Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Phil Jimenez, Matt Santorelli, Jamal Campbell
Colors: Alex Sinclair, Jamal Campbell
Nightwing will lie with the fishes if he can’t escape from the Judge’s powerful grasp!
What you missed:
Dick is determined to not let the judge get away with the crimes he’s caused in Bludhaven. The Judge uses others to commit murders all in the name of revealing corruption. As Nightwing he tracked the judge to one of the city’s most popular casino’s only to discover its a trap.
The Judge has Nightwing tied up in an abandoned house that’s sinking into the sea. Another piece of the mystery unveils as the judge and Dick travel down memory lane to their second encounter, an adventure that not even Batman knows about! *insert gasp here* The Judge reveals who he claims to be, shaking Dick to his core.
What I thought:
Such a fantastic issue! This arc really takes us back to how Batman started, as a mystery series. The Judge is an incredibly interesting character because of how vague and unknown he is. This is the first time we get an idea of who he could be and what happened to him. Of course in true mystery-cliffhanger fashion, we just get his side of the story which we can’t guess probably isn’t the whole truth.
Not just one artist works on this issue, which usually bothers me but its used in a very tactful way. Each artist works on a separate part of the story whether that’s the flashback or the present day. It gives each part of the tale a unique perspective.