Review: Nightwing #91
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Geraldo Borges
Colors: Adriano Lucas
Letters: Wes Abbot
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
“Babs and I… It’s complicated- Nightwing
“It isn’t at all. I don’t know how such great detectives can be so clueless…” – The Flash
Nightwing #91 – “Get Grayson” Act Four
A Nightwing and Wally West story, part 2 of 2! Trying to save a city that’s even more beyond saving than Gotham is no small task, and even someone like Nightwing needs a day off to relax with his best friend and recharge. When your best friend is Wally West, a.k.a. the Flash, a “recharge” might not end up being so relaxing!
Tom Taylor’s take on Wally and Dick’s friendship is perfect. Wally’s pretty p!$$£d at KGBeast for taking a year of Dick’s life (in the controversial “Ric Grayson” storyline). I hope Taylor’s bringing that up to sew up some former seams, and that he doesn’t revisit that portion of Dick’s life.
Speaking of… how cool’s Wally and his life? His wife and kids… and he can’t say no to a pet. Again, Haley/Bitewing infiltrates a panel or two of a comic and simply takes over. Speaking of… how cute is the alternate cover below.
It turns out the World’s Greatest Detective (once removed if you will) can really take down assassins… an entire network, in fact. Taylor writes with such a great rhythm that he really takes you to the edge of your seat and then lets you exhale a bit as you let the art, the colors and the action settle in.
Are we heading up the aisle with Babs and Dick? I hope so…everyone else sees it but arguably Dick. Wally has the best insight, as Nightwing’s best friend.
Finally, Blockbuster is at his wit’s end. Even Lady Shiva won’t touch Nightwing/Dick Grayson right now. Get ready for the blood to start flowing in Bludhaven!
None. This issue had me with the special masking of Haley/Bitewing and that wasn’t even part of the storyline.
I know I sound like a broken record as this comic just gets better and better. We get to see our hero in action, but we also get to explore his roots as Dick Grayson and not just as Nightwing. I do hope Taylor is marching us to a real relationship between Barbara and Dick because the “it’s complicated” nonsense should be gone by now. This isn’t an episode of Moonlighting or Cheers (sheesh… I just revealed my age).
Buy this book… and all the back issues as well!