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    Review: Nightwing: Rebirth #1 – The Bird is Back!

    Nightwing Rebirth #1 by Tim Seeley & Javi Fernandez

    Nightwing: Rebirth #1When I first picked up Nightwing: Rebirth #1, I could almost feel how heavy the issue was with loose ends to tie up. Normally, I flip through the pages first to get an idea of what I’m getting myself into, and I realize that I am right. Nightwing: Rebirth #1 is going to answer all the questions I still had at the end of Grayson as well as give Dick Grayson a nice, warm welcome back into the DC Universe.

    The issue opens and gives avid bat-readers something familiar in a trip to the arcade with Damian. Though this makes me nostalgic for Morrison’s “Batman and Robin” series, it serves as the platform for Dick catching us up on our story as Damian becomes the surrogate audience.

    The issue does seem to rush cleaning things up a bit in Dick’s life by bouncing from loose end to loose end, but as a reader, this may be the best-case-scenario for how to handle all of the stuff the readers never wanted to see in Dick’s life anyway. In essence, this comic closes a lot of open doors in Dick’s life and lets us, the readers, and them, the writers, get on with how Dick Grayson should be.

    This issue turned out to be a fun little read, but this issue mainly exists to serve a purpose. This issue fills in gaps in stories that got out of hand and gets Dick back into the blue and black costume that readers know and love. Furthermore, this book also serves as a stepping stone and lets readers say goodbye to Agent 37 while welcoming back our old friend, the real NIGHTWING.

    Nightwing: Rebirth #1, written by Tim Seely, art by Yanick Paquette, and colors by Nathan Fairbairn. Published July 13, 2016.

    Review by Alex Mitts.

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    Review: Grayson #18

    Grayson #18Issue eighteen of Grayson opens up in a way that that reminds me why I love this comic. This issue wastes no time putting you right into the action at St. Hadrian’s School for Girls as all hell breaks loose. Helena is in trouble as she goes out of her way to save the students. Dick Grayson, in the face of hopelessness, still finds hope to hang onto. He never misses a conversational beat while beating up the bad guys.

    There are a lot of characters to keep straight in this issue. Any good spy story will keep you continually guessing who is on who’s side, and who the real faces and heels are. There is an appropriate amount of suspense, and a couple surprise character returns.

    Two remarkable traits about this issue and all its predecessors are the coloring and the layout. Cox’s colors put the reader in just the right mood as the story zips from scene to scene. Lanzing and Kelly don’t really let their readers become too comfortable, shifting focus on just about every other page. Cox knows exactly how to evoke the right emotion for the right characters by staying consistent with his stylistic choices of color. Also, the comic never feels too cluttered, and the action flows seamlessly from page to page.

    Grayson #18 will get readers’ hearts pumping with action, betrayal, hope, and loss. Luckily, the writing and artistry of this title remains consistent as the New 52 beings to wind down, and that is something to be appreciated. Though we already know that Dick Grayson will be returning to a mantle we all know and love, Grayson continues to ensure that fans won’t go hungry for the things that they love about the character while we anxiously wait for the rebirth of Nightwing.

    Grayson #18, written by Jackson Lanzing, artwork by Collin Kelly, Roge Antonia, Mikel Janin, published March 23, 2016.

    Review by Brendan Allen.

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