Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

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Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

Nightwing 1: Leaping into the Light

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Other aspects though are transparently sentimental like when Dick gets a new pet puppy (kinda like Jonathan the actual wolverine in All-New Wolverine). I never read a Nightwing graphic novel before but this came up on Prime reading and I have been reading Batman and the Flash recently too for similar reasons. Since Taylor gives him a problem that can’t be solved by punches, this allows the series to reset itself and reflect on what type of hero Dick can and should be.

Bruno Redondo’s and Adriano Lucas’ work catches your eye and you don’t mind simply pouring over the art. Dick Grayson’s big heart has protected those persecuted by bullies in his youth, combated evil alongside Batman as Robin, and pledged his newly inherited wealth to enriching Bludhaven as Nightwing.

It’s not a badly-written book, it’s just mostly very easy to put down because nothing that gripping is happening - until that final chapter, which has a great scene where Dick escapes Blockbuster and takes down an attack copter. On top of that the serial killer is stalking the streets taking from people who have nothing to lose. The new character’s like Melinda Zucco and Heartless are intriguing, and Blockbuster plays as a badass brute protagonist.

Overall, Nightwing, Volume 1: Leaping into the Light is a decent beginning/leaping on point/soft relaunch of this title and I hope it becomes even better as it goes on. Is this run going to explore the "Batman would be better off creating social programs with his billions" idea that surfaces on the internet every few weeks? On one hand you have Blockbuster leading the organised crime scene and wanting control of Bludheaven.This is honestly going to be a modern classic I highly recommend reading it because it will blow your mind. In many ways, Leaping into the Light demonstrates how theme, character, and world building can often be as fulfilling and exciting as a tightly wound narrative that puts a character through the wringer. I haven’t read Nightwing in years - apparently he recently suffered head trauma and thought he was someone else for a spell? This arc is about a man given an opportunity to fix a problem in a way he hasn’t tried before and figuring out how best to do it. I had my problems with Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo’s Nightwing as I read their single issues when they first came out.

Those willing to hitch a ride to Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo will very likely not regret such a decision. Blockbuster and Heartless do have their action scenes with Dick, but both lack a coherent mission beyond amassing power…or hearts.And then there is the big reveal in the end of how Dick plans to use that money and the team up with Superman was awesome but the big thing is the art and omg its so good, some panels are so creative and this partnership reminds you of Snyder-Capullo days and here too its so well done and you really feel for the characters!

I've often said that Nightwing should be used to tell Batman stories that probably wouldn't work with today's version of Batman and this feels like it's going in that direction. This is why Dick’s new struggle of inheriting vast wealth is an equally intriguing and troublesome angle. Taylor understands that even the brave heroes of the DC Universe need to be able to lean on those close to them to fulfill their potential.Besides Babs and the dog, and so on, there is also Big News that Dick has a sister we have never heard about, Melinda Zucco, the daughter of Tony Zucco who killed Dick’s parents. Tom Taylor is getting to be synonomous with good quality, and his Nightwing run is yet another shining example of why.



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