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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Nightwing #26

December 16th, 2013 by Sarah Barclay Comments

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


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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.