Nightwing: Rough Justice

Nightwing 9

Cover Date: June 1997
Subtitle: Die Trying
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: A failed jumpline put Nightwing in the center of a local mall. Something was going down and he was caught in a shootout. Fear gas overcame him and he had his nightmare again - a kid falling, he couldn't save him - Scarecrow had been invited to town by Soames.


Nightwing 10

Cover Date: July 1997
Subtitle: The Neighborhood
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Scarecrow continued to torment Dick - his fears and under-self-confidence got to him. He worked through it and put the crunch on Professor Crane.


Nightwing 11

Cover Date: August 1997
Subtitle: Feart Takes Flight
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Soames found Scarecrow tied up - he'd told Nightwing everything he knew. Redhorn fired Soames from the police department after learning things. Soames attacked Blockbuster, but had his head twisted and neck snapped by Desmond in "self defense." Desmond sustained 6 gunshot wounds in the attack.


Nightwing 12

Cover Date: September 1997
Subtitle: Mutt
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: A punk in Dick's neighborhood named Tad began trying to clean up the streets. Soames survived - though in a coma (his head still facing backwards). Dick helped out a street kid; Batman showed up in his apartment.


Nightwing 13

Cover Date: October 1997
Subtitle: Shadows over Bludhaven
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing and Batman ran a shakedown. Blockbuster was not pleased that another hero was in town. Bruce told Dick about his trust fund. The former Dynamic Duo were ambushed in a meat packing plant searching for leads against Roland Desmond.


Nightwing 14

Cover Date: November 1997
Subtitle: Lady be Deadly
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Batman got them out of the predicament, and Nightwing exploded on him for encroaching on his new territory. Bruce left town. Roland Desmond enlisted the services of Lady Vic and a cowboy named Stallion. Dick regretted what he said to his mentor and called Alfred.


Nightwing 15

Cover Date: December 1997
Subtitle: Warriors Two
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: With Batman back in town, the two heroes tapped some of Desmond's associates lines looking for something to tie him to the 21 dead gangsters. They got the needed confessions and attacked. Batman took care of Lady Vic and Stallion while Nightwing went after Blockbuster. Battling it out under his house, Desmond knocked out a support beam, bringing the structure down on himself. Batman and Nightwing left him for dead.


Nightwing 16

Cover Date: January 1998
Subtitle: Wheels
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: After finding out how much his trust fund was worth, Dick decided it was time to get a car. He rented out an old showroom to do his thing. He built the vehicle so that he could interchange the body when needed. He took it out for a test drive, not knowing a man-bat was watching from above.


Nightwing 17

Cover Date: February 1998
Subtitle: The Stalking Skies
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Dudley Soames awakened from his coma and learned it was impossible to ever be "straight" again. After stopping two people trying to shoot the man-bat down, Nightwing visited Francie Langstrom. He promised that he'd bring her husband - Dr. Kirk Langstrom - the Man-Bat - home. He and Man-Bat were both shot down with tranquilizer by Deathstroke.


Nightwing 18

Cover Date: March 1997
Subtitle: The Hunting Moon
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Scott McDaniel, Karl Story
Storyline: Nightwing woke up hours later and updated Mrs. Langstrom on the situation with her husband. After meeting the man who used to be the superhero Tarantula, Tad got delusions of grandeur. Man-Bat was going to be exploited by a direct-to-video crew. Nightwing was able to free him, but he could not return him to his wife.


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