Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Minkyu Jung
Covers: Jorge Jimenez,Alejandro Sanchez, and Yasmine Putri
We all know how easy it is for work to take you away from the outside world. Losing touch can make life feel a bit droll, and heroes like Dick Grayson are no exception to that rule.
Nightwing #43: The Noble, The Obnoxious & The Inept shows us a Nightwing that’s been beaten down by monotony. Making an attempt at normality, he tries to hook up Netflix when his phone starts to exploding with calls and notifications. Duty calls without missing a beat, Roy and Damien need guidance on separate cases. In admiration for Bruce and his initiative, Dick brings Roy along to help Damien against the League of Assassins and as always the two of them cannot get along. Roy’s strange bedfellow Cheshire arrives on the scene, connecting both Robin and Arsenal’s cases. With a plan that will take Gotham’s breathe away, the trio reluctantly teams up to stop the League.
The story overall for the series is going well, and every main character needs some form of grounding. This issue is written as the rather typical filler with a small amount of contributing character growth. Dick begins to feel more comfortable in his temporary role as bat family patriarch, while Roy and Damien find that they can still work together despite their feelings towards each other. The artwork is what sells the filler frame by frames that feel like your watching a slightly campy episode of Justice League Junior, with all the cheesy setups for lines like your favorite Saturday morning cartoon. Even if its filler, I’m still excited to see the next big hurdle for a batfamily without Bruce.Who know’s? Perhaps he will need their help in the coming events, and we all know the family is more than ready.