Sunday, May 17, 2015

Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #2 - A Review

Tonight was supposed to be the night that Dick Grayson finally proposed to the girl of his dreams - Barbara Gordon.  Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned, starting with Babs trying to turn him down gently. And then the dome that contained their city opened and they found that they had to fight the blood-thirsty Hawkman and Hawkgirl of another timeline to save their own. So before they can discuss their plans for the future, Nightwing and Oracle will have to ensure that they'll have one!

The artwork for this issue is some of the best I've seen in recent memory.  Jan Duursema is a masterful fight choreographer and the action of this issue is well blocked.  The inks of Dan Parson perfectly enhance the original art. And Wes Dzioba's colors are wonderfully applied.

Who else but Gail Simone could have written this story? It's an amazing tale, not the least of which for how we get to see how dangerous Barbara is as a strategist and as a warrior in hand to hand combat.  It's a wonderful send-off for Simone's version of Oracle from her much-loved Birds of Prey run and proves to be the happy ending Babs and Dick Grayson deserved to have somewhere or somewhen.

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