I haven't read any of the Nightwing saga (although my nieces have discussed it with me), so this was a bit of a chronological jump in my own reading from Robin to Grayson. The artwork really brings out the brooding guy with a mysterious past persona, as well as emphasizing the defined muscles from all his acrobatics and martial arts training. The organization of Spyral is even more mysterious and there are plenty of instances that make the reader say, "Hmmm, no wonder Batman wants them investigated." Their ulterior motives are not clear and neither are their morals. Then again, what do you expect from a group that exists to use mind erosion, brainwashing, and misdirection?
The action is fast-paced. The banter is funny. The plot is devious. And you feel as if you've stepped into a reality where Dick Grayson grew up and became James Bond. There are guns, gadgets, women, international intrigue, and a troubled past that makes our hero more determined to save the world. Fans of the Boy Wonder will enjoy seeing him in an adult role, out on his own.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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