DC Comics is Changing Nightwing's Name to 'Ric Grayson' and Uh What
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For over 75 years, Bruce Wayne's ward and trusted sidekick was a literal Dick. Though he later outgrew the Robin moniker and became Nightwing, Dick Grayson has always been in Batman's orbit -- and he's always been called Dick Grayson. That changes with the upcoming Nightwing #51. In a preview posted by ComicsBeat, DC Comics confirms that the man formerly known as Dick Grayson will now go by... Ric Grayson.

DC Comics is Changing Nightwing's Name to 'Ric Grayson' and Uh What
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The change comes as a result of D/Ric/k's case of amnesia, brought on by a non-fatal bullet to the head in Batman #55. Without his memories, Ric no longer feels connected to Nightwing, and proceeds to burn down his old hideout. Though he still seems interested in fighting crime, the guy who woke up post-shooting is no longer interested in wearing blue and black spandex. 

DC Comics is Changing Nightwing's Name to 'Ric Grayson' and Uh What

DC Comics is Changing Nightwing's Name to 'Ric Grayson' and Uh What
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This is all classic comic book stuff. Soft reboots like this are common, usually marking the arrival of a new creative team (Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Travis Moore and Garry Brown start on the series with issue #51). Heck, it was only a couple of years ago that Batman lost his memories and Jim Gordon hopped in a mech suit to take on the Dark Knight mantle.

It's safe to say that we will see Grayson in the black and blue tights again someday. But will he still be called Ric? Tough to say. This comes only weeks after a comic featuring Bruce Wayne's penis hit stands, only to to be censored in reprints. For the time being, at least, DC Comics is pretending Batman's Dicks don't exist.

Carefully crafted publicity stunt or not, Ric Grayson has gotten a rise out of the internet.

DC Comics is Changing Nightwing's Name to 'Ric Grayson' and Uh What

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