The 'Republic of Tomorrow' has already arrived. And I've got to admit  they really have thrived. Their cash is top heavy. They don't mind splashing out on a bevy. Although Nightwing thinks that their name is very-very contrived. Just like Writer: Kyle Higgins; Artist: Eddy Barrows; and Publisher: DC Comics in May 2012. Viva la Republic!

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Have you ever heard of the phrase 'There's a lot of difference between business and pleasure'? Nightwings has. Nonetheless, that does not help him all that much, when you take into consideration this story called 'The Tomorrow People'.

  • You see, Dick Grayson has two obstacles he has to overcome, before he can start his life anew.
  • Firstly, he has to figure out who has been framing his alter-ego, Nightwing, for murder.
  • And secondly, after gauging some advice from Lucius Fox, he has to see if Sonia Branch, the daughter of the man who killed his parents, is willing to invest some money in amalgamating Haly's Circus into a new Amusement Park based in Gotham City.
  • Pretty difficult obstacles to overcome, agreed? And it all starts when Nightwing has a run in with a gang called 'The Tomorrow People'.   

To be continued just as soon as bad-guy called Paragon gives Nightwing a clump on the head. THUMP!

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Being a bit of a history buff myself, I loved reading Nightwing's inner monologue on the first page and a half when he mused to himself...

"Every city has a 'Historic district'. 'The French Quarter' in New Orleans, 'Mission Dolores' in San Francisco, 'Boston Harbour' in Boston, all areas that represent the best of a city. Which is why when a lot of people say that Gotham city is hopeless, they point to our historic district as an example. Old Gotham. Not exactly a 'garden spot'. Although to be fair, I would not be here if it were.'

I love it. I think the same way myself about Whitechapel in East London.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Oh! There is so much to love in this story. Such as: (1) Sonia Branch is back! Yes. I am so happy that Zucco's daughter has not been forgotten in the DCnU, because I did appreciate her appearance when Dick was Batman back on Detective Comics. (2) The concept of turning Haly's Circus into an Amusement Park is truly inspired. To me, this is the best of both worlds where a new life for Dick is concerned.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Errr... hmmm... there's... what about... that... thing, were something happens to... errr... someone? No. I have not got anything to dislike about this issue really. Nish. This book is the tops in my book.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Although this may not be the case, I do like the idea that 'Jimmy the Clown' might be Dick's very own Alfred. Well, he does need someone he can talk to at times of stress, right? So who better than someone with green hair?

Oh! Except the Joker of course.

Plus, even though the 'crooked-cop' plot is a tried and tested formula by now, I do appreciate the 'Deputy Mayor as alley' sub-strand. That was very fresh and new.  

ART: One of the scenes that stuck out for me in a very visual way; was the one where Commissioner Gordon was talking to Deputy Mayor Kavanaugh. Well, not only did it have a very quick Batman flashback inserted, but it also conveyed emotion and personality very well in what is basically a 'talking heads' scene.

Good on you artist, Eddy Barrows, keep on trucking. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
DEPUTY MAYOR KAVANAUGH: Now for this role you'll need an actor of a certain age who can do earnest and political at the same time. Hey! What about Ronny Cox from 'Robocop' fame? Stick on a pair of glasses and he'd be a perfect match.

DETECTIVE NIE: Before he started to look like a weightlifting hairdresser, actor, Mickey Rourke, could play 'crocked cop' better than any man alive. He probably still can too. 

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Tomorrow May Be Another Day. But The 'Tomorrow People' Are Right Here Right Now. 

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so this story was about someone who wants a start a new venture whilst calamity befalls them from all angles. Well, at a touch, I would have to compare it to the Tom Hanks movie 'The Money Pit', just without Shelly Long in it.

FINAL thoughts...
Now after reading this yarn, I hazily recollected a comic book mini-series published by DC Comics sometime ago, called 'Gotham Nights 2'. It told a poignant tale of the inhabitants living in an old Amusement Park situated in Gotham City, and I was wondering if Kyle and company are going to interject this slice of DC history back into the DCU again.

I hope so myself. As it was a great read. Plus I am sure that this 'grounding' would assist Dick and the Haly Clan to integrate into 'Gotham living'.

Finally, this title looks like it has a future.

MARKS out of 10? 9