Nightwing ongoing 2001 (issues 51-62)

Nightwing 51

Cover Date: January 2001
Subtitle: Tad
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Garaci
Storyline: Tad recounted his story - his father sold stolen merchandise and was in and out of jail. Tad learned that he was working for the cops as a rat, which got him killed. He spent the next few years in foster care before running away to become a superhero.

Nightwing 52

Cover Date: February 2001
Subtitle: Modern Romance
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Garaci
Storyline: Selina Kyle woke up from a dream where she married Batman. She decided to rob a casino just outside Bludhaven and ran into Nightwing. He realized that she wasn't working for Freddy Minh, who he was staking out. She began to play with him. After they foiled Minh's men, she tried to get him to tell Batman something happened between them to make him jealous.

Nightwing 53

Cover Date: March 2001
Subtitle: Inculpatory - Officer Down part five
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Rick Burchett, Rodney Ramos
Storyline: (continued from Catwoman 90)
Nightwing took Barbara the gun that shot her father. She tracked it down to the officers that were in on a weapons sting - the gun was never logged as evidence. One of the cops was a new (post NML) recruit; a little digging revealed that he was arrested once by James Gordon, Chicago PD. Alfred chastised Batman for not doing anything - the Dark Knight had been standing beside Gordon's bed, not helping in the investigation. Alfred got fed up with Bruce and again resigned his employ. Barbara was taken to the hospital when she heard her father was conscious. Nightwing delivered the gun to Bullock and gave him the run-down.
(continued in Detective 754)

Nightwing 54

Cover Date: April 2001
Subtitle: Tonight's the Nite
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Geraci
Storyline: Redhorn returned as chief of police, and Blockbuster was not at all happy about it. Nightwing continued a domestic disturbance call that Officer Grayson was not able to do anything about. He returned home to find that Clancey had been in an accident and was in serious condition. Roland Desmond, still recovering from a heart transplant, got a new recruit in his war against Nightwing - his name was Shrike.

Nightwing 55

Cover Date: May 2001
Subtitle: Improper Angels
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land; Drew Geraci
Storyline: As a test, Blockbuster put Shrike up against his usual crew, and the assassin easily beat them all. Soames and Tad plotted an escape from prison. Clancey recovered from near electrocution. Shrike was hired to take down Nightwing. Dick visited Barbara.

Nightwing 56

Cover Date: June 2001
Subtitle: Stalked
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Greg Land, Drew Garaci
Storyline: Dinah (Black Canary) showed up at Barbara's, which made for an embarrassing moment for the showering Mr. Grayson. Soames planned on using one of the prison guards, Helzinger (aka Amygdala), to escape (he knew his past). Shrike captured Nightwing.

Nightwing 57

Cover Date: July 2001
Subtitle: Yesterday Never Dies
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Rick Leonardi, Jesse Delperdang, Mark Farmer
Storyline: Shrike fingerprinted Nightwing so that he could learn his identity and deduce Batman's (since he knew Nightwing used to be Robin). Dick realized that the real Shrike was dead; this was one of his students named Boone. Oracle was able to divert the fingerprint scan to someone else's name. Nightwing escaped his bindings, but still faced Boone and his men.

Nightwing 58

Cover Date: August 2001
Subtitle: The Dying Hours - the Hunt for Oracle part 3
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Mike Lilly, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Dinah got to Nightwing and was able to rescue him. They were ambushed by Shrike. Nightwing won a nearly to-the-death battle against his old foe. Barbara came in to rescue her boyfriend and best friend.

Nightwing 59

Cover Date: September 2001
Subtitle: Where's Freddy Minh?
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Rick Leonardi, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Nightwing began searching for Freddy Minh. He snuck into Minh's home and found babies in incubators. Mrs. Minh revealed to him that they were the embryos that he'd saved from Black Mask's gang during his first days in Bludhaven. She also revealed to him that she'd killed Freddy years ago. She asked Nightwing to leave her home and not return.

Nightwing 60

Cover Date: October 2001
Subtitle: The Sylph - Slender Thread
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): John Lowe, Trevor McCarthy
Storyline: As the Transbelvan Mafia moved into town, Dick got his badge and became a full-fledged cop. He remained partnered with Amy and she invited him into a circle of honest cops trying to take down the crooked ones.

Nightwing 61

Cover Date: November 2001
Subtitle: Lethal Force
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Trevor McCarthy, Rob Leigh
Storyline: Dick and Amy went in after a man who could squeal on a bad cop, but the bad cop shot him before they could do anything with it.

Nightwing 62

Cover Date: December 2001
Subtitle: Midnight Madness (part of the Last Laugh cross-over
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, John Lowe
Storyline: Nightwing's whirly-bat was shot down as he entered the Slab. He thought back on previous encounters with the Joker as he crashed and began his search. On the way in, he was attacked by Jokerized inmates, but easily took care of them.

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