Sad news came out this week that writer Kyle Higgins is leaving the Nightwing series . Higgins announced it Thursday on his personal Facebook page. Here is a little of what he had to say on the matter.
It’s a weird feeling to leave the book after almost three years, and even though I would love nothing more than to write Dick Grayson for another fifty or sixty issues, it’s time to move on. (In that spirit, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 and C.O.W.L…two of the books I am currently working on, which are also– both in their own way– helping to curb the Grayson withdrawal 🙂
I’ve talked many times about my love for Nightwing. He was the hero I grew up with, the book that got me collecting, and the inspiration for my first film. For all those reasons, I had a lot of reservations about launching his New 52 series. What if I wasn’t good enough? What if DC wouldn’t let me tell the stories I wanted? What if people hated it? What if I hated it?
As much pressure as I felt about doing DG justice, the truth is there’s very little I ever could have done to break him. He’s an amazing character who’s been around for almost seventy five years and will still be around long after I’m gone. Instead of thinking about what I’ve been able to do for DG, I’ve found it much better to think about what DG has been able to do for me. In that regard, I’ll only ever be able to look at my time on Nightwing and smile. Why?
Because Dick Grayson made me a better writer.
I have enjoyed all of Kyle’s Higgins work that he has done to bring Nightwing alive. Like Higgins said the new writer for Nightwing will be announced next week so I’m curious who DC is going to get to replace him. Higgins last issue will be Nightwing #29 will be coming out March 29. To see the rest of what Higgins had to say check out his Facebook page link below.
Source- Kyle Higgins Facebook