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Finally back to a normal routine. There have been no major developments in the world of comics that I feel I need to go over so this will be just a standard review.
First my ratings for the week
Green Lantern Corps – 5/5
Batman – 5/5
Justice League – 5/5
Red Hood and the Outlaws – 4/5
Wonder Woman – 4/5
It was a great week for comics. No book was under par and each new story seems to be exciting.
It’s always nice when a supporting character grows and becomes so popular that they are rewarded their own book. Dick Grayson has
gone from a sidekick to a major hero in the DC universe. As Nightwing he has established himself outside of Batman’s shadow and become a comic one can follow without needing to know much more than who Dick Grayson is.
One thing before I begin, I hate on Batman a lot. However I still enjoy the past and what story base he has given us. He has developed several of my favorite villains and heroes of the DC Universe. And Nightwing is one of them.
I’m a big fan of detective shows like Castle and Dexter. I love a good “who done it” and that’s how Nightwing reads. The original story follows Dick Grayson as he tries to find a murderer that is framing him. This takes us to the past, following the clues to the circus where Dick lived before his parents died and before he became Robin.
Most of the story is about his past relationships and we learn that it’s an old friend who took the name Saiko(love the play on pronunciation) and wanted to ruin Dick Grayson out of hatred.
Like I said earlier this story follows the rules of a good detective story, one clue leading to another until finally the culprit is revealed. But the big turnaround is in issue seven when Nightwing and Batman cross over, even sharing a scene together. It is revealed that Dick was supposed to be a part of a secret society of owl lovers that think of Gotham as their city and Dick was to be trained as their enforcer of justice.
As annoyed as I get with crossovers I don’t mind this at all. Batman and Nightwing have a long history together and many of the same villains want them both dead. So why not have a minor event inside the Batman Family? If Nightwing is connected to the Owl court and they are after Batman then let the fun begin.
If you’re a fan of the Dark Knight and want to make sure that you don’t miss a single part of the upcoming arc Nightwing is essential to your reading list. This comic is one step away from being another Batman title.