Review: NIGHTWING #63
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoiler]
Writer: Dan Jurgen
Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Letterer: Andworld Design
Review by: Philip Clark
Talon strikes again! One of Batman’s most skilled adversaries is back, and he means business.
Things are going well for Ric and Team Nightwing. While Bludhaven is experiencing multiple blackouts, Team Nightwing are spread thin to stop the chaos.
They take a turn for the worst however, when Talon decides to strike in the middle of possibly the worst night yet!
What I love about the way that Dan Jurgens writes Nightwing #63, is that it doesn’t feel forced. The introduction of Talon was teased at the end of last issue. Then his integration into the story was natural, and flowed brilliantly with the narrative of the comic.
I’m also really enjoying the interaction between Ric and Team Nightwing. I love all the nicknames he has for them, they’re really beginning to become a team.
Like I said previously, I love how Talon was introduced. Having him come into interacting with the characters in the comic as William Cobb before making his Talon appearance made a lot of sense. It also helped the reader know the true terror that was intended on the last panel.
I want more Bea and Ric! I loved their relationship as it was building, and now she knows he goes out with Team Nightwing every night. I’d like to see more of that, and how that effects their relationship.
I’d also like to see what Team Nightwing get up to on their time not being crime fighting vigilantes. What is their day-to-day life like? How do they juggle being law enforcement officers and being a team of superheroes? Do they have any significant others that are being effected by their life choices?
Hopefully these questions are answered in a later issue, or mini-series.
Overall, another fantastic issue of Nightwing. Jurgens does an excellent job at writing the comic. Ronan Cliquet also does brilliantly at drawing the action pieces, and Filardi does a fantastic job at coloring and shading important scenes with the right lighting to signify villainous intent.
Nightwing #63 is an excellent issue in a title that got a lot of stick for the changes it made, but has only gotten stronger since.
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