Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Andres Guinaldo
Nightwing gets acquainted with Paragon and his Republic of Tomorrow during an explosive opening fight that showcases Dick's resourcefulness and quick thinking. The issue also features a rare bonding moment with Damian Wayne, what looks like the beginning of a potential relationship with Sonia Zucco, and a defying encounter with Travis Nie. Speaking of the persistent detective, the reason behind his harassing behavior towards Nightwing is revealed in a natural, commendable manner; kudos to DC for continuing the expansion of character diversity. Kyle Higgins uses elements that go back to the start of the series to tell his story, which is in a way rewarding to loyal followers of the title; yet, new readers will not get lost since references to previous events are clearly laid out. Andres Guinaldo gets his first solo stint in the book, and thanks to Rod Reis' colors, the art transition is a bit easier on the eyes.