Nightwing gets a new costume

DC Nightwing artist Bruno Redondo has revealed a new redesigned suit for Dick Grayson’s superhero persona. 

Redondo, the regular artist on the Tom Taylor-written Nightwing title, posted an image on Twitter (opens in new tab) Thursday afternoon, and DC released more images later in the day. 

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The redesign comes as part of the creative duo’s well-received run on the title that began with March 2021’s Nightwing #78 (opens in new tab) after Dick’s memories were fully restored following the prolonged story arc in which he suffered amnesia after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt by KGBeast. 

Taylor and Redondo have so far taken the Dick Grayson/Barbara Gordon romance just about as far as any creators have in the past, have introduced a three-legged dog named into the supporting cast named Haley (AKA Bitewing). And, during their run, Dick has officially become the wealthiest member of the Batman family thanks to being the sole inheritor of the late Alfred Pennyworth’s considerable estate following his murder in Batman #77 (opens in new tab) and Bruce Wayne subsequently losing a considerable amount of his fortune during the ‘Joker War (opens in new tab)‘ crossover. 

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The new suit design debuts full in Nightwing #88 in January and Renaldo is singling out the return of the blue stripe (running all the way down the fingers), which originated with artist Brian Stelfreeze’s 1995 redesign of the Nightwing costume. However, Redondo’s image doesn’t give any indication Stelfreeze’s ponytail is making a comeback. 

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According to DC, Nightwing #88 features Dick realizing he needs to be himself and Nightwing at the same time, which is increasingly difficult after going public about his vast fortune. 

The issue also features Heartless trying to buy power from Blockbuster in order to take control of Blüdhaven, with Nightwing in the crosshairs of both villains. 

And as the variant cover by Jamal Campbell indicates, Nightwing also finds some couple time with Barbara. 

Look for DC’s January 2022 solicitations Friday, October 15 at 12pm ET.

Dick and Batgirl/Oracle/Barbara Gordon are increasingly becoming the hearts of the Batman family

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