NIGHTWING #11

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[ MINE TO BAT-BUY
There once was a man called Paragon. Who was related to Catherine of Aragon. He was a right d*ck. She had a big tit. Plus collectively they'd like to cook with tarragon. The spice. Not the Writer: Kyle Higgins; the Artist: Andres Guinaldo; or the Publisher: DC Comics in August 2012. Though it could be oregano you know?

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
I'm sure you've heard of the expression 'I'm having one of those days', right? Well, it is pretty safe to say that Nightwing is 'having one of those days' too in this tale entitled 'Tomorrow Can't Wait'.

  • Just picture the scene if you will; whatever Nightwing tries to do in the course of a day and a night, ends up backfiring on him in one way or another.
  • When he tries to stop the 'Tomorrow people' from attacking him, things doesn't really go exactly according to plan.
  • When he confronts the police officer who he believes is framing him for murder, Detective Nie, he's left with his hat in his hand.
  • And when he hears the news that the Bank won't fund his 'Amusement Park' project, the messenger, Sonia Branch, is none to happy with his response.  

Still, it could be worse; Nightwing could be in the same shoes at Detective Nie when Paragon enters his room.

Oops.

To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I couldn't help but chuckle when Dick said to Damien "I've got a cop, a radical group, and a bank, that all associate me with murder. And it's not even Thursday yet".

Ha! What a great way of summing up a plot, huh?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Now by in large this whole issue was a brilliant read really. But the stand out for me was that end-scene where Dick cottons on to who might be framing him, whilst Nie reveals himself to Commissioner Gordon and Deputy Mayor Kavanaugh at the same time.

What I liked about this segment the most was how both inter-cut plot-strands worked in conjunction with one another, and told a tale all unto itself. Perfect.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Nightwings battle with the Tomorrow... err... whoever, didn't feel right to me in the telling. One minute he was up to his neck in it displaying fisty-cuffs. Then next minute he was using sonic pressure to fight back. And after that Nightwing did his best Harold Lloyd impression. What gives? Can't people just the beat sh*t out of each other in the good old fashion way? You know, with a slap and tickle that does not pickle.

(Please note; I am not sure what I just said myself)

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: The two stand-out scenes for me in this issue were those between Dick and Sonia, plus Dick and Damien. In many ways the overall personalised nature of these scenes conceptualised who Dick is as a human being. Not perfect. Very human. And with a very honest and earnest heart.

Bless him.

ART: Listen, I don't want to sound horrible to guest artist, Andres Guinaldo, but I do prefer regular artists, Eddy Barrows, work on this book. Nonetheless, Andres' style wasn't all that bad. I did like some of his facial expressions, plus his cinematic compositions really did gel well with this tale.  

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
NIGHTWING: Now I am going to go all ethnic on this casting call, and cast Dick and Jim as if they were both Pakistani in origin. So for Mister Nightwing himself I would surmise that heartthrob, Imran Abbas, is a good match. And as for...

COMMISSIONER GORDON: ... Mister Gordon himself, I'd choose Om Puri. OK, I know that Om is Indian (from India) and not Pakistani. But for the sake of argument let's just say he is for the moment. Thank you --- please come again.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
'From Bad To Worse' Does Sound Like A Cliché, But Nightwing Knows That Cliché's Can Be True.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Simply put, this is a melancholy 'day in a life' type-tale that is a little bit gay, a little bit whimsical, and a little bit adventurous. So why not compare it to 'A Day In The Life' by the Beatles, huh?




FINAL thoughts...
There was one thing I deliberately left out of my bullsh*t, just so that I could address it here. The gay issue.

Now to me, personally, I did enjoy how writer, Kyle Higgins, sprung this on us at the tail end of this yarn. I thought that this extra added ingredient gave the overall flavor of this story a very new spin. No. Not in a 'Ha! Kill off all the Nancy's!!'' manner. Oh no! But rather how the nature of perception can make you judge a person because of his disposition, instead of his being.

Also, another thing I'd like to say, is that this is how DC should treat homosexuals in comic books -- as normal people -- with normal feelings -- and not as 'a cunning ploy' to hit headlines and cause controversy.>

Anyway, nuff said, great comic.

MARKS out of 10? 9