Forever Evil Finale Delayed
Today, DC announced that the finale of Forever Evil (#7), Nightwing #30 (series finale as well) and Justice League #29 have been delayed from their initial release dates from later this month. Delayed how much you may ask? Two months. Two whole months. Tell you what. This better be a damn good issue.
Forever Evil started in September and has slowly been coming out roughly once a month. It hasn’t been the most exciting event, but the last couple issues were pretty good and I’ve been looking forward to the finale and how things change in it. Now they’re just drawing out the agony. But here’s the thing: I can tell you what happens in the end.
Technically, he’s already dead. Having died at the end of issue six after Lex killed him to save everyone else. Now, Lex might be able to save him, but probably not. Ever since issue one it’s felt like a waiting game until Dick’s death. There’s one more issue of Nightwing’s series (not written by Kyle Higgins, who has written the book since issue one). Unless they have some super mega change in store planned for Dick, he’s probably dead, with Bruce and Lex unable to save him and the last issue is the memorial issue.
I mean, I would love to be wrong. I would love for Dick Grayson to show up somewhere else, but for now I don’t see anything referencing Dick at all in the solicits or any other preview or news. This could be well kept spoilers, but how good is DC at keeping things under wraps? Pretty poor if you ask me. No my friends, I believe it’s best to brace yourselves for the inevitable. Dick Grayson is going to die.
Personally this really annoys me as a fan. There are currently three characters that I follow in the New 52. Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, and Kate Kane. In two months, I’ll be down to two. Seriously DC (and by DC I mean Dan DiDio).
A further dive into forums reveal a rumor of a Nightwing and Bluebird (Harper Row) book in June. Nothing concrete, but perhaps a bit of hope. But perhaps not. Either way, this two month delay is going to be killer.
The delay for Justice League is easier to explain. That’s when Lex joins the League after his actions in Forever Evil.
See you in two months.