Nightwings continue to fight crime in Bludhaven, while Ric Grayson continues to
sit on the sidelines. But the underworld has increased by one, in the form of
Jonathan Crane, the Scarecrow. His fear gas now has a reverse effect, removing
all fear and anxiety from its victims, coupled with an all-consuming urge to
prove one’s courage.
particular chapter seems somewhat of a place holder (or padding, if you
prefer), as the narrative inches slowly toward the finish line. Former
Robin/Nightwing Ric Grayson insists he’s no longer the super-hero he once was
(as he did last issue). Jonathan Crane’s plot against Bludhaven continues to
unfold (as it did last issue). Detective Sapienza continues to lead his fellow
vigilantes into battle against the forces of evil (as he did last issue).
honestly, I’m ready for the next major plot development. Perhaps one of the
Nightwings will die, prompting Ric Grayson to suit up once more. And don’t
think I won’t be disappointed if that is EXACTLY what comes to pass. It’s not
as if we don’t have Nightwings to spare, and something needs to push Grayson
onto the field.
for this issue is lackluster as well, as if drawn in haste. It has a Jack Davis
flair to it which I might enjoy in a less serious storyline. But here it just
seems rushed and unpolished. Perhaps it’s time for Nightwing to go monthly, instead of prolonging the Rebirth strategy