Nightwing ongoing 1997 (issues 4-15)

Nightwing 4

Cover Date: January 1997
Subtitle: Lady be Deadly
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Lady Vic, an assassin hired by Angel Marin, came to Bludhaven to collect. Dick got a job as a bartender at a cop bar called Hogan's Alley. Three False Facers with backwards heads - on orders by Soames. Nightwing and Lady Vic both went after Marin's lawyer.


Nightwing 5

Cover Date: February 1997
Subtitle: Lady's Night
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: There was a shootout on the lawyer's boat. Nightwing was able to get him and his daughter to safety, but Lady Vic escaped. Police Chief Redhorn got on Soames because he still hadn't delivered Nightwing. Soames paid Lady Vic what Marin owed her plus a retainer for his own boss. Bruce Wayne met Lady Elaine Marsh-Morton at a party.


Nightwing 6

Cover Date: March 1997
Subtitle: The Visitor
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dick came home from work to find Robin in his apartment. The two Boys Wonder went out roof hopping together. After talking to Maxwell Reed, Marin's lawyer, the boys did a stake out at a gambling den. Soames heard of it and killed Reed. With the place tipped off that they were there, Nightwing and Robin barely escaped.


Nightwing 7

Cover Date: April 1997
Subtitle: Rough Justice
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: As Nightwing shook down various no-gooders, Angel Marin's body turned up, with it's head on backwards. Oracle gave Nightwing a name - Roland Desmond aka Blockbuster. He called some Titans buddies for info on him, and then tracked him down; Soames was at Blockbuster's side.


Nightwing 8

Cover Date: May 1997
Subtitle: The Bigger They Are
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing got a few hits in on Blockbuster, but he was eventually defeated. Soames convinced Desmond that killing him would only bring Batman (not a good idea). Nightwing woke up in the middle of a biker gang. He escaped; Blockbuster took them out single-handedly due to their inability to kill him.


Nightwing 9

Cover Date: June 1997
Subtitle: Die Trying
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: A failed jumpline put Nightwing in the center of a local mall. Something was going down and he was caught in a shootout. Fear gas overcame him and he had his nightmare again - a kid falling, he couldn't save him - Scarecrow had been invited to town by Soames.


Nightwing 10

Cover Date: July 1997
Subtitle: The Neighborhood
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Scarecrow continued to torment Dick - his fears and under-self-confidence got to him. He worked through it and put the crunch on Professor Crane.


Nightwing 11

Cover Date: August 1997
Subtitle: Feart Takes Flight
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Soames found Scarecrow tied up - he'd told Nightwing everything he knew. Redhorn fired Soames from the police department after learning things. Soames attacked Blockbuster, but had his head twisted and neck snapped by Desmond in "self defense." Desmond sustained 6 gunshot wounds in the attack.


Nightwing 12

Cover Date: September 1997
Subtitle: Mutt
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: A punk in Dick's neighborhood named Tad began trying to clean up the streets. Soames survived - though in a coma (his head still facing backwards). Dick helped out a street kid; Batman showed up in his apartment.


Nightwing 13

Cover Date: October 1997
Subtitle: Shadows over Bludhaven
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing and Batman ran a shakedown. Blockbuster was not pleased that another hero was in town. Bruce told Dick about his trust fund. The former Dynamic Duo were ambushed in a meat packing plant searching for leads against Roland Desmond.


Nightwing 14

Cover Date: November 1997
Subtitle: Lady be Deadly
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Batman got them out of the predicament, and Nightwing exploded on him for encroaching on his new territory. Bruce left town. Roland Desmond enlisted the services of Lady Vic and a cowboy named Stallion. Dick regretted what he said to his mentor and called Alfred.


Nightwing 15

Cover Date: December 1997
Subtitle: Warriors Two
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: With Batman back in town, the two heroes tapped some of Desmond's associates lines looking for something to tie him to the 21 dead gangsters. They got the needed confessions and attacked. Batman took care of Lady Vic and Stallion while Nightwing went after Blockbuster. Battling it out under his house, Desmond knocked out a support beam, bringing the structure down on himself. Batman and Nightwing left him for dead.


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