Nightwing #101

DC Comics

Written by Tom Taylor and C.S Pacat

Art by Travis Moore and Eduardo Pansica

Inks by Julio Ferreira

Colors by Adriano Lucas

Letters by Wes Abbott

The Rundown: Nightwing and his companions attend to the safety of Olivia Desmond, and later, the Titans run into trouble when someone unexpected appears at the site of a disaster. Nightwing and Superman rush to save a group of performers.

Lord Neron learns of the escape of Olivia Desmond from her would be abductors. He then pays a visit to Vlatava and requests the assistance of an unusual ally. Elsewhere, Nightwing and Bitewing check in Olivia Desmond, who is currently in the care of Raven and Beast Boy. Once there, Nightwing delivers surprising news to his fellow Titans, prompting Raven to travel with him to New York to investigate the remnants of the Titans Tower. Soon, the involvement of Amanda Waller into the affair prompts Nightwing to cooperate with a foreign government. Finally, an unexpected event put Nightwing and his fellow Titans in grave danger.

Night at the Circus

In Blüdhaven, now, Nightwing battles a group of criminals when Superman appears on the scene and escorts him away to save a group of performers. As Nightwing investigates, he discovers the similarities the incident shares with a past event is more than a coincidence. Soon, tragedy strikes.

The Story: This chapter serves as a jumping in point for new readers as it begins a new story arc based on the events of Nightwing #98. I must admit that I was very surprised by the return of Olivia Desmond so soon after her introduction. However, the mind of Taylor and his impressive story telling ability should never be taken lightly as this concept weaves perfectly into the threads of the broader story of the Titans’ new residency in Blüdhaven. This issue is filled with worldbuilding and takes it time to set up the overall narrative. Although a lot happens, story itself never feels rushed. Also, I found the cliffhanger ending to be both shocking and filled with potential. I am anxiously awaiting the next episode.

The B Story is part one of an extended tale that picks up after the events of the Nightwing 2022 Annual and incorporates Jon Kent’s Superman. I am a big fan of this superhero team up and the fresh take on an old partnership that it presents. I must say, this short chapter does not disappoint. It combines high stakes action and provides an emotional draw. I look forward to finding out what happens in the upcoming piece.

The Art: The artwork in both stories is very similar as many members of the creative team overlap on each project. This illustration is done in a realistic comic book styling that pays detailed attention to both character and background. The drawings are beautifully crafted, and the bold coloring is complimentary and appealing. Overall, I found this issue to be extremely visually pleasing.

Nightwing #101



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