Warning: contains spoilers for Nightwing #104!A new Nightwing cover is the critically-acclaimed series’ most hilarious art yet. Nightwing’s solo title is set to feature the Titans in coming months, and the cover for Nightwing #104 recreates the team as an iconic meme starring DeShawn Raw’s character Supa Hot Fire.
The Titans will be working with Dick Grayson in the pages of Nightwing before their own team book launches this coming May. The team is set to appear in Nightwing #104 with yet another spectacular cover from main series artist Bruno Redondo. The cover mimics Supa Hot Fire’s popular “Battle Rap Reaction” GIF. Nightwing stands at the center, smirking, while his friends on the Titans cheer and freak out around him. Enjoy the issue’s cover and solicit information below.
Nightwing & the Titans Take on the Rap Battle Meme
- Written by TOM TAYLOR
- Art by TRAVIS MOORE
- Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
- Backup written by C.S. PACAT
- Backup art by EDUARDO PANSICA
- Variant cover by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
- Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
- 1:25 variant cover by VASCO GEORGIEV
- 1:50 foil variant cover by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
- $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
- ON SALE 5/16/23
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- Then, in the backup: Nightwing and Jon Kent find an important clue as to who’s behind the circus murders, and that person may be connected to Dick Grayson…
The ‘Battle Rap Reaction’ meme comes from a series of YouTube videos starring the character Supa Hot Fire, played by DeShawn Raw, poking fun at oversized crowd reactions to rap battles with the help of multiple celebrity guests. A looped meme of one particular reaction has become huge online, and in this awesome art, Nightwing and Titans take on the same triumphant poses. Indeed, they’ve earned that sense of triumph, as Nightwing and the Titans have been handpicked by Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to lead the DCU in the Justice League’s absence. The League is taking a sabbatical of sorts after Dark Crisis. Now, the iconic young team are about to step into their mentors’ shoes in both Nightwing and May’s upcoming Titans ongoing series.
Nightwing & the Titans’ Bond Is Now Core to the DC Universe
This hilarious new cover – one of many featuring the Titans as a core group – is goofy, certainly, but tonally perfect to show off the super-group’s core friendship. Since their reinvention in Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s New Teen Titans, the Titans have always been more of a group of friends than a pure superhero team. It’s that close friendship that sets them apart from the Justice League, and covers like these suggest that their upcoming Titans title will honor that friendship, but this time as the team take charge on holding the world together.
Bruno Redondo’s covers for the current Nightwing run have been some of the most compelling in DC history, and that continues with this hilarious Titans meme cover that puts Nightwing at the center of attention – just where Dick Grayson belongs.
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Check out Nightwing #104, available May from DC Comics!