Kyle Higgins Goes From NIGHTWING To The BATMAN: ETERNAL Writing Team
Last week Nightwing scribe Kyle Higgins took to his personal Facebook ahead of the DC April solicitations to reveal that he would be leaving the series with issue #29. Things got even sadder for Dick Grayson fans when it was revealed that Nightwing #30, written by James Tynion IV, would be the last issue of the series. While Higgins may be leaving Nightwing, he isn’t saying goodbye to the world of Batman just yet. It was recently revealed that the writer would be joining up with the Batman: Eternal team.
Newsarma reports that Higgins has joined the writing team for the weekly Batman series in place of John Layman, who left after turning in his fourth issue to spend more time focusing on his creator-owned projects. You may remember DC released a teaser on Thanksgiving that was choked full of spoilers and hints as to what’s coming up in the stories written by James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, Layman (for a few issues), and now Higgins. There is a blonde character sitting down on the left hand side behind Batman that many thought was Dick. We know his identity is out in the open ow, so he’ll have to do something different to hide…that is if he even survives Forever Evil. His series being cancelled and his public beating at the hands of the Crime Syndicate doesn’t make it seem like he’s guaranteed to make it through the other side. With Higgins coming aboard though, there could be a chance he gets to work with Dick Grayson again. If he survives, and if he plays a big part in Eternal, there’s no better guy to handle him than Higgins. We’ll just have to wait and see. What do you think about Higgins staying with the Batman side of the DCU?