What if it's not Dr. Manhattan, but really Geoff Johns keeping all the good continuity to himself?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
NOTE: Forever Evil #6 Spoilers, yo.
So today's the day, the final fate of Nightwing in the pages of Forever Evil #6! Will he live? Will he die? Will he be Earth 3's new hero as a Talon based on some rumor that was found on Tumblr after someone said something on 4Chan or something Outlaw Justice I don't know? THE ANSWERS, AND MORE (well, not more) JUST AFTER THE BREAK!
OH FUCK, HE'S DEAD!
Okay, well, let's back up here. What actually happened...
So, shit man... that's not good. Batman tries to disconnect it, all while frantically apologizing to Dick for pushing him (along with everyone) away, which Dick forgives Bruce for, but tells him that they need to get out of there, but that's the problem, everyone seems locked in, by impenetrable walls. Despite the machine basically repairing connections after they're broken, Bruce frantically keeps trying to disarm the bomb... That is, until Lex Luthor blasts Bruce in the back.
So there you go... Dick Grayson is dead... until next issue, where he'll probably be brought back some how... I mean, how many times has Keith Richards' heart stopped now?
The play here is pretty obvious, Dick isn't going to stay dead... or maybe he is, and fucking see you later, Dick... But probably not. What Luthor says pretty much gives it away that he plans on restarting Dick's heart, after they get him out of the bomb, which is a solution that given the people in the room, only he would think of. Then you got the USA Today article where this issue was previewed, where Geoff Johns said they were going to be sending Dick Grayson on a new, different direction... and unless Geoff Johns is a sick son of a bitch with a really dark sense of humor, I'm going to be that new direction simply isn't the adventures of Dick Grayson's corpse.
There's been theories going around since last night that they'll use the Talon stuff to resurrect Dick, but the Court of Owls tooth isn't in him, thus the substance isn't being pumped through his body, and there was no way Luthor could have ever known about that... and when was the last time Geoff Johns played second fiddle to someone else's plot point? The answer is simple... they're surrounded by a bunch of equipment, and Luthor's suit probably has some electric charger or something in it... just restart Dick's heart once he's out of the trap... Done.
Oh yeah... Outsider gets killed, Johnny Quick gets killed, and the guy under the hood was Alexander Luthor, who is also the Shazam of Earth-3, but goes by Mazahs... he doesn't seem particularly nice, though.