Today’s DC Digital First comic book is Batman Gotham Nights #8 with two stories featuring Nightwing and the Signal respectively. ‘Puppets’ is written by Steve Orlando with art by Robin alumni, Tom Lyle and the second strip, ‘Lifelines’ is written by Andrea Shea with art by Neil Edwards.
Story 1 – As a child, Dick Grayson saw his world come crashing down when his parents were killed by mobster Tony Zucco. Now Zucco’s son has been kidnapped by the Ventriloquist, and Nightwing is his only chance to make it home alive. Dick must make a choice: How far is he willing to go to save the son of the man he hates most? Story 2 – A kid from the Narrows, Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the SIGNAL, trained under Batman to become Gotham’s daytime protector. But his responsibilities as a superhero have vastly outweighed his responsibilities at home, and Duke becomes painfully aware of this fact when he realizes the member of the Xiqu gang who just stabbed him is none other than his childhood friend Danny Wong!