After the demonic
events of last issue, Nightwing returns to more grounded action when
Haly's circus makes a stop in Texas. Searching for clues that could
take him to Saiko, Nightwing does not realize that the enemy is
right in front of him, or that he's being played by friends. From
there, the story focuses mostly on characterization, including a
visit by Alfred Pennyworth, who is seldom seen outside the mansion
or the cave.
The art team led by
Eddy Barrows delivers yet another great visual experience;
particularly notorious are the detailed and vivid backgrounds
featuring the city of Austin. The plot does not advance
significanlty, except at the end when Saiko makes his presence known
and reveals his identity to Nightwing right before committing an
atrocious act. The last page is yet another example of the edgier
side of this new universe.