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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 313

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Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we look at another Huntress mini-series, this time Nightwing/Huntress by Devin Grayson, Greg Land and Bill Sienkiewicz!

Enjoy!

When Devin Grayson got the Nightwing assignment, I was excited, as I thought that she had done a lot of good work with the characters. This mini-series was one of the more notable examples.

The series begins with an intriguing premise – what if a superhero comes across an alibi for a bad guy while staking the bad guy out? That’s what happens to Nightwing…


However, the Huntress is on the case, as well, and she doesn’t know that the bad guy has an alibi…


Things are complicated even further when we learn that the “prostitute” murdered was an undercover cop…


Nightwing and Huntress team-up together to solve the case, and it gives rise to a lot of good character work between the two heroes…



Things take a MAJOR twist halfway through the comic…



Pretty major twist, eh?

The rest of the series shows the couple dealing with their new entangled situation while trying to clear a bad guy of a crime he didn’t commit (while hopefully taking him down for the crimes he DID commit) and find out who the REAL murderer was.

This is compelling stuff, and oh boy, the artwork by Land and Sienkiewicz is quite good. I liked the style Land used back here over the style he uses today, and obviously, any time you get a chance to be inked by Bill Sinekiewicz, you’re going to take it. Sienkiweicz did some stand-out work on this series.