Comic Book Reviews - Nightwing #10 Review
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Nightwing begins the issue reminiscing about “Old Gotham.” He does not feel it represents the best of the city like many old historic districts do. He is investigating why one of his escrima sticks were used in a murder. He is at the crime scene, and finds an alpha/omega symbol. As he is analyzing it, the GCPD enter storming the room. They unfortunately feel he murdered the Strayhorn brothers. More unfortunate for Dick is that Detective Travis Nie believes that too even though Gordon tells him Nightwing is only a person of interest. Gordon meets with Deputy Mayor Cavanaugh to update him on the situation, and Cavanaugh expresses his wish to help Nightwing especially since Dick saved his butt during “The Night of the Owls.” As Dick moves through the issue, his problems only amount more. He wants to keep the Circus in town to perform at the Amusement Mile. He is hoping the reinvigorate the city’s life so that people will spend more time. He can remember when he was younger, and the Mile used to be the soul of the city. Unfortunately after his fallout with his father Mr. Bruce Wayne, he wants to stray away from him a bit. He also wants to make sure he is his own man; not just a Wayne surrogate. Lucius Fox suggests Sonia Zucco, the daughter of Tony Zucco who murdered Dick’s parents. Dick is not too happy to be working with her but cannot deny his attraction to her. She runs the Gotham Municipal Bank, and she agrees to help Dick. The Circus is not too keen on the idea of staying in Gotham. Jimmy the Clown promises to speak to the group but makes it clear to Dick they probably won’t be sticking around. Next, Nightwing goes to work at a tattoo parlor where the earlier symbol originated from. As he gets his answer, men attack him. Dick takes them down easily finding out they are from the Republic of Tomorrow. Unfortunately as Dick goes into their hideout, he is stopped by Paragon or as he calls himself: “The Future of this City.”
Kyle Higgins hands in another good issue. He manages to capture Dick’s voice, and move the story he wants to tell forward. My only nitpick with the issue is Dick’s dialogue seems a bit too preachy and redundant at times as he talks to Ms. Zucco. Yes, I understand he wants to save the city but he seems to say it a bit too much. On the art side, Eddy Barrows hands in some more great art. While this isn’t his best issue he’s had, it remains up to par with what he wants to do. I continue to love this book, and hope it keeps all the issue’s threads going.