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TheObserver reviewed Task Force Z #8 May 25, 2022
7.0

When Jason humiliates the Bat Family.
I like Red Hood. Jason is an endearing character even if the authors tend to keep him in a status quo of a badass, transgressive, cunning and vicious hero (why not) but who still hasn't resolved his conflicts with his family. That he is different is a good thing, but the overkill of always confronting him with others (here to his advantage, and it's norm more

Task Force Z #8

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: May 25, 2022

All-new team! Same old problems! After losing everything, Task Force Z has finally discovered who their real enemy is. Jason and his team are on the run, underpowered, and outgunned. But everyone knew this was really just a Suicide Squad when they signed up, right? One way or another, they are going to finish this. Only one thing stands in their wa...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #92 May 24, 2022
9.5

9,5/10. The political rise of Dick Grayson.
We understood it well, this run is not about Nightwing but about Dick Grayson. The man behind the mask. Dick has become a public figure who is annoying because he acts on the policies of the city. His project touches the heart of a municipality's missions: urban planning and housing, facilities, cultural activities, health and social assistance, sch more

Nightwing #92

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 18, 2022

Blüdhaven mayor Melinda Zucco is in trouble-pretending to work for Blockbuster while secretly trying to take him and his gang of criminals down, while also working alongside Dick Grayson to uplift the city. But as his half sister sharing the last name of the man who killed his parents, it's...a lot to juggle, and enough for one to accidentally let...

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9.0

Sean Murphy is talented. This new opus proves it with a rise in stakes: the plot around Terry McGinnis and Derek Powers which is slowly and intelligently set up (I hope to be surprised), the plot around Bruce Wayne, his escape and his improbable duo (not the best part, the use of "you know who" is funny but artificial), the plot around the GTO (the most interesting one for the moment)whose armed a more

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #2

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 27, 2022

The humble beginnings of Terry McGinnis are revealed as Bruce Wayne becomes Gotham’s most wanted man! With the GTO on the case, does Captain Dick Grayson have what it takes to bring down his old mentor? It’s father versus son in the next chapter of this fan-favorite series! Plus, an unexpected ally from Bruce’s past could hold the key to savi...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #91 Apr 21, 2022

Good ending to the Get Grayson arc. Two things :
- I like Wally. An energetic and moving companion. A good friend for Nightwing. I love seeing their friendship staged. I appreciated the reference to the RIC GRAYSON era. I repeat, there was good in the scenario (I liked the idea of several NIGHTWING) but the execution was weak (at this period, not sure that Dan JURGENS with the free hands). He more

Nightwing #91

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 20, 2022

Trying to save a city that's even more beyond saving than Gotham is no small task, and even someone like Nightwing needs a day off to relax with his best friend and to recharge-but when your best friend is Wally West, a.k.a. the Flash, a "recharge" might not end up being so relaxing!

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #90 Mar 16, 2022
10

I would make it short: Vivid and nice.
Dick Grayson in broad daylight has become too conspicuous a target. A shame for a superhero. Result, one employs the great means to eliminate it. And Wally West gives his best friend a break. Lots of rhythm in this number. Barbara is a big, smart girl ! and I like the ending, it's intriguing. It smells like fighting! If the stakes are high, the treatment more

Nightwing #90

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 16, 2022

A Nightwing and Wally West story, part 1 of 2! When it's easier to go buy bagels as Nightwing than as Dick Grayson because everyone is either trying to get him for his money or kill him for the price on his head, Nightwing realizes he'll need to enlist the help of his Teen Titan friends as his bodyguards, and the first to volunteer is of course his...

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TheObserver reviewed Detective Comics #1053 Feb 17, 2022
9.5

Very good number. Action, a little investigation and the threads of the plot that connect. I can't wait for the action to be concentrated only in the establishment because that's what we want: to see events rush into this new Arkham. How will Huntress act? How will Nightwing escape the manipulator, what will Dr. Wear do? and the patients?
I definitely like this weekly format.
Can't wait more

Detective Comics #1053

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Feb 16, 2022

War in the streets! As Dr. Wear desperately tries to keep his plans for Arkham Tower from crumbling, a major drug deal gone bad puts the nervous doc in the sights of both the Party Crashers and the Penguin! The list of people very badly wanting to kill Dr. Wear grows, and Nightwing is on the precipice of cracking the whole scheme wide open! But wit...

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TheObserver reviewed Detective Comics #1052 Feb 14, 2022
7.0

Ah, I got a little bored with this problem which I found redundant compared to the previous one. It lacked 'juice'. Not essential to see in detail all the brainstormings of the Bat family. Or the point of view of the psychiatrist. It is a weekly by a monthly. You have to support the ryhtme with each time of action and suspense but not of "standing still". Small 7 therefore. In addition, there were more

Detective Comics #1052

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Feb 9, 2022

“His hold is breaking!” That’s the message written in blood across the minds of Arkham Tower’s inhabitants, after a nightmare melee is unleashed! With Gotham’s deadliest criminals reverting to their former, murderous selves in one horrific night, Dr. Wear has a lot of explaining to do…and a lot of covering up to perform. Can Nightwing g...

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TheObserver reviewed Detective Comics #1050 Jan 26, 2022
9.5

I loved ! the main plot slows down the pace for the time needed to focus on Huntress, a character that I adore and who deserves a bit of pause on her story. She is suspicious, surly, angry, solitary but also fearless, intelligent, determined and capable. I like the reference to No man's land. Great '90s narrative making a return to the timeline. (I don't believe that since era 52 it had been done) more

Detective Comics #1050

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 26, 2022

It’s the landmark, oversize issue Detective Comics #1050, and some of the biggest names in comics are here to celebrate the Dark Knight! First up in “The Tower” part four, the villainous force keeping Arkham Tower’s patients sedated is at last revealed-and this villain’s return is guaranteed to catch you by surprise! It’s the dramatic c...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #88 Jan 26, 2022
8.0

I liked Dick Grayson/Nightwing's return to business in Bludhaven. It was well done. The idea of his bounty on the head is nice and seeing 'Family' come to the rescue is a nice way to show that for this particular character, 'Family' is an expanded and essential notion. But while I like the idea of being shown how important Nightwing is to everyone, I'm one of those who thinks Nightwing can and sho more

Nightwing #88

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jan 19, 2022

The blue stripes are back! Nightwing gets an updated suit starting this issue! Meanwhile, after the distressing events of rescuing Haley from getting dognapped by bad guys, Nightwing discovers there are way more hits on Dick Grayson than he realized, thanks to going public about his fortune, and he needs to find a clever way to be Dick Grayson and ...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #87 Jan 6, 2022
8.5

Of course it is a narrative and visual experience and it is very successful. It "beats" quite a bit in terms of virtuosity.
The play of movements is remarkable, the sketches with the characters in their daily life bring depth to the unfolding and above all register Blüdhaven as a living city. A city that is a character in its own right with its own score to play. Blüdhaven interests me a lo more

Nightwing #87

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 22, 2021

This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That's right-if you placed every page next to each other, you'll have one poster image with this story! Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he's a wanted man-and that's why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!

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TheObserver reviewed Detective Comics #1047 Jan 6, 2022
9.0

I like the weekly feuilletonesque (soap opera)side chosen to tell this arc, it impels a dynamic rhythm which will involve us more easily in the story. It's a very good idea. Let's get to the heart of the matter: good introduction to 'the Tower'. The set-up of the story elements is quick but not hovering. What happened in the tower in so few weeks? why such a paroxysmal situation when good Dr Wear more

Detective Comics #1047

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 5, 2022

“The Tower” begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Ark...

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TheObserver reviewed Titans United #4 Dec 15, 2021
9.0

Action action action!
that of action and beautiful action.
A very punchy number, very rhythmic, very offensive.
Starfire and Donna are in the spotlight and that’s great. Donna will always be a queen. What a class! There are two intrigues that run and cross at last. The final twist is agreed but promises a nice confrontation. Really not bad! recommended.

Titans United #4

By: Cavan Scott, Jos Lus
Released: Dec 15, 2021

Starfire takes on Lady Vic as more super-powered sleeper agents activate, displaying powers far beyond those of the Titans. Just who is behind the Cadmus experiment, and what is Blackfire planning as she brings Superboy to his knees?

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TheObserver reviewed Teen Titans Academy #9 Dec 15, 2021
8.0

I really liked it.
It was rhythmic and not jerky like the previous times. I love to see the 'old Titans' together. And I like the new ones. They become familiar to me. The intricacy is a bit wonky but it has nevertheless gained in consistency. We feel that it could finally take off. Go one more effort!!

Teen Titans Academy #9

By: Tim Sheridan, Mike Norton
Released: Dec 15, 2021

Homecoming continues! Homecoming is a time for reunion and reflection, and the shocking news that Roy is alive has left the Titans-and the Flash-with plenty to reflect upon. As old wounds are ripped open, the Academy’s very existence is called into question, leaving the futures of its vulnerable young students up in the air and exposing them to t...

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TheObserver reviewed Robin & Batman #2 Dec 15, 2021
10

Excellent.
neat writing, wonderful drawings, successful plot. Good of very good comics, high flying!
By far, one of the best comics I’ve had in a long time. Dick Grayson is a child who can’t and will never be like the others. He is trained to fight. He learns the art of war, the art of stealth, espionage, manipulation. Batman prepares Robin for the worst. For him, any territory is po more

Robin & Batman #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Dec 15, 2021

Dick Grayson is struggling in his training to be Robin, and the Batman decides the young man needs a break…and takes him to meet the Justice League! In an awe-inspiring moment, he meets the World’s Greatest Heroes…and their sidekicks! Will these teen titans get along?

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TheObserver reviewed Batman #118 Dec 9, 2021
9.0

I'm telling you really, it feels good! Frankly, it's a complete break from the Tynion era and I much prefer this new launch. Tynion's run was too obscure, too meta-intellectual. It spoke too much, it explained too much, and Batman had become a draw. Always a train behind, spectator in his own story. Stop and thank you to Williamson and his team for this clever reboot that doesn't take anything awa more

Batman #118

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Dec 8, 2021

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! “Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue awai...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing Annual: 2021 Dec 8, 2021
9.5

Cool ! This is the first word that comes to mind when I have finished reading this annual. Nightwing and Red Hood make the pair. The plot (who is the culprit?) Is only a pretext which serves to reconnect the thread between the two characters, at the same time brothers and competitor. It's fresh, fun and funny. A little action, humor, brotherhood and an appearance from Alfred (never free). I had a more

Nightwing Annual: 2021

By: Tom Taylor, Daniel HDR
Released: Dec 1, 2021

Dick Grayson and Jason Todd, the first Robins, both long ago stepped out of the shadow of the Bat and began walking very different paths on their respective journeys to become who they are today. But now their paths converge and these two brothers unite for one goal. With escrima stick and a crowbar combined, Nightwing and Red Hood are ready for an...

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TheObserver reviewed Robins #1 Nov 18, 2021
8.5

I love Seely. He writes "raw" without gloves, without embellishment. We go to the goal. it doesn't get lost in subtlety so deep that you never go back. It's fresh, direct, punchy. Ok, it is sometimes ... anarchic but I like the vitality of the book. it's very catchy. And the art is appropriate, "alive". And then I love Robins.
This book tastes like a double effect cool Kiss candy. First comes more

Robins #1

By: Tim Seeley, Baldemar Rivas
Released: Nov 17, 2021

The five heroes to have donned the Robin cape and mask find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne come together to discuss the big thing that binds them together: Was being Robin, and Batman’s sidekick, the best choice they could’ve made? But before they can get to the ...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #86 Nov 17, 2021
7.5

Tie-ins have limits when they don't add a real plus to the main event (in progress in another review) and when they don't add anything significant to the "appended" title. And this is too often the case. Joker War for example did not bring anything to any of the reviews in which it was involved (Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood ... or even Batman who did not use it to advance his story or so little). more

Nightwing #86

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Nov 17, 2021

Nightwing and Babs have fought through the fear-stricken Gotham streets, but now their fight takes them to the skies above Gotham, with the Batgirls and Tim Drake (Robin) in tow! Now aboard the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, they have made it their mission to bring the airborne leviathan down, prevent Seer’s disinformation from being broadcast, and s...

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TheObserver reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #1 Nov 4, 2021
10

Very Good, Very very good script and very good Art.
Very Good teams ! I love the mix between the medieval atmosphere and the immeasurable powers of the characters. I can't wait to see how the characters will develop especially those we weren't expecting. A great start. We can't wait for the sequel. 9/10.
Next time, I would put 10/10 if it's also perfect and if the secondary characters ar more

Dark Knights of Steel #1

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
Released: Nov 3, 2021

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, S...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #85 Oct 28, 2021
10

Pas mal du tout ! Barbara a le beau rôle dans ce numéro et c'est tant mieux. Ce que j'ai toujours aimé dans Nightwing, c'est que les auteurs ont toujours su faire de la place aux autres personnages clés de son univers. Et actuellement, Barbara est au centre de son univers. Question action, j'aime les dessins, ils sont hypers dynamiques et bien fichus. Juste, je veux plus d'action !! Plus de pl more

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #84 Sep 23, 2021
10

Le tie-In est un exercice périlleux plus souvent raté que réussi. le dernier en date, Joker War était nullissime pour Nightwing et pour les autres titres de la Bat family (et je suis gentil) Mais en même temps, la course Joker War dans BATMAN était nullissime. Bref, Je trouve que Tom Taylor s'en sort pas trop mal. Il utilise des tropes faciles pour faire venir Nightwing à Gotham mais ça ma more

Nightwing #84

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Sep 22, 2021

When the Bat-Family receives misleading information and incorrect directions from Oracle, ones Babs didn’t send herself, they realize Oracle’s system has been hacked! But who is powerful enough to break into Oracle’s own super-secure network? And what personal information is now at risk? Not only that, this mysterious Anti-Oracle is taking ad...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #83 Aug 19, 2021
10

Excellent numéro de Nightwing #83 ! Il réussi sur plusieurs fronts :
Action, superbe scène entre Blockbuster et Nightwing, les crayons son magnifiques et la mise en scène très réussie. On a clairement envie (besoin?) d'en voir plus.
Caractérisation des personnages, ça fait plaisir de voir un personnage entouré d'amis et de sa famille. Trop souvent, les héros sont seuls et peu e more

Nightwing #83

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes...

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TheObserver added Nightwing (2016) to their pull list Aug 19, 2021

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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