Friday, October 24, 2014

Booknote: Nightwing: Ties That Bind

Dennis O'Neil, Nightwing: Ties That Bind. New York: DC Comics, 1997. ISBN:  978-1563893285. 

This collection includes "Nightwing: Alfred's Return" and issues 1-4 of Nightwing. In Nightwing, Dick Grayson has grown up and left Batman to have his own life, which includes becoming the hero Nightwing. After a while, he decides to quit being a superhero, hoping for a more normal life. However, when new evidence about his parents' death surfaces, he dons the mask again to investigate. In "Alfred's Return," Alfred Pennyworth has left Bruce Wayne's employ. After traveling the world, he is back in London where he meets an old flame who appears to need help. Naturally, being the gentleman he is, he agrees to help, but then things really get complicated. Fortunately, Nightwing shows up to assist.

Overall, this is an adequate comics collection from Dennis O'Neill. There is not much depth here, but it was an entertaining read. The art style reflects its time; it is very colorful with a bit of a nice pulp feel. Good but not spectacular.

I liked it, so I am giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

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