Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #2

Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #2

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 13
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The fairy tale starring Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon tries to survive one more night - and a brutal attack by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman! This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what's coming up in the DC Universe!

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban May 8, 2015

    As I said in my review in part one, Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon are my "OTP" (One True Pairing). In Simone's hands, the future of the pre Flashpoint Nightwing and Oracle, while it may or may not be shorter than expected, will be a bright one. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Nathan Stout May 8, 2015

    Simone's writing is superb here. Her dialogue feels very natural. She managed to write romantic dialogue that didn't feel cheesy, which is an impressive feat. Simone's use of internal dialogue, which came from both Babs and Dick, really helped to bring out the characters and didn't bog down the story at all. This is mostly because it wasn't telling the story, but more commenting on it. Overall, Simone has crafted a phenomenal story in these two issues, giving long time fans of the couple some much needed closure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 6, 2015

    I'll admit that I thought this issue would just be a drag out fight for Convergence victory, but it was a bit more...and less.  While we didn't get quite the satisfactory Convergence ending I thought we'd get, we got an awesome Nightwing/Oracle one.  As a fan of those characters, I'll take it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith May 6, 2015

    A lovely send-off for a set of characters near and dear to my heart, Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #2 gives us the happy ending we always say we want for our favorite characters, but with enough drama and surprise to make it feel well earned. Simone and Duursema have, for now at least, gotten the last word on this iteration of Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon, and Im happy to say, they did both of them mighty proud. My thanks to all involved for the opportunity to see this particular story come to pass. It was more than worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 9, 2015

    Nightwing and Oracle is a great comic book. Forget Convergence. Forgot the New 52. If you know Barbara Gordon as Batgirl or Oracle and you know Dick Grayson as Robin or Nightwing then you will find as solid as a comic book relationship as you'll find. Simone's command of these characters endures after all of these years. This is a great comic book that looks at what makes characters tick as they interact with each other. This is a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 7, 2015

    The battle between our heroes and the Hawks is absolutely brutal, and Simone manages to throw in one than one fun surprise along the way. Though one of these surprises is a bit hard to believe, it still manages to work well enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 7, 2015

    It's always good to see these two together, and with fantastic writing and great art, you can't go wrong. A few hiccups late in the game knock it down a few pegs, but if this is the last time we see this characters like this it's a fitting send-off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 6, 2015

    Gail Simone does an absolutely phenomenal job making these characters relatable and giving a real, hard look at exactly what makes them tick, whether the reader is a super-fan or just checking out what life was like BEFORE all that New-52 business. The art paints a glorious picture as well, making it feel like a truly fair fight rather than the abject slaughter it may have appeared to be, and even though it comes off as abrupt and abbreviated, the issue still wraps up a compelling, emotionally satisfying story in record time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 7, 2015

    Convergence: Nightwing and Oracle #2 feels like Simone returning to her roots and giving a proper send-off to that Barbara and the rest of the New 52 maligned Gotham residents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan May 8, 2015

    Whomever designed Telos could have thought of better filler areas between the cities. The desert areas feel boring after reading only a couple of tie-ins and the main series. This is the least of CONVERGENCE's problems though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Stella Bowman May 7, 2015

    Dick and Babs are my OTP (One True Pair) in shipping fandom, and I certainly was not disappointed with how they ended up, but there were some hiccups in the story that could have unnecessarily created some problems for them. Simone comes through with an interesting story that showcases the strengths of both of these characters, and leaves fans satisfied with a sweet ending that we may never see in the post-Flashpoint (cough New 52 cough) Universe. Overall, I enjoyed this story more so than the first because it was more streamlined, had less superfluous elements, and had the classic Birds of Prey or Nightwing feel to it. Nevertheless, there were some story elements that did not quite add up, and probably needed to be retooled. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 9, 2015

    A nice wrap-up for the characters, without a whole lot of actual Convergence going on (though that's sort of fine with me.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 6, 2015

    Additionally, longtime fans of the soap opera between Dick and Babs are going to love the ending of this book, which gives a lot of closure to all those 'shippers who have been pining since the days before Flashpoint. And in a lot of ways, that's the sort of opportunities that Convergence offers - the setting is rarely coherent, which will turn off a lot of people (myself included), but once you accept the vague, universe-bending locale, there's plenty of room for fan service in this ever-shifting canon. At the end of the day, Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon do get a happy ending - and that's more than we can say for more superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma May 10, 2015

    Overall, this tie-in probably would have been more accurately called Convergence: Oracle, or Convergence: Birds of Prey but that's not really a bad thing unless you're a hardcore Nightwing fan. If you enjoyed Simone's Birds of Prey this book is pretty much exactly what you'll be expecting. Some real fist pump moments and absolute confidence in the character work make this a successful tie-in, but, aside from the greater emphasis on the fight, you probably already knew if you should pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 11, 2015

    "Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle" #2 has fun with the concepts instituted by the "Convergence" event but doesn't tie itself too tightly to the requirements of the crossover. Simone and Duursema focus on the characters and amplify their appeal through that singular focus, making a strong case for more action from the pairings in this comic book. The end of the issue leaves the story more open than I expected to find in a "fight to the finish" battle, but this is comics and these comics do feature beloved characters. What happens to the couples in this comic truly remains to be seen but, for now, Simone, Duursema, Parsons, Dzioba and Mangual give readers plenty to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 11, 2015

    It's incredibly clear from the get-go that Nightwing and Oracle are going to win - it is their book, after all. Unfortunately, that made it incredibly difficult to feel invested in what was happening. Read Full Review

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