Future State: Nightwing #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Andrew Constant Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 42
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! When Nightwing gets a visit from a mask claiming to be the new Batman…does he fight like one? Pick up this dark peek into the future by writer Andrew Constant and artist Nicola Scott to find out!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 28, 2021

    This book is as energetic and acrobatic as its title character. If you like the Bat-Family but are reluctant to give Future State a try, this is the book to buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 20, 2021

    Artist Nicola Scott does an awesome job on the art as well. Maybe they can take this character over permanently? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 19, 2021

    Also, tough choice between Yasmine Putri's main cover and the variant by Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok. I generally not a big fan of banners and whatnot, but Putri is one of my favorite cover artists. At the same time, Scott and Kwok put such great detail into Nightwing's Future State armor. Have to go with the variant here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jan 19, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing #1 is a great adventure showing Dick's possible future. It's a fast-paced story that plants seeds for a mystery and also a team-up with the Next Batman in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 19, 2021

    Constant and Scott have the makings of a strong creative team that hopefully will be able to continue collaborating on Nightwings adventures after Future State. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 20, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing gives us a different perspective of Gotham City, as Nightwing is on the run from the ever determined Magistrate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jan 19, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing #1 is a great adventure showing Dick's possible future. It's a fast-paced story that plants seeds for a mystery and also a team-up with the Next Batman in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 19, 2021

    Andrew Constant gave Nightwing fans and Future State readers an action-packed issue that felt big (Next Batman showing up will do that) and told a quick-moving story that feels like the start of a Future State Bat-Family. I know there probably isn't enough time and space for that, but it felt good seeing it, and I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Jan 20, 2021

    The cliffhanger makes me want to see the end of this story and I am interested in picking up the other titles and seeing what they have. Future State, for this fan, is future shock. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 24, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing #1 continues the trend of the Batman Family titles being some of the best comic books in DC Comics Future State direction. Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott do a great job setting up Nightwing as having the biggest target on his back as the leader of the resistance against the Magistrate's regime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 19, 2021

    This issue is maybe a little too one-note gritty at points, but it has a good hook for a solo adventure for Nightwing. The Gotham stories continue to be the most well-thought-out of the line so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 19, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing #1 is a well-crafted introduction into what might be a 'last vigilante standing' tale for Nightwing. It's worth the time and money spent, though just how this will work itself into contemporary continuity if it even will, remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jan 19, 2021

    Dick Grayson, Arkham Asylum, Gotham City… all these things go hand-in-hand. We also get to see Nightwing catching up with an old friend, and meeting a brand new one, too. Page 18 of Future State: Nightwing #1 is scorching hot, and it leads to one hell of a cliffhanger. I'm really, really looking forward to issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 20, 2021

    The action, characters and movement in Nicola Scott's art is always astounding, but the city, characters and costumes here do not feel futuristic in any way. This could easily be an issue of Nightwing in his own run if Batman was missing and replaced a la Azreal. It is nice that the characters in Future State still feel like themselves, but time should change anyone and the fun of a future tale should in part be about contrasts with the characters and world we know. Adding cybernetics to the villains and florescent colors to the city isn't quite enough to differentiate things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 19, 2021

    Future State: Nightwing #1 tells a familiar tale of a cyberpunk future taken over by a shadowy organization. However, there's not much mystery or intrigue to be found. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Jan 25, 2021

    Nightwing takes the fight to the Magistrate, joined by someone new under the familiar cape and cowl, but what's with the chin strap? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 19, 2021

    With how much time is spent on this otherwise run-of-the-mill confrontation, Constant tips his hand too early in regard to there being something of later narrative importance happening within this sequence, and as a result, the rest of the issue reads as padding until he can give deliver one last switcheroo. There are a number of twists here and ultimately not a substantial enough story to support them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 20, 2021

    There's a story here, but the real question is why any reader should care given that it's already halfway through with no reason to desire it to have a future. Read Full Review

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