NIGHTWING 146 -- Tomasi's first arc wraps up in fine fashion, as Nightwing tracks Creighton to his lair, Talia is double-crossed, Nightwing whoops ass and saves Talia AND Mother of Champions, Creighton is rejuvenated (shades of the Vulture from the 90s) and 'Wing whoops him too, MoC says goodbye to her latest round of children, births one normal child and is given a choice, and some actual repercussions of the whole event are discussed by our hero and guest-star Superman (i thought this was a REALLY nice touch at the end); more great art from Kramer, more great character work from Tomasi, ulimate competence and confidence from Nightwing, some solid action, and more nice nods to Nightwing's history and extended "family"; i still have never seen a better single issue of this book than #25 by Dixon, but i will say this may already be the best arc this book has ever had; LOVED it
TRINITY 5 -- the battle with Konvikt finally wraps up and Graak escapes, WW and Bats steal most of the good moments this issue, but Supes gets some good bits too; in the backup, Jose finally dons the Gangbuster threads again, and takes out the 3 D-list villains we saw last issue, vowing to continue to protect Tarot; loved it
BATMAN 678 -- part 3 of Batman: W.T.F. continues along as usual...Bats has been doped up w/ crytal meth and heroin by the Black Glove and all his scenes have a fever dream quality as he makes a personal quest to rediscover "Batman" (i guess that's what happened...who the fuck knows with Morrison?); Nightwing gets beat up by a chick and put into Arkham after getting doped w/ thorazine, Robin's on the run, Alfred's still beat up, and Bat-Mite makes another appearance on the last page as Bruce dons the single ugliest costume ever, that of the Batman of Zur en Arrh; i understood maybe half of it, and i can't put my finger on why i'm enjoying this story, i just know that i finally am; loved it
so 3 for 3 on my lunchtime reading. in other good news, my LCS picked up a bunch more copies of Madame Xanadu #1 and finally got in my copy of Batman Confidential 17, so i picked those up today too in addition to the rest of my list. more reviews to come later!
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