Friday, July 18, 2014

Booknote: Nightwing, Volume 4: Second City

Kyle Higgins, Nightwing, Volume 4: Second City. New York: DC Comics, 2014. ISBN: 9781401246303.

This is part of DC's The New 52 series, and it comes right after the events of Death of the Family. Dick Grayson, a.k.a. as Nightwing, has a lead on the man who killed his parents, and that lead takes him to Chicago. Chicago now has a very clear and aggressive policy against masked vigilantes, so Dick will need to be extra careful. To complicate matters, a villain known as The Prankster is terrorizing the city. Prankster is also someone that Nightwing may have to work with in order to solve the case.

This was a good story with a fast pace. After the dark intensity of Death of the Family, this makes for a good change of pace. Kyle Higgins gives us a solid story where Nightwing strives to catch the man who killed his parents and get some justice. The hero also has to save a city that is not his own. The tale has some good twists and surprises to keep readers interested.

This was one that I really liked, so I am giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. It certainly makes me want to try out the next one.

This is one the public libraries will want to get for their collections, especially if they are already collecting DC titles, specifically ones in The New 52 series. For academic libraries with graphic novel collections and/or recreational reading, this could make a good addition. I am very likely to order it for our library. 

isclosure: The mandatory stuff I have to type to tell you that I read this as an e-book review copy via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. You know, so The Man is satisfied everything is kosher. 

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