Tiger Shark emerges as the head of the Bludhaven crime scene and he’s not happy about Nightwing’s recent relocation.
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Miguel Mendonca
Colourist: Chris Sotomayor
After the one shot story last issue, Seeley returns to start his next arc. As always he writes Nightwing into interesting and believable situations. The relationship with Shawn is now blooming while the crime in Bludhaven looks to be rising from the help of a mysterious new arms dealer.
It’s quite funny but whenever I read this series it manages to mirror my life in some way. This week Nightwing has an existential episode as he wonders what he’ll do while he’s not Nightwing. He complains about not being able to volunteer forever. I had this exact same conversation just last week. Like Nightwing, I also had this conversation in a bar.
This arc looks to be going in a smart way. It’s implied that there will be lots of grey areas in regards to heroes and villains. That’s what works with Nightwing, since he’s Batman without the strict black and white outlook.
The art is okay throughout, at no point was I ever blown away, nor was I ever disappointed. Sotomayor does a great job as always with his colours. Nightwing always finds himself in situations that contrast with his blue costume and it’s rather aesthetic.
That’s all I have to say this issue, it’s another entertaining issue of Nightwing. It sets up the coming arc which looks to be good.
Recommendation: pick up the issue.