Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Will Conrad & Cliff Richards
Published by DC Comics
A new arc begins for our favorite acrobat out in Chicago, with a baddie we were sort of introduced to before. Mali the mimic returns as Nightwing’s central foe, but, as it turns out, she may just be a pawn herself!
I normally shy away from books that have a bunch of characters to keep track of in one issue, but somehow Higgins pulled it off where I didn’t feel too overwhelmed. I’m really enjoying his detailed subplots and hints at other things throughout the story. It’s fun not having such a cut-and-dry thing, because I’ll be frank, was not expecting Mad Hatter at the end. That was a super nice surprise. And I don’t know if it’s because I can totally relate to the whole young-adult-with-roommates scenario or what, but I really love the apartment scenes. Not real sure about the scene in Mari’s apartment, though. But I’m sure we’ll see in coming issues?
The art was solid, though I must say while I didn’t notice the switch in artists right away, I liked Conrad’s better than Richards. Not to say that Richards was bad or anything, his pages were solid too. But if I had to choose, I’d go Conrad’s.
No tie-in to Forever Evil as far as I can tell, but there’s still a little time before all that crap breaks loose, right? Enjoy your freedom while it lasts, Dick!
4 out of 5 nerds