Grayson #18

Grayson #18

Writer: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly Artist: Roge Antonio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
6.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Civil war has broken out at Spyral with Dick Grayson stuck in the middle. When true allegiances are revealed, which agents will be left standing?This issue features open-to-order variant covers that will ship in opaque polybags.

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 1, 2016

    No reason to leave this title now, we are in the end run as the series approaches its finale. Nightwing is on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Mar 24, 2016

    With the impending conclusion of "Grayson" leading to "Rebirth", it is an exciting prospect to see how Lanzing and Kelly will conclude this series. Even though Nightwing is about to rear his rear again, it's been an intoxicating adventure and surprising change of pace to see Dick grow as a character within new and unexpected surroundings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 23, 2016

    This issue of Grayson is more big action movie than spy thriller, but with the series ending, it might just be what the doctor ordered.  Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly set up the end of this series with explosions, fistacuffs and a bunch or crazy surprises.  This may not be the best Grayson issue yet, but Lanzing and Kelly show they are quite capable of ending the series on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 26, 2016

    If this had been the regular art on Grayson, this series wouldn't have lasted as long as it did, or received as much praise. This is a textbook example of how bad art can sink a book, but I tried not to let the art bother me. This is still an excellent story in spite of the odd changes to the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Mar 23, 2016

    I was a little lost, but once I figured out what was going on the story was getting good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 23, 2016

    This isn't the best installment of Grayson,but it's still a solid entry in the overall narrative. Even with the long-standing founding creative team out, Lanzing and Kelly "take the wheel" as they say and travel the road already laid out before them. Hopefully the final two issues will have more consistent artwork, but with everything coming together and the zaniness being ramped up to 11, I'm confident that this book will have something too few stories receive: a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Mar 23, 2016

    All hell breaks loose in Grayson #18. As spies battle outside the halls of St. Hadrian's Finishing School, inside is where the real drama is at. Resurrections are front and center. While we say goodbye to the creators that ushered in a new era for Dick Grayson, he is still in capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 24, 2016

    It's not a total loss " there's some solid action to be had and a well placed, if slightly confusing cliffhanger " it's just not quite of the quality we've come to expect. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 23, 2016

    Grayson #18 is all over the place, with the Skull Girls and Midnighter, Agent Zero and Helena Bertinelli. I'm not sure where it's all going and there are points in this issue where I'm not sure what I've read, but there is no denying the sense of action Lanzing, Kelly, Antonio, and Borges have delivered. It's not an awful read, it's just fails to reach the high levels of expectation that were established by Tom King, Tim Seeley, and Mikel Janin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 23, 2016

    Grayson #18 is a fall from grace. A combination of the established creative team leaving and being replaced with a new team in the middle of the final arc; the book being cancelled in the next few months, which forces the story to wrap up much more quickly; artwork not as good as the rest of the series' run; and the feeling that the comic would be much better if there was just more time given… just hurts the book so much that even someone who was as huge fan of the title as myself can't ignore the faults. If you are this far in, you might as well see it all the way through at this point but temper your expectations. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Mar 29, 2016

    The story is okay, the art is above average so it's not the worst comic I have ever read. I do wish this issue could offer more like the rest of the series has. Still going to finish this series to figure out the madness of this arc. I'm not confident that the book being out of King and Seeley's hands, we will see the conclusion the fans are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 24, 2016

    A fill-in issue does the Spy Wonder no favors, as writers Jackson Lanzing and Colin Kelly along with artists Roge Antonio and Geraldo Borges deliver a messy battle at the heart of Spyral. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    myconius Mar 23, 2016

    it's really a shame how this series s going!!! but it's still a LOT better than many of the other comics that DC is currently putting out. still, i did enjoy some of this comic even though it was far from perfect. at least this issue finally gets the whimsical humor right again, so that bumps the score up a little. ^__^ .........ok, the spy thing is getting played out! i'll be MORE than happy when Dick finally becomes Nightwing again!!

  • 7.0 Mar 31, 2016

    This issue is probably my least favorite issue of the run, and it seems again to be because they threw a new creative team on the book in the middle of an arc, and took a few lazy and predictable turns I could have done without. The art on this book is good, but a few moments looked off, and I didn't like the way there were squiggly lines across the bridges of some character's noses. I liked the Skull Girls and their attitudes in this book, but I was still confused- shouldn’t they be affected by Mother’s spell? I also feel like this book suffers under the oppressive yoke of Eternal, because this weeks Eternal showed Midnighter putting a hurting on a bunch of Orphan clones, and somehow simultaneously he is supposed to be dropping Max Lord, Grifter and Bronze Tiger? It once again feels like the Bat-family group editor is asleep at the wheel, or just doesn't care enough to question these choices. Which is fine, I'll save all my questioning for whether or not to even bother reading any of these more expensive, multi-creative teamed messes that we're getting from Rebirth...

  • 6.0
    RedNightBatWingMan Mar 23, 2016

    So dissappointing it felt like they just pulled the carpet out from under a really good story just so it could get wrapped in a few issues. I just hope this is NOT a taste of what is to come for Grayson/Nightwing after rebirth.

  • 5.5
    MalaysianComicBookGuy Mar 28, 2016

    Dissapointing. Pulling out the old team who was putting out a stellar story for a rushed ending results in a mediocre issue.

  • 5.0
    Supes' soups Mar 23, 2016

    Thanks DC, you pulled Tom King and Mikel Janin off one of your best books to give me another mediocre comic. Grayson was consistently good until now...Phuck you guys.

  • 5.0
    Quietomega Mar 30, 2016

    Really uneven art with a messy narrative.

  • 5.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Sep 4, 2016

    Want to see a great series being trainwrecked by new writers as the story was entering its climax? Also featuring bad art

  • 10
    Hilbut Mar 23, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 29, 2016

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Mar 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 25, 2016

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Mar 25, 2016

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 23, 2016

  • 7.0
    Ryan Mar 24, 2016

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Apr 9, 2016

  • 6.5
    Yahya Mar 23, 2016

  • 6.0
    Zumba Mar 23, 2016

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