'Suicide Squad' Team Moving to 'Nightwing' Next Spring

Nightwing Relaunch Promo
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Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo spent 2020 revitalizing 'Squad,' and next March, they'll do the same for Batman's original sidekick.

DC continues its rollout of new comic book series and new creative teams on existing titles with an announcement early Thursday that the Suicide Squad creative team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo will be taking over the Nightwing series starring former Robin, Dick Grayson, starting next Spring.

The two fan-favorite creators, who first collaborated on the digital series Injustice: Gods Among Us, will introduce new threats and a new status quo for the former Batman and New Teen Titans cast member, as Grayson has to deal with a new mayor in his adopted hometown of Blüdhaven — one who is related to the mob boss who murdered his parents.

“Despite, awkwardly, killing him twice (in Injustice and DCeased), 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,” Taylor said in a statement. “It’s also about taking everything Bruno and I love about Nightwing and testing him in a completely new way. Exploring how Dick reacts when faced with impossible odds, and with a life-changing opportunity which comes his way in our very first issue.”

The two creators start their run with Rightwing No. 78, released digitally and in comic book stores March 16, part of DC’s stealth relaunch of its superhero publishing line that month.