Grayson #9

Writer: Tim Seeley, Tom King Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Everything changes as Helena takes over SPYRAL! Plus: Grayson gets a new partner!

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Jun 26, 2015

    This one had it all. There was a murder mystery,well placed Bat-References, romance,hilarious moments, espionage and intrigue. What more could you ask for? While reading this I felt like I was watching agreat TV show that I caughtinit's Second Season opener. The pacing and art, writing and dialogue was just great. Imay have come to the party late, but now Icertainly don't want to leave. NowTHIS is how you do " Punch in the face fun!" I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this could very well be the best incarnation of Dick Grayson yet. Move over James Bond. The name's Grayson. Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 24, 2015

    I am a huge Grayson fan and this issue isn't changing that at all.  While it may not be a great jumping on point, it was pure gold for returning fans.  The story was a great mix of past and present and the art was it's usual greatness.  The issue has so many cool things to explore going forward and I'm gald I will be there for the ride.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I loved this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Jun 25, 2015

    While the story might want you wanting more, this is an excellent way to start the next arc for Grayson. It's exciting, energetic, and just plain fun. It also gives us a good mystery that will grow as the body count grows ever higher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Jun 26, 2015

    Taut, sexy, and stylish, Grayson is amongst the best DC has to offer. The second season may have only just begun but it's already off to a strong start with a fun adventure and intriguing new mystery. Someone is killing spies and all fingers point towards Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 24, 2015

    In terms of an espionage story, this fits a fairly common formula, but it does so in such a fun way that it can be excused. There is a bigger story happening in the background, but this issue becomes all about the mission at the art museum, and as that is executed in an engaging and fun way, it elevates the remainder of the story to the same level. The underlying plot seems to be pretty intense as well, as Grayson is going to presumably become a renegade agent before proving his innocence. In the meantime this issue acted as a perfect issue to get the momentum rolling once again for this series and incidentally provides an excellent jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jun 25, 2015

    Grayson #9 is yet another fantastic entry in this fun spy comic, showing that DC definitely made the right decision in revealing Nightwing's identity. Delivering some fun, exciting developments, the creative team set the foundations for something spectacular, leaving this fan eager to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 25, 2015

    More of the same greatness we've come to expect from this book,aside from some necessary exposition it's an engaging thrill ride with plenty of great character moments and a few laughs. The bar keeps getting raised with Grayson, and what's set up here should make even the most hesitant of readers jump on and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 25, 2015

    This is the perfect jumping on point for anyone wanting more fun in their comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Jun 27, 2015

    Grayson is still one of the best new books DC has put out in a while. When first announced, I scoffed, but now it's one of my favorite reads of the month. It's book that doesn't have to stand on the shoulders of other Batman comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 25, 2015

    With the new focus given to the entire publishing line, the creative team was wise to simply keep with the elements of this book that work well -- a fun sampling of how good this book can be -- and it is very good, indeed. Like a skilled acrobat, "Grayson" #9 continues to make the difficult work of creating layered, nuanced storytelling with breathtaking visuals look effortless and sexy. It's a great jumping on point for new readers and a great welcome back to everyone that's already on board for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 26, 2015

    Grayson #9 was another stellar issue in a series that has been consistently one of the best titles DC Comics is publishing. Tom King and Tim Seeley were on point with how they were able to clearly establish the changes that were made to the Spyral organization following the events of Grayson #8. The shake up in Spyral gave Dick Grayson a great chance to show off exactly why he is a natural fit as James Bond-esque super spy. With the introduction of Nemesis and other possible threats to this series Grayson #9 is a great jumping on point for anyone not reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jun 26, 2015

    "Grayson" #9 continues the entertaining, exciting, and engaging spy adventures of Dick Grayson. King, Seeley, and Janin want you to have a great time reading this book, and what more could you ask of an over-the-top espionage adventure? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 27, 2015

    Fan griping aside, this was another really good issue of Grayson, hampered slightly by a wonky set of time jumps. There are a lot of small flashbacks in this issue to previous missions, and a lot of scenes that seem to be out of order. It jumps around a lot, and that confuses things a little. But the gala mission is a delight. Dick disobeys orders and gets the job done like the straight-up pimp we all know him to be, and it's a lot of fun to read. As much as I'd love for Dick Grayson to take over as Batman again, Grayson is too good of a book to give up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jun 25, 2015

    This book continues to be one of my favorite books. I like that they are changing things up with a three-parter, but I hope they primarily stick to the one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 29, 2015

    Despite this issue of decompression, Grayson #9 still skates by based on his good looks and his debonair attitude - at least for now. Because the creative team has such a singular voice, it's forgivable to have one issue not quite connect, but if it becomes a pattern, things might be going south for the former Nightwing. If Grayson can add a little more substance to its swagger, however, this spy gig might be the best job this ex-sidekick has ever had. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 25, 2015

    Grayson #9 is a solid start to the next chapter in Dick Graysons life with Spyral. Its fun from the first page and an easy read to a new reader. And even if you dont intend on sticking with it for the long haul, Seeley and King have again successfully told a complete story in a single issue while building on a larger narrative. 3 1/2 Read Full Review

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