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