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‘Nightwing’ #104 is another can’t-miss issue

Closes the book on both stories while ending on an optimistic note.

In the final chapter of Rise of the Underworld and Night at the Circus, Nightwing #104 hits the mark at each turn. Not only does it manage to tie up loose ends, but it also opens the door for new possibilities while doing the thing this book is inevitably meant to do: inspire readers. Writers Tom Taylor and C.S. Pacat successfully conclude their arcs in their respective halves of the issue while providing a satisfying conclusion to these team-ups. Similarly, artists Travis Moore and Daniel HDR illustrate an enjoyable story.

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The primary story opens up exactly where its last cliffhanger left off, with a major power-up for Nightwing. Not only is this an idea not explored often enough, but it is also one that’s done that fits the narrative. Taylor weaves this interesting idea into the story by showing what happens when a character as unique as Nightwing has unlimited power. The answer, although obvious, is exactly what could be expected as we see Nightwing capitalize on this time to the best of his ability.

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In a story that was sort of a prelude to the now-released Titans book, this arc was rather enjoyable from start to finish. Not only did each Titan get some time to shine, but the plot never deviated from ensuring Nightwing was still the lead. With an ominous cliffhanger, one to be explored in the pages of Titans, this should satisfy all readers. It was an absolute blast to have Travis Moore finally gets his chance to shine on a Titans story. Not only did we see Nightwing level up, but we’ve witnessed the leveling up of Moore too. This issue is filled with dynamic art that pushes the story in the right direction. Partner him with the ever-fantastic Adriano Lucas and you’re in for a treat.

Sadly, as this chapter ends, it seems C.S. Pacat’s time on Nightwing will too. In the final chapter of Night at the Circus, the story wraps up every loose end on a warm note. This story was more than just about Dick training Jon or a mystery at the circus, it was also about what it means to be a hero. In some ways, it reminded me of the Golden Age stories with “Robin’s Regulars” (thanks @Nightwingology on Twitter), with the overall theme of the story revolving around Dick teaching Jon about being a hero with restraint, perception, and compassion. Having Daniel HDR on the art is a subtle switch from Eduardo Pansica, but HDR brings a very similar vibe that flows perfectly into the story. The art is very detailed and makes for an engaging aspect of the story too.

Overall, Nightwing #104 is a very fun and enjoyable read that wraps up all loose ends. It’s an example of having team-ups in a character’s main series done right that gives everyone the right amount of spotlight. And of course, it has spectacular art from cover to cover. All in all, this is a can’t-miss issue for Nightwing fans!

Nightwing #104
‘Nightwing’ #104 is another can’t-miss issue
NIghtwing #104
Overall, Nightwing #104 is a very fun and enjoyable read that wraps up all loose ends. It's an example of having team-ups in a character's main series done right that gives everyone the right amount of spotlight. And of course, it has spectacular art from cover to cover. All in all, this is a can't-miss issue for Nightwing fans!
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Great conclusions to both stories
Successful team-ups with fun banter
Vibrant art
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