Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light
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This book promises an attempt to address the root causes of street crime, and to render villainous the powerful people who benefit from chaos. I've often said that Nightwing should be used to tell Batman stories that probably wouldn't work with today's version of Batman and this feels like it's going in that direction. However, those willing to dedicate time to a long-form story will find these six issues make for an extremely compelling beginning to Dick’s journey to save Blüdhaven. And finally we have him facing multiple threats like that of Blockbuster's men named Brutale and Electrocutioner and how he fights them and then the big battle with Blockbuster when he attempts to find out the origins of the new Mayor Zucco and her strange connection to him and thats like one of the best part of the stories and I love the way the retcon is done and really makes for an interesting dynamic for him! Graphic Novels Batgirl (comic) Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth (comic) Batman (comic) Batman ’66 (comic) Batman ’66 Meets the Man From U.
It’s not a badly-written book, it’s just mostly very easy to put down because nothing that gripping is happening - until that final chapter, which has a great scene where Dick escapes Blockbuster and takes down an attack copter. On one hand you have Blockbuster leading the organised crime scene and wanting control of Bludheaven. I overall just really loved this volume, and this series is by far my favorite book on the shelf as of right now!Also, if the cute dog that is eventually named Bitewing isn’t the first sign of that influence, then I don’t know what is.
Taylor really understands the character and builds a great story around him and utilizes his supporting cast. It has stakes, fantastic art that elevates the script instead of highlighting it’s flaws, and an actual endgame for Dick Grayson’s character arc. And as if that wasn’t enough, there were more than a few surprises nestled into this one like an unknown backstory, and the introduction of both a possible new ally and a new villain.Taylor has written for DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Wildstorm, 2000 AD and Gestalt Comics. It’s all once again top notch work that is a must read for any fan of Nightwing, or like in my case, if you’re trying to get into the character. This was so good - all the right amounts of action, friendship, family, grief, romance, and hope put together to show exactly the type of man Dick Grayson is. The narrative thread lies with this burden of wealth that Dick has suddenly attained and his internal struggle to figure out the best way to utilize it.
But of course with him being a part of the Bat-Family there’s obviously going to be a set of problems and obstacles in his way. This long process of possible romance, stringing us along, is of course typical in comics and tc, and so on. Who is this terrifying new menace named Heartless, and will he be able to resist plucking out the biggest heart in all of Blüdhaven? As part of his will, Alfred, who was secretly a billionaire, would give his fortune to Dick following his death. For Dick, Blüdhaven is an opportunity for him to be a hero on a grander scale beyond “punching bad guys and then waiting to punch more”.
There’s the inclusion of Melinda Zucco as well, who looks like a villain on the surface, but holds a connection to Dick that further explores unconventional family ties in an issue dedicated to her backstory. Bruno Redondo’s art was very expressive and Adriano Lucas’ colours were not overly rendered yet remained effective and atmospheric. In general I don’t read current DC comics, but Taylor does a wonderful job of not making you feel like you’re missing out on anything.
Along with Adriano Lucas’s vibrant colouring, Redondo brings a fluidity to his action with his panel layouts, as well as the double page spreads that uses intricately detailed collage work that show off Nightwing’s acrobatics. Is this run going to explore the "Batman would be better off creating social programs with his billions" idea that surfaces on the internet every few weeks? Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, the creative team behind Suicide Squad: Bad Blood, reunite to produce a surprisingly decent Nightwing book with Volume 1: Leaping into the Light. Tom Taylor is the creator of the Aurealis Award-Winning graphic novel series The Deep (which tells the adventures of a multi-ethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine).Guess staring Barbara Gordon,Tim Drake, and Cameos or mention of the whole Bat family and a couple of others. Rick Leonardi and Neil Edwards draw the handful of pages that make up the flashback sequence, which aren’t bad but aren’t that special either, and I wasn’t that impressed with Heartless’ character design.