The present run of Nightwing from author Tom Taylor and artists Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas has been a breath of contemporary air for followers of the character. Now issues are about to get even higher as DC Comics has revealed the covers for January 2022’s Nightwing #88, that includes a brand new design for the Nightwing swimsuit by Redondo. Dick’s new look blends parts from earlier Nightwing swimsuit designs for a glance that’s extra a tweak than a ground-up reinvention.
Right here’s how DC describes Nightwing #88:
On this concern, after the distressing occasions of rescuing Haley from getting dognapped by unhealthy guys (within the one-continuous-image Nightwing #87 coming to comedian outlets on December 21), Nightwing discovers there are far more hits on Dick Grayson than he realized, due to going public about his fortune, and he must discover a intelligent technique to be Dick Grayson and Nightwing on the similar time.
In the meantime, Heartless tries to purchase energy away from Blockbuster with a purpose to take management of Blüdhaven, and each of those massive bads have Nightwing of their crosshairs.
Artist Brian Stelfreeze created the design for what has remained the premise for the Nightwing costume again in 1995. Redondo has eliminated the blue wrist and calf cuffs, restoring the finger stripes and blue foot highlights of Stelfreeze’s unique design, which Dick wore for 13 years till taking on as Batman in 2008, whereas retaining the ‘bird-head’ chest emblem that was initially a part of Nightwing’s The New Batman Adventures design, and tweaking the collar and masks of the swimsuit, amongst different smaller alterations. Previous to Stelfreeze’s design Nightwing’s unique look was designed in 1983 by George Perez, and his re-evaluation got here in 1992 courtesy of Tom Grummett.
Earlier immediately on Twitter Redondo teased the new suit reveal with the duvet picture above, accompanied by textual content studying “THOSE THINGS ARE BACK.”
Nightwing will not be the primary member of the Bat-family that Bruno Redondo has had an opportunity to design a brand new swimsuit for. Earlier this 12 months DC revealed a brand new search for Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl additionally designed by Redondo, and which is ready to make its debut in the course of the Concern State Bat-title crossover occasion.
Together with the 2 covers by Redondo, DC additionally shared variant cowl art work for Nightwing #88 by Jamal Campbell, which options each Dick and Babs, although the previous remains to be carrying the swimsuit he’s work since 2016’s DC Rebirth.
Search for the arrival of Nightwing’s new costume in Nightwing #88, out in January 2022.