Nightwing: Brothers In Blood

March 26, 2007 | Trades


Nightwing: Brothers In Blood
Bruce Jones, Joe Dodd, Paco Diaz, Robert Teranishi, Bit
DC Comics
$17.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
** (out of five)

Thump! Thump! Thump!
That is the sound of my head against the nearest wall, upon reading this latest — and it’s fair to say worst ever — take on Nightwing.
Infinite Crisis saw the total annihilation of Dick Grayson’s adopted hometown of Blüdhaven, so where do we find him One Year Later? In New York City, picking up nameless women in bars and growing his hair out again.
That is until, for some reason, Batman’s other former Boy Wonder, Jason Todd, shows up sporting a Nightwing costume and killing would-be bad guys.
Now how writer Bruce Jones was able to convince the powers-that-be at DC to take the fairly cool new villainous creation they had in Jason, A.K.A. The Red Hood, and have him go all Single White Female on Nightwing is beyond me. But needless to say the whole thing plays out embarrassingly badly.
I’m going to file this collection away and not think of it ever again while waiting patiently for the first collection of comics icon Marv Wolfman’s new run on the series to get released.

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