There’s no question Tom Taylor is the man at DC right now. He’s absolutely rolling on Superman: Son of Kal-El and with Yasmine Putri Dark Knights of Steel, plus more DCeased is on the way. But for all the good work he’s done with those titles, his most impressive work has been with Bruno Redondo in the pages of Nightwing, which gets top billing this week.
Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Wes Abbott
After one of the roughest periods in the character’s history, Taylor and Redondo have Nightwing in as good a position as he’s ever been. Not in terms of safety, of course. But between the art and the plotting, this title has been everything a Dick Grayson story should be since the pair took over. And this week’s issue is as good a representation of how in tune Taylor and Redondo are with Nightwing.
There’s a mix of his past, which also adds depth to those who raised him. The issue of Dick Grayson vs. Roland Desmon is further. We also get an update on what Dick is going without the mask, and that’s where Taylor’s work has stood out. In a time where anti-heroes and villains get much more attention than the heroes, Taylor is writing an amazing story about one of the most genuine characters in comic books. And things move at a very quick pace — which, as much as his art is fluid, isn’t solely the result of Redondo’s art. Readers are never overloaded.
Well, maybe they’re a little overloaded by Adriano Lucas’ colors from time to time, but that’s not a problem. Lucas’ work not only represents the tone of the story, but also how much better Dick Grayson’s world is around him when he’s himself — not just Nightwing.
As for Redondo, we see bit more range from him in Nightwing #92. His work is ultra consistent, and his Nightwing action sequences are flawless — very appropriate for the character. But in this issue, we get some action involving a different character. Quite a bit of force is used, and it looks intense.
Honorable Mention: I Hate This Place #1 – Wolverine #21 – King Spawn #10 – Batman: The Knight #1 – House of Slaughter #6
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