Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nightwing #105

Nightwing: Year One, Part 5(of 6)

Overall- Batman decides to run Jason Todd through one final test before allowing him the privilege of becoming the next Robin. The final test apparently includes forcing Dick Grayson into working with Jason for some reason that is never really explained. I guess I'll just chalk it up to Batman being Batman. As a part of this final test, Batman makes Alfred dress up like Two-Face, while Batman dresses up as Two-Face's personal driver/bodyguard. OOOOOK... Dick and Jason meet up and naturally get into a fight, because that's what super-heroes do when they first meet. That's just the way it is.

Anyway, Batman and Alfred wind up getting jumped by some goons who mistake Alfred for the real Two-Face. The goons kidnap Alfred/Two-Face and hit Batman with a car before getting away. The goons take "Two-Face" to their boss, who happens to be Killer Croc. Croc figures that killing Two-Face would make him look like a big shot in Gotham. Batman contacts Jason and Dick and tells them that the test is off and that they have to work together to try to find Alfred. The issue ends with Nightwing and Jason reluctantly agreeing to work together to find Alfred.

Oh that wacky Batman! I wish I could understand why he does the things that he does... Why he decided to make Dick and Jason team-up against him and Alfred dressed as Two-Face is never explained. Oh well. Besides that, this was another good if forgettable comic book, so for a score, I'll go with a 6 1/2 out of 10.

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