Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #1

Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Dan Parsons, Jan Duursema Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 13
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Just as they've finally been reunited, the romance between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon is sentenced to execution by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 9, 2015

    I've moved from mere ambivalence to outright antipathy regarding Convergence as a whole. Yet I can endorse Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1 without reservation. If you miss Simone's Birds of Prey or Chuck Dixon's Nightwing, this is definitely one to pick up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Co Apr 10, 2015

    This is an excellent story for any fan of the Nightwing/Oracle relationship; and it's nice to see these versions of the characters once again. We are left on a great cliffhanger, one that makes you want to know what happens. No matter who wins this multiversal game of King of the Hill; this couple will always be winners. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Apr 9, 2015

    I recognize that some people are going to use this convergence opportunity to put out some issues have the flair of unique character combinations, but lack the quality of the story. Gail Simone knocks this issue out of the park and makes us nostalgic for the days when we saw Nightwing and Oracle interact on a monthly basis. My favorite comics are the ones that leave me emotionally drained and that's exactly what this issue did. The next issue can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Nate Stout Apr 10, 2015

    It's clear in this issue that Gail Simone has Barbara Gordon's voice down. The internal dialogue boxes throughout the issue really sound like Barbara and explores the dome's effect on her in a way that sounds like someone's actual reflection. Simone's portrayal of Dick and Bab's relationship was flirty and intimate, yet complicated. The story itself was well paced, helped along by Bab's internal narration, and promises a big conclusion to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 9, 2015

    Jan Duursema does an incredible job with the layouts of this issue as the characters and panels are all positioned quite strikingly. Her depictions of the adversaries are some of the most impressive images featured. That said, there are some issues with anatomy from time to time, and some facial expressions come off as strange. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 9, 2015

    If Grayson isn't the direction you wanted for former Robin Dick Grayson, and if Batgirl's recent redesign has put you off New 52 Barbara Gordon, this is the book of your dreams: Nightwing and Oracle side-by-side again: childhood pals fallen in love through their mutual association with Batman and their desire to join his crusade. This book has it all: super dynamic action, Nightwing's great quips, Oracle's steel-trap mind, a little romance, a lot of danger, and a great cliffhanger. A must-read among the Convergence titles out this month! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 14, 2015

    A very solid story that finally provides an emotional grounding for a year of hell, and looks really great. (Plus: An utterly terrifying Hawkwoman.) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 10, 2015

    Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #1 is a great read. This is a fun comic that is primed to be explosive in the second half and I was impressed by how locked into these characters I was in just a single issue. Simone writes this one well and Duursema delivers great artwork to give DC another Convergence winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 8, 2015

    This is a clinic on how to make an effective, self-contained story. Whether a fresh-faced newbie or a seasoned, salty veteran this is a story that will resonate emotionally. Gail Simone adores these characters and that adoration comes through on the page, but doesnt stop her from putting them through the ringer and taking them to their limits. The art conveys the writing wonderfully, and the story feels tremendously effective from start to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 8, 2015

    I didn't know what to expect going into this issue and yet, I was still surprised and even confused. Gail Simone gives the reader a smart Oracle whose strength and resolve has been sapped by living in the confines of the Dome. However, by the end, Oracle (and the issue) snaps out of the depression and prepares to kick ass. The art team also kicks ass and while the issue was mainly setup, I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 10, 2015

    As a whole, though, "Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle" #1 is a compelling beginning to its pre-"Flashpoint" fairytale. Dynamic, fun and surprisingly affecting, this may not be the best issue you read this week, but it's a great time with high stakes. It flies far and above expectations and requirements for a tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 12, 2015

    Gail Simone delivers one of the most psychologically charged examinations of the "Convergence" event so far, reuniting us with some beloved characters in the process. The demands of the event hit this issue as hard as any of the other tie-ins, but the attention paid to Oracle's psychology pulls it through, even if the rest of the issue is merely sturdy. Our protagonists need to be better balanced and the art is too variable but Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle navigates the treacherous demands of "Convergence", makes full use of the opportunity to return to pre-"Flashpoint" Gotham, and delivers a strong story in itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Benjamin Fincham-de Groot Apr 17, 2015

    It's great to see Simone take back Oracle, and her writing is superb; both in terms of Oracle's voice, and the plot of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 2, 2015

    Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle represents my favorite book in the Convergence cache to this point. This is the kind of characterization the DC could use more of in their comics. Plenty of action, a surprise or two, all while injecting the Convergence story line. If you know and love these characters then this is a comic to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Stella Bowman Apr 9, 2015

    2) As I stated earlier, this Babs does at times read like a late 90s version. Even if we read her like that, one feeling that troubles me throughout the issue is that Babs is the one that is most unsettled being stuck under the Dome. No matter the version of Babs, I dont think she would be the one that is not content with her current life. She is still in Gotham City, still in the Clocktower, and SHE is usually the one who tries to focus on the present. Dick has been seen by Babs in the past as a bird that cannot be caged. Think about Dick leaving Bruce to become Nightwing, leading the Teen Titans, and even going off-world. I believe that Dick would be the one who would be most troubled with the current situation, and because of that, I think that Babs should have said yes to Dick. After all, she said yes to him during the insanity of Infinite Crisis! How is now any different? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 10, 2015

    The character work is great, but the story is a little lacking Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 9, 2015

    For a tie-in that's so focused on its characters, Duursema can't seem to decide what they look like and that draws attention to other weaknesses in the art such as the lack of visual flow. These inconsistencies pile up and mar an otherwise inoffensive event tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FuzzyCracker Apr 8, 2015

    Simone has a really good handle on these characters, and builds up tension for the upcoming conflict very well. She also dives deep into the psychological effect of the dome on the citizens of Gotham. One of the best Convergence issues this week. It's a lot more than just fanservice.

  • 8.5
    LucasMarts Apr 8, 2015

    Nightwing/Oracle issue #1 starts off with a bang, and continues along by illustrating how being under a dome for a year has affected the Pre-New 52 Gotham City. The comic is chronicled through the eyes of Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle, about how the citizens are trying to adapt, how the dome affects some of Batman’s villains, and how the feeling of isolation is affecting her personally and her relationship with Nightwing. It also sets up the next issue nicely with the coming of Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkgirl to Gotham City. The strongest part of this issue comes from how the dialogue and artwork paints a great picture of Gotham City after a year under the dome and the strain it has put on the relationship between Barbara and Dick. The only dislike for this comic so far is that Gail Simone has not really given enough time to show how depressed Barbara really has become. She said she is, but it is only really shown through her narration only and a certain scene towards the end. Overall, I recommend this comic to anybody who wants to have a look into how the domes can affect citizens, villains, and heroes. Also to people who have been wanting to see the return of the Nightwing/Oracle power couple.

  • 8.5
    RedNightBatWingMan Apr 12, 2015

    Art is meh at some times great at others. Storywise expected Gail Simone quality story.

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood Apr 16, 2015

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 8, 2015

  • 8.5
    Tamère Apr 9, 2015

  • 8.5
    Slayer666 Apr 10, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 14, 2015

  • 8.5
    666nashville Jun 12, 2015

  • 8.5
    Eddiec730 Aug 19, 2015

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 21, 2015

  • 7.5
    Batfan Apr 15, 2015

  • 1.0
    BlackStar Jun 10, 2015

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