Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Booknote: Nightwing, Vol. 3: Death of the Family

Kyle Higgins, Nightwing, Vol. 3: Death of the Family. New York: DC Comics, 2013. ISBN: 9781401244132. 

In this volume, we get the perspective of Nightwing regarding the Death of the Family events. This time we start right off with the "dinner scene." After that, the focus is on Dick Grayson/Nightwing and his efforts to resuscitate Haley's Circus and the Amusement Mile. However, things are never easy: Dick has a somewhat complicated relationship with the woman who works for the bank that holds the note on his project; Lady Shiva is in town, and the Joker is about to go after the Bat Family. The story also gives insight into Dick's character by exploring parts of his past and current life. Also, the mystery of why Lady Shiva is in town plus Dick's efforts to keep his project afloat all make for an engaging story.

I say that of the various volumes in this series this is one of the better ones. It is one that also leaves us with a cliffhanger, a mystery from the past. You will have to read it to find out. This is a solid entry in the series with a good plot, good action, good art. I really liked it, so I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure note: this is where I tell you that I read this as an e-galley via NetGalley provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. That way, we keep The Man happy.

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