Dick Grayson will be an agent of Spyral, a spy agency introduced in Grant Morrison’s run on Batman Inc”.
A Nightwing no more, his secret identity exposed and seemingly murdered at the hands of Earth 3’s Crime Syndicate. But, In order to protect his loved ones he must remain dead and only Batman knows the truth.
“Nightwing” #30, the final issue of that series, is slated for release on May 28. “Grayson” #1 written by Tim Seely and Tom King with art by Mikel Janin will be released on July 2nd.
King had this to say:
“He’s doing something that’s going to cause pain to his friends and family, but he believes in the cause.” and “That tension between having to do something good but having the cost of it being pain to his family, it drives him a little crazy.”
As pointed out by USA Today, King brings a level of verisimilitude to the series: He’s a former CIA counter-terrorism officer.
“It’s bliss to serve a higher cause and save people,” King said. “The hard part of it is it’s tough to go home and lie to your family and pretend to be a different person.”
Seeley said in the article that the series will be “leaning into” Grayson’s sex symbol status. The character’s look will be redesigned, with no mask, but a blue-and-black outfit calling back to his pre-New 52 Nightwing days — plus a “G” on his chest, said to be reminiscent of the Robin “R.”
Spyral is an International spy agency, recently headed up by the enigmatic Otto Netz AKA Doctor Dedalus. Following his death, the agency came under the leadership of his daughter Kathy Kane, the original Batwoman. Spyral specializes in mind erosion, brainwashing, and misdirection, with a heavy “spider’s web” theme prevalent throughout:
“This is how it is when you are caught helplessly in the spinner’s web. Beating your wings against the sticky threads.”
Source: DC Wiki, USA Today, Comic Book Resources