Warning: The next incorporates spoilers for Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #7, on sale now from DC.
Darkish Disaster author Joshua Williamson informed CBR the occasion primarily put characters equivalent to Nightwing/Dick Grayson and Jon Kent/Superman within the highlight in an effort to give the Teen Titans their time to shine.
In a latest unique interview with CBR, Williamson was requested about what impressed him to make Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths extra of a Teen Titans-centered story as a substitute of specializing in the Justice League. “A variety of instances, these characters do not get to be concerned in these large tales. So from the very starting, I used to be like, ‘Let’s present that standpoint.’ It is about making it completely different. It was attention-grabbing to see a few of the responses, the place individuals had been complaining like, ‘Oh, this is not a disaster like I’ve seen earlier than.’ However on the identical time, they’re like, ‘Properly, we wish one thing completely different.’ And I am like, ‘Properly, which is it?’ That is what I used to be doing right here. I do not need it to really feel like these different Disaster occasions. As a result of if it did, we would at all times be simply repeating ourselves.
“…Simply with the ability to do completely different characters, like the truth that it is an occasion that realistically stars Nightwing, Black Adam, and Jon Kent… It would not star Batman, Superman, or Surprise Lady. It is not about Hal Jordan — despite the fact that he performs a very main function within the story. It is not simply in regards to the heavy hitters. It wasn’t simply the headliners, however that is a part of what the story is about. These characters had been off the desk. For a very long time, lots of these characters sort of received smashed down, so I used to be like, ‘Let’s present them rising up.’ That is what this was about. I’ve seen these occasions [and] these tales.”
Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths Sees Nightwing Take Cost
When Batman, Superman and Surprise Lady are defeated by Pariah and assumed useless in Justice League #75, Nightwing and Jon lead a cost to create a brand new crew of heroes to guard the planet from Deathstroke and the Nice Darkness. When charging into battle exterior the Corridor of Justice in Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #5, Dick particularly calls this newly assembled crew the “Titans” relatively than the Justice League or Justice Society of America.
In Darkish Disaster on Infinite Earths #7, Batman tells Dick the Justice League has disbanded in the interim and that he is the hero to steer them into the long run. Solicitation data for Nightwing #101 (by Tom Taylor and Travis Moore), which releases Feb. 21, 2023, additionally signifies Dick will quickly be main a brand new, “premiere league” Titans crew out of Blüdhaven.