Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Bruno Redondo
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Letters by Wes Abbott
The Rundown: Dick Grayson and the Bat-Family attend a major event and later Nightwing works to defend the newest addition to Bludhaven.
Then. An outnumbered Robin rushes to aid the victim of a mob attack. When things go sour, he is aided by the Bat-Family. Later, Batman has a series of conversations with both Alfred and Dick. In the present, Dick and his family have an encounter with Blockbuster and Mayor Zucco at the opening of Haven. Later, when the facility is attacked, Nightwing leaps into action. Afterwards, Blockbuster meets someone impressive.
The Story: Community. Dick Grayson’s entire life revolves around that word. His care and his actions are all manifestations of his love for community. Taylor’s rendition of the well-loved hero emphasizes this in every episode, and I am impressed with how relatable and enjoyable Dick’s constant friend and family interactions are. The flashback to Dick’s time as Robin highlighted his present actions and gave a depth to his motivations. I can’t say enough good things about this episode, including the highly intriguing ending. As always, I look forward to the next chapter of this series.
The Art: This issue features a traditional comic book styling that emphasizes character expression and form. The action scenes are intense and engaging and I love how classic onomatopoeia like “BAP!” and “CLASH!” are featured. I found the illustrations transportive and tonally perfect for the story.