By now it has become very evident that the DC Comics World revolves around March 2021. So with in mind, let’s add another log on the March fire with the return of Nightwing. That’s right, Dick Grayson returns with the new creative team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo doing the honors. This was announced today in the following press release:
Nightwing Returns in March 2021 — With Batgirl By His Side!
DC’s Original Sidekick Gets a New Creative Team in Post-Future State Blüdhaven!
The New York Times bestselling Injustice and Suicide Squad team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo take on Nightwing!
Nightwing, with Batgirl by his side, returns to Blüdhaven in March 2021 when Nightwing #78, by new New York Times-bestselling creative team Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, hits comic book shelves! Dick Grayson is back after DC’s Future State event—and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger!
Despite, awkwardly, killing him twice (in Injustice and DCeased), I’m a huge Nightwing fan. And I couldn’t be more excited to take on a hero I’ve always considered a DC A-lister. Our series is about showing that. It’s about putting Dick Grayson back on that pedestal where he belongs.
It’s also about taking everything Bruno and I love about Nightwing and testing him in a completely new way. Exploring how Dick reacts when faced with impossible odds, and with a life-changing opportunity which comes his way in our very first issue.
This is the perfect time for a Nightwing story. It’s the right time for a charming, entertaining, positive force for good standing with the underrepresented, and pushing back against corruption and greed.
Taylor and Redondo’s Vision
In Taylor and Redondo’s Nightwing run, Blüdhaven has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco, which can’t be good for DC’s first sidekick and former Robin—but is it good for Blüdhaven? When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the hero.
I’m not holding anything back from this project. Nightwing means kinetic potential, evolution, and a positive assertiveness more than any other character I’ve worked on. And that’s the kind of hero we all need right now.
Working with Tom on Nightwing is the perfect evolution for us as a team! We have incredible ideas for Dick Grayson’s new adventures.
A New Sidekick?
And appearing in the first issue of Taylor and Redondo’s new Nightwing comic is a potential new sidekick for Dick Grayson—a three-legged puppy that he shields from harm in Blüdhaven’s alleys! Will Nightwing adopt this nameless mutt? And will she warm fan’s hearts as fast as Nightwing kicks her tormentor’s butts? Meet her for the first time on March 16 in Nightwing #78!
Nightwing is written by Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) with art and cover by Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad), color by Adriano Lucas, lettering by Wes Abbott, and edited by Jessica Chen. It features a variant cover by Skan, and takes Nightwing to the next stage of his evolution as a hero! For more information on Nightwing, Batgirl, and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit DC’s website at www.dccomics.com and follow DC on social media at @DCComics and @thedcnation.
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