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A Young Adult Library Services Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018 selection
He was the first Robin—and a replacement Batman. He was a superspy—and a dead man. Now, after going underground and around the world in a battle to reclaim the secret identity that was stolen from him, Dick Grayson is going back to Gotham as his own man, his own hero: Nightwing!
But stepping back into his old life isn’t as easy as putting on his familiar black and blue costume. Not when his former boss, Batman, insists he should work solo. Not when he’s trying to rekindle a romance with Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, who’s got a life and crime-fighting career of her own. When a mysterious masked man called Raptor swoops in, claiming to be an ally but looking every bit the enemy, Nightwing must join forces with Raptor to take down Parliament of Owls, the all-powerful criminal conspiracy that’s left its nest in Gotham City and is spreading its wings around the world.
To pull it all off, Nightwing must be more than equal to his mentor.
He’s got to be better.
NIGHTWING VOLUME 1: BETTER THAN BATMAN marks the return of one of the most beloved heroes in comics, from writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON), artist Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL) and colorist Chris Sotomayor (BIRDS OF PREY). This great new starting point collects #1-4, #7-8.
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Tim Seeley is a freelance comic book artist, writer, and all around maker-upper. His past works include GRAYSON, HACK/SLASH, WITCHBLADE, REVIVAL and G.I. JOE vs THE TRANSFORMERS.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although this is the first Nightwing volume I have ever purchased, it won't be my last thanks to the impressions it left on me. I think that although this book may start off slow, it's plot and various settings can even entice someone like me, who hasn't dabbled in the DC Rebirth volumes for Batman or Batgirl. In the story, Jason Todd and his struggles prove to make great material and allow perfect setups for dialogue and action. I am happy to give this four out of five stars, for its smart delivery, amazing artwork, and dedication to telling an outstanding story.
Though Grayson was a read in New 52, the Dick Grayson/Nightwing comic readers are familiar with is back with a story that deals with his past, his upbringing, and well... Raptor. I've always been a Nightwing fan and though I've had issues with New 52's storyline for the beloved Batman heir, I'm glad that Rebirth and Tim Seeley's writing have brought Dick Grayson back to Gotham (and as a bonus we've got Paquette's art giving us back his signature black and blue colors). With some new conflict and in my opinion, a good BatFam ending- "Better Than Batman" is a great start to Nightwing Rebirth! - Jana_Jade