is following the Judge across Bludhaven. The Judge is a manipulative psychopath
whose great joy in life turning peoples’ greatest desires into their greatest
weakness. He’s been working his way up the city’s food chain toward its highest
office. But he aimed Detective Svboda in Nightwing’s direction, so our hero is
not quite functioning at 100 percent.
I’m a bit
confused but the Judge, because Nightwing alludes to previous encounters
– as Robin, as Grayson the spy, and now as Nightwing. To me, he’s a new
nemesis, but I only recently returned to the character after a multi-decade
absence, so it could on me. As foes go, he seems formidable, given his
mentalist abilities, but I’m curious to see how he handles a punch in the face
from an experienced martial artist.
there is a sub-plot involving the half-human/half-orca known as Guppy. Betrayal
and desperation may result in him turning to a life of crime, but that’s
complete speculation on my part. It’s a slow pot that will come to a boil in
the months to come (I guess).
Bernard Chang’s artwork. It’s a refreshing change from that of Javier Fernandez.
Nothing against Fernandez, I just appreciate Chang’s work more. I think he was
well-suited for his recent stint on Batman
Beyond, so Nightwing should be
too great a challenge for him to manage.