Nightwing ongoing 2000 (issues 39-50)

Nightwing 39

Cover Date: January 2000
Subtitle: By Force of Arms - Ballistic Romance 2 (part of No Man's Land cross-over)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dick and Barbara escaped Pettit's bunch into a different section of the building. Pettit began destroying Oracle's equipment. Huntress helped Nightwing and Oracle escape.


Nightwing 40

Cover Date: February 2000
Subtitle: The Devil Dies at Dawn
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Hector Collazo
Storyline: John Law, formerly the Tarantula, worried about old Nazi enemies who were being released from German prisons. When they arrived in Bludhaven and attacked him, Nightwing saved his neighbor.


Nightwing 41

Cover Date: March 2000
Subtitle: Hero of the city
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Garaci
Storyline: Nite-Wing continued his escapades and Dick returned to the police academy. Ricky Noone reported to Blockbuster that Nightwing killed two of his men. Desmond knew about the imposter NW. Dick graduated from the academy.


Nightwing 42

Cover Date: April 2000
Subtitle: Tonight's the Nite
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Patrick Zircher, Mark McKenna
Storyline: Hogan threw a party for Dick; Clancy and the recent graduate began getting closer. Nite-Wing attacked Ricky Noone, killing him and some of his men in a "car accident." Dick was turned down for a job with Bludhaven PD, though one of his classmates, Mac Arnot, got in as inspector. Nightwing met Nite-Wing again - they were cornered by Soames/Torque.


Nightwing 43

Cover Date: May 2000
Subtitle: Improper Angels
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Patrick Zircher; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: The two NWs escaped Torque's explosion. Desmond prepared to travel to Africa to find an ape to donate him a heart. Arnot became Chief Redhorn's right-hand man. Dick decided to train Nite-Wing since he appeared serious about the hero gig.


Nightwing 44

Cover Date: June 2000
Subtitle: The Stalkers
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Patrick Zircher; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Tad (Nite-Wing) shook down Redhorn and demanded files on Roland Desmond. Blockbuster began searching for "Oracle," a hacker who'd been siphoning moneys from him for years. Redhorn left town after giving the files to Tad, who gave the files to Nightwing. They broke in on Blockbuster and were captured.


Nightwing 45

Cover Date: July 2000
Subtitle: To the Slaughter - the Hunt for Oracle part 1
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Blockbuster's people began torturing Dick and Tad, trying to get Oracle's identity. Lady Vic and Brutale trailed and attacked the Black Canary. Desmond also hired the team of Mouse and Giz to track Oracle. Nightwing's car was destroyed and the computer taken to Blockbuster's hackers. Cicso Blane turned out to be FBI and freed Nightwing.
(continued in Birds of Prey 20)


Nightwing 46

Cover Date: August 2000
Subtitle: The Dying Hours - the Hunt for Oracle part 3
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: (continued from Birds of Prey 20)
Tad ran away after learning that Blane was FBI. Grim (a talking gorilla) attacked Nightwing. Robin and Alfred showed up and rescued him. They went for Barbara. Canary broke free from Lady Vic and Brutale, then parachuted from their plane. Blockbuster, Mouse, and Giz zeroed in on their target.
(continued in Birds of Prey 21)


Nightwing 47

Cover Date: September 2000
Subtitle: The Quarry
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Nightwing shook down some cops and learned about Redhorn's departure. Dick attended Blane's (real name Ronnie Houston) funeral. Bludhaven appointed a new Chief of Police - Wallace T. Ebersol. Nightwing took down Tad.


Nightwing 48

Cover Date: October 2000
Subtitle: The Sylph - Slender Thread
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: While out on patrol, Nightwing saw what appeared to be a suicide jumper, but he was followed by another who landed on her feed from 30+ floors up. She was aided by a strange synthetic textile fabric. Dick was hired on by Bludhaven PD. Nightwing tracked down the lady with the fabric, who'd just killed her second millionaire.


Nightwing 49

Cover Date: November 2000
Subtitle: Dangled
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.
Storyline: Dick took a fabric sample to Lucious Fox as a potential "investment" to be tested. Officer Grayson was assigned to Sgt. Amy Rohrbach for training. As Nightwing, he learned the truth about the fabric lady - she was Sylvan Scofield. Her father had committed suicide after his fabric invention (Achilloran) was stolen. Trying to escape Nightwing, she hung herself in it and was killed. Dudley Soames took a hostage, Inspector Arnot, and blew up the police HQ.


Nightwing 50

Cover Date: December 2000
Subtitle: Big Guns
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Jose Marzan, Jr.; Drew Geraci
Storyline: When the coroner arrived for Sylph (Sylvan Scofield), there was no body. Dick ditched his cop gear and went after Soames as Nightwing. Blockbuster's new heart seemed to be taking well, but he learned that his mother had died. Nightwing saved Arnot and the cops got to Soames. He was locked up in the same cell as Tad.


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