Exclusive preview: Writer Tim Seeley teases what to expect in Nightwing #17

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:15 AM EDT (Updated)

Someone wants Nightwing dead, but they want to make him hurt before it happens. Instead of just trying to bump him off, a new villain is going to great lengths to show how well they know Dick Grayson's past. And in Nightwing #17, hitting stands this Wednesday, Dick is hitting the road -- and jumping the pond from Bludhaven to France -- with Damian Wayne in tow.

According to the official word, Nightwing’s quest pits him against his own great, great grandfather: the Talon known as William Cobb! But wait, there's more! Writer Tim Seeley joined me to answer a couple of quick questions about the issue -- and to tease the character Deathwing.

Check that out, as well as a Syfy Wire exclusive preview below of Nightwing #17, published by DC Comics and written by Seeley with art and cover by Javier Fernandez and variant cover by Oclair Albert and Ivan Reis. The issue will be available on March 15.

Set up the action in this issue, and why it's one to pick up?

Tim Seeley: As we found out last issue, Nightwing's girlfriend Shawn has been kidnapped, and whomever did it knew him well enough to lead him to a site associated with his favorite book series, Robin Hood. This issue introduces a couple of important and pretty crazy elements to this series, as we get to know who (and what) Deathwing, Dick's evil clone, is.

What is your favorite panel/page/line in this issue?

Seeley: Page 13. Everyone will know why when they read it.

Tease how this might set up the next issue.

Seeley: This issue directly leads us to a big-time Dick-as-Batman villain next issue!