Dear Kyle Higgins

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#1 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

A Thread where we post (a) our complaints/ problems with the character's current development, (b) our solutions to the problem and/or (c) praise for the current run...all as if addressed to Higgins himself. Include story arcs, story skeletons...or even just ideas that you would like to see. I sorta doubt he will ever see them but, with a site as popular as comicvine and with a thread name like this (someone could even refer him to it on his twitter account) you never know!

Rules: Keep comments respectful...remember, I'm sure he's doing his best on this book. Support your ideas with thoughtful reasoning. Keep in mind what he has to work with (i.e. New 52 DG characterization, other character's behavior in current continuity, etc).

P.S. I know he doesn't single handedly have the power to change the whole direction of DG...but maybe he will get an idea of what we like, what we don't and what he is doing well from this. Some of those ideas or themes might show up someday. Plus, I just want to see the cool Nightwing ideas folks have

P.P.S. Is there a thread like this somewhere already? 0_0 Hope not

#2 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001: What don't you like so far?

#3 Posted by richardjohngrayson (440 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Kyle:

Don't kill Dick Grayson! Besides that you kick ass.

#4 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@richardjohngrayson said:

Dear Kyle:

Don't kill Dick Grayson! Besides that you kick ass.

Pretty much just about sums it up for me! Just don't kill Dick, Higgins other than that keep up the good work!

#5 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlasticBag: Little stuff but some of it is just the fanboy in me. Dick's brother relationship with Tim, for instance. I'd really like to see that strong in the New 52 like it was before. But I'm not saying the book is bad. lol

#6 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001: Yea I feel ya. :P The fanboy in me misses his blue outfit. D: Not that I don't like the red one just prefer blue overall since it is my favorite color.

#7 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Dick take on (And by that I mean as have them as the main villain of a storyline, and not just encountering them once) some of Gotham's worst and really make it clear he's 1)here to stay and 2)just as capable of taking them down as his mentor. I'd also like to see Dick build up his own gallery of rogues in Gotham. Of course I expect both of these to naturally happen with time, but we don't need villains like Saiko popping up and then being killed off right away.

#8 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I'd like to see Dick take on (And by that I mean as have them as the main villain of a storyline, and not just encountering them once) some of Gotham's worst and really make it clear he's 1)here to stay and 2)just as capable of taking them down as his mentor. I'd also like to see Dick build up his own gallery of rogues in Gotham. Of course I expect both of these to naturally happen with time, but we don't need villains like Saiko popping up and then being killed off right away.

Or being magically resurrected later. The ideas elsewhere about James Jr being his archnemesis are very intriguing

#9 Posted by LuigiBat (225 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as Higgins doesn't kill Dick I'll be happy. Thus far he's done a good job, which is somewhat surprising given that the vast majority of issues so far have basically been tie-ins to Snyder's Batman.

Agree with the comments about a gallery of rogues, Dick needs to have one that is just as good as Bruce's and not full of second rate characters, we also need to avoid villains being killed off too soon ala Saiko.

#10 Posted by War07 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a feeling they are gonna kill Dick and resurrect him later and make him into an another Hero!!

#11 Posted by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

dear kyle,

make dick grayson go out of gotham so he could be out of batman's shadow!

#12 Posted by BatWatch (2831 posts) - - Show Bio

@xtremekidx said:

dear kyle,

make dick grayson go out of gotham so he could be out of batman's shadow!

I second this although I am not sure that Higgins is still writing Nightwing. I know he did not write issue thirteen.

I would very much like to see Nightwing spend some time in Las Vegas. (it pains me to give up this idea because somewhere deep in my heart, I hope that I will one day be able to write comics, but here goes) Since in the New 52, Grayson was always expected to give up the role of Robin, it seems logical that there was probably no major conflict when Grayson transitioned to being Nightwing. Without that crucial plot line and considering Dick's younger age, it seems like Grayson needs some way to struggle for his independence. I would suggest that Grayson gets fed up with Bruce constantly treating him like a subordinate in Batman's army rather than as a son, and in consequence, Dick sets out on his own. He ends up in Vegas (probably with Haly's Circus just for a visit). Grayson finds casinos fairly stupid, but he goes there because he was invited. While there, he sees some sort of bad doings and puts a stop to it out of costume, but he tries to remain anonymous. He is spotted by a security camera and identified by some people that know him. He gets offered a job in casino secuirty, and he takes it for fun, as a strategic place in need of a vigilante, and in order to supplement his resources which are somewhat tied up Amusement Mile.

As Vegas security, Nightwing is asked to do some things he finds less than ethical though not strictly legal. He has to decide where he draws his own moral lines. There are illegal activites going on in the casino, and NW suspects his boss, but in the end, the boss is clean (this is revealed much later. You do not want to make the boss evil because that is waaaay too predictable. There are plenty of other crimes going on in Las Vegas, a flashy city without much heroism.

Regarding Batwing, I have a less specific vision, but I would like to see more incorporation of real African problems like hunger, militias, child warfare, and aids, and less supernatural cults and villains making a grab for power. Unless Batwing starts making strides towards being more original and relevant, it will probably be cancelled in the next wave. Also, spend more time developing David as a character rather than a hero.

Finally, please reboot that Dick Grayson was no longer Bruce's ward. Without being raised by Bruce, Dick is no longer the closest Robin to Batman giving him that uniquely unquestioning bond with Bruce. That is part of who DIck is, and I think both Bruce and Dick need that as characters.

#13 Posted by JSH92 (417 posts) - - Show Bio

It's my favorite series of the New 52. Umm, for advice/wishes I would just say the following: do NOT kill off Nightwing, do NOT turn Dick into a homosexual/bisexual, do incorporate some established Batman villains into future story arcs, and finally do NOT let Batman b*tch slap Nightwing like he did in issue #7 again!!! And if he does try to do it again, I want Nightwing to shuck his hand aside and take an escrima stick across the back of his head and be like "I'm not a kid anymore ya jack@ss. Who the hell do you think you're messing with? I'm the goddamn Nightwing!"

#14 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

Higgins is a solid writer. Ever since he took on writing duties for Nightwing I kept telling others to give him a chance. Month in and month out his work has been consistently good. Very good. Don't get me wrong, it's not all moonlight and roses, there are hiccups along the way. By no means is it perfect--granted this is the new 52 and the big boys upstairs don't seem to know what the hell's going on with the Bat timelines or current continuity. But given his situation he's doing the best he can. It's hard for me not to respect that immensely.

Frankly it's just a blessing to have Mr. Higgins(someone who actually cares about Dick Grayson) on the title. I don't mind getting behind his efforts and supporting sales when it's clear the man has truly found his calling. I feel as if he as on the cusp of greatness and learning a ton from working alongside the likes of Snyder especially, Gail Simone, Scott Lobdell, Pete Tomasi. All he needs to do is keep aiming for the fences and wait for that homerun to come, he has what it takes to produce a Grand Slam one day. Give him time. Someone asked my opinion on Dick's role in Death of The Family. Bump all that noise. What I'd REALLY love to know is what's next for Nightwing. I'm keeping my eyes peeled whatever extraordinary project Kyle has in store for us all. The best is yet to come.

#15 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@PsychoKnights said:

@xtremekidx said:

dear kyle,

make dick grayson go out of gotham so he could be out of batman's shadow!

I second this although I am not sure that Higgins is still writing Nightwing. I know he did not write issue thirteen.

I would very much like to see Nightwing spend some time in Las Vegas. (it pains me to give up this idea because somewhere deep in my heart, I hope that I will one day be able to write comics, but here goes) Since in the New 52, Grayson was always expected to give up the role of Robin, it seems logical that there was probably no major conflict when Grayson transitioned to being Nightwing. Without that crucial plot line and considering Dick's younger age, it seems like Grayson needs some way to struggle for his independence. I would suggest that Grayson gets fed up with Bruce constantly treating him like a subordinate in Batman's army rather than as a son, and in consequence, Dick sets out on his own. He ends up in Vegas (probably with Haly's Circus just for a visit). Grayson finds casinos fairly stupid, but he goes there because he was invited. While there, he sees some sort of bad doings and puts a stop to it out of costume, but he tries to remain anonymous. He is spotted by a security camera and identified by some people that know him. He gets offered a job in casino secuirty, and he takes it for fun, as a strategic place in need of a vigilante, and in order to supplement his resources which are somewhat tied up Amusement Mile.

As Vegas security, Nightwing is asked to do some things he finds less than ethical though not strictly legal. He has to decide where he draws his own moral lines. There are illegal activites going on in the casino, and NW suspects his boss, but in the end, the boss is clean (this is revealed much later. You do not want to make the boss evil because that is waaaay too predictable. There are plenty of other crimes going on in Las Vegas, a flashy city without much heroism.

Regarding Batwing, I have a less specific vision, but I would like to see more incorporation of real African problems like hunger, militias, child warfare, and aids, and less supernatural cults and villains making a grab for power. Unless Batwing starts making strides towards being more original and relevant, it will probably be cancelled in the next wave. Also, spend more time developing David as a character rather than a hero.

Finally, please reboot that Dick Grayson was no longer Bruce's ward. Without being raised by Bruce, Dick is no longer the closest Robin to Batman giving him that uniquely unquestioning bond with Bruce. That is part of who DIck is, and I think both Bruce and Dick need that as characters.

+1

Great vision. They are really missing out on a casino angle. Chicago works good too but Vegas is such a sweet setting

#16 Posted by havok85h (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

Higgins is a solid writer. Ever since he took on writing duties for Nightwing I kept telling others to give him a chance. Month in and month out his work has been consistently good. Very good. Don't get me wrong, it's not all moonlight and roses, there are hiccups along the way. By no means is it perfect--granted this is the new 52 and the big boys upstairs don't seem to know what the hell's going on with the Bat timelines or current continuity. But given his situation he's doing the best he can. It's hard for me not to respect that immensely.

Frankly it's just a blessing to have Mr. Higgins(someone who actually cares about Dick Grayson) on the title. I don't mind getting behind his efforts and supporting sales when it's clear the man has truly found his calling. I feel as if he as on the cusp of greatness and learning a ton from working alongside the likes of Snyder especially, Gail Simone, Scott Lobdell, Pete Tomasi. All he needs to do is keep aiming for the fences and wait for that homerun to come, he has what it takes to produce a Grand Slam one day. Give him time. Someone asked my opinion on Dick's role in Death of The Family. Bump all that noise. What I'd REALLY love to know is what's next for Nightwing. I'm keeping my eyes peeled whatever extraordinary project Kyle has in store for us all. The best is yet to come.

Dude, that might be the nicest thing I've ever read on a message board ;P Thanks everyone for the support!

#17 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Mr.Higgins, while I greatly appreciate the gradual extension of the arm stripes, every part of my body is begging for the return of the blue.

#18 Posted by havok85h (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Dear Mr.Higgins, while I greatly appreciate the gradual extension of the arm stripes, every part of my body is begging for the return of the blue.

I know. But it's not going to happen :(

#19 Edited by BatWatch (2831 posts) - - Show Bio

@JSH92 said:

It's my favorite series of the New 52. Umm, for advice/wishes I would just say the following: do NOT kill off Nightwing, do NOT turn Dick into a homosexual/bisexual, do incorporate some established Batman villains into future story arcs, and finally do NOT let Batman b*tch slap Nightwing like he did in issue #7 again!!! And if he does try to do it again, I want Nightwing to shuck his hand aside and take an escrima stick across the back of his head and be like "I'm not a kid anymore ya jack@ss. Who the hell do you think you're messing with? I'm the goddamn Nightwing!"

(laughs) Win!

@SmoothJammin:

Thanks. I like the idea of the hero fitting the city. That is certainly the case with heroes like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man. I think Nightwing would fit wonderfully with Vegas, and it is a city that has never had a DC protector of any stature in as far as I know. Vegas is a city with a shiny surface, but it defintely has a lot of dark corners...much like Grayson. (Grayson's dark corners are not so much in his character, but in his past) Since Nightwing's style seems to fit Vegas, I think it would be a good place for him to have a long coming to age arc.

If he were to be in Chicago, I would picture Grayson being the light to Chicago's dark. It is an idea worth exploring, but I do not think this is the right time for it. Leaving Gotham for Chicago would be about the same as leaving Gotham for Bludhaven. It's just another corrupt, crime-ridden city.

Thanks for liking my idea. Now if some DC excec would just say, "Hey, great idea. Have an ongoing comic!"

#20 Edited by Vitacura (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Please, please, please....don´t let DeFalco get anywhere close to Nigthwing again. Please. Other than that, it would be cool that Dick interacted with other DC characters that aren't part of the Batman's myth, no Jason's Outlaws or Tim's Teen Titans. People totally out of the family, Donna or Wally or Garth would be awesome, I know is very unlikely to happen, but hey dreaming is free.

#21 Posted by havok85h (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vitacura said:

Please, please, please....don´t let DeFalco get anywhere close to Nigthwing again. Please. Other than that, it would be cool that Dick interacted with other DC characters that aren't part of the Batman's myth, no Jason's Outlaws or Tim's Teen Titans. People totally out of the family, Donna or Wally or Garth would be awesome, I know is very unlikely to happen, but hey dreaming is free.

Tom is doing issues 13-14, then I'm back with issue 15. 15-16 is the Joker, 17-18 are the aftermath, and 19 is a big new direction :)

#22 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

Higgins is a solid writer. Ever since he took on writing duties for Nightwing I kept telling others to give him a chance. Month in and month out his work has been consistently good. Very good. Don't get me wrong, it's not all moonlight and roses, there are hiccups along the way. By no means is it perfect--granted this is the new 52 and the big boys upstairs don't seem to know what the hell's going on with the Bat timelines or current continuity. But given his situation he's doing the best he can. It's hard for me not to respect that immensely.

Frankly it's just a blessing to have Mr. Higgins(someone who actually cares about Dick Grayson) on the title. I don't mind getting behind his efforts and supporting sales when it's clear the man has truly found his calling. I feel as if he as on the cusp of greatness and learning a ton from working alongside the likes of Snyder especially, Gail Simone, Scott Lobdell, Pete Tomasi. All he needs to do is keep aiming for the fences and wait for that homerun to come, he has what it takes to produce a Grand Slam one day. Give him time. Someone asked my opinion on Dick's role in Death of The Family. Bump all that noise. What I'd REALLY love to know is what's next for Nightwing. I'm keeping my eyes peeled whatever extraordinary project Kyle has in store for us all. The best is yet to come.

@SmoothJammin said:

Higgins is a solid writer. Ever since he took on writing duties for Nightwing I kept telling others to give him a chance. Month in and month out his work has been consistently good. Very good. Don't get me wrong, it's not all moonlight and roses, there are hiccups along the way. By no means is it perfect--granted this is the new 52 and the big boys upstairs don't seem to know what the hell's going on with the Bat timelines or current continuity. But given his situation he's doing the best he can. It's hard for me not to respect that immensely.

Frankly it's just a blessing to have Mr. Higgins(someone who actually cares about Dick Grayson) on the title. I don't mind getting behind his efforts and supporting sales when it's clear the man has truly found his calling. I feel as if he as on the cusp of greatness and learning a ton from working alongside the likes of Snyder especially, Gail Simone, Scott Lobdell, Pete Tomasi. All he needs to do is keep aiming for the fences and wait for that homerun to come, he has what it takes to produce a Grand Slam one day. Give him time. Someone asked my opinion on Dick's role in Death of The Family. Bump all that noise. What I'd REALLY love to know is what's next for Nightwing. I'm keeping my eyes peeled whatever extraordinary project Kyle has in store for us all. The best is yet to come.

I'm not sure if this is how it came off but I never wanted this to be a Higgins-bashing thread. I love the way he has captured DG's voice and the way he writes Grayon's reactions in different situations. Honestly, a big part of why I buy the comics is because of the progression of Grayson's personal life. Higgin's take on that is awesome. I guess that I just feel as though Dick seetling in Gotham would suit him very well......but pre New 52

SN: I'd love to see him and Simone team up again (miniseries, maybe) where that really highlights the chemistry between Babs and Dick but not necessarily romantic way. They both write their characters so amazingly well. And I'd just like to see what exactly his thoughts are toward Kori in this universe....

#23 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@havok85h said:

@KnightRise said:

Dear Mr.Higgins, while I greatly appreciate the gradual extension of the arm stripes, every part of my body is begging for the return of the blue.

I know. But it's not going to happen :(

I don't mind the red...is there an explanation for why the costume is red, now? Or was there ever a blue version? It'd be awesome to see why he transitioned from blue to red. I've always thought of it as reflecting a chnage in his personality/outlok after being Batman....

#24 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001 said:

@havok85h said:

@KnightRise said:

Dear Mr.Higgins, while I greatly appreciate the gradual extension of the arm stripes, every part of my body is begging for the return of the blue.

I know. But it's not going to happen :(

I don't mind the red...is there an explanation for why the costume is red, now? Or was there ever a blue version? It'd be awesome to see why he transitioned from blue to red. I've always thought of it as reflecting a chnage in his personality/outlok after being Batman....

If memory serves I think I remember Kyle or some other representative from the Bat stable claiming the switch to red denotes change after Dick's Batman service, retreading on blue doesn't augment him the way his new costume does now apparently. When you look into it enough, aesthetically red is the color of blood, its grim and menacing..New 52 is chock full of BAMF so rlly it comes with the territory. If Red Hood and the Outlaws teaches us anything it's that the discowing costume was atleast blue but ofcourse, different writer so it's a toss up.

#25 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm loving Higgins run on Nightwing, I've had very few issues with it. His take is on Grayson is fantastic, though I wouldn't mind seeing him get out of Gotham

#26 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@richardjohngrayson said:

Dear Kyle:

Don't kill Dick Grayson! Besides that you kick ass.

^lol

#27 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

I'm loving Higgins run on Nightwing, I've had very few issues with it. His take is on Grayson is fantastic, though I wouldn't mind seeing him get out of Gotham

The whole first arc was out of Gotham? lol.

#28 Posted by danthegiant (1 posts) - - Show Bio

does anyone else notice the art changes between issues its kinda subtle but sometimes it looks classic sometimes modern and at times digitized

#29 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@danthegiant said:

does anyone else notice the art changes between issues its kinda subtle but sometimes it looks classic sometimes modern and at times digitized

Yeah, it happens.

#30 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@danthegiant said:

does anyone else notice the art changes between issues its kinda subtle but sometimes it looks classic sometimes modern and at times digitized

Different artist duder. Eddy Barrows should be back for next months issue. I reckon you're new to the comic book game?

#31 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

#32 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

That was kind of my dilemma. With his past being erased, him settling down in Gotham like he seems to be seems out of place...like something he would have done before the new 52

#33 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

@havok85h said:

@KnightRise said:

Dear Mr.Higgins, while I greatly appreciate the gradual extension of the arm stripes, every part of my body is begging for the return of the blue.

I know. But it's not going to happen :(

I don't mind the red...is there an explanation for why the costume is red, now? Or was there ever a blue version? It'd be awesome to see why he transitioned from blue to red. I've always thought of it as reflecting a chnage in his personality/outlok after being Batman....

If memory serves I think I remember Kyle or some other representative from the Bat stable claiming the switch to red denotes change after Dick's Batman service, retreading on blue doesn't augment him the way his new costume does now apparently. When you look into it enough, aesthetically red is the color of blood, its grim and menacing..New 52 is chock full of BAMF so rlly it comes with the territory. If Red Hood and the Outlaws teaches us anything it's that the discowing costume was atleast blue but ofcourse, different writer so it's a toss up.

Cool beans. Need to see if i can find that quote

#34 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

That was kind of my dilemma. With his past being erased, him settling down in Gotham like he seems to be seems out of place...like something he would have done before the new 52

Exactly. Pre-Flashpoint that's where he belonged. He was ready to be there. Now...I want him out of the city and having adventures with other heroes. Building himself back up to where he was, while at the same time building up a solid rogue's gallery, and having the occasional arc in Gotham and tangling with Scarecrow or something.

#35 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

That was kind of my dilemma. With his past being erased, him settling down in Gotham like he seems to be seems out of place...like something he would have done before the new 52

Exactly. Pre-Flashpoint that's where he belonged. He was ready to be there. Now...I want him out of the city and having adventures with other heroes. Building himself back up to where he was, while at the same time building up a solid rogue's gallery, and having the occasional arc in Gotham and tangling with Scarecrow or something.

Yup. I agree about the "other heroes" bit. It is interesting seeing this side of him, as well, but I think we all want to see him do what he does best: interact with others (heroes, I mean). I have been really intrigued the past few days with the idea of james jr becoming his "Joker"/arc nemisis. I think that would be awesome and might require him to be in Gotham. Dunno

#36 Edited by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing's earned his stripes in the DCU, he's reached the point where he can do literally whatever he wants. Settling in Gotham sure is nice but it's an excellent point you guys bring up. There are other ventures out there to explore, Metropolis and New York, for instance these are spots that culturally hold a great deal of significance among comic stans. Someone wise once told me it's never ok to settle. Break every glass ceiling. If I'm Nightwing I want to sell my worth to crime in different avenues, meet up with Superman for some Starbucks in the AM and catch Spidey on the rebound in Times Square. Go nuts. Can you imagine how irritating it must get sometimes having to work with a family member(wife,brother) at ur job..?! Let alone one that's always grouchy and overbearing -__-

A little separation is for the best on occasion.

He's this passionate optimistic young man free of whatever commitments it is the avg 21 yr old typically faces. I get the sense NW is even hungrier about ending crime now, than he ever was before and it feels like with him there's so much more to offer than his mentor. Crowning him the 'Prince of Gotham' is wonderful news for the city's future but shoulders a heavy burden on Dick. It's like hastily naming your unborn son idk... "Legend" and having him grow up to be a hideous, spineless mother%$^#%^. You bet all your chips on the little sea monkey to carry his name in stride and he turns out a total dud, not living up to the hype. We don't want the smoke and mirrors from DC--it's not OK for that particular title to imply he's second string to Bats. Richard Grayson is the future-that's what remains to be established. Gotham city also isn't going anywhere, I don't understand what DC's issue is surrounding Dick being sheltered from the rest of the superhero populace, but I do love the interactions him and Batman share... I just can't wait for him to step out! I imagine there's a HUGER plan in motion in regards to all that. Atleast I hope/ :P

#37 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin: I think Higgin's last comment mentioned a new direction for issue 19

#38 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001: I can't complain.. it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan.

#39 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1683 posts) - - Show Bio

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

That was kind of my dilemma. With his past being erased, him settling down in Gotham like he seems to be seems out of place...like something he would have done before the new 52

Exactly. Pre-Flashpoint that's where he belonged. He was ready to be there. Now...I want him out of the city and having adventures with other heroes. Building himself back up to where he was, while at the same time building up a solid rogue's gallery, and having the occasional arc in Gotham and tangling with Scarecrow or something.

Yup. I agree about the "other heroes" bit. It is interesting seeing this side of him, as well, but I think we all want to see him do what he does best: interact with others (heroes, I mean). I have been really intrigued the past few days with the idea of james jr becoming his "Joker"/arc nemisis. I think that would be awesome and might require him to be in Gotham. Dunno

I'm all for it, though i'm all for him just getting his own villains in general. James Jr. was a freak, a guy with a lot of potential for some truly disturbing stories, who could really put Dick through the ringer.

#40 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmoothJammin said:

@vernierhawk001: I can't complain.. it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan.

Yeah....I gave the last comment in relation to your desire to see DG "step out". It might be coming!

#41 Posted by vernierhawk001 (539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

@vernierhawk001 said:

@Nathaniel_Christopher said:

I really can't decide where I want Dick to be right now personally. I want him to be in Gotham, but with the removal of so much of the past I can't imagine him there as he is.

That was kind of my dilemma. With his past being erased, him settling down in Gotham like he seems to be seems out of place...like something he would have done before the new 52

Exactly. Pre-Flashpoint that's where he belonged. He was ready to be there. Now...I want him out of the city and having adventures with other heroes. Building himself back up to where he was, while at the same time building up a solid rogue's gallery, and having the occasional arc in Gotham and tangling with Scarecrow or something.

Yup. I agree about the "other heroes" bit. It is interesting seeing this side of him, as well, but I think we all want to see him do what he does best: interact with others (heroes, I mean). I have been really intrigued the past few days with the idea of james jr becoming his "Joker"/arc nemisis. I think that would be awesome and might require him to be in Gotham. Dunno

I'm all for it, though i'm all for him just getting his own villains in general. James Jr. was a freak, a guy with a lot of potential for some truly disturbing stories, who could really put Dick through the ringer.

Most definitely, he's not only a psycho but presumably pretty smart (Babs is like a genius, right) and would probably have a fairly extensive knowledge of the police procedures from his dad). He could be like Joker/Riddler/Scarecrow all mixed into one

#42 Posted by Vitacura (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Nightwing Zero more expensive than the others tie-in, it doesn't bring anything extra, is just random.

#43 Posted by RitchieB (221 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Higgins,

Put him back in blue, why is he in the same outfit that he wore when he was a "super villain"?

Also put him on a team

that is all

#44 Edited by DEGRAAF (7899 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Higgins,

I appreciate your work on the Nightwing series and think you are the best writer for the character. My few discrepancies are as follows:

1.) I would like to see him switch back to the blue version on his outfit. Also with the slimmer symbol not taking up his whole torso (Powergirl changed back why cant he)

2.) Put more emphasis that while the time line has been cut down most/all of his adventures with Bruce and the Bat family are still canon. Make references to known arcs

3.) Make Dick and Tim close brothers again. They don't have to be as close as they were (and you can blame that on Dick making Damien his sidekick)

4.) Show more tension between Jason Todd and Nightwing. They have never seen eye to eye, why make Dick ok with that now?

5.) Have him make mention of his time with his friends (obviously he cant call them the Teen Titans any more)

6.) Could you show a flashback of him and Superman together during Dick's transition into nightwing

7.) I'm pretty sure i'm alone on this one but i would like to see Dick's uniform be the outsider uniform Batman used after Road Home. He doesnt need to wear the cowl but could implement some of the tech of the head gear into his mask even

8.) Have him start the Outsiders in the New 52 or another team like it. He deserves to be on an A-List team and lead it.

Like i said. I love your run and would just like to see these little changes and references to let us long time readers know not that much has actually change from before NEW 52

Sincerely,

DeGraaf

#45 Posted by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you for the stellar run on Nightwing. I'm terribly sorry to hear about the creative shift in April :(

Nightwing was the one series I stuck with since the new 52 was announced. It was great knowing 'one of us' officially wrote my favorite character. I must have bragged about you and your vision for DG so much to people I knew, haha. It's been a strange couple of years concerning reboots and wonky timelines but I'm glad to have followed you on your journey of somehow making sense of it all. You've interacted with fans, answered all of their questions and in many ways given us things we've longed for in a NW series. Thank you so much for that. April is going to be hard for me. I don't know what the new direction means for NW but I'm certain I'll be keeping up with Batman Beyond 2.0 as well as sinking my teeth into C.O.W.L.(which, if you put as much heart and soul into it as you did on Nightwing, promises to be just as excellent) I wish you luck on all your future endeavors Kyle. I can't wait to see where your insane talent takes you next. Sky's the limit, I've even heard there are footsteps on the moon. ;)

Sincerely,

A longtime fan

#46 Posted by Transformers1024 (2445 posts) - - Show Bio

So I heard that Dick Grayson is getting killed off and that Calvin Rose is going to be the new Nightwing. And James Tynion is going to be writing.

Is this true? Because I'll be pissed off if it is. It's bad enough he wrote a shitty Red Hood and the Outlaws, now he's going to ruin Nightwing. He might as well start ruining Tim while he's at it.

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#47 Edited by SmoothJammin (2334 posts) - - Show Bio

@transformers1024: Teen titans is ending with issue 30 so I'm not sure what will be left of Tim to "ruin" honestly. I don't think I could bear anyone else wearing Dick's costume either. I have a bad feeling if it is indeed Tynion, we can forget about current Nightwing.... Grayson is back to playing Robin in Gotham once more. And forever.

How else is he going to keep his identity a secret.

#48 Edited by JayAaerow (461 posts) - - Show Bio

@smoothjammin said:

@transformers1024: Teen titans is ending with issue 30 so I'm not sure what will be left of Tim to "ruin" honestly. I don't think I could bear anyone else wearing Dick's costume either. I have a bad feeling if it is indeed Tynion, we can forget about current Nightwing.... Grayson is back to playing Robin in Gotham once more. And forever.

How else is heAny writer going to keep his identity a secret.

Dear god, I hope not! No writer of RHATO should step foot onto The recent preview has Jason called the "Prodigal Son" now.

#49 Posted by longbowhunter (7351 posts) - - Show Bio

Last issue of Nightwing I bought was issue #19, where he moves to Chicago. Coincidently I bought it from Mr. Higgins in Chicago. Kyle did a good run on Nightwing, particularly the Court of Owls stuff. I'm looking forward to what happens to Dick post Higgins and who steps into the role.

#50 Edited by AllStarSuperman (22321 posts) - - Show Bio

@havok85h: wait you're really Kyle Higgins? sweet. You did a great job on your nightwing run. Funny to see some of these old comments mention some stuff that really did happen. Any way, the highlight of you run, imo, was Saiko and the Court of Owls tie in. I really loved were you had Dick owning Haly's and turning it into Amusement Mile. It was sad to see that idea end so soon. Any way I wish you luck on whatever you do now. But I truly believe you should write Nightwing again some time.

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