Review: Grayson, Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral by Tim Seeley , Mikel Janin (Illustrations)

Grayson, Vol. 1: Agents of SpyralGrayson, Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral by Tim Seeley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You might think you know Nightwing…you don’t know Dick.
*slow clap*
So, yeah, that’s a pretty cute tagline for DC’s new Grayson title.

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So, you know how…ok wait. If you don’t know what happened to Dick in Forever Evil, then this might be a spoiler for you. Everyone else, feel free to keep reading.
*taps foot…waits*
So, you know how Nightwing gets captured, unmasked publicly, and then is killedish?

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Well, Batman and Grayson have a big pointless fight scene in Nightwing: Setting Son, and Batman orders asks Dick to stay dead and infiltrate an organization that he wants to keep an eye on.

Love takes many forms…
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Alrighty. This is all about Grayson’s adventure in becoming a double agent. And it’s all very Bondesque. The lies, the gadgets, and, of course…the ladies.
They even manage to throw in a few more Dick jokes.

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So was this faboo?
Yes and no.
I loved the lighter tone of this one. The humor, and the lack of a gritty/grim feel to everything was so refreshing. I mean, just unbelievably refreshing.
Thank you, DC! More of this, please!
But the actual plot is a bit confusing.
WhatTheFuck is Spyral?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Kathy Kane started this group to keep an eye on superheroes. But beyond that teeny little explanation, I have no idea what these guys are about. Are they good? Are they evil? Are they something else? What?!
From what happened in the opening sequence, I assumed they were straight-up bad guys bent on world domination, but by the end of this, I thought maybe some of them thought they were the Good Guys. And then I changed my mind. And then I changed it back. The whole thing left me confused.
And maybe that was the point, but I didn’t like it.
*stomps foot*

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However, the good outweighed the bad. For me, at least.
I’m on board with this one, and hoping that they work out the kinks in the next volume, because I can see Grayson turning into something that could be one of my favorites.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for giving me a digital copy to review.

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