"Love & Death": Blockbuster has set up a group of villains to test his newest mercenary named Shrike. And this new man seems to be worth the money because he defeats Stallion, [[Guillermo Barrera (New Earth)|Brut
Nightwing (Volume 2) #55 is an issue of the series Nightwing (Volume 2) with a cover date of May, 2001.
Appearing in "Love & Death"
Synopsis for "Love & Death"
Blockbuster has set up a group of villains to test his newest mercenary named Shrike. And this new man seems to be worth the money because he defeats Stallion, Brutale and Electrocutioner in quick succession. Lady Vic is a little bit tougher, but in the end Shrike takes her down as well. After this Giz and Mouse are not eager to jump in as well.
Meanwhile in Lockhaven Penitentiary, Torque makes contact with Thaddeus Ryerstad. After listening to Tad's story, Torque explains that they share enemies in both Blockbuster and Nightwing. And he plans to escape the prison soon with the help of one of the guards.
At the same time, a desperate Dick Grayson is running into John Law's appartment where EMTs try to reanimate Bridget Clancy after she was struck by an electrical charge. Thankfully, the EMTs are successful and Dick is delighted that Bridget will live. So he puts on his costume and takes hos good mood to Oracle to spend a romantic evening with her.
After Shrike has bested all opponents Blockbuster put in front of him, the crime boss shows Shrike pictures of his upcoming target Nightwing. Shrike looks forward to receive five million dollars for this job, although he almost would do it for free ...
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