Friday, June 10, 2016

Nightwing's beat includes Bludhaven, Gotham, Arizona...

Her previous appearance seemed like a Punisher comic written by a Punisher writer; and well, so does this one. From 2002, Nightwing #70, "Dangled" Written by Chuck Dixon, pencils by William Rosado, inks by Rob Stull and Jesse Delperdang. And a Michael Golden cover.

The cop-turned-burned vigilante Hella is back, in the last of her appearances; and I'm going to assume Nightwing had been working the case in a previous issue, because how he tracks her to Arizona I have no idea. For her part, Hella has tracked down a mobster involved in the bombing of her family; who has been living a miserable life in witness protection. Although the mobster seems not particularly happy to be alive, he changes his tune pretty quickly looking down the barrel of a shotgun.

Oddly enough, most of the town appears to be in witness protection; and while Hella is more than happy to gun them down too, Nightwing isn't making it easy. In the end, the mobster gets the drop on Hella, but is stopped from killing her; and goes back to suburban life...which probably wasn't going to end well for him.

If this had been a Punisher comic, Frank and Hella probably would've murdered the entire town. Which might have made for a more fun issue...I kind of thought the character had potential, although I don't know if she needed the faux-thong on her costume. Or the lips on her mask that looked like a sex toy. (I didn't think they did her first appearance.)


SallyP said...

I am completely unaware of this character... but she is a cop turned vigilante? And choses to wear sexy underwear as a costume?


Dale Bagwell said...

Eh, it's comics. Whatcha gonna do?
The whole thing sounds like a recycled/unused plot from Dixon's Punisher run.