By Philip Schweier
May 15, 2019 - 8:11
Like Batman once said, “Life gets complicated sometimes.”
But as Ric and Nightwing Red (the fireman of the group) battle the Living Fire Menace (as I have dubbed him), the cops on the team are developing a rather short list of suspects – specifically, the daughter of fallen officer who blames the Bludhaven Police Department for her father’s vegetative state. The evidence against her is flimsy at best, but enough for the costumed crime fighters to have chat with her – because officially, it wouldn’t be enough to raise any eyebrows in the squad room.
Writer Dan Jurgens seems to have inherited Nightwing at a time when the book/character is in upheaval. Some writers might find that a challenge, but when anything can happen, the upside is that anything can happen. Not that anything necessarily will, but like the artist he is, Jurgens seems to be following each line on the page with an equally sensible follow-through.
Chris Mooneyham’s art works for the book, much as it has on other titles. Maybe I’m imagining things, but it has a distinctive style that is reminiscent of Denys Cowan inked by Klaus Janson. Not a bad mix, but it’s only a matter of time when he cultivates his own style, if he hasn’t already and I’m projecting my own interpretations.