So Dick Grayson is going through a costume change… again. This time, he’s packing heat.
No, I’m not joking.
After the Forever Evil mini-series, which concludes next week, the world believes Dick Grayson is dead. In the new Grayson series, Dick goes undercover as a spy for the international organization Spyral, seen last in Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc. In Grayson, readers will also meet a new version of Helena Bertinelli, who was the superheroine Huntress in the pre-New 52 universe. Nightwing scribe Tom King said he and teammate Tim Seeley have “put a pretty different spin on her” as she becomes Dick’s partner in Spyral, training him as a spy.
Readers will get a sneek peek at what Grayson will look like, when the final Nightwing issue hits stands on May 28… which the writers say is “something to talk about, so people should pay attention.”
This issue basically sets up the stakes of the series. It’s why Nightwing decides to remain dead. It’s a request that Batman makes of him, and he has to decide whether to accept the request or not. It’s Batman asking Nightwing to make one of the biggest sacrifices of his career, if not the biggest, and him wrestling with that issue.
What do you readers think? Are you going to read Nightwing’s final issue, and jump into Grayson? Or are you taking a pass on this one?
Sound off in the comments section below!