Nightwing: The New Order #3
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Trevor McCarthy
Colors: Dean White
After discovering that his son Jake has superpowers in a world where such powers are outlawed, and losing his long time friend and mentor Alfred Pennyworth, Dick Grayson finds himself in custody and looking for a way to save his son. Well you can’t keep an old tights-wearing crime-fighter down, and Dick soon learns that Jake is in Central City, where unbeknownst to Nightwing, his past catches up to him.
This has been a great series so far. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: it’s a great break from all the stuff in Rebirth and Metal that’s going on, and quite frankly I think it stands on its own very nicely. Higgins once again delivers a great story full of deep emotion and intrigue. It’s wonderful how he highlights the interaction of the characters who have known and fought with each other over countless years, but now you can feel the tension in the dialogue between everyone, and it really adds a depth I love to the story. Sprinkle in just a little humor and you’ve got a winning combination for a great story!
The art once again is on point as the kids say these days. The slightly dark tones that White uses really sets off the mode and the tone of the book. It’s a world that has lost its superheroes but something tells me not all is lost. The colors that are used really pop off the pages and McCarthy does an excellent job of drawing real emotions into these characters. Oh and let me just say one other thing on the ending and that is you’ll never look at a speedster the same way again.