GRAYSON #2
Author: Matt Grazel
August 16, 2014

SYNOPSIS: Grayson digs deeper into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner – Helena Bertinelli!

Grayson #2 continues the adventures of “Agent 37” or Dick Grayson as a mole for the secret organization, Spyral. Dick is feeling detached from Bruce Wayne and his allies in Gotham City on more than one occasion in this issue.

Batman reminds Dick they need to keep their conversations as short as possible during their first discussion as Dick wants to know how Alfred and Barbara Gordon are doing. Dick reassures Bruce but himself more so that this mission will not take long. It is clear Dick is dealing with feelings of isolation but he realizes he needs to keep himself in check so he does not blow his cover or the mission.

Mr. Minos assigns Dick and Helena on a mission in Leicester that “Agent 24” who is known as The Hood, sustained injuries at. Tim Seeley and co-plotter Tom King continue to portray Dick as the right individual for the mission as the character is not shy about showing his confidence particularly toward Helena. Dick points out to Helena that his background in the circus is invaluable when he is on a mission for Spyral.

The artwork by Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego and Juan Castro in addition to the colors by Jeromy Cox makes Grayson #2 an appealing comic book to look at. The artwork team illustrates a Batman who resembles his role as the protector of Gotham City. Cox’s colors further boost the artwork and make it vivid to the eyes of readers.


GRAYSON #2 Cover

Grayson #2 continues to merge the different story elements of the title. The first two issues have included moments of sincerity, action, mystery and suspense. Seeley and King have done an excellent job in juggling the various kinds of themes. The title manages to keep readers guessing as to what will happen next and the revelations that will be unveiled.

The issue displays another side to Helena as she teaches students at a young women’s college how to properly use a crossbow as well as how to remain disciplined during their use.

At the conclusion of the issue, Mr. Minos continues to uncover the identities of the superheroes of the DC universe while Dick manages to recall a memory with Bruce that involved them, Barbara and Alfred.

Grayson continues to be a title that keeps readers engaged and guessing as to what will happen next. – Matt Grazel

GRADE: A-


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