Posts Tagged "Nightwing"

How I Would Have Done It: New 52 Batman

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Comic Art News | 2 comments

Batman and RobinHow I Would Have Done It: New 52 Batman by Jerry Whitworth

 

Previously in “How I Would Have Done It”, we discussed DC Comics’ New 52 and how Superman could have been revised in a different way. It’s only natural to follow with Superman’s grim ally Batman, one of the most popular and recognizable heroes on Earth. The Caped Crusader of Gotham City, Batman was left relatively untouched by the new 52 changes save for Bruce Wayne’s great-grandfather being involved with a secret organization known as the Court of Owls and the Joker given a Leatherface-like remodel. Lets take a look at Batman and how I would’ve done it.

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NIGHTWING #15 Review

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

NIGHTWING #15NIGHTWING #15 Review by Jamie Dunst

Kyle Higgins: Writer; Eddy Barrow; Artist; Eber Ferreira: Inks; Rod Reis; Colors; Carlos M. Mangual; Letters; Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia: Cover

So, it’s Nightwing’s turn to get tormented by the Joker and holy cow, does he get it good from him in this issue. We start off with the Joker offing Jimmy the Clown and leaving him for the circus people and Dick Grayson to find Jimmy is discovered having ingested the Joker toxin so he looks like the Joker and he’s got a sign attached saying “Nobody likes a knockoff”. Realizing that none of the circus performers are safe, Dick has them all leave town for their own safety. However, Sonia Zucco decides to stay in town which Dick doesn’t like but can’t do anything about it and they wind up getting closer. However that’s all interrupted by the Joker.

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Top 5 by Jamie Dunst

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

TOP 5 by Jamie Dunst

Who are your favorite superheroes?  Favorite artists?  Favorite ships?  Weapons?  Everyone makes top lists.  I remember reading the novel HIgh Fidelity and the characters of the book would make top 5 lists.  I listen to a podcast where they make top 5 lists and another podcast where they sometimes list the 5 top books they would keep in their pull list if they had to cut their reading pile to just 5 books.  I love top 5 lists because I think they make for great conversation starters.  I always wonder why someone would put comic book X in their list and why they didn’t have comic book Y.  I also feel it’s a great way to get to know a person’s interests and likes when it comes to these lists.  So, to start things off, I am going to begin with a top 5 list that I had just mentioned.  TOP 5 COMICS THAT I WOULD HAVE TO KEEP IN MY PULL LIST:

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Nightwing #0 Review

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

NIGHTWING 0 Cover

NIGHTWING 0 Cover

NIGHTWING #0 Review by Jamie Dunst

Tom DeFalco & Kyle Higgins: Plot; Kyle Higgins: Dialogue; Eddy Barrow: Pencils; Eber Ferreira: Inks; Rob Reis: Colors; Carlos M. Mangual: Letters; Barrows & Ferreira: Cover

So this is an issue I’ve been waiting for.  Nightwing’s origin.  How was DC going to mess with the origin that I knew and love?  Thankfully, it wasn’t messed around with all that much.  We start off with Dick Grayson and circus friend Raymond are doing parkour when a security guard gets in the way.  Raymond flips over the security guard putting him in the way of the train.  Dick saves the guard only to get busted by him.  Later on we see Dick’s parents yelling at Dick for breaking the rules and ground him.  Dick does give his mom her birthday gift which is a bracelet with two robins on it.  She loves the gift but tells Dick that he is still grounded.  We then see the argument between Mr. Haly and Tony Zucco and of course the ultimate fate of Dick’s parents.  We see Bruce Wayne talking to Dick about what happened and then later on informs Lt. Gordon that he might be able to help place Dick someplace safe.

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NIGHTWING #12 Review

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

NIGHTWING 12

NIGHTWING 12

NIGHTWING #12 Review by Jamie Dunst

Kyle Higgins: Writer; Andres Guinaldo: Pencils; Raul Fernandez & Mark Irwin: Inks; Rod Reis: Colors; Dezi Sienty: Letterers

Nightwing has figured out the mystery of Paragon but not before picking up a call on the police scanner that people who had been members of “The Republic of Tomorrow” had been killed. Nightwing makes it to the scene and confronts Detective Nie. Nightwing and Detective Nie know who was behind the double murder with Nightwing’s weapons and what Paragon plans to do next when who should show up for the party but Paragon himself. This whole scene was actually a set-up to get Nightwing into a one-on-one fight. Paragon destroys part of the sewer tunnels trapping the cops and the hero vs villain fight begins.

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Nightwing #10 Review

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Comic Art News | 0 comments

Nightwing 10 Barrows Cover

Nightwing 10 Barrows Cover

Nightwing #10 Review by Jamie Dunst

Writer: Kyle Higgins; Pencils: Eddy Barrows & Geraldo Borges; Inks: Eber Ferreira & Roy José; Colors: Rod Reis; Letters: Carlos M. Mangual; Cover: Barrows, Ferreira & Reis; Assistant Editor: Katie Kubert; Editor: Brian Cunningham

So after two issues of the Court of Owls running in Nightwing, we now have a new story arc where Nightwing must figure out how his escrima sticks wound up at the crime scene of a double murder. At the same time, Dick Grayson is trying to start a new venture in Gotham by re-opening the Amusement Mile which according to Dick, was once the soul of the city. As usual, Dick doesn’t want to bother asking Bruce for money so who does he wind up talking to? Sonia Zucco, the daughter of the man who killed Dick’s parents. Awkward. So we see NIghtwing follow up on his investigation which leads him an abandoned clock tower and a new villain called Paragon. Everyone needs a good rogue in his gallery.

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