Nightwing: Renegade

Nightwing 112

Cover Date: November 2005
Subtitle: The Devil You Know
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Storyline: Dick told Deathstroke he was not under cover, and that he was no longer working with (or for) Batman. Slade somewhat believed him after hearing Dick talk about what had gone on in his life. He introduced Nightwing to his daughter and told him to teach her everything he knew. He got into a new costume (maroon with red) and took Rose (aka Ravager) out to snatch Sophia from the halfway house. She mentioned baby-sitting for Roy's (Arsenal) daughter and mentioned one of her brothers (Jericho). They got into the facility with no problem. As Nightwing left with Sophia, Ravager attacked a guard, which got the other kids in on the situation. Nightwing tossed a smoke bomb in the room and grabbed Ravager. When on the ground, Dick got on to Rose for the unnecessary attack. He took the girls to Helena (Huntress), who refused to take them in. She told him to take care of them and to call Barbara. Rose told her father about Sophia.


Nightwing 113

Cover Date: December 2005
Subtitle: The Scorpion and the Frog
Writer(s): Devin Grayson
Artists(s): Phil Hester, Ande Parks
Storyline: Nightwing and Ravager spied a possible crime on a Bludhaven street. She disobeyed his orders and jumped the gun. They took down what appeared to be car thieves, but Nightwing found a computer chip in one's pocket. As Deathstroke lurked around, Nightwing explained to his daughter the reason the thugs were checking out a 15 year old car - it had a chip that could be overclocked for performance on other models. Deathstroke broke in on Captain Amy Rohrbach's home. Holding a gun to her husband's head, he demanded the location of Sophia Teves. Nightwing traced the modders to an underground car auction. The seller bailed in one of his cars. They gave chase on motorcycle and followed him to a police blockade. Nightwing crashed the car and saved the driver. They returned home to find Deathstroke holding Sophia.


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.


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