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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Nightwing Annual #1

October 31st, 2013 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Kyle Higgins

Artists: Jason Masters with Daniel Sampere & Vicente Cifuentes

Published by DC Comics

A lull between storylines doesn’t necessarily mean our favorite heroes aren’t doing anything. As seemingly implied in the last issue of Nightwing, it appears Dick Grayson’s Chicago vacation is a permanent one, and amidst packing up his whole life, he decides to take on one last Gotham Rogue.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Dick and Barbara as a couple (Dick and Kori all the way!) but this was a short, simple, and relatively sweet story. Pretty realistic in what was going on between the two Bat-children too. The case the two were working was equally simple, and that’s not a bad thing in the slightest. I enjoyed the slight twist, and how they left clues throughout the story. Not to mention, I love Dick and his quips. You’re the best/worst thing ever, Grayson.

The art was fine. It wasn’t overly spectacular, but nothing mind-numbingly terrible. Some of the faces and body language were a little weird, but overall it was solid for the story being presented. They did a pretty awesome job on Firefly and his costume, though.

There seemed to be a sense of closure, almost ending, in this annual for these two characters, and I think that’s awesome for them moving forward. Higgins always does a fantastic job writing Dick and Barbara, and this issue is no exception. Why do I get the feeling this was a HUGE calm before the storm though?

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.