Nightwing ongoing 2006 (issues 114-125)

Nightwing 114

Cover Date: January 2006
Subtitle: Cowboys and Indians
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Storyline: Nightwing hired some thugs to rough up Ravager, but she took them down rather easily. After they were KO'ed, he grabbed his roll of cash back. She questioned his motives. She called him "Deathwing" again, and he insisted she call him "Renegade" if anything. He gave her a gown and they dressed up for a banquet. He pointed Lex Luthor out to her. Once they were in, he had her look for the most recent shipment of a component of the Venom serum. Oracle saw her looking for the drug and knew it was either Bruce, Tim, or Dick. After the party, they got back into their vigilante costumes (Dick still in the new red). Ravager soon got into it with a wannabe-Bane. While she fought him, Arsenal showed up. Two more Bane-to-bes attacked. After they were down, Dick took Roy down. He contacted Oracle and clued her in. The pair gave all the serum to Deathstroke.


Nightwing 115

Cover Date: February 2006
Subtitle: No-Fly Zone
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Storyline: Dick set Sophia up to take over her father's business in Bludhaven. She made an ultimatum to her "Uncle" Fertitta. Deathstroke set up a new "meeting" for his daughter and her new teacher. He made some modifications to their costumes. "Renegade" and Ravager went out and met their prey - Superman. Dick convinced him he was no longer on the side of the angels. Superman bashed him and told him they were being recorded. Ravager took off her hood to reveal a kryptonite eye patch. She threw Superman from the rooftop. Nightwing grabbed her and got her to safety. Superman's fall started a fire. She continued to attack him while he saved the civilians below. Nightwing grabbed her and got her to understand what the Man of Steel was doing. He removed one of his gloves (the one Deathstroke had tampered with) and they left. Back in Deathstroke's place, Nightwing revealed his true intentions: he agreed to stay away from Rose (and quit tampering with her "goodness") if Wilson would keep his Society out of Bludhaven.


Nightwing 116

Cover Date: March 2006
Subtitle: No-Fly Zone
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Wellington Alves, Marcos Marz
Storyline: Nightwing (in proper blue and black outfit) returned to Bludhaven after its destruction (Infinite Crisis #4) looking to help anyone he could. Superman flew in hoping to convince Dick to get out before he got radiation poisoning, but the hero refused to let his city die without taking action. As he helped a child find his mother, Chemo blew up again. He told cops the best way to get people out of the city (via car or on foot) - they were very receptive to his help. He found Sophia and placed her in the care of Captain Amy Rohrbach. Another blast struck and Nightwing was knocked unconscious.


Nightwing 117

Cover Date: April 2006
Subtitle: Fix You
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Brad Walker, Rodney Ramos
Storyline: Alfred called Batman when Dick awakened (he'd been caring for him in the cave). Dick admitted to not stopping Tarantula from killing Blockbuster; Batman told him he couldn't forgive him until he'd forgiven himself. Dick visited Sophia and asked her to give up the mob business and go back to school. He then suited up and paid a visit to the Wilsons. He gave Rose a Geiger counter for the green K implanted in her eye socket. He told her father he'd be back to make him pay for destroying Bludhaven. Rose left with Nightwing. Dick picked up Barbara and proposed.


Nightwing 118

Cover Date: May 2006
Subtitle: Gang's all Here
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Joe Dodd, Bit
Storyline: ONE YEAR LATER
Nightwing, now working out of New York City, went after a kidnapper. As he gave chase, he thought about the old days of handing off bad guys to Commissioner Gordon's men. He grabbed the kidnapper and slit the man's throat while the victim (a little girl) watched. Dick Grayson (with long hair - Nightwing had short) woke up with a woman he'd met the night before. They exchanged pleasantries and first names. She called herself Cheyenne. She made him breakfast, and he left as another man entered the apartment. He roughed her up for having the "plumbing" fixed while in her bath robe. She blasted him with some sort of energy from her hand. Dick wandered through town looking for a new apartment and was taken aback by the headlines - HERO OR MURDERER? NIGHTWING SEEN IN NYC. As he read through it, Clancy - an old friend from Bludhaven recognized him. They talked, she was now a psychiatrist. She knew the girl he was with as Cheyenne Freemont - a fashion designer. He found a studio loft before going out after the impostor. While out, he (as Nightwing - now sporting a utility belt and a band around his right thigh) took down a patient trying to get at Clancy. He told her it wasn't him who'd been killing people. After making sure she was safe (and getting an invite to a session), Nightwing got at a brother duo who was roughing up a man. He was taken aback that they were metahuman and tossed from the rooftop. The other Nightwing caught him.


Nightwing 119

Cover Date: June 2006
Subtitle: Pleased to Meet You -- Hope you Guess My Name
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Joe Dodd, Bit
Storyline: The metahuman Pierce brothers watched as two Nightwings confronted each other. After firing a few shots, they let them go. Dick and Jason fought it out on a rooftop. Jason continually called him "partner," and told him he knew about the Blockbuster situation. He also knew about Cheyenne. He cut Dick's hand and ran off. The next morning as Dick doctored his hand, he heard a radio report about the Nightwing sighting - the vigilante had become tops on the NYPD most wanted list. There was even footage of him gunning down a gang banger. He went out to find Cheyenne and ended up mistakenly becoming one of her models. After the shoot, he found her in her office looking at footage of Nightwing (Jason) and sketching his costume. They got cozy in one of her secret rooms. Later that night, Dick stopped Jason from killing a guy and was spotted by Cheyenne had to turn down the advances of Barry Pierce as she was introduced to Jason Todd.


Nightwing 120

Cover Date: July 2006
Subtitle: Yours, Mind, and Ours
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Paco Diaz, Bit, Nathan Massengill
Storyline: A shipment of game consoles and computers was hijacked. Nightwing (Jason) took one of the men at gunpoint. He blew his head off and threw a knife into the throat of another. Nightwing (Dick) appeared and began battling it out with the impostor. The Pierce brothers watched security camera footage with one of the survivors. Dick (in costume) visited with Clancy as the Pierce brothers spoke with their "expert." Dick told Clancy about Jason and that he was supposed to be dead - twice. Both believed Jason idolized Dick to an unhealthy extent. Jakob, the Pierce hire, believed the "real" Nightwing had a relationship with the other, and that he was purposely holding back. He was hired to catch the fake in order to trap the real one. The morning papers ran a cover story on the twin vigilantes. Cheyenne changed gears on her afternoon show - superheroes would be the theme. Dick was asked to model her Nightwing costume. He reluctantly agreed, but flipped out when he was cheered on by Jason Todd during the show. He leapt off the runway at Cheyenne's date. The audience loved it, thinking it was part of the show. Jason threatened Dick's friends were he to take him in. After Dick quit, Cheyenne went looking for him. Using her powers, she broke into his apartment and found Nightwing leaving through his window. While she watched, Jason called and left a message on his machine describing a crime scene. Jakob stood above Todd while the real Nightwing went after the robbers. Cheyenne intervened and almost got one of the men killed. She left telling him he could trust her. Dick watched as Jakob (a mind reader) morphed into a monster and attacked Jason.


Nightwing 121

Cover Date: August 2006
Subtitle: Sorry I Brought that Up
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Paco Diaz, Bit, Nathan Massengill
Storyline: Jakob delivered Jason to the Pierce brothers. Encased in goo from Jakob's monster, they added him to their trophy gallery. He had 24 hours before he ran out of oxygen and the goo hardened. Jakob told them the real Nightwing would come for him soon. Dick and Cheyenne had breakfast. He asked her to stay with him and not go into work. He wanted to help her, but she didn't "want to be one of you guys." He pushed her a bit and she attacked. He stopped her, but she left. Jason's face was plastered across milk cartons, the newspapers, and a nearby building as missing. Nightwing met with Clancy. The Pierce Brothers continued to bait Nightwing with his impostor. Dick called Cheyenne to let her know Jason was the captive of one of her "associates." She met him outside their window in a costume derived from his. Jakob ate Ms. Nightwing; she used her powers inside him and he exploded all over the place.


Nightwing 122

Cover Date: September 2006
Subtitle: Odd Couples
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Paco Diaz, Bit
Storyline: The Nightwings attacked the Pierces both physically and emotionally, using penis size jokes to get under their skin. Barry eventually got so enraged that he swung at Cheyenne, missed, and ruptured Jason's casing. Nightwing formulated a plan: let them beat on him until they got tired. After one was down, the other was attacked by ... Jason, who'd taken on Jakob's powers and turned into a cockroach monster. He ate them and spit them back up. Nightwing and Ms. Nightwing ran, as one of the Pierce brothers began to expand. He convinced a cop to evacuate the immediate area while he and Cheyenne disappeared into a manhole. The second Pierce eventually exploded (one brother could contract his molecules, the other could expand them). The next day, Cheyenne came in with a telegram for Dick from Jason: the cockroach transformation was only temporary and he was back to normal. He'd left "town to find his own way."


Nightwing 123

Cover Date: October 2006
Subtitle: Fire Down Below
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Robert Teranishi, Wes Craig
Storyline: Cheyenne, who was losing cash now that the Pierce Bros had dropped their investment in her, smelled something funny at the office. The sprinklers went off. Nightwing saw the fire and realized it was her studio. He saved her, but the police caught up to him and opened fire. The next day, she showed up at Dick's place in a Superman t-shirt. With her studio destroyed and her apartment's lease revoked (again, thanks to the Pierce Bros), she decided to move in with him temporarily. Fireball, the arsonist who set the fire, called Barry Pierce looking for his payment. Nightwing visited Clancy again and told about Cheyenne moving in (he did not tell her name). He told her he didn't love Cheyenne and that he and his only real love had outgrown each other. He also mentioned that he'd been reevaluating himself since almost dying in the Crisis. Fireball set fire to Buddy Pierce when he didn't pay. Nightwing came to the rescue, but so did the police. He was surrounded again.


Nightwing 124

Cover Date: November 2006
Subtitle: [none]
Writer(s): Bruce Jones
Artists(s): Robert Teranishi, Wes Craig
Storyline: Arsenal showed up and saved Nightwing from the police. After escaping, Roy said he was worrying about him - he thought it might be time for the former Boy Wonder to make a change. Cheyenne agreed he needed a change. Fireball and his sidekick, Sparkplug, eyed the Pierce brothers. The little girl took Barry a note supposedly from Cheyenne. She also took Cheyenne a note supposedly from Barry. They met; Fireball and Sparkplug attacked. Nightwing came home to find a note from Cheyenne. He rescued her and took down the bad guys. Back at his apartment, Cheyenne packed her bags - she'd gotten a job designing costumes for a movie. She also said she'd lost her powers while fighting Sparkplug.


Nightwing 125

Cover Date: December 2006
Subtitle: Targets part 1
Writer(s): Marv Wolfman
Artists(s): Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Storyline: Nightwing perched atop a gargoyle and waited for his prey. He thought about spending more time out of costume. He leapt off and grabbed the Raptor, a man in an armored suit, who was wanted for murder. He was able to grapple him with one end of his line and attach the other end to a construction site. Nightwing landed hard on his shoulder - he was preoccupied by someone unseen telling him he should be dead. Raptor cut himself loose and escaped. Nightwing found him inside Biotech Pharmaceuticals - the Raptor was standing above a man who'd been burned alive. Raptor again escaped after claiming innocence. The next morning, Dick bumped in to two girls from his apartment building, Ryan Diaz and Zen. Ryan was a masseuse and helped pop his back into place. She invited him to the spa where she worked. After a shower, he started looking for a job. He found one as a taxi driver, but it didn't last long. He took Ryan up on her massage offer and visited Bones Spa. While on the table, he picked up on something he missed while chasing Raptor. Nightwing checked out the crime scene and found an employee record chart on the computer where he'd found the dead guy. The place appeared to be owned by Luthor. Nightwing followed the list (some people on it were already dead) and found the Raptor threatening a weapons plant manager. Their fight carried outside; Raptor escaped. Nightwing led the police inside and they found the target dead. Raptor had not killed him. That night as he slept, a shadowy figure came into Dick's bedroom saying he would correct the error of him not dying.


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