Middle of reading issue 4, and I loved the artwork much better than the other 3 issues.
While I'm not a big enough fan of the series to go dig out some cash and pay for them, I'd pick up the trades for sure. A character I enjoy but not a character I anxiously give a damn about each month. I can be patient and wait for his stuff to roll into a full volume or two.
Either way, if I can keep up with my friends' digital comics I might be just as satisfied. The story is ... good. It's not amazing, but it's growing. I think the last 2 issues of Batman & Robin have done more or Damian and Bruce's character than the first 3 issues of Nightwing did for Dick.
In all honesty, I am half-into finishing issue 4 (about 3 pages in) simply because of Babs. Ever since her return to the Bat-Tights, and since her leaving of the wheels, she's gotten harder to tolerate. She's certainly been dumbed down and sexed up, and her characters brilliance and ability to adapt to dangerous situations, her general bravery, seems to be masked by idiotic, teenage hormones/mistakes. They're turning her into DC's female Peter Parker. Essentially, Spider-girl for DC.
But this is mostly due to Gail Simone's shitty writing. I look forward to seeing if someone can make her actually... decent. Here's hoping Nightwing #'s 4 & 5 do that for me.
[Edited on 4/1/12 by Ult_Sm86]
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