Unknown Gotham fact: Mr. Freeze runs the best D&D games.
Nightwing #29, Gotham Resistance Part 2. A.k.a. a lesson I should shut up about people being sidelined. But we’ll get to that. Now, I need to say this crossover seriously reads like a D&D game, with levels of the dungeon and bosses and secrets. Nightwing’s narration tries to pass it as more serious and dire and Damain is trying to launch some drama, but it really feels like a fun adventure. It’s both good and bad. Good because, well, it’s fun a good crossover should be. Bad because it’s distracting when the story takes itself too seriously.
I must admit, I like this format for events much more than others. Instead of forced tie-ins you run one of smaller, normal crossovers as one tie-in and you do like two of them. Hope more events will try this instead of wasting whole arcs for an event tie-in.
One complaint to this issue would be some of the banter. Most of the times it’s natural but there is rather forced “natural twenty” joke from Harley. And Raven calling Enchantress an “Elder Goth”. Like, no. It doesn’t work. Stop.
Speaking of which, rest of Teen Titans teams up with rest of Suicide Squad….to get captured and Jokerized by Edgelord Robin. They were no match for his brilliant plan of “throw dozens of dad’s Rabid Robins at them”. I guess that explains their absence as larger part of the event in the advertisement. Although, Raven and Goliath aren’t present on the final page. I hope this isn’t just omission and Dick’s D&D party will soon get a mage and a gargoyle….