Nightwing Annual #3
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Inaki Miranda
Colors by: Nick Filardi
Letters by: AndWorld Design
There was one slight point of confusion in Nightwing Annual #3 that was a tad frustrating. Once things were cleared up, it was both a relief, yet still somewhat frustrating.
Outside of that, Nightwing Annual #3 is a real breath of fresh air for loyal fans. While it doesn’t move the current Nightwing story forward, we may see something from Nightwing Annual #3 pop up as the next chapter of Ric Grayson’s story begins.
(WARNING: Spoilers for Nightwing Annual #3 ahead.)
So, we get the note that the events in Nightwing Annual #3 take place after Nightwing #68. Then Jacqueline Hale instructs her co-workers/employees to study the film of Condor Red fighting Ric Grayson as Talon — not knowing he’s Nightwing. Then we see Dick Grayson, not Ric, back in the real Nightwing suit.
It isn’t until the end of the issue that it’s made clear the footage was from 18 months prior. I thought it was recent, which is why I was rattled – knowing full well what went on in Nightwing #71. It was a strange relief to know that Nightwing still has his upcoming dance with the Joker. (The idea is promising.) At the same time, I was a bit annoyed that this detail was unclear throughout the issue. It was a bit distracting — but that was probably the intent.
Still, it was nice to see Dick Grayson back in action and not Ric.
As for the Condor initiative, I would love to see them get involved in the upcoming story. the main reason, honestly: their armor looks sick.