Review: Nightwing #89 – “World’s Finest Sons” Part One

by Steve J Ray
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“World’s Finest Sons” – Part One
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Color Artist: Adriano Lucas
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Review by Steve J. Ray

Nightwing #89 gives fans the first chapter in a two-part tale starring Dick Grayson and Jon Kent, AKA Nightwing and Superman: Son Of Kal-El. This issue was so fantastic that I’ll be reviewing a Superman comic on a Batman website because I NEED to read and write about what happens next.

It’s so wonderful to see Batman and Superman side-by-side, but to see their sons working together too? Well, it fills my soppy old father’s heart with joy. First of all, it was great to see Jon as he was before he was aged up, meeting Nightwing and Batman for the first time and forming a bond that I know will only grow in years to come.

Nightwing #89 – A perfect mix of new and classic

The nostalgia quota hits even more highs, as we also got to see Nightwing in his black and red costume, and Superman Sr. in his Rebirth costume. Yessir, this issue is a gift that keeps on giving.

Don’t even get me started on the lollipops in the utility belt…

It goes without saying that however amazing the story, dialogue, and characterization in this book are, the visuals are always every bit as excellent. If there’s a better creative team out there than Taylor, Redondo, Lucas, and Abbott I want to read all their work too.

Nightwing is one of those series that is pure comic book entertainment but layered and textured like the best films or novels. If all you want is action, this book delivers. Gorgeous art? Check two. Fresh, new storytelling with a whole ton of love for what came before? Bingo. This is the comic for comics fans.


Someone’s killing superheroes. Why? I guess we’ll get to find out in Superman: Son Of Kal-El #9. In the meantime, please pick up Nightwing #89, you won’t regret it. Batman fans will love it, Superman fans will dig it (whichever Superman you love), and Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson fans will adore it (the choice of nightwear is, quite simply fantastic). This is the best superhero book on the shelves, possibly followed by those other books Tom Taylor’s writing.

10 out of 10

Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment

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