Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

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Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

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It has stakes, fantastic art that elevates the script instead of highlighting it’s flaws, and an actual endgame for Dick Grayson’s character arc.

This first volume serves as a fresh starting point in Nightwings current run and contains issues 78-83. The color palette isn't as subdued as Matt Fraction's Hawkeye run but Adriano Lucas understands that less is more in most cases. The strongest part of this series is by far Tom Taylor's writing, as he nails the character of Dick so well, and also does a good job of writing the bat family. The best thing about this volume by far is the terrific art by Bruno Redondo, with coloring by Adriano Lucas.When the Bat-Family receives misleading information and incorrect directions from Oracle, ones Barbara Gordon didn t send herself, they realise Oracle s system has been hacked! In a perfect world, an arc would have both, but Taylor makes a decision to cast a wide net and set a solid foundation to build on. Depending on how long this storyline is going to be, so far this is a perfect jump-in for anyone wanting to read the solo adventures of Dick Grayson. This first 6 issue arc shows Dick Grayson (Nightwing) being visited by an old friend, Barbara Gordan. After taking the dog home to his apartment, Dick is reunited with his old flame Barbara Gordon, who hands him a letter from the late Alfred Pennyworth.

I need to read more comics), there’s someone going around the city stealing peoples hearts and a new mayor has been appointed that Nightwing believes works for Maroni. But protecting Blüdhaven is no small task, especially now that it's being menaced by Nightwing's most terrifying foe yet-a mysterious and murderous villain with a penchant for stealing his victim's hearts, known only as Heartless.

On top of that, the serial killer is stalking the streets, taking from people who have nothing to lose. Taylor has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Boom Studios, Wildstorm, 2000 AD and Gestalt Comics. Can Nightwing, the heart of the DC Universe, stop a new criminal who literally collects hearts from the city’s citizens? So we’ve got this great ensemble that reflects upon the best elements of a classic character, and we’re putting him at a new angle for crimefighting, while not deleting his history.

The smaller scale ultimately works, even if I would’ve liked for our villains to have a more coherent, and intimate plan. The book wastes no time showing us what makes Dick Grayson such a great hero, as it doesn’t open with him beating up a costumed villain Batman-style, or brooding in a dark alley, or saving the multiverse, but instead rescuing an abused puppy from a group of thugs in broad daylight.Although they could’ve easily made Batman a main player here, Taylor is very conscious of telling a story of Dick, who is looking back on his history, which includes reacquainting with the current Robin, Tim Drake, and more importantly, a possible romantic rekindling with Barbara Gordon. If you guessed that he steals hearts then you are correct, and Dick’s heart seems like a nice target. It’s a good thing he has such a great supporting cast, and hopefully together they can make real change to the city he claims as his own. In Blüdhaven, kindness is a rare virtue and Heartless is there to take Dick’s “heart before he gives it to the city”. Okay, I’ll go with it, we need this element to soften our hearts toward Dick and Babs, but it, again, seems too easy and cliched.

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