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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Nightwing: Traps and Trapezes

Of course, it was only a matter of time before I had to start reviewing characters that I love, and since this is my 100th review, I thought I should mark this momentous occasion by reviewing a novel of my favourite character; Nightwing!

‘Traps and Trapezes’ sees Dick Grayson back in his Nightwing costume after spending a few years as Batman. The story leads him back to Haly’s Circus; the place where he grew up and where he witnessed the murder of his parents. However, he’s determined to make amends and when Haly, the elderly owner, leaves him the deed to the circus, Dick finally has a chance to make peace with his past. But from the shadows, someone watches, knowing his secret and wanting revenge.

This was a pretty intriguing novel to start with. It seems when it starts that there’s a fairly simple plot and yet the further I read, the more intricate the plot became. There was naturally a lot of character development, because this is the first time, in a long time that Grayson is back to being Nightwing.

The artwork was not bad, Eddy Barrows, the artist has a fairly decent style, and he even did all the covers. The one above, however, was far better than the rest! Overall, this was a good novel to start this series and left enough of a mystery to want to read on!

Favourite Panel:

Oh, these heroes and their traumatic backstories. Can someone cut them a break?

Favourite Character:

Nightwing. He’s badass and quippy.


  • Story Arc: ★★★½

  • Character Development: ★★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★½

  • Enjoyability: ★★★½

  • Re-readability: ★★★

Level: Intermediate

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