Will Forever Evil Forever Change Nightwing?


Forever Evil is looming over the DC Universe’s future. The New 52 has it’s first big event in Trinity War (going on now in the Justice League related books) and the aftermath of this story arc leads directly into Villain Month (we have a link to the previews here), which is a set up for status quo changing Forever Evil.

Rumors have been running rampant on the impact this event will have on a major hero in the DC Universe. Just a few months ago Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee confirmed that the most affected character will be former Robin and Batman, Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing). Most assumed the death of this long time, much beloved character was fast approaching. Not so fast, Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnson has been putting the pieces together on Forever Evil for quite sometime now (he correctly reported DC’s Villain Month and revealed the main antagonists behind the whole transgression months before the official reveals). Death may not be the worst thing that happens to the one time Dark Knight and former Boy Wonder.


Rich is reporting that Nightwing may have his identity revealed to the masses (similar to Spider-Man’s secret ID reveal during Marvel’s Civil War) and that this will be the new status quo for the character. This will come at the heels of a severe beat down at the hands of the Crime Syndicate. How will this affect the rest of the Bat-Family? What does this mean for Dick’s costumed career? And what does the image of the new red Nightwing logo bleeding off to reveal the animated style blue logo mean? November can’t get here fast enough for me.

source: Bleeding Cool

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.