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Nerdlocker Reviews – Nightwing #1

Brandon – It’s been a while, but it looks like Dick Grayson is back where he belongs. And he couldn’t be happier. Sounds like he’s learned a lot from his time under the cape and cowl of Batman, but he’s been missing the comfort zone that is Nightwing. To be honest, I kind of missed him. This issue was a fun reintroduction of the character, and should definitely set the tone with new readers. Haly’s Circus is back in Gotham for the first time since the tragic accident that killed his parents. And a new very formidable villain kicks the crap out of him. Nothing mind blowing or jaw dropping in this book, just a solid enjoyable read. 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

Jazmin – Having never read a Nightwing book i went into this with no expectations. I must say that I really liked it. Dick with a new suit, doing his own thing, and not having Batty-daddy issues was nice. This book was not only about reminiscing, but getting back to what this character was about: Patrolling Gotham where it needs him most. Also these books that are centered around the Bat-Family are slowly interloping into a nice mystery. Other than its few moments of excitement and sentiment, there’s nothing else to note. 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

Jim – I will state this with every review I write for the DC Relaunch, I’m a Marvel guy so I know very little of the DC world beyond the heavy hitters (Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.), and even to that end I have not kept up with their latest story lines. I found the recent relaunch extremely enticing in that I might find a better connection with these characters. Nightwing has always been on my periphery. I like the idea that Dick Grayson moved on from Robin and became a hero in his own right, but never really cared to focus on the character or book. After reading this book, I fear I may have made a mistake. I thoroughly enjoyed what is essentially an original story for Dick, but from an adult perspective. Many times a slower story like this will lose me, but in this case the writing was extremely engaging. Grayson’s visit to his past life is truly insightful to the character and shows emotion above and beyond his mentor Bruce Wayne. I’m excited to see where this book goes. I give this book 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, I am a new generation of Nerd. I earned my nerdy education from years of watching television and film as well as reading countless comic books. I gained my masters degree in nerdiness by working at Maximum Comics and hosting for Nerdlocker.

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