Dick Grayson is my favourite character like ever, out of all characters. So when a couple months back when I managed to find all four issues of the original Nightwing mini-series from '95, I was internally screaming of joy. Fast forward to now, and I still haven't read them. Oops.
So I'm here to introduce 'The Nightwing Project.
For the next 4 weeks, I going to read each issue of Nightwing (1995) and post a review of that weeks issue here on a Saturday. And that's about it! It's a fun excuse for me to read comics and get some life into this blog, and letting you know about retro comics! Maybe I'll do it for some other comics I haven't read yet!
Check back here next Saturday for a review of Nightwing #1 (1995)
So I've been super hyped up about this movie for many months now (already have plans to see it opening night in Gold Class). But duuuuude, did this seal the deal! I happened to be half awake at 6am this morning, and opened up the Facebook app on my phone. This was the first thing I see. I think my eyes grew two sizes.
So I'm just going to come out and say it. This is my favourite issue so far. Remember in the review for the last issue when I said something big was going to happen? It happened. Wierd shiz is going on on New York. I'm talking nuclear weapons with no radiation, time stoping and a bunch of some serious comic book logic, that really doesn't make any sense. Like at all. Despite the science-that-only-works-in-comics, I still really enjoyed this issue. It does have a small Raven and Beast Boy team up, so I might be biased. Oh well. Also Kenneth Rocafort is back on the art for this issue, at its really pretty. And as usual, Dan Brown's colours are gorgeous. Too bad they still can't make Raven's New 52 costume bearable. What was wrong with the costume she had? *sigh*. Anyway, back on track. Power Girl debuts her costume (which I love), and sort of get a bit of a shock when the Titans arrive at the destruction at S.T.A.R Labs. And it sort of only gets worse. But.... I don't want to be too spoilery. As I send before, really good issue, and if you are already reading the series, you should pick this instalment up, which I'm sure you are doing anyway. Spoilers under the cut.
I love this series. Seriously one of my favourite new series. Like Teen Titans, I binged read (not that there was a lot :)) the previous issues while I was away, had to do something to entertain me on the aeroplane. `This series was kind of a wildcard for me, I had no idea what it was about, just saw issue 3 on the DC app and decided to give the series a shot. No regrets. So full of the supernatural and so full of mystery, which is a genre I don't delve into very often, if at all. Not since my Nancy Drew and The Babysitters Club Mysteries days. The main characters in this series are amazing. Olive Silverlock is a sophomore with a secret and Maps is an adorable ball of energy. Maps is so great. I just really love Maps ok!. The comic is really well written (Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher) and I'm just know one day I'm going to reread it after big reveals, seeing all the clues I've missed (then feel really foolish for not seeing it!). Is the North Hall really haunted? What happened to Olive last Summer? What's Millie Jane Cobblepot got to do with anything? So many questions, and like all good mysteries, at this point, not a lot of answers. Did I mention how great Karl Kerschl's art is? It's so cute and all around aesthetically pleasing to look at. It has a certain charm to it, and has a look of a animated cartoon. I love it a lot. The colouaring by Msassyk and Serge LaPointe complements it well. This particular issue we do get some answers, but also more questions. The secret of the ghost is revealed (or is it?), the mysterious blonde gets a name, and Olive and Pomeline some what bonding. This issue is very enjoyable, and obviously, if you're already reading the series, I recommend continuing. Haven't started yet? DO IT!!! Spoilers under the cut.
Adding another member to a team always shakes things up doesn't it? Teen Titans #6 continues the story started in the last issue, in which a bunch of teens do drugs that give them superpowers, and decided to create havoc. because, thats what you do. Plus, we got a small glimpse of the new Power Girl. We get a much better look at her in this issue. Even though she's just been introduced, I've taken quite a liking to Tanya Spears. I know thats she's already been in Worlds Finest, but I haven't read that series yet (Note to self: get on that) She clearly brings a new dynamic to the Titans and has very clear opinions on what the Titans should be doing instead of what they are doing, which ticks Tim Drake off. Turns out Wonder Girl Cassie Sandsmark agrees with her, and then they ditch the others. Meanwhile, Beast Boy is undercover spying on Manchester Black, until he leaves, so he ends up snooping around S.T.A.R Labs. Sidenote, I'm getting some major Dr Wells level shadyness vibes from Manchester Black, I just don't trust him. Overall, I quite enjoyed this issue. Its clearly setting up for something big, and honestly I'm kind of excited. This is actually the first Teen Titans series I've ever read. If you are wondering where the review for 1-5 are, well I only discovered this series last month, and binge read it over my holiday, hence the lack of ANY review. Too busy enjoying WA. As for my opinion of the series as a whole, I'm really liking it. It's pretty fun, yet intriguing, and you feel like everything is eventually lead to something BIG. Will that actually happen? Well, only time will tell. I hope it does, because if it doesn't I'll be pretty disappointed. Anyway, more spoilery discussion under the cut.
I've got a whole lot of pointless trivia up in my brain, including the Flash's middle name. You are very likely to find some area of me covered in art supplies such as paint, marker or pencil. Known for getting Milo on my nose and being way into Robin