Nightwing sees major changes in 2013
Source: DC Blog
In an interview with DC’s The Source, “Nightwing” writer Kyle Higgins discusses how “Death Of The Family” will affect Dick Grayson.
Next week sees the release of Nightwing #15, the first issue of this series to be an official tie-in to Bat-crossover event. Issue #15 will see Dick Grayson facing The Joker, however look for the impact of “Death of the Family” to change the course of Nightwing forever in issue #16.
“I guess the only thing I can say is, it's kind of my ‘opus,’” writer Kyle Higgins described Nightwing #16. “Everything that spins out of this issue is my big, huge, epic Nightwing story that I've been planning for a long time. But it all begins in Nightwing #16.”
“The Joker is going for the jugular with all the Bat allies -- so, all of their greatest fears, all of their perceived weaknesses, these are the aspects of the characters that the Joker is targeting,” Higgins continued. “Nightwing, someone who is arguably the most outgoing, social character in the DC Universe, there are a lot of ways to get to him, whether it be through friends in Haly's circus, whether it be through potential love interests. If the Joker does know Nightwing as well as he claims to know him, that's pretty terrifying. Based on that reveal at the end of Batman #14 of the Joker knowing everything Nightwing should be quite concerned!”
Haly’s Circus will play a pivotal role in this event. Being an important part of Dick’s past and present, it ties directly to the events of issue #16. The events of that issue will also see the beginnings of an arch-villain for Nightwing, and a new direction in general for this title.
Nightwing #15 on sale December 19
• A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in!
• The Joker strikes Haly’s Circus — and Nightwing can’t stop a devastating murder.
Nightwing #16 on sale January 23, 2013
• After the shocking events of last issue, it didn’t seem like things could get much worse for Nightwing, but when The Joker’s involved that’s never a safe bet!
• Dick’s past is about to burn down around him – literally!
Below check out the covers for issue #s 15 and 16, and interior art from issue #16.
Additional interviews with Kyle Higgins on “Death of the Family” can be found at MTV GEEK,IGN, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES, NEWSARAMA, and COMIC VINE.
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Cover to Nightwing #15
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