Nightwing #0

Nightwing #0

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Eber Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Its the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52! From orphan to super hero its all here!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 19, 2012

    This is where we get to see the birth of Dick Grayson as a crime fighter. Despite already knowing his origin, there is plenty to see here to make this a fun and exciting read. Some aspects of Dick's past, abilities and training have been tweaked but this is the time to do it after all. The New 52 is about updating the characters and it's definitely not taking extreme liberties that will earn the wrath of fans. Dick Grayson as Robin was cool but let's be honest, he was something most of us chuckled at. Kyle Higgins and Tom Defalco have added just a tiny bit of spice to push him over the top. I want to see more of Dick in this time period. I couldn't ask for anything more in this issue except for extra pages to keep the story going. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Sep 19, 2012

    Nevertheless, the Shiva bit didn't lessen my enjoyment too much. It was still a great and beautiful issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Sep 21, 2012

    Nightwing is a refreshing change of pace for what has overall been a lackluster string of zero issues. Sure, it makes the mess of Batman's ridiculously condensed timeline harder to ignore, but it has everything else going for it. This is a retelling of Dick Grayson's origin that has been updated in reasonable and interesting ways. It's a sadly uncommon approach to take with the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 24, 2012

    Nightwing #0 is the best issue we have had for the series during Kyle Higgins young run. What Higgins and his co-plotter Tom DeFalco are able to do is tell a fresh origin story the simultaneously updates Dick Graysons story and adds furthering understanding the characters motivation. Unlike all the other DC Comics #0 issue this is done in a way that does not feel like a rehash of an older story or filler until next month. We also get to see the similarities and differences between Bruce and Dick and what it is that makes the original Dynamic Duo work. If you have not picked up Nightwing up to this point than Nightwing #0 is the perfect issue to start reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 20, 2012

    Higgins and Barrows have been combining to build fresh new aspects into a decades old character. New readers can easily start here, as the creative team sweeps the reader briskly through a rollercoaster of an origin tale worthy of the #0 label. If you can overlook an odd moment or two, and a timeline that has been completely screwed, you'll find an enriching story at the heart of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Sep 21, 2012

    But, ultimately, somehow, Dick Grayson still works. It all feels right. To everyone except Dick, apparently, who from the start says that “Robin would be anything but permanent.” Which is no surprise, really. He's outgrown the cape by the time he gets to put it on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 20, 2012

    This was a good issue and one of the better zero issues of any bat-title this month. The art looks fantastic, it touches on a lot of really important points in Dick's history, and it even sets up some things for an upcoming arc making it a terrific jumping on point for new readers. I wish we could've seen more of the transition to Nightwing, but perhaps that's asking too much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 19, 2012

    Although we get to see a fun redesign of the Robin attire thanks to Eddy Barrows, the end of this issue really had me hoping there would be a follow-up to the story delving into why Grayson became Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 19, 2012

    The book mainly suffers in the art department. This is a book that is heavy on emotional moments, and that is not Eddy Barrows' strong suit. He handles action and movement wonderfully. Human expression? Not so much. Characters often look like mannequins, with broad smiles and wide eyes. It makes sincere moments look a little creepy. Fortunately, once Bruce and Dick are fighting side by side, the book looks great. When there are backflips and roundhouse kicks, Barrows kills it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Sep 20, 2012

    It isn't necessary to read this comic, but Nightwing #0 does get the job done in helping to define the character and his approach to heroism. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Sep 22, 2012

    We get some really solid art here. I love how the facial expressions here really sell us on the mood changes in the story telling. The art breaks through the page to give us some great action scenes. Overall there isn't a whole lot of stuff here that's not familiar but what we do get is a very solid story with some great art. This is a great read for any fan of the Bat Family. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 22, 2012

     Eh.  This was a bastardized version of Dick's origin as Robin...  What's there to really say here?  Personally, I liked the original telling of Dick's origin more, because Bats looked way more competent.  In this telling, Dick discovers Bruce is Batman, Bruce doesn't tell him.  Dick designs his own costume, and he names himself.  AND he goes out on his first mission when he wants, not when Bruce decides he's ready...  Bats really had little to no role in any of this.  I guess Bats was pretty inexperienced at the whole super-hero thing himself back then, but he didn't come across particularly well here.  However, I did like the way Dick ended up with Bruce Wayne.  So there's that.  Oh yeah, and Dick's Robin outfit was horrible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Sep 25, 2012

    This was a good issue, but I can only read an origin story so many times and still have it resonate. It's a fine retelling, but that's all it is despite a tiny innovation here and there. If you're new to Nightwing or the larger Bat-Family of books, then it might be worth your while to pick it up, but you won't learn anything new about Dick Grayson than what already permeates the cultural zeitgeist. Three stars. Read Full Review

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