Nightwing will face off against a villain for the digital age this May, as Benjamin Percy takes over writing duties on the title.  Beginning in issue #44, coming this May, the superstar writer will take Nightwing in a new direction in “The Bleeding Edge.”

Percy, who has received great acclaim with his runs on Green Arrow and Teen Titans,  promises that his arc “will lay the groundwork for a centrally important threat to the DCU.”  The arc will see a new technological marvel hit the streets of Blüdhaven, allowing citizens to fully immerse themselves in a complete digital world.  Naturally, things are not what the seem, as Nightwing’s investigation uncovers some sinister undertones and motivations.

Speaking with DC Comics, Percy says:

The best way to approach NIGHTWING is as a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled mystery and adventure.  I’m going to crank up the volume on that world, dose it full of steroids and poison, and dream up a digital nightmare that will ultimately impact the entire DCU.

Percy will be joined by Christopher Mooneyham, who will provide pencils for the arc, and Declan Shalvey and Yasmine Putri who will contribute covers.  Head over to the DC blog for more, including Percy’s thoughts on Nightwing being the perfect beacon of hope and optimism that Rebirth has aimed for.

Nightwing #44 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on May 2nd.