Nightwing ongoing 1998 (issues 16-26)

Nightwing 16

Cover Date: January 1998
Subtitle: Wheels
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: After finding out how much his trust fund was worth, Dick decided it was time to get a car. He rented out an old showroom to do his thing. He built the vehicle so that he could interchange the body when needed. He took it out for a test drive, not knowing a man-bat was watching from above.


Nightwing 17

Cover Date: February 1998
Subtitle: The Stalking Skies
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dudley Soames awakened from his coma and learned it was impossible to ever be "straight" again. After stopping two people trying to shoot the man-bat down, Nightwing visited Francie Langstrom. He promised that he'd bring her husband - Dr. Kirk Langstrom - the Man-Bat - home. He and Man-Bat were both shot down with tranquilizer by Deathstroke.


Nightwing 18

Cover Date: March 1997
Subtitle: The Hunting Moon
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing woke up hours later and updated Mrs. Langstrom on the situation with her husband. After meeting the man who used to be the superhero Tarantula, Tad got delusions of grandeur. Man-Bat was going to be exploited by a direct-to-video crew. Nightwing was able to free him, but he could not return him to his wife.


Nightwing 19

Cover Date: April 1998
Subtitle: Shudder (part of Cataclysm cross-over)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: (continued from Shadow of the Bat 73)
Dick learned of the earthquake from TV at work. He bolted, grabbed a boat and headed to his former home. He was taken aback by the sheer destruction in Gotham City. He began helping victims trapped under a collapsed highway as soon as he got ashore.
(continued in Batman 553)


Nightwing 20

Cover Date: May 1998
Subtitle: The Day After Judgment (part of Cataclysm cross-over)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: (continued from The Batman Chronicles 12)
Nightwing and Robin met at the clocktower to see if Oracle was ok (it was the first time Barbara and Tim met face-to-face). No one had seen Batman, but he was ok - saving victims from rubble in the guise of a police officer. Dick and Tim checked out the destruction at Wayne Manor and the Cave. Tim rushed off to check on his father; Dick located Alfred and Harold.
(continued in Batman 554)


Nightwing 21

Cover Date: June 1998
Subtitle: False Starts
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dick returned home. Tad had invented himself as Nite-Wing (oblivious to the real Nightwing) and was shot up on his first night out. When he heard that his apartment building had been condemned, Dick purchased it and scheduled a full renovation. Soames began learning to walk again. Roland Desmond (Blockbuster) contacted police chief Redhorn - they both sent people to the hospital to finish off (the incorrect) Nightwing.


Nightwing 22

Cover Date: July 1998
Subtitle: Hospital Perilous
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: A very concerned Oracle got in touch with Dick - she told him of the reports that he was in the hospital. He suited up and went after the imposter. Cops, Blockbuster's men, and Ali's men were all there trying to kill the wrong man. Nightwing saved the guy and gave him to Alfred to take to Dr. Thompkins.


Nightwing 23

Cover Date: August 1998
Subtitle: Paper Revelations (part of Brotherhood of the Fist cross-over)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: (continued from Robin 55)
Black Canary and Bronze Tiger neared their target; Bamboo Monkey showed up to face Green Arrow, who easily defeated him. Deathstroke captured Canary and Tiger in the Monkey Temple. Nightwing found the monkey hideout in some Gotham City wreckage. As the batsquad moved in, Nightwing and Green Arrow encountered Paper Monkey - Lady Shiva Woosan.
(continued in Green Arrow 135)


Nightwing 24

Cover Date: September
Subtitle: The Forgotten Dead
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing helped a retiring cop (one of Bludhaven's few good ones) solve a 15 year old case before he retired.


Nightwing 25

Cover Date: October 1998
Subtitle: The Boys
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dick and Tim trained blindfolded atop a train. They talked about their personal lives and Batman. Dick told Tim that he'd taken the police entrance exam.


Nightwing 26

Cover Date: December 1998
Subtitle: Angle of Attack
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Soames killed his doctor and left the facility in which he had been kept. Huntress showed up in Bludhaven and wiped up some union guys. Nightwing investigated a double homicide as Huntress tracked a man named Fremunda.


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