Nightwing Vol. 1: Traps and Trapezes (The New 52) Paperback – Oct 16 2012
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"Dynamic art and a story that draws upon the history of the character."—The New York Times
"Stellar ... a solid yarn that roots itself in Grayson's past, with gorgeous artwork by artist Eddy Barrows to boot."—IGN
"I think a new generation is going to fall in love with Nightwing."—MTV Geek
About the Author
Kyle Higgins is a New York Times Best Selling writer whose work includes Batman: Gates Of Gotham, Supreme Power, and Deathstroke. After spending two years at the University of Iowa, Kyle transferred to Chapman University where he co-wrote and directed a superhero noir titled The League, about the 1960's superhero labor union of Chicago. The film opened doors at Marvel Comics, where Kyle co-wrote his first two books with Alec Siegel (Captain America Theater Of War: Prisoners Of Duty, and Avengers Origins: The Vision). Kyle is also a co-writer of The Nightrunner (with David Hine), whose story was featured on The Daily Show with John Stewart. At present, Kyle is helming Nightwing as part of DC Comics—The New 52.
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As for the book, Nightwing is a super fun charcter, he has the quips of Spiderman and the smarts and skills you would expect from a former Robin.
This book touched on his orgins at the circus which was fun to read. Would suggest to any Batman and Robin fan.
However his own again off again relationship with Barbara Gordon (my favourite member of the DC Universe by far) kind of sours the whole experience for me. But anyway, this is the New 52, so let’s all try to put that behind us and begin again with Mr Dick Grayson.
The most obvious thing about this collection is that there is a lot of internal dialogue. Nightwing is a thinker. And there’s a lot of external dialogue as well. He is also a talker. Sometimes this is a bonus because you always know what’s going on, everything is spelled right out for you on the page. But other times I just wanted him to let me figure it out for myself. I’m all for banter but sometimes action is better.
Extended dialogue aside Nightwing is a rather admirable character. I think Kyle Higgins did a great job bringing out that more human quality. Dick Grayson is someone more people can relate and he has more “normal” relationships than Batman does. And he manages to do this despite his tumultuous history (growing up in a circus, seeing his parents murdered, being raised by Batman etc). Or at the very least Grayson does his best. He wants to be that person and I can respect his for that, despite his dubious romantic entanglements.
Like the Batman and Batgirl titles, Nightwing isn’t a full reboot. There is some information that is tossed out casually as though you (the reader) must already know it.Read more ›
All in all I enjoyed it a lot more than the original Nightwing comic from the 90s which really felt like they went out of the way to emphasize Dick's shortcomings as a detective compared to batman. One or two of the chapters do feel a bit like filler which was written to stall the plot in order to properly sync up with the night of the owls event but otherwise totally enjoyable.
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Great book. I am now a Nightwing fan and will be ordering Vol: 2.Published 8 months ago by Jayson Belanger
Frig, this was so good. Got a cameo of Batgirl and Batman, some history of Nightwing before he actually became Nightwing, and it just warms you up real nice, ready for city of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cacho Later
This Nightwing is a great introduction into the Robin we once knew. In a turn of events, Nightwing ends up having to help his old circus. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chey