Grayson #16

Grayson #16

Writer: Tim Seeley, Tom King Artist: Jeromy Cox, Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 29
9.0Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Armed with new information concerning Spyrals connections, Dick must seek Tigers help to take Spyral down from within. But when Dicks, his days as a double-agent may soon end in death!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 27, 2016

    Its part of what makes this series so special (besides the breakdown of masculine identity and flip of the camera gaze which is still ever so impressive), that pure personality driving Dick Graysons portrayal in every scene and on every page. He is charm incarnate, and there are few characters in the DCU as endearing. King and Seeley have amped that aspect of Dicks character up to 11. Hes not just a great butt, friends. Hes a great butt that acknowledges cultural misogyny and respects you for who you are. So dreamy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 28, 2016

    Grayson was already a pretty entertaining book beforehand, but this sixteenth is on a whole other level of charming. If you have friends that are on the fence about Dick's new status quo, give them this issue and stand by for major feels, laughs and thrills. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 1, 2016

    I can understand why someone may not have wanted to read Grayson after the events of Forever Evil and Dicks status quo changed drastically. But, after the past year and a half of Grayson, it should be abundantly clear that King, Seeley and Janin (and occasionally Stephen Mooney) are producing one of the best books out there. Catch up quickly with some trades and digital downloads, youll be glad you did. Flawless issue, this is how to produce a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Feb 1, 2016

    It's rare to see a usually action-packed comic this wholeheartedly embrace comedy and homage and it makes for a tantalizing proposition, even for those not used to the visual language and genre tropes of '60s spy fiction. All in all, it's possibly the best comic starring Dick Grayson ever and one of the best comics DC has published in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2016

    I had so much fun reading this issue. Between the spot on humor and the pulse racing action is the continuation of the Spyral story that may not address Dick's recent doings, but who cares when it's this great. The only thing I didn't like here was a certain character being painted as a villain and I can look past that to smile at the spy/buddy cop homage that is Grayson #16. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 28, 2016

    Full of energy, this issue is everything that makes this book great: kinetic action, strikingvisuals, genuinely funny comedy, and a likable, charismatic lead. King, Seeley, Jann, and Cox are some of the best talents in the business, and this fusion of spy thriller and superheroics provides the enjoyment and excitement that only the comics medium can give. Standing on its own it works well, and the hints of what's to come in the future makes everything that much more exciting, so if you were still hesitant about “Dick Grayson: Super Spy,” give this a look; if it doesn't change your mind, I don't know what will. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jan 28, 2016

    I wonder if Dick or Helena are being played by Checkmate, or if this agency is just as divided as Spyral. Also, that Checkmate team looks awesome, and I want a book of that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 2, 2016

    What's your favorite Bond movie? I am one of those old-fashioned types who prefers the halcyon days of the 1960s, of Sean Connery and shaken not stirred and secret volcano lairs. And most of all I prefer 1964'sGoldfinger. In many ways it was the first complete Bond movie. Dr. NoandFrom Russia With Loveare both fine films, but it is in the third Bond outing that all the classic elements of a Bond movie come together: the girl, the villain, the henchman, the hideout, the cold open, the stylized credit sequence, the specially commissioned theme song. Graysonhas toyed with the conventions of the spy genre since its first issue, but in this installment it means into them with rapturous joy. And when it leans, it rests onGoldfinger. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 28, 2016

    With Grayson #16, the comic jumps from being a funny superhero book to DC's answer to Archer. This is easily the goofiest issue of Grayson yet: the dialogue is quippier than ever, there are now 100% more cutaway gags, and there's even an extended Bond theme song inspired musical section. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 27, 2016

    All-in-all, this is a good issue of GRAYSON, but it's a bit of a bummer to see no connection to the finale of Robin War, which changed everything about what Dick Grayson is up to. More than anything else, the final pages are the clincher, as it's setting up a new group of people, hired by Helena to hunt down Dick and Tiger, so I'm really enjoying where this story is going and the art we're getting here. GRAYSON continues to surprise me in the best ways possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 30, 2016

    King and Seeley kicked the fun factor up to 11 in this issue. Dick Grayson is in rare form. He's always been funny and quippy, but he's practically beside himself with glee in Grayson #16, and it raises the enjoyment of the book. Sadly, there isn't much plot, per se. It's really just a big montage of Dick and Tiger beating up a bunch of nobodies. I never knew Spyral had so many nameless, faceless thugs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Jan 31, 2016

    The return of a certain controversial character and his deceptively dark competing spy organization bodes well for the future of Grayson, with Tom King and Tim Seeley's spy war kicking into high gear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 1, 2016

    The last page reveals a surprising alliance that changes the odds again but also adds even more players in the game. However it goes, the rest of this story arc will still be great fun, especially if Tony remains by Dick's side. Read Full Review

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