Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon are one of DC Comics’ most iconic couples. But things haven’t always been easy for them in the romance department. The fan-favorite pairing of Nightwing and Oracle hasn’t been together for years, and fans aren’t really sure where they stand. And apparently, neither are they according to the latest issue of Nightwing.
**SPOILERS for Nightwing #80 by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, and Adriano Lucas from DC Comics**
Picking up right after the last issue, Bludhaven P.D. questions Dick Grayson as a potential murder suspect after a homeless man was killed in the last issue. Dick had just bought a hotel room for the man and his son, but before they reached it, a homeless man was found with his heart cut out by a killer called the Heartless. Nightwing calls Oracle, who’d been visiting Dick to pass on his inheritance as the executor of the late Alfred Pennyworth’s will, to establish his alibi.
But after she proves Dick was with her all night, the cops ask a very interesting question: what exactly is the nature of their relationship? The question catches the pair off guard, with Dick saying he’s been wanting to ask the same question. Are Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon just friends? Although, this definitely isn’t the situation he’d pictured. Barbara responds that it’s irrelevant, only for the cops to say they’ll decide what’s relevant.
Unfortunately for them, both Babs and Dick have law degrees, poking a hole in their bluff. Later, they search for the murder victim’s son alongside Tim Drake. The younger Robin calls out how Babs slept over at Dick’s place—before awkwardly realizing Barbara was on the line. Clearly, the couple status of Nightwing and Oracle is on everyone’s minds. This development is interesting since Nightwing and Starfire may have reunited in Teen Titans Academy by Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval, and Jordi Tarragona. Are fans really witnessing the return of this infamous love triangle in real-time?
Do you think Nightwing and Oracle are back together? Are you Team Oracle or are you Team Starfire? And how long will it take Dick to realize that his new puppy is the only woman he needs? Let’s discuss this in the comments below!