This Time Thomas Needs to Hush (Batman: Prelude To The Wedding Part 2 Comic Review)

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding Part 2 “Nightwing vs. Hush”

Written by: Tim Seeley

Art by: Travis Moore

Epilogue art by: Otto Schmidt

Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain

Letters by:Dave Sharpe

Cover by: Rafael Albuquerque and Dave McCraig

Previously:

Having a celebration of his own in light of his soon-to-be stepmother’s bachelorette party, Damien Wayne finds himself in an existential crisis concerning his future with his family. Amplified by the effects of a psychoactive compound, these questions hit a little closer to home when Ra’s al Ghul shows up to poke directly at his grandson’s insecurities. Instead of shaking his resolve, this pressure causes Damien to open up about his issues to Selina of all people.

Presently:

Damien and Selina can’t be the only ones having fun celebrating the occasion; Bruce needs a bachelor party as well! Who better to celebrate the Dark Knight’s bachelor party than the Man of Steel and the first Boy Wonder: Nightwing? And for once, things are going smoothly.

Not even skipping a beat, Hush shows up with a rocket launcher as soon as Superman is away. Nightwing jumps to the occasion and through some plot events in the story, ends up in an entirely different dimension with the villain where he must work with his mentor’s childhood. In this place, he finds himself wondering what he really means to Bruce and the Wayne family as a whole, finding himself slightly jealous of Bruce’s relationship with Clark. When he is returned to safety back home, he has a better understanding as to where his place is in the bat family.

Thoughts:

The second issue of this series keeps the momentum going with emotional grabs, sharp dialogue and artwork that feels like your own mental imagery when reading a novel. I am thoroughly enjoying where this story is going and even this young, it’s very well-thought out and planned for the main event. You can tell the amount of care this team is putting into making this and the wedding itself something more than memorable.

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Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
This is turning out to be a great arc, if I'm being honest with spoiling. What's coming to the family is something old but with a very new take on things. Its geared up to be one of the higher quality Gotham stories we've seen lately the next one in two weeks should be awesome as well.
Good
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Pays close attetion to plot
  • Text to panel is smooth as silk
  • Nostalgia
Bad
  • Story telling is a bit abrupt
9.2
Amazing
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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