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One word, Brilliant.,
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This review is from: Nightwing Volume 2: Night of the Owls TP (The New 52) (Paperback)
This volume is easily the equal to the first in terms of quality and tone, it's actually difficult to add anything that hasn't been said about the first volume, so many new 52 series have been disappointing but Nightwing stands out as one of the best, Kyle Higgins has really nailed the essence of what makes Dick Grayson a great character in his own right.
This collection contains three parts, the 2 part Night of the Owls crossover, the three part story concerning the academy of tomorrow and the zero issues which is the new 52 way of saying origin story, I won't go into too much detail of the plot but all three are high quality stories the zero issue especially does a very good job of showing how and why Dick choose to be who he is, and the important thing is that it was a choice giving him a firm grasp off his own potential early on does make sense especially how they have made a point of his independence in the story so far.
After finding so much to like about the first collection I was worried that standards would slip but I was happy to have my fears dismissed, Dick Grayson if there is any justice in the world should stand alone as one of DC premier heroes, there is still the link to Batman but Dick going so far as to at one point break into the Batcave to do some research (leading to a very interesting conversation with another DC character) but he is very much his own man and a hero in his own right, great stuff and once again highly recommended.