While it's great that the fan favorite is the star of his own story, some will be surprised at his role. Dick Grayson has taken control of an alternate future, where he has outlawed all use of superpowers. Those who exhibit powers have either been eliminated or exiled, and writer Kyle Higgins knows that it will throw some fans for a loop. “My all-time favorite DC books throw characters we know and love into future worlds that are equal parts familiar and terrifying, laced with moral issues that aren’t black and white or easily solved,” says Higgins. “Ultimately, these stories say something about our world. And that’s what we are aiming to do with this Nightwing series, through the lens of a future generation of heroes.”
Higgins will be joined by artist Trevor McCarthy, who is excited about building this new dystopian world. “As an artist, there's nothing better than world building. Diving in and figuring out a visual identity for a book, a character, a city...this is why I love making comics. Add to that the fact that it's NIGHTWING—the first book I ever drew as a pro—and a chance to work with Kyle again, and I was beyond thrilled for the opportunity.”
You can view the first two covers for the anticipated Elseworlds tale in the gallery, and the official description of the series can be found below.
Dick Grayson leads a terrifying new regime against superheroes in NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER, a brand-new miniseries coming from DC this August. From The New York
The riveting new miniseries will run monthly for six issues. NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #1 hits shelves August 23.