Separated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo Nightwing & Fraction/Aja Hawkeye

Reading Nightwing #78 today from Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas from DC Comics, I couldn't help be reminded of another comic book, Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth from Marvel Comics. Coicidence? Homage? Me just seeing things that aren't there?

Seprated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo's Nightwing & Fraction/Aja's Hawkeye
Hawkeye #1

You tell me. Hawkeye has a lot of symbology in its panel to panel storytelling, in contrast with more detailed scenes.

Separated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo Nightwing & Fraction/Aja Hawkeye
Hawkeye #3

So does Nightwing.

Seprated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo's Nightwing & Fraction/Aja's Hawkeye
Nightwing #78

Gets a new dog, found in desperate circumstances.

Seprated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo's Nightwing & Fraction/Aja's Hawkeye
Hawkeye #1

Just like Hawkeye gets Lucky the Pizza dog, found in desperate circumstances, resulting in a trip to a vet. So does Nightwing with his dog.

Seprated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo's Nightwing & Fraction/Aja's Hawkeye
Nightwing #78

We also learn that Nightwing owns a whole apartment block, with tenants all paying him rent.

Seprated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo's Nightwing & Fraction/Aja's Hawkeye
Hawkeye #3

And early on, so does Hawkeye. Who has to deal with local organised crime and corrupt local politics. And so, it appears, will Nightwing.

Separated At Birth: Taylor/Redondo Nightwing & Fraction/Aja Hawkeye
Nightwing #78

So what do you think? Am I seeing things?

NIGHTWING #78 CVR A BRUNO REDONDO
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
Nightwing is back—and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl's help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the hero. The New York Times bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) and artist Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad) are about to take Nightwing to the next stage of his evolution as a hero!
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Separated At Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences, or works of the lightbox. We trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File didn't judge; it was interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal, who originally ran this column, as well as the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website. If you see any other such similarities, feel free to send them to richjohnston@bleedingcool.com.

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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