Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nightwing #52 Review

Enter Nightwings

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Fabian Nicieza, Chris Mooneyham, Nick Filardi, Deron Bennett
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 7, 2018

Dick Grayson hasn't been himself lately.  Hell, he's been someone completely different since KGBeast shot him in the head, but for the most part he's all about living his new, superhero free life as Ric Grayson.  Too bad that his past is about to catch up to him in the form of his alter ego Nightwing.  That's right, since Nightwing's been missing from Bludhaven, things have gone from bad to worse and now a cop with a plan, who happened upon Nightwing's secret bunker, is taking the law into his own hands...... vigilante style.  Let's jump into this issue and see if this book continues to be interesting.  Let's check it out.

A lot of people hate this new status quo for Dick Grayson, but as of right now I'm all about it because it's at least something interesting going on in this book because it was really starting to feel stale over the past few months and I need something new at this point to keep me interested.  The biggest problem with this issue though is that it spends a lot of time recapping things that you would have already known just by reading the last two issues........ and I mean pretty much everything.  

Now, I'm all about a slow burn story to really flesh out this new version of Dick Grayson..... or Ric Grayson, but I don't need to be told the same things over and over again, while the background Scarecrow story just kind of moves at a snails pace, not to mention that a lot of this page time could have been used for Detective Sapienza in his new pursuit of becoming Nightwing instead of just relegating his parts and his plans to a couple of pages towards the end of the book.  

Hopefully now, with our cliffhanger here and the small bit of progression with our new Nightwing things will pick up in the next issue, but boy did this issue suffer just to make sure that everyone was on the trolley with what's going on with Dick Grayson now.  That being said, this isn't horrible and I'm still rather enjoying myself and the art that depicts this story.  I just wish that we could have gotten more out of this because as of right now this is the weakest issue we've gotten since the new status quo and I was hoping that everything we'd get out of this would be strong as hell because like I said before, while this is new and causing contention within the fan base.  It's at least interesting and I'm all on board with interesting.

Bits and Pieces:

The art continues to depict this gritty story perfectly and we have a really interesting progression towards the end of the book, but for the majority of this........ Well, Scotty Lobdell really wanted to make sure that everyone knew everything that's been going on with Ric Grayson and for someone who's been reading....... it was a bit disappointing.  Now don't get me wrong, this is still interesting, I could have just done with a bit more progression and a lot less recap.


1 comment:

  1. I grade it 5/10. The story did not move at all.