Nightwing #153

Nightwing #153

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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It's the fateful, final "Batman" Last Rites" issue featuring an "Origins and Omens" backup! As Robin, Dick Grayson fought alongside Batman as part of the dynamic duo, the greatest crime-fighting team in history. As Nightwing, he teamed up with his peers to combat injustice in the Titans and the Outsiders. Now, Dick Grayson faces the most important battle of his life. Batman is dead. The Mantle of the Bat must be passed, but it will require all of Dick's training and skills to carry out the last wishes of Bruce Wayne and protect Gotham City. Will it be enough to protect himself from the dangers that await him? Or is this the last the world will see of Nightwing?

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 19, 2009

    We cant say for sure that all of this train riding, candle and street lighting foreshadow Graysons assumption of The Cowl but is sure sheds some light on where his story will take us in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 11, 2009

    Finally, I don't really feel the need or have the stomach to again point out just how needless and ineffective these Origins and Omens back-ups have been, but I will say this: if you can tell me how Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon skydiving on Bab's birthday has anything to do with Blackest Night, I'll give you a dollar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 12, 2009

    This issue is another fabulous sample of Tomasi's writing, specifically writing a character seemingly tailor-made for Tomasi. This is a rare issue I can see myself actually turning back to and re-reading at some point in the future, even though nothing earth-shattering occurs within. If something of substance had truly occurred, this issue might have been a four-star read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 19, 2009

    I've seen worse final issues, but I've also seen other titles that go out with a bigger bang. Nighwing kind of ends with a "See ya next month, kids!" kind of attitude. Instead of an ending, Nightwing #153 is the end of one chapter that leads to the beginning of of the next phase of Dick's life. Since the end of Infinite Crisis, Dick has drifted aimlessly through the DCU, not really finding a place that clicked for him or the readers. Perhaps things will be better for Dick following Battle for the Cowl, but for now, Nightwing goes out with a whimper, bringing in a very 'meh' 2.5 Stars. Read Full Review

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