Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang To Be On ‘Nightwing’

Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang will be the new Nightwing creative team starting in December.

Humphries (Green Lanterns) will write and Chang (Batman Beyond) will provide the art. The new team is planning on introducing some exciting, new elements and villains into the title. Humphries is mining Dick Grayson’s personal history for his initial storyline, titled ‘Nightwing: The Untouchable’. Humphries on what to expect:

“The new villain is a devious new creation by me and Bernard – a murderous cold case from Nightwing’s past. But to fully unravel the scope of this guy, and to dig deep into Nightwing as a character, we’re going to experience some of his early days as Robin, and also his time as Hudson University student, Dick Grayson. It’s all tied together – his history is part of what makes him so exciting.”

‘Nightwing’ The Marvel Way!

What is more interesting is Humphries will utilize the Marvel-style of comic book writing, a style where the writer will provide a very basic plot and allow the artist to pace the story. The writer then completes the dialogue afterwards. Stan Lee invented the Marvel method in the 1960’s, but since then writers give more traditional scripts. Fortunately for Humphries, he and Chang both live in Los Angeles, allowing for a more back-and-forth creative process.

“Working with Bernard is a blast. He is a razor sharp artist and a killer collaborator. we’re just a subway ride from talking, chatting, throwing ideas and inspiration back and forth. For the process nerds out there, I’m writing ‘plot first,’ giving Bernard greater influence over the page. I mean – his work on Batman Beyond is just stellar. From the moment he signed on, I knew this was gonna be a great partnership.”

Humphries and Chang will debut in Nightwing in December. Here is the official solicitation below:

NIGHTWING #35
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
“THE UNTOUCHABLE: HUNTERS!” Nightwing finally feels like he’s got his life in Blüdhaven under control. But the one thing he wasn’t expecting was for a case from his past in Gotham City to rear its head here—a murderer he never set eyes on, but whose unmistakable signature has arrived in his new city! How many people will die before he’s stopped this time? Or worse than that…what if Dick can’t stop him? Incoming creative team Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang kick off a story that will take Nightwing back to his days as Robin and force him to question his future as well!
On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.