Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 18
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Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he's the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne's best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it's going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans-and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 6, 2018

    Much like the interaction between Selina and Damian in the last prelude issue this one is made so perfect by the last pages with Bruce and Dick. Again we see how the Batfam feel about this new addition and how they care for their surrogate father, providing a truly beautiful and meaningful moment in a fantastic set up to the big day. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Jun 7, 2018

    Not a single complaint from this reader. Tim Seeley, Travis Moore, Otto Scmidt, Tamra Bonvillain and wonder wordsmith Dave Sharpe ("SUNNN" "KATHOOM" FWOOSSH") have just killed it. Hush is not a nice guy, but I felt for him" rocket-launcher notwithstanding. Comics don't always have to be thought provoking essays dissecting the human condition. Sometimes all they need to do is give us great characters, and entertainment. Sometimes all they have to be" is fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Jun 6, 2018

    Batmans happiness can definitely be because hes getting married to the woman he loves, which makes these prelude issues showing both Selina and Bruces joy even more enjoyable. But as with most Batman stories, theres always a villain looming in the shadows and no matter how great of a time the Caped Crusader and his family may have, the good times may not last for long. Part Three needs to get here fast! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 6, 2018

    A solid, incredible issue you'll want to read over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - Patricia Loupee Jun 12, 2018

    One more time Im left with a warm fuzzy feeling inside, mixed with the apprehension of the clear party poopers that are going to crash the wedding, as shown in the epilogue. Seeing the relationships between the Bat-family and adjacent members towards the bride and groom to be is fanservice enough to last me a lifetime, and all the action peppered in between its just as awesome and enough to satiate my thirst for blood. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - C.J. Pendragon Jun 8, 2018

    Prelude to the Wedding is an emotionally resonating story that focuses on not just the action between Nightwing and Hush, but on the consequences the news of the upcoming Batrimony is having around Gotham. How will Batman's greatest villains react to hearing about his nuptials? With a startling reveal from Hush, Dick is forced to open his eyes and take a closer look at the things that matter most to him. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Travis Tucker Jun 6, 2018

    This is turning out to be a great arc, if I'm being honest with spoiling. What's coming to the family is something old but with a very new take on things. Its geared up to be one of the higher quality Gotham stories we've seen lately the next one in two weeks should be awesome as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Jun 6, 2018

    A fun story with quite a few references and great artwork! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Jun 6, 2018

    Although some moments were a bit confusing and unnecessary, the real stars of BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING - NIGHTWING VS HUSH #1 are the characters. The bond between Batman and Nightwing is the focal point of this issue. Tim Seeley brings the character relationships into the spotlight. Also, the artwork by Travis Moore is eye-catching and vibrant. RSVP to this wedding invitation, because BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING - NIGHTWING VS HUSH #1 is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 8, 2018

    Nightwing vs. Hush is an even stronger entry than the previous Batman: Prelude to the Wedding issue, though I will admit being a fan for both Nightwing and Hush. The story is strange and interesting, the action beats are solid, and the artwork is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 6, 2018

    There are some interesting questions brought up about both characters' identities, although the big plot doesn't feel like it had enough set up or time to breath before quickly moving to the next plot point. Yet, Seeley's playing the long con and helping Tom King out with this fascinating parallel story telling, so I'm willing to forgive a little bit of pacing hiccups as the wedding bells grow louder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2018

    While the bulk of the issue is just kinda there, Seeley's focused character work on Nightwing, Batman and Superman makes this worth getting for Batman and Superman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jun 8, 2018

    Seeley pumps out another awesome and satisfying wedding prelude comic. This comic answers some fan questions about the Bat-wedding and also gives a good insight into the Nightwing and Hush dynamic. Only the strange alternate reality plot and epilogue drags the issue down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2018

    Unfortunately, there's a lot of weird details going on in this issue that pretty much kneecap the story from the start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 7, 2018

    Batman: Prelude to the Wedding " Nightwing vs Hush #1 was a solid tie-in issue that builds momentum to the wedding of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. Tim Seeley did a lot of great job using the idea of who Batman's best friend is to provide positive character development for Nightwing and Hush. If you are a fan who is looking forward to the wedding of Bruce and Selina then I recommend checking out Batman: Prelude to the Wedding " Nightwing vs Hush #1. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2018

    This prelude is all about getting everyone up to speed on who Hush is...until he's gone.  Maybe we will see him at the wedding, but this ended up feeling like an unnecessary diversion...though I still had some fun with it.  It looked good and ended in a nice way, but once again, I was left wondering why this couldn't have been told in the regular Batman book if it really needed to be told at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 6, 2018

    Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs Hush is ok, but barely. The plot and threat from Hush are anything but satisfying. Thankfully, we are treated to an incredible intro to the story, and an equally strong conclusion! The best part of the script is easily Dick's characterization, but the highlight of the issue itself is the incredible art. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2018

    The promise of what this issue could have done is wasted on moments that go nowhere, a villain that has no purchase and an overall plot that seemed thin at best. It took until the end of this issue to get to the real threat that is looming over this wedding. Something that is much more interesting than this story could hope to be. Had it spent more time on the relationship between Bruce and Dick, it would have been more compelling a prelude. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jun 6, 2018

    This book feels like it wanted to do something original and explore Nightwings connection to Batman in a new and interesting way, but got tangled up in its own themes and as a result, falls flat on whatever face Hush happens to be wearing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DCMarveLite Jun 7, 2018

    How the characters interact with one another is and their character expositions definitely one of the biggest highlights of this comic, but THE highlight is the gorgeous art by Travis Moore (who draws the most beautiful Dick Grayson ever)...and it also helps that the final pages with Dick & Bruce were very heartwarming.

  • 8.5
    myconius Jun 6, 2018

    this was an alright issue with some nice moments.
    i'm still very perplexed as to why the public is being made aware to Batman marrying Catwoman instead of Bruce Wayne marrying Selina Kyle.
    they could say it's because everyone knows Selina is a notorious thief, but Dick Grayson was recently outed as Nightwing and the entire world's mind was wiped of this info via a Super McGuffin mind-erasing Satellite.
    an idea created in a series by Tom King and Tim Seeley. so why not apply this to Selina as well.

    the alternate universe Nightwing and Hush went to was creepy.

    there was some great moments between Batman, Supes, and Nightwing.
    even a nice heartfelt conversation between Bruce and Dick at the end.
    more

  • 8.5
    Dani Jun 8, 2018

    This was a very enjoyable and touching read that really focused on Dick and Bruce's relationship. I think it's great that we are seeing how Bruce's upcoming nuptials are impacting his children(something that seems glossed over in the main stories). The ending conversation with Dick and Bruce was beautifully done and showed a lot of promise for their relationship moving forward. The story ended with the spiral of Joker which is a connecting factor in all of the stories.

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Jun 7, 2018

    I wasn't impressed with Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul comic - it felt quite shallow and meaningless, ending aside. Nightwing's adventure is on the other hand very well crafted, and gives both Dick and Tommy a lot of depth, room to grow as characters, who share some genuine similarities.
    It's fun to read, and the tension is always present. I really enjoyed, and wait for the next issue, with Batgirl in the limelight.

  • 8.0
    Troy Jun 8, 2018

    This was really strange... but I liked the heart to heart between Bruce and Dick.

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jun 7, 2018

    This was fine. Better than the last issue. Again, in the end, there wasn't really a point to most of this and we spend way too much being told who Hush is. I think this is just a bad way to do these stories. You have 22 pages, don't waste them explaining who the characters that the readers are probably already aware of. I liked that Hush was lost to the Betwixt but not because I was all that invested in his plight. In fact, I wasn't invested at all. I just like grim fates. I think the biggest issue with this series is that they spend too much time on the stuff that doesn't matter, and not enough time on what does. Again, the Joker stuff does nothing for me. I don't find it very interesting.

  • 7.0
    Batman Jones Jun 7, 2018

    Man, this issue started out SO strong. It fell flat a short ways in and didn't really recover but these tie-ins are not typical tie-ins. So far, two issues in, they each have something special to say. Here the most important, moving beats were about Clark Kent as best man rather than Dick Grayson. Well done that, but not much new on Hush and that's a shame.

    So far with Prelude to the Wedding I'm enjoying Seeley's writing much more than I typically do. Moore's art is strong and the writing is fairly strong too. Suffers a bit by comparison to part 1 (Robin v. Ra's) as the Selina/Damian dynamic took a wonderful leap forward. That one was possibly my favorite thing Seeley has written.

    I never enjoy tie-ins as much as I am more

  • 7.0
    Dispatchdcu Jun 11, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    I have mixed opinions on this issue. On one hand, we get some pretty good art and a couple answers to some questions that we needed about this wedding. For example, why isn’t Dick the best man? Why has it seemed like Dick and Fam were the last ones to know about the marriage? Is Bruce Wayne marrying Selena Kyle too? These were questions we all had wondered without an answer for months. However, on the other hand, this story was kind of silly. Who would go on a bachelor party in their costume to Batburger? And I know I haven’t read comics my entire life, more

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