Picking up issue one of Scott McDaniel and Chuck Dixon's run on Nightwing (with one of comics' best covers), I dove in. So much so, I was still swimming with the series when Thursday became yesterday in the early hours of this morning!
While finding a bat-book Chuck didn't write in the 90's is a pretty rare feat, what made Nightwing rise above all his other offerings, was that he amped up the story Marv Wolfman and others started - moving Dick Grayson out of Batman's shadow. The result further defined Nightwing as his own hero and made the title my number one Bat-book right up through No Man's Land and beyond.
The book's ace in the hole - Scott McDaniel's pencils. Scott's hyper-kinetic, dark-meets-manga stylings brought the acrobatic wonder alive and really made you believe an acrobat could swing! As a title, it gave Nightwing a distinctive home on the racks, and still to this day stands as some of the best work McDaniel's ever done.
Finding one scene that summarised the cool of this dynamic duo is a hard ask, but I'm running with Nightwing #14, and the moment where Dick tells Batman to go count the bats in his own belfry and leave Blüdhaven to him.