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Review: Nightwing #62


By Philip Schweier
July 17, 2019 - 06:34

I am often confused by the current Nightwing. Some months back, He took a bullet to the head erasing his memories as a super-hero. Since then, he’s said on more than one occasion he has no interest in his former life. “All that stuff – those Batman years…are meaningless to me. I can’t care about things I can’t remember.”

But as his girlfriend Bea asks in this issue, who do it now? “I’m good at it. I can make a difference. On the best of days, save lives.”

So what exactly is it he’s walking away from? His connection to Batman? His life behind a mask (because now he uses grease paint)? He’s still leaping off rooftops and fighting criminals. Clearly “Ric” Grayson is conflicted.

But an unseen observer is keeping tabs on the super-hero/not super-hero, later revealed to be Talon, Dick Grayson’s grandfather. Because if you will believe a man can fly, you will also believe an assassin will remain a viable threat well into his golden years. Talon works for the Court of Owls, but what his ultimate goal regarding “Ric” Grayson may be is unknown.

The high point of this issue for me was the meeting of the four replacement Nightwings, in which they raise concerns over their mysterious ally’s backstory. Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taken them this long to question his origins and motivations, but I’m glad it’s finally happened.

Rating: 6/10

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