Title: Nightwing #22
Writer: Tim Seely
Artist: Miguel Mendonca
Inks: Vincente Cifuentes
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
Cover: Chris Sotomayor and Marcus To
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
There is no rest for the wicked or at least those fighting the wicked and Nightwing doesn’t really get a night off in Blüdhaven, or any other city for that matter. He has a blossoming romance with Shawn Tsang, a job opportunity to allow him to finally make money and familiar villain with an unfamiliar intellect that is either trying to kill him or offer him a job or most probably, BOTH!
Blockbuster is back, but he’s not as dumb as a box of rocks anymore and the proposal made for our favorite acrobat is one that will unfold in this three part mini-series, but for now know this! Nightwing like to keep the mask on while making love or at least trying to before being distracted by his need to save the city.
As great as Sotomayor and Cifuentes are, their lines and colors are a little too heavy for this issue. Yes, it’s a Batman family book and Nightwing is currently the one who can fill that cape, but the character himself is always meant to be a little lighter, more jovial and frankly it felt like the colors and inks would suit Batman better.
The story flows, but you never know where the first issue of a mini-series will take you, so we will hold off final judgement for the final installment, but so far the cliffhanger should make part two worth reading.
- Story - 8/108/10
- Art - 8/108/10
A little too visually dark for a Nightwing comic but a story that’s interesting enough you want to continue to read on.