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Kyle Higgins to leave NIGHTWING

Nightwing is facing some dark times but it won't be with the writer that brought him into the New 52.

The DC solicits for April come out next week but Kyle Higgins has made an announcement on his Facebook page.

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So here’s something I’ve put offwriting for a while. On Tuesday, DC solicits for April 2014 hit. They’ll introduce a new creative team on NIGHTWING which, sadly, I won’t be a part of.

It’s a weird feeling to leave the book after almost threeyears, and even though I would love nothing more than to write Dick Grayson foranother fifty or sixty issues, it’s time to move on. (In that spirit, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 and C.O.W.L…two of the books I am currently working on, which are also-- both in their ownway-- helping to curb the Grayson withdrawal :-)

I’ve talked many times about my love for Nightwing. He was the hero I grew up with, the book that got me collecting, and the inspiration for my first film. For all those reasons, I had a lot of reservations about launching his New 52 series. What if I wasn’t good enough? What if DC wouldn’tlet me tell the stories I wanted? What if people hated it? What if I hated it?

As much pressure as I felt about doing DG justice, the truth is there’s very little I ever could have done to break him. He’s an amazing character who’s been around for almost seventy-five years and will still be around long after I’m gone. Instead of thinking about what I’ve beenable to do for DG, I’ve found it much better to think about what DG has beenable to do for me. In that regard, I’ll only ever be able to look atmy time on Nightwing and smile. Why?

Because Dick Grayson made me a better writer.

While we have no idea what the future holds for Dick Grayson after the events from FOREVER EVIL #1, it won't include Kyle. Just to make it clear again, Kyle has mentioned there will be a new creative team announced in the solicits.