Nightwing #8

Nightwing #8

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 35
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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FACING DESTINY! In this single-issue tale, Nightwing is being attacked in his dreams by Dr. Destiny, and the only person who can help him is Superman! But following Nightwings confrontation with Raptor and the aftermath of Night of the Monster Men, can Nightwing trust a Superman he doesnt knowor will his lack of trust get them both killed?!

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Nov 2, 2016

    10/10. Just a fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 2, 2016

    In conclusion, not much to add that I haven’t already said, except go out and buy this book and the previous books that lead up to this. I am excited for the next issue as nightwing will be teaming up with Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Nov 2, 2016

    All in all, Nightwing #8 is a fulfilling, if inevitable, conclusion to a compelling arc. Equally successful in both art and script, Tim Seeley and Javier Fernandez work within a tried-and-tested framework to produce a memorable finale to Nightwing's triumphant "Rebirth." Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 2, 2016

    The Rise of the Raptor arc seems done for now, which means that Nightwing is probably off to a new adventure next issue. Which is ok, the character's immediate future seems to be in good hands with Seely. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 9, 2016

    With the end of this arc, Seeley has successfully introduced a new and interesting Nightwing villain, a feat no one has accomplished for many years, especially if one dismisses Blockbuster as a retread from other heroes. The loss of Grayson of Spyral for the more familiar Nightwing is a minor tragedy, but Seeley seems determined to do new and unique things with the character, resisting the urge to walk in paths worn well by Chuck Dixon and others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 2, 2016

    As with so many Rebirth titles, Nightwing continues to focus on character and relationships. Bruce ends up being just as important as Dick to this story, and seeing Bruce and Dick reach a new level of trust should bring a smile to your face. Time to face facts. Batman is human after all, and a more interesting character for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2016

    While Rise of Raptor didn't have the smoothest of landings, it showed Nightwing is a definite player in the DC Rebirth line. I'm looking forward to seeing where Seeley takes the title next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 2, 2016

    Nightwing has been remarkably strong since its relaunch, and this is a fitting end to the first arc. If Seeley is setting out to give Dick a great rogues gallery, then Raptor is a good start. The sympathetic backstory make him a far more compelling character than he could have been, and I appreciate that Seeley didn't cop out and make him misunderstood or apologetic. Nightwing is truly back in fine form. Now bring on Superman, Bldhaven, and whatever the future holds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Nov 4, 2016

    Nightwing pulls together a lot of plot threads that began when the title rebooted. The prior issues were fairly mediocre, but at least led to this satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 3, 2016

    "Rise of Raptor" reaches its a conclusion in an issue that, while perfectly competent and well-executed, still feels like a bit of a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 5, 2016

    As a fight against a supervillain, the issue is solid. It's entertaining, the action is really well done, and the stakes are legit. There are few things I love more in comics than some solid Bruce/Dick bromanship. And while I like some of the ideas behind Raptor, the character just didn't click for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 3, 2016

    Editor's Note: David Finn is the author of The Asanti Series. Both Demorn: Blade of Exile and Demorn: City of Innocents are currently available on Amazon here. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 2, 2016

    This ending is a bit lackluster, but we do get some decently touching scenes out of our hero and a pretty kick ass fight.  Ultimately though, this story arc wasn't great and Raptor's motivations were a little underwhelming for all the buildup we got, but I was at least happy that I enjoyed the art for the most part. Read Full Review

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