nightwing #42 main cover

Exclusive first look: Dick Grayson visits Japan in the pages of Nightwing #42

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Mar 29, 2018

Dick Grayson will travel abroad in the upcoming Nightwing #42, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, so make sure your passport is up-to-date and not expired or you'll be detained at the airport. Titled "The Crimson Kabuki," the story finds the grown-up Robin traveling to Japan when Damian Wayne disappears on a mission in Tokyo. To save his former Robin, Grayson must immerse himself in the city's seedy criminal underworld. This culminates in him entering Crimson Kabuki’s tower of crime and surviving a game of death against three of Japan’s most powerful fighters. But can Nightwing defeat an entire building of elite fighters, or will he lose Damian forever?

The cover for this issue was done by Jorge Corona while the main cover was handled by Jorge Jimenez. The variant was drawn by Yasmine Putri. Jimenez's cover shows Nightwing engaging in an epic sword fight with the Crimson Kabuki and Putri's variant depicts Grayson jumping out of a shattered window to save a falling girl. 

Take a look at them below:

nightwing #42 main cover

Credit: DC Comics

nightwing #42 variant cover

Credit: DC Comics

Nightwing #42 hits shelves April 4, but you can get an exclusive first look at two covers and two pages in the galler below.