One story begins while another one ends.  That’s why we only have two books this week, Batman #16 and Nightwing #14. 

Batman prepares for the inevitable confrontation with Bane in Batman #16.  There is a lot of elements to this issue that I like and some I don’t like.  My biggest complaint is that we see Batman trying to convince his allies to stay away from the fight when we see this every story.  It is getting to the point where it is comical.  However the best thing that this comic does is give you an insight into Batman’s logic.  We hardly ever see this done and I would love to see more of it.

Nightwing and his new partner have to confront the criminal, Mr. Nice, in Nightwing #14.  This is an amazing ending to the Bludhaven story line.  Nightwing ends this story with a new group of friends that could act as allies in combat.