New Titans series to change the DC Universe in a huge way

Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Nightwing in Titans -- Ep. 213 -- "Nightwing" -- Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Nightwing in Titans -- Ep. 213 -- "Nightwing" -- Photo Credit: Brooke Palmer / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. /

Tom Taylor’s promise of “massive” DC Comics changes will help the comic book company become even better. 

Tom Taylor has been a writer you could trust for years. Since he signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics he has reached new heights. His Nightwing run has been perfect from start to finish by hitting on real world issues and maintaining all the fun and action you’d want from a comic book.

The biggest takeaway from Nightwing has been Dick Grayson’s growth. During this series, Dick has become a better hero and is doing things with his new wealth that’s improved Bludhaven. He’s getting away from the old ways of thinking and making things fair and comfortable for everyone in Bludhaven. That growth was put to the test during Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths. His evolved way of thinking helped save the multiverse.

After the Crisis ended, the Justice League realized it was time for someone new to carry the torch. They asked Dick Grayson to lead a new premiere superhero team. In Nightwing No. 100, he accepted the job. Except, he wouldn’t be leading the Justice League. The Titans were now in charge. According to Tom Taylor, that moment is leading to new changes in DC Comics.

The Titans are bringing a change to the DC Universe

In a very, as he put it, vague post, Tom Taylor says that the Titans series will be leading to “massive” changes in DC Comics. In an interview with Comic Book Resources (which also featured Nicola Scott), he said this about his upcoming Titans run:

"“This team has not happened in decades. And yet every time you think of Teen Titans, it’s Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, Robin, and Cyborg. This is the group that your brain goes to. It’s like there’s been this promise for decades that the Titans would grow up and lead. This is the first time we’re properly doing that, and that’s what makes it incredibly exciting.”-Tom Taylor"

One of the biggest things that people forget about comic books is that people change. Readers get older, mature, and want more than what they grew up reading. It’s why characters that were once romantically together are separated. Or why characters change their names. In Marvel Comics, Kitty Pryde is now Kate Pryde, a small part of her evolution that helped her grow into a bigger and better character and leader.

The decision to make the Titans the superhero team in DC Comics is a brilliant move. It shows growth within DC. Of course the Justice League will be back. However, that doesn’t mean they should be the go-to team. Comic book fans love the Titans. DC putting them in the forefront of their company will show readers that they aren’t stuck in their ways and ready for a new era. A message that will go a long way.

The first issue of Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott’s Titans debuts on May 16, 2023.

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