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DC Relaunch: Former Sidekicks Hold Their Own

Jordamus Prime 06/07/2011 Reviews
After all of the major announcements today about the new Batman series premiering in September, people began to wonder what other members of the Gotham Knights and Batman, Incorporated might see their own books. Luckily DC Comics wasn’t too far behind with the announcement of several more series involving members of the Bat-family.
When DC Comics relaunches in September, fans can expect to see a whole slew of new #1’s on the shelves, including Batwing, The Red Hood & The Outlaws, and an all new Nightwing series starring the comic industry’s first sidekick and former Dark Knight, Dick Grayson! Below are excerpts from the press releases posted on the DC Blog
Batwing #1: The Batman of Africa deals justice in his own series
This September, join with us in this historic moment when the first black character to wear the Batman mantle will be the first to star in his own ongoing series. BATWING will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.
The Red Hood and The Outlaws #1: Jason Todd Will Lead Them
Batman’s former sidekick had put his past as The Red Hood behind him, when the reclusive Jason Todd finds himself unwillingly elected as the leader of an all-new team of outlaw vigilantes.
As The Red Hood once again, Jason Todd will lead this new team of antiheroes, including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war. RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS will be written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by rising superstar artist Kenneth Rocafort.
Nightwing #1: Dick Grayson is back as Nightwing!
After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham – bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil. NIGHTWING will be written by Kyle Higgins with art duties handled by fan-favorite Eddy Barrows.
So what do you think of Dick Grayson re-donning the Nightwing Suit? Or how about Jason Todd leading his own team in his own book? And where is Tim Drake? Let us know in the comments section below! Don’t forget to stay tuned to Comic Booked for all the latest news on the DC Relaunch!

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Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers to hit the shelves.

  1. Myles Griffin 06/07/2011 at 11:51 am

    If DC 86's Tim, I'm not likely to read anything involving this relaunch, at least not in single issues. Possibly just flip through a trade at Barnes and Noble. Tim Drake's one of my favorite fictional characters, and a relatively popular DC character to boot. Nixing him nixes my loyalty to DC.

  2. The Crimson Blur 06/08/2011 at 9:44 am


  3. Andy Kirby 06/09/2011 at 7:06 pm

    That Red Hood cover art is FANTASTIC!!!! Who is that?

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