Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nightwing #106

Nightwing: Year One, Part 6(of 6)

Overall- Batman is out of action as this comic gets underway, which leaves Dick Grayson(Nightwing) forced to work with his replacement, the new Robin, Jason Todd, to locate Alfred who has been captured by Killer Croc. Oh yeah, Alfred is dressed like Two-Face... Don't ask.

Dick and Jason wind up tracking Alfred down to the docks, but are foiled by Killer Croc and his goons when they try to rescue him. The former and current Robin's wind up working pretty well together and buy Alfred time to escape the warehouse. Killer Croc proves to be a bit tougher then the boys had figured, and is able to shrug off most of their attacks. Luckily for the Robin's, Batgirl arrives on the scene, and manages to help Dick and Jason gain the upper hand and ultimately defeat Croc and his cronies.

By this time, Batman is conscious again, and tells everybody to report to the Batcave for a debriefing. Dick instead makes a a cassette recording telling Batman that he appreciates all the help over the years, but that it was time to move on. Did Dick just break up with The Batman??? Anyway, Dick ends the tape by wishing Batman and Jason good luck before stating that he was going to concentrate on business with the Teen Titans. With that, Dick hands the tape over to Batgirl to give to Batman. The next day, Jason Todd shows up at the door of the hotel Dick was staying at with a gift from Alfred. Dick opens the box to find a brand new Nightwing costume. Awww, how nice. Dick wishes Jason luck with Batman, and that's the end.

That's it? I don't know what I was hoping for, but that wasn't really it... I would have liked to see Dick and Bruce get into a fist fight or something, anything would have been better then how this storyline closed up. Oh well. Next issue we move back into the present. For this comic, I'd go with a score of 6 out of 10.

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