Action Comics #771
The Out of Towner
Dixon, Ferry, Lopez
Reviewed by bluedevil 2002.
This is obviously a fill-in issue. I mean, Nightwing guest stars in a book written by Nightwing writer Chuck Dixon??? Anyway, it's still a good book.
The cover is excellent, and makes me wish that McDaniel was doing the interiors. However, that would mean that he couldn't finish up Ed Brubaker's first arc, so it's okay.
Most Superman fans have complained that this issue was tied into the Nightwing series too much. I disagree. Sure, maybe it did reference Nightwing, but I was able to follow the story, and I don't really read Nightwing.
The two heroes really take this whole situation tongue-in-cheek. They are very calm about the whole thing. In fact, I don't think they even broke a sweat in the fight scene.
Pascual Ferry's art has really improved a lot recently. His shots of Metropolis really show how futuristic the city has become. Plus, he drew Nightwing and Superman very well.
Overall, not a bad issue. It's a great one-shot, and it's kinda fun. Great art, great writing, great cover.
P.S. - I know this isn't a Batman comic, but since it starred Nightwing, and was so good, I reviewed it here.