give it a shot even if it looks a lot like Winter Soldier. Whatever they do, I just hope they don't make him angsty.

I will say this, people often complain that comic book characters stay the same, Dick Grayson is one of the few characters you can't really say that about.

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Posted By ProfessorNightmare

Nice! Not as much fanboy rage as I expected to find in the comments section.

Any clue who's on the art? Is it Mikel Janin?

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Terrible idea. Why? Absolutely stupid. And a gun? Ridiculous. I'm angry now. Fuck off DC

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I'd be fine with this if it weren't for the goddamn gun. Give him his taser batons from Arkham City if he needs a deadly weapon no guns in the Bat family(besides Jason of course) man what the hell. Aside from that yeah I can dig it.

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Posted By Maddpanda531

And, in other news, DC has announced the new series "West", in which fan-favorite character Wally West makes his triumphant return! Only this time, he's a fighter pilot who works for the KGB!

But, seriously, this looks like it could be cool. I'll definitely be giving this a shot.

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Posted By daredevil21134

Jason Todd would be proud

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Posted By Master_Thief

So he becomes a spy... The world will forget about dick Grayson as nightwing

then he comes back as nightwing and with a new costume with nobody remembering forever evil

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Posted By judasnixon

To the people complaining, why? Every time the big two take a chance on a new idea you guys complain and then complain the next week that they're doing the same old schtick. At least this is something new and interesting

This, and Winter Soldier was an assassin not a spy.......

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LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Posted By 2cool4fun

Why does having a public ID mean he can't be Nightwing? It works for Captain America and Iron Man.

Because it would fuck up batman's life.

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im jus not sure how I feel about the concept I guess i'll give the first story arc a try best I can say...