Nightwing: Rebirth #1 sees Dick Grayson pick up his old identity.

After leaving the Spyral organisation in his solo ‘Agent Grayson’ series, Dick slowly takes back his original persona after hanging up the batons. And whilst it doesn’t feature him suited up in the classic costume much, it’s still great to read. It manages to bring back the heart and soul of Dick Grayson, whilst also developing Damian Wayne’s character a little further too. The scene in the arcade between Grayson and Damian was both touching and funny – we’re glad the writers have both of their characters written properly.

To say this is just a Rebirth title, we actually got a substantial amount of plot development for the upcoming Nightwing series. So whilst the Court of Owls cause trouble in Gotham, the Parliament of Owls have a much larger plan. Although the middle part of Nightwing #1 felt a little muddled up compared to the rest of the comic, we’re excited to see where his new series will go. And if this issue is anything to go by, Nightwing is going to try take them out.

And he’s very much determined to do so as Nightwing rather than Dick Grayson. Not only as an act of defiance, but also because they deserve so. Which will no doubt have some consequences later down the line of course. What we also got to see at the end of Nightwing: Rebirth #1 was that Grayson really has the determination to be better than his mentor, Batman. Will we see a little more friendly rivalry between the two? That sure would make for some interesting character development. Not a bad goal to work towards though, we’ll give him that.

Nightwing is one of the most popular characters related to Batman, and we can’t wait to see where his solo series goes. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest DC Comics news and reviews here at Heroes Direct.

8.9 Great read

Dick Grayson returns to his old identity, and we can't wait to see him get started.

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