Saturday, May 27, 2006

Project: Save Nightwing

Here's the general idea I came up with:

Due to a lack of quality in the current DC series, Nightwing, I am proposing an alternate storyline starting from "1 year later". This will be written as if it would actually be published - i.e. it will fall within the continuity of the current DC universe.

I have a good idea of what I want to do with this as far as the plot goes, but I need to figure out what city Nightwing should be based out of. I'm not sure how well NYC works... it doesn't really suit Nightwing. So I'm asking for suggestions. I'd prefer to keep him on the East Coast though as I am more familiar with that area.

I'd also like everyone's thoughts about what could be done to revive the Nightwing series. Because I am trying to do this as if it were an actual project proposal we have to assume that Devin Grayson's work is cannon (well, to an extent anyway). Try and imagine what you'd like to see Nightwing doing "1 year later" and go from there :)

I appreciate any help I can get.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

11 Comments:

Anonymous Jim said...

YEAH - Great idea.

I'd put him in Opal City the home of Starman. With no Starman roaming the city Opal could use a protector or two.

Saturday, May 27, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

Isn't Ralph in Opal City?

Sunday, May 28, 2006  
Anonymous Jim said...

He maybe, but he is wondering all over right now in 52.

Sunday, May 28, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Well Cshiana, that all depends on what you mean by fitting in current DC continutiy. I would make some dramatic changes. To me, Nightwing will always be a sidekick as long as Bruce is around. So I'd make Selina's baby Bruce's. He is so overcome with joy, something he's surpressed since age 8, at the thought of having his own family that he gives up the cape and cowl, marries Selina and asks Dick if he would please take over for him as Batman. Dick as the Bat, Babs as his girl, Tim as Robin. What more could you ask for? And who says that if Dick is Batman in the comics Bruce can't still be Batman in the films?
If you don't want to go that way, I'll tell you what I always thought: Metropolis is supposed to be NYC and Gotham is supposed to be a scummier version of that city, otherwise known as Newark, NJ. With the push for diversity in comics, it's always surprised me how white the citizens of Gotham are. They should mix it up to more accurately reflect society. We need more minority players without going so far as to demonize white males. So bring in some strong females, some hispanic baddies and some african-american cast members. Just don't do it to be PC. Make the characters matter. That's my 2 cents anyway.

Sunday, May 28, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

See, I'm not going to make Nightwing Batman because Dick can't take over Bruce's job until he gets fixed - as Devin Grayson left him he wouldn't make a good Batman. So I thought I'd try something to make him into a real hero again using some of Joseph Campbell's ideas from The Hero With 1000 Faces. The diversity angle isn't really and issue as I've never had the issue of only making white male characters - and I don't want to demonize anyone except maybe the main bad guy :) Actually my main character in Legacy look more Arabic than anything else. But I don't really do it to deal with "race issues" so much as the fact that I grew up with friends from all walks of life so I tend to populate my stories based on what I know.

Maybe I need to make my own city.

Sunday, May 28, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Fresh off the SilverBulletComicBooks.com rumor vine: Expect a new creative team and direction on Nightwing to be announced in the next few weeks.

Monday, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

REJOICE!!!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I don't know if you should be rejoicing just yet in this PC climate we're in. After all, Dick is a white male. This could be the time that they make him gay. You think that's the way Joe Q is gonna undo Peter's marriage to MJ? He's already said NO! to divorce, seperation, widowing Pete or going back in time to a period before the wedding. So what's left? Pete wakes up one day and realizes that he finds Jonah's mustache to be very, very sexy? Spidey comes out of the closet, the marriage is over and Pete and MJ remain friends. Pete is single once more, just how Joe Q wants him. Problem solved.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

One wonders why you still buy comics Jeff - you have to show a little optimism! Sure, Nightwing may suck yet again, but they said no to making him gay before so I don't see why they'd change their mind so fast. I'm hoping they're bringing on a new team because they realize how much the book sucks now and want to bring back the real Nightwing. Even if they fail again I always have the Project ;)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Ha! Yeah, I'm pretty pesimistic while Didio and Joe Q are in charge. It's a love/hate thing. As an adult, there are a lot of comics out right now that I just adore. But it kills me that comics aren't for kids anymore, especially a character like Nightwing. When do you think he was at his best? For me, I'd love to see a little of the Nightwing from the Perez/Wolfman New Teen Titans. Or some of the early Dixon/McDaniel run. Good Stuff!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

Yeah, Nightwing was my favorite back inthe days of the Judas contract - although I think Chuck Dixon did a good job with him too.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006  

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