Hey, remember Nightwing #30, the final issue of Nightwing that was supposed to come out last week and set up whatever was going to come Dick Grayson's way? Yeah, well that got pushed back to May 28th, in a very well publicized wave of delays, all of course due to Forever Evil being pushed back to the 21st of May. At the time, I had theorized that given the size of the delay, that it seemed like a complete re-do amount of time, maybe something had been scrapped and plans were changed... Little did I know that Nightwing would be the series to get a complete re-do.
Gone is the completely written and illustrated James Tynion and Megan Hetrick Nightwing #30, and in comes Tim Seeley, Tom King, Mikel Janin and others new Nightwing #30, aka the creative team of Grayson. The move makes sense, have the new creative team make the transition, but stop me if you've heard this one before: DC makes plans for Dick Grayson then completely scraps them to do something else... I bet Kyle Higgins doesn't find that joke very funny, and probably neither does James Tynion at this point.
I'm not going to lie, the change doesn't surprise me, cynically because of how often plans change for Dick Grayson, but as I'm one to pay attention to such things, read James Tynion's post about Nightwing when it was announced. Talking about reasons he's on the book, answers coming in May's solicits... all that definitely makes it seem like at one point he was to be the next writer on Nightwing, or whatever the fuck it was going to end up being. Then, yesterday happened, and Tim Seeley's name was there... Now, I'm a big Tim Seeley fan, but that honestly took me by surprise.
Also, Calvin Rose has brown hair, so I'll just nip that one in the butt right now.