Writer: Kyle Higgins
Published by DC Comics
The start to a very short arc, as the Nightwing title continues to cruise to an end. Dick is just trying to keep on keeping on, but that might not be as simple as he wants it to be.
I liked that Higgins has made this arsenal of characters at his disposal, and can seamlessly integrate them into the storyline. The breaks in Nightwing action weren’t too much or hard to understand. In fact, I really enjoyed how not about Nightwing the mask this issue was, but more about Dick Grayson the person. This issue also made me wish we had more interaction or tales about Sonia. Regardless of what is in Grayson’s future, I hope Sonia continues to pop up in the DC-verse. Jen is a little cutie, though, and I’m not too sure how I feel about the development at the end for her parents. It seemed a little rushed to me, to just kill off her parents like that and a bit comic-book-gimicky (Really? Dead parents, again?). But at the same time, that’s what happens sometimes right? You don’t expect them to die in an attack or accident, they just do. So, I have mixed feelings about the scene.
However, that said, I like the character of Jen, and I like her attitude towards Dick. If only Nightwing wasn’t ending soon, I could see Jen becoming a little sidekick, and it could be the absolute best thing ever.
I didn’t remember Wil Conrad wasn’t drawing this one until I opened it, but quickly forgot. It took a few pages, but I overall enjoyed Russell Dauterman’s work. A few of Nightwing and Dick’s faces here and there were off, but I liked the slight cartoony nature of his characters. Each person’s design were so different from the one next to them, I can’t help but be impressed.
So, a missing kid…nothing Nightwing can’t handle, right? Especially when that kid knows all about that secret identity of his
4.5 out of 5 nerds