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Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for 'Nightwing' March 2021
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Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for ‘Nightwing’ March 2021

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo will take over Nightwing and Batgirl will be by his side.

Press Release

Get ready for an exciting March as we now know the creative team behind Nightwing post-Future State and it is going to be a thrill ride of emotions as these two have done some major story beats when they worked on Injustice and Suicide Squad. DC Comics has revealed Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo are taking over starting with Nightwing #78 and we couldn’t be more excited.

So what’s it about?

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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.

New adventures of Dick Grayson are great and what is even more interesting in the press release sent to AIPT is the how they refer to Batgirl as opposed to Barbara Gordon. Could this be a different Batgirl or could it be Babs? What will their relationship status be after Dark Nights Death Metal The Last Stories of the DC Universe and what will Future State add to it as well?

We also noticed Bruno Redondo has added a detail to Nightwing’s escrima sticks as they now work as a grappling hook, but what a great call back to Dick Grayson’s circus days as it also features a swing bar look to its design. What does feel amazingly refreshing from the announcement is the positivity that both Tom and Bruno feel about Dick Grayson. There is an overwhelming sense of friendship between the creators and they are creators you can count on. Plus they are adding a brand new dog to the cast which is exciting, so the big question is what will its name be?

It’s clear already this will be a much-celebrated era for Nightwing and company so make sure to tell your Local Comic Shop to add to your pull list and tell your friends to get in on the action as well!

Check out the first look of Nightwing #78 below.

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for 'Nightwing' March 2021 Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for 'Nightwing' March 2021 Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for 'Nightwing' March 2021 Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for 'Nightwing' March 2021

For more on Nightwing, read the press release below.

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),” said Taylor, “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,” continued Taylor. “Exploring how Dick reacts when faced with impossible odds, and with a life-changing opportunity which comes his way in our very first issue.”

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,” said Redondo. “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.”

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!

This is the perfect time for a Nightwing story,” concluded Taylor. “It’s the right time for a charming, entertaining, positive force for good standing with the underrepresented, and pushing back against corruption and greed.”


Nightwing
 #78, written by Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) with art and cover by Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad), color by Adriano Lucas, lettering by Wes Abbott, edited by Jessica Chrn, featuring a variant cover by Skan, 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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