Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Nightwing #3 by Tim Seeley - Book Review
From the publisher: “Better than Batman” part three! Nightwing and Raptor have become the pride of the Parliament of Owls, successfully completing missions for them across the globe—but Batgirl is not happy. Can she convince Nightwing he’s gone too far, or has he fallen too far under Raptor’s influence?
In Nightwing #3, Tim Seeley drops Nightwing and Raptor in the middle of a mission to secure blueprints for the Parliament of Owls. To find them, they must successfully navigate the Maze House of Knute Ruud, the man who designed the base of the Parliament. As they prepare to enter, Batgirl shows up, angry and suspicious of Raptor. As they make their way through the maze, loyalty is questioned and plans are revealed.
I've got to say, its nice to see Dick Grayson back in his Nightwing guise. As cool as his spying for Spyral was, he is at heart a hero, and being Nightwing lets that happen. In addition, Raptor's constant suggestions that Dick is just another Batman are causing Dick to reevaluate who he is and what he is. Batgirl also acts as a moral compass of sorts, and adds a bit of humor as well. It's nice to see the Parliament of Owls returning to play a major role again. They are a wonderful group to act as villains, and their machinations are truly deep and devious.
While Nightwing #3 is its own adventure, it is also part of a larger arc, "Better than Batman". It can be read and enjoyed on its own, and I give it a high recommendation, but it will be best understood in the context of the larger story.
Tim Seeley is continuing to write fun, adventurous stories with Dick Grayson/Nightwing and is constantly evolving the character. This is a series that should be read by any Bat-family fans and those who like a little humor to their heroes.
I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.