Nightwing #15

Nightwing #15

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating


  • 10
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 19, 2012

    It's a crossover tie-in that has real value and doesn't feel like a cash-grab. The Joker's appearance actually has a major impact on this series. That's a wonderful thing and it makes Nightwing #15 a must-read. Read Full Review

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

    The return of Kyle Higgins on this title will bring joy and make you feel sorry for Nightwing. Joker is taking his Bat-Family attacks to a personal level with Nightwing and it's not going to have a happy outcome. The big unknown is how much does Joker know and we may be seeing some answers here. Eddy Barrows heats things up by making each scene work completely. I may be getting too much Joker in all the different Bat-titles but this combination of writing and art can make me easily overlook the Joker-overload. I'm almost afraid to see what Higgins has planned next for Nightwing and Joker. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 19, 2012

    The  Like I said above, this is by far the best tie in series of the bunch, already. Even if you don't like cross overs and don't buy all the tie in books like I do (I'd be buying the books anyways, let's be honest) this is a book that you owe it to yourself to pick up, because it's a flat out great "Joker fucks up someones life" story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 20, 2012

    With the regular writer-artist team of Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows returning to the book that is slowly but surely making them famous, the Joker is out for blood. This issue has not one but two big deaths. And they are surely going to be just the beginning. Poor Dick Grayson " always the optimist, but always the guy who gets the shaft. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Dec 22, 2012

    This gets a perfect 5/5. I can't wait to see how Higgins, Barrows and the rest outdo themselves on the net issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 16, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and one of the best in the series so far. It has also been one of the best Death of the Family tie-in's so far, and I hope the next and final part of this story is just as good, if not better, I would highly recommend this issue, and the series so far, as despite the few down moments in the series, it has still been very good overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Dec 19, 2012

    Nightwing has been a captivating series since the beginning of the New 52 and with The Joker now at play, things are getting more intense. These Joker tie-ins have started to overstay their welcome a bit, but this one actually lives up to the hype. Nightwing #15 is the cream of the Batman crossover crop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    Despite my annoyance, it's still a very good story. The stakes are incredible for Dick Grayson, and the Joker is truly evil. Though the conflict between the two doesn't get nearly personal enough, with the Joker sticking mostly to the shadows, but Dick Grayson is definitely in a world of hurt. And it's good to see Barrows back on art. But again, I'm just annoyed at what Joker has done to this title. Jimmy and Raya were both new and interesting characters in Dick Grayson's post-reboot life, as was Haley's Circus. But here comes the Joker to wipe away all of the good that Higgins has built. But Jimmy and Raya weren't around long enough for the audience to really connected with them. And now they're gone. And for no good reason. So what happens when the Joker story is over and Higgins no longer has his story? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 21, 2012

    Nightwing #15 is one of the strongest tie-in issues for "Death of the Family" yet. Unlike the other Bat-allies, Dick's life is literally crumbling right before his eyes: everything he's spent the last year building is being destroyed in a succinct and straightforward way. This is what Joker's reign of terror needs to feel like across the board, in all the Bat-titles tying into "DotF"--full of terror, death, and lots of Joker's insanity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 19, 2012

    It could be worse, I suppose " many tie-in books feel meaningless or without consequence, and Higgins certainly delivers on that score. Perhaps more sobering, however, is the realization that, as distasteful as it might be, this issue sticks with you longer because of the body count, not in spite of it " a sign that some deeper introspection on the character might be needed. Nightwing eventually will need a shot in the arm either with a stronger direction in the art or a stronger direction in the characterization " but for now, the Joker has done his job right, and at least as far as this issue goes, made this series more compelling in his wake. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 20, 2012

    Nightwing #15 was another solid entry in The Death of the Family event. Kyle Higgins is able to make the Nightwing/Joker conflict personal. The people the Joker kidnaps and his taunts to the former Boy Wonder allowed this story to stand on its own without having Snyders Batman be required reading. Unfortunately two odd story choices keep Nightwing #15 from being as great and must-read as other comics in The Death of the Family event. Hopefully with what has been established in this issue these missteps will not occur during the rest of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg Hatcher Dec 20, 2012

    In the end, Higgins and Barrows have treaded the fine line and made a comic that both works as a tie-in to another book's storyline ("Death of the Family") as well as still made the comic worth reading if you're just a "Nightwing" fan. "Nightwing" remains, as always, a solid performer that entertains. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - J. Skyler Dec 27, 2012

    Nightwing's characterization lacks depth in this issue. Granted, he is clearly distraught by the senseless deaths of those close to him, but his dialog is missing the unbridled passion and rage that other tie-ins to Death of the Family have produced. Nonetheless, this is still a top-notch issue for a window into the Joker's twisted mind. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 19, 2012

    That all said, Higgins does write a great, creepy Joker, one who isn't quite as prone to chattering as he is in other books.And Eddy Barrows returns in time to render the rapid dissolution of Dick's world. Barrows brings a somber, shadowy tone to the issue, with a final battle scene that is greatly enhanced by the oppressive shadows that fill every panel. On the down side, Barrows' figures aren't entirely consistent, and Dick's physical age seems to vary significantly at times. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Dec 21, 2012

    Overall this issue felt a bit lazy all around with the story telling and the art. Though neither was awful, I would say under delivered would be a good way to put it. Nothing here served the Death crossover event, other than the fact that the Joker was featured. I think Nightwing would've been better off if this hadn't been a "tie in", but rather a stand-alone story where the Joker targets Nightwing. Read Full Review

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