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‘Nightwing’ #110 successfully weaves into Beast World

A fun story connecting to Titans: Beast World.

Nightwing #110 is a brief tie-in issue to the event Titans: Beast World. When Damian Wayne became a cat (yes, you read that right), it’s up to the two people closest to him to save him: Nightwing and Superman! While we’ve seen Dick Grayson and Jon Kent work together in prior Nightwing backup issues, this issue raises the stakes by paring them together again to save someone very close to them. Throughout this issue, Tom Taylor and Sam Basri deliver an emotional issue that makes for a strong tie-in issue to the event.

DC Preview: Nightwing #110 is an enjoyable event tie-in issue which also seamlessly introduces a new villain.
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The overall issue, despite focusing on Nightwing, is a true team-up story. Since Taylor has written both Dick and Jon, seeing them team up against a common threat brings something that elevates the story to a higher level. Throughout the story, the pair works together in finest fashion to search high and low for Damian Wayne. The tone here is certainly a more somber one, with a heavier emphasis on the emotional weight of the story. At first glance, this may appear as a sillier issue of Nightwing, but Tom Taylor has a track record for turning things on their heels and making an emotional rollercoaster out of the most unexpected circumstances.

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In addition to this, Nightwing #110 introduces a new villain created from the chaos of Titans: Beast World. Meet Apex Ava, a hunter like no other in the DC Universe. While this is her first full issue, she certainly leaves a mark on Nightwing and his comrades. Without getting too much into the story, Taylor’s utilization of this newly-created character flows rather well into the story without being obstructive to the overall series. Furthermore, this is a new villain to watch out for.

In Sam Basri’s first full issue in Nightwing, he doesn’t disappoint. Basri has an instantly classic art style reminiscent of the early 2000s. Some pages are rather grotesque, while others have a soft simplicity to them. This duality is quite fun as the story progresses, and helps carry the narrative in the right direction. Along with Basri are Vicente Cifuentes working on the inks and finishes and Adriano Lucas coloring the issue. The story has a unique depth to it which helps make it more emotional. One great example of this takes place at the beginning of the story within the walls of Arkham Tower. The shadowing there creates an eerie effect which prepares the reader for the impending danger. Altogether, the story’s art is spectacular from cover to cover.

Overall, Nightwing #110 is a very strong issue while also being a great standalone story. Although there isn’t any development to Nightwing as a whole to prepare for the coming arc, this issue can be read in addition to Titans: Beast World to add emotional weight to the story. While we haven’t seen Damian Wayne appear much in Nightwing yet, this issue does a lot to show how strong their brotherhood is and reinforces the friendship of the “Super Sons”.

Nightwing #110
‘Nightwing’ #110 successfully weaves into Beast World
Nightwing #110
Nightwing #110 is an enjoyable interlude before the next arc picks up.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.2
Tom Taylor gives a lot of focus on the importance of Damian Wayne to Nightwing and Superman
A new intriguing villain in introduced
This issue is a fun tie-in to an exciting event that shows how Nightwing is managing the disasters around him
Not much is done to give direction for the upcoming arc, although this also makes the story a successful standalone
8.5
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