Review: NIGHTWING #62
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Letterer: Andworld Design
Review by: Philip Clark
Once again, another great issue from Jurgens and the team. Nightwing #62 starts a new story arc, after the previous finished in the last issue.
Ric and the Nightwings are still recovering from the events of the last arc, leaving one of the Nightwings in hospital!
Ric is juggling his personal, and heroic life until he decides to come clean about he was. All the while being followed by a mysterious drone!
I mean, the biggest positive out of this issue is the, somewhat, new costume that Ric gets as he’s out flipping over Bludhaven’s rooftops. It’s sleek and cool, something basic and practical.
Not only that, but I absolutely love the whole mystery and intrigue surrounding this issue! The fact that neither Ric, nor the Nightwings knew they were being followed by a mysterious drone. Which we find out is being controlled a menacing foe at the end of the enemy.
I also love the progression of Bea and Ric’s relationship, and it takes a massive step in this issue!
Honestly, while the artwork is good. I don’t think it’s the best it’s been at. It also seems that it’s a little inconsistent, and while there are great panels overall it just doesn’t feel like it matches the tone of the story.
I feel that the artwork is too colourful and bright, whereas the tone of the story deemed a darker pallet.
With the action taking a bit of a back burner this issue, Jurgens focuses on a bit more build up and character driven narrative. While this is probably just a filler issue, between the meatier ones, that doesn’t make it any less important. Especially with what happens with Bea and Ric!
Once again the writing in the issue is fantastic! It’s a slower issue, but reads at a quick pace. This issue does well in setting up a future for Ric and the Nightwings, and I’m really looking forward to seeing where it goes.
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