Nightwing #96

DC Comics

Written by Tom Taylor

Art by Bruno Redondo

Inks by Caio Filipe

Colors by Adriano Lucas

Letters by Wes Abbott

The Rundown: Nightwing faces off against Blockbuster in an epic one on one battle.

The story opens with Batgirl contacting Nightwing in the midst of the chaos surrounding Haven. Then, Nightwing engages Blockbuster in a showdown of grand proportion. Afterwards, a surprising maneuver from his enemies, thwarts Blockbuster attempt at recruiting allies. Later, Nightwing and Batgirl have a heart-to-heart conversation. And finally, a deadly enemy returns in a surprising manner.

The Story: All I can say is WOW! Tom Taylor has crafted a dynamic, well written narrative that not only changes the landscape of Bludhaven but solidifies a beloved relationship. I was especially impressed by the fight scene. I found that the back and forth between Nightwing and Blockbuster perfectly displayed their personalities, and Nightwing’s final warning to his old enemy was divine. However, my favorite part of the story was the interaction between Dick and Barbara. I’ve always been a fan of the duo, but Taylor’s reedition of this couple has me rooting for their success. Finally, there is the surprising ending that left me speechless. I really appreciated a twist that both perfectly wraps up the current story arc and offers a promising future plotline. I am a big fan of this run and I can’t wait to find out what happens next for Dick Grayson and his extended family.

The Art: The artwork in this chapter is superb. The action scenes are interesting and completely immersive, and the color scheme adds to the visual appeal. There are also several panels where the illustration so perfectly emphasizes the story’s tone it elicits and emotional response. Redondo and team did an excellent job on this issue. It is easily a collector’s edition.

Nightwing #96



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