One of the biggest questions asked since Forever Evil started has been what is the fate of Dick Grayson? Batman’s former “Chum” was introduced in 1940 as the original Boy Wonder, Robin and in July 1984 he struck out his own and spread his wings as Nightwing. After donning Batman’s cowl (twice) Dick returned to his role as Nightwing until the Crime Syndicate Of America outed him as the vigilante Nightwing in front of the world when they took it over in Forever Evil. Now in the wake of his “death” Dick Grayson is taking on another role, that of a Secret Agent on July 2nd in GRAYSON.
“to take off the mask and step out on his own in a world where he’s not simply being another hero like the hero he grew up with.”
“Obviously, he’s a part of a legacy. He’s been Robin, he’s been Batman, and now he’s out in the cold by himself.”
“He’s doing something that’s going to cause pain to his friends and family, but he believes in the cause. That tension between having to do something good but having the cost of it being pain to his family, it drives him a little crazy.”
“He has to save the world, but he’s dealing with an organization that may go beyond his comfort zone.”
“It’s bliss to serve a higher cause and save people, the hard part of it is it’s tough to go home and lie to your family and pretend to be a different person.”
“He’s always been a character who hasn’t had a villain associated with him. We want to give him his Lex Luthor, his Joker.”
As far as the tone or feel of the book, Seeley describes Grayson as a “world-hopping” action comic, and King wants every issue to feel like a TV episode of Mad Men or Breaking Bad in that it causes a conversation.
“It’s DC’s The Americans. This is something where, at the end of it, you have to go and talk about it.”
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