So, unless you've been living under a rock, and maybe even then you'd haven no excuse, you probably know that Nightwing came out this week. If you know me, then you might also know I like Nightwing more than anyone on this site and dare I say, more than anyone on Earth and the worlds beyond! Muahahahahahahahahaha. Ok. I'm joking, let us not get into the "I like him more than you" argument. Otherwise we'd be here all day and we'd still get to the same conclusion = I like him more than you. Hehe.
So, I'm just going to rant on without a lot of organisation or structure to this, so it might be kind of long and it probably won't even end up in those smexy point like Razz's blogs do. (Shout out to Razz if you don't know her, though you probably do). So, I'd like to start by mentioning the exceedingly high expectation that I had for the book. And I'm not talking like I had some expectations that the character would be written well and I'd be happy with it. No. I'm talking about the kind of expectations that can't possibly be acheived by a human being. I'm talking the "I want you to fill my Nightwing needs that haven't been here for the last few years in the first issue". Which is not feasible, or at least probable to happen.
So taking aside the unwordly expectation that I had for this issue, I'd like to say it wasn't half bad. It was actually pretty good! I mean, it wasn't my favourite issue this month, or even this week(Red Hood and the friends with benefits takes that spot actually...) for that matter, but it was good nontheless. It did a pretty good job and was enjoyable. It definitely happened to make the transition back into Nightwing smooth, something which many of us were skeptical about, but I was happy he didn't go and become Batwing, which is a horrible name which is needed for a horrbile character which thankfully doesn't exist... Oh wait...
Regardless of that, he also made him sound a lot like Dick Grayson, and a lot of his personality started to show. If I can be honest, something I really wanted was a display of technology from his costume, since we saw Bruce with a new level of toys, which honestly makes a lot of sense to me. Its a petty we didn't see much of that and while I know it something really specific, its something I really wanted to see. I liked the fact that he went back to Hailey's circus, though I thought it was kinda Bulls**t how it was the first "time" they were back in Gotham. Then again, I remembered that he's been a Superhero for less than 5 years, so it makes some sense. I'm really digging the Circus girl in the high wire and I'm something springs up with her.
Even though I'm mostly a Batgirl x Nightwing fan, there is a reason why I want them to be together, since it'd be extremely unnatural if they just started dating suddenly after Barbara got back the use of her legs. I mean, if they suddenly just have sex ala Catwoman and Batman, that's one thing. (Even though I kinda crave for a WW and Batman relationship - another blog for another day). I want them to get back, but I just want it to be natural and as I have said, the other circus girl kind of interested me.
Lastly, I like where this is going, but at the same time I don't. What I mean is I like the new villain and I like how the story is playing out, but I hace to take into account the fact that I generally don't like mistaken identities or stories where characters look their memory (incidentally, though I didn't plan it, I'm looking at you Starfire). So, I guess that in general I dug the issue but I think it could be much better, just because I didn't get that "oomphfff" factor.