While discussing Batman: Fear State at [email protected], author Tom Taylor says that Nightwing’s canine, “Bitewing”, won’t be suiting as much as struggle crime within the occasion.
Nightwing followers could also be disillusioned to study that Dick Grayson’s new pet Haley, or “Bitewing”, won’t be becoming a member of the hero throughout his crime combating escapades.
During the Batman: Fear State dialogue panel held on-line for [email protected] 2021, Nightwing author Tom Taylor was requested if the canine can be suiting as much as assist the Bat Family tackle the Magistrate within the upcoming occasion this Fall. Since the character’s introduction firstly of Taylor’s run on the guide, readers have already fashioned a detailed attachment to the little pup (particularly since they got to name her) and can’t get sufficient of her. However, the author responded with a strong “No” to reply the query and reasoned that the world of crime combating isn’t any place for the hero’s new companion.
“I’m not bringing a pet to that, to Gotham throughout this [Batman: Fear State],” Taylor stated. “No one would deliver a pet into that.” The occasion has been cooking inside the pages of Batman for a while, with Scarecrow utilizing scare techniques to deliver town to absolute hysteria all whereas a tech mogul seeks to install his own police force, the Peacekeepers, to regulate Gotham. More has been taking place within the metropolis in different titles as nicely, such because the hunting of citizens accused of being Joker sympathizers, bombing assaults, new and returning villains and extra.
Taylor feels that Dick Grayson would by no means have a canine take care of all of that. “Dick is a accountable, new doggy dad,” he stated, claiming that the hero would be sure that Haley is nicely taken care of whereas he goes out to assist the remainder of the Bat Family. “He leaves Bitewing with a neighbor and their youngsters shortly take Bitewing and promise that they will take care of it higher than their goldfish.”
Nightwing will start to crossover with the Fear State occasion beginning with Nightwing #84. It will probably be written by Taylor with artwork from Robbi Rodriguez, cowl artwork by Bruno Redondo and variant covers by Kael Ngu and Jamal Campbell. The subject is ready to launch on Sep. 21, 2021, with extra Fear State tie-ins afterward.
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