Nightwing #14

Nightwing #14

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 24
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"BLUDHAVEN" finale! The psychopath who's been carrying out the killings in Blüdhaven has placed the blame on Nightwing! Now Dick Grayson must apprehend this maniac to stop the murders and to convince Blüdhaven he's not a villain.
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  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 1, 2017

    Overall this issue was really one of the best yet in this arc, with the art still being really good. My only complaint is Seeley trying to make Dick in a couple, with anyone other than Barbara Gordon as it just feels right. The last page is a tease for the next arc and if it is what I think it is, I’m really excited. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Feb 3, 2017

    On the negative side of things, I have to say that I felt like the action resolved itself kind of quickly. In saying this, however, it was nice to see the conclusion was given a solid amount of pages. It made the final moments of the arc feel complete and not rushed like some arcs often are. I would've liked to see more of a fight between Dick and Jimmy, but the conclusion we were given was a very solid final issue and ended the Bldhaven story. Overall, this arc has proven to me once again that Seeley's Nightwing is one of the best series that Rebirth has to offer, and the guest contribution from Marcus To has made this perhaps one of my favourite story arcs of any Batman Family series ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Feb 1, 2017

    After the way the previous issue ended, writer Tim Seeley wasted the opportunity to conclude this arc with a darker ending. The main message Seeley set out to send is still poignant and clearly articulated in NIGHTWING #14. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Feb 1, 2017

    The slowness of previous issues is redeemed in full here. There's plenty of action to spare, and humor infused dialogue to keep things from getting too dark. Seeley sets up the potential for fun things down the line, including more of Bludhaven's colorful residence. To's pencils are sharp and fluid, his action scenes are a treat to behold. They have been consistently wonderful this entire arc, and they don't let up here. Combined with Sotomayor's rich colors, this book's art distinguishes it from the dark grittiness of the other bat titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Feb 2, 2017

    A strong wrap up issue of a good arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    Seeley and To wrap up their first arc in Bldhaven with enough spark to make you want more. It may be a bit stuffy and slow, but it's got some great narrative and character ideas at work throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    In the end, this arc was decent, but never really reached that next level. That's a credit to the stellar job Seeley has done on the title. The next arc already looks promising with the reveal of Nightwing's surprising next adversary ready to reclaim his turf. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 1, 2017

    Nightwing's return to Bldhaven has been a confident slow-burn, an example of solid storytelling told at a deliberate pace. It isn't flashy or fast, it's just good old fashioned character-focused storytelling, taking the time to explore ideas and themes that other books or creators may gloss over. The cast is great, the art is beautiful, and the title character is regaining the confidence that he's had all along. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 1, 2017

    Not sure where I come down on Dick and Shawn being together, it's a wait and see how it plays out situation. The conclusion to the arc is mixed. Dick's personal growth was right on target, but the resolution to the mystery was a bit flimsy. However, Dick has been properly reintroduced to Bldhaven and it gives Dick his own town to cover as opposed to being just another Batman. It worked 20 years ago and it seems like it will work again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 2, 2017

    It's still a solid and unreasonably pretty book " Marcus To again delivers an excellent mix of costumed splash pages and well-realized character work " it's just lacking in the same excitement and punch we expect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 4, 2017

    I like the look of everything where this book might be going. A new, simple romance? Sounds awesome! A job mentoring former crazy Gotham criminals? Sounds cool! General Nightwinging around? Also good! Seeley has built himself a solid new status quo for Nightwing and I hope he really digs in deep with the sorts of stories he can tell! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 4, 2017

    Nightwing #14 successfully closes out the Bludhaven arc by fully establishing the life Dick Grayson will have in his new home. Tim Seeley was able to give a voice to the various characters he introduced into Dick Grayson's life that makes Bludhaven feel like it is more than just another one of Nightwing's stops. The ending with a mysterious red Nightwing showing up offers up a lot of potential for were Seeley can take the story next. If you are a Nightwing fan and haven't given the series a try this Bludhaven arc is a good place to start with one of DC Comics best ongoing comic books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 1, 2017

    We get the conclusion to the Bludhaven arc with this issue and I have to say that for all the buildup we got, this came off really forced and not very interesting by the end.  Yeah, there's some decent moments and we got a pretty cool cliffhanger with excellent art the whole way through, but ultimately it was a bit disappointed.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Feb 1, 2017

    As much as I've been enjoying this story arc, I'm happy that it's finished. A lot of the story seemed cliché, and I knew who the villain was ages ago so there weren't any big surprises, until that cliffhanger! I can't wait to see how the next arc goes. As for the art I still don't find it to be anything special, very hit or miss. The panels with Nightwing look good, but as soon as he's in civilian clothes the art is just boring. Read Full Review

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