DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Writer: Heath Corson, J.M DeMatteis Artist: Tom Grummett, Tom Mandrake Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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When a famous Hollywood talent agent is found brutally murdered, suspicion and evidence seem to point to his most famous client, Oscar winning actor Magilla Gorilla. Dick Grayson, already in Tinseltown to meet with said agent, senses something suspicious. Donning his Nightwing costume and joining forces with the simian suspect, he's got one night to prove that this monkey doesn't belong in a cage. Plus, part three of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 31, 2018

    Despite the artwork being handled by a round robin of two pencilers and two inkers, it's surprisingly consistent. Methinks this book may have been produced under strict deadline, but that's okay. It works for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 31, 2018

    The best of this week's Hanna-Barbera crossovers, Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1 is an absurdist Hollywood satire with just the right amount of nonsense and good characterization from both its leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 31, 2018

    The art and coloring are great, the writing snappy and funny, and this issue surprisingly tells a very meaningful story despite the absurdity in the premise. If you're a Nightwing fan, pick up this issue. But just be ready for what comes with the territory of modernized cartoon gorillas in a murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Damian Fasciani Nov 6, 2018

    Enjoyable, fun to read. Highly recommended to all DC Fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 2, 2018

    Each of these mashups remind us of why we love comics and when you blend characters from different universes, it reminds you of how much you love comics! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Simon West Oct 31, 2018

    On the whole, a solid crime story that would have probably been better served as Nightwing annual as the inclusion of Magilla Gorilla adds nothing to the overall story. The overall score is brought down by the inclusion of the backup but I look forward to whatever Heath Corson works on next. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nathan Simmons Oct 31, 2018

    A fun Nightwing story that manages to find a poignant way of tying in Magilla Gorilla and his cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 1, 2018

    Though it does provide amusement and a few heartfelt moments, this mystery doesnt really elevate the material in this mashup. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 31, 2018

    This certainly is a one-of-a-kind DC/Hanna-Barbera team-up, but it's unclear if that is a good thing. Read Full Review

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