Nightwing #1
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Nightwing #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Dick Grayson flies high once more as Nightwing in a new series from hot new writer Kyle Higgins (BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM)! And as he embraces his destiny, Haley's Circus, the big top where Dick once performed, returns to Gotham City bringing with it murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront his past, among former friends and enemies from his circus days, while uncovering a much greater evil!

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joshua Mocle Sep 23, 2011

    Overall, this book is off to a fantastic start, not only in establishing a foothold for itself but also in justifying each and every one of its decisions to create the maximum storytelling payoff. I am most definitely in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 21, 2011

    Dick Grayson is back as Nightwing and he gets plenty of action testing out his new costume. A great first issue for new readers with mention of his past and time as Batman. Dick has finally settled into who he is and where he belongs. Unfortunately the return of Haley's Circus will add turmoil to his life and give us an interesting story as he now has to decide what he wants. Higgins and Barrows do a great job capturing the action with Nightwing and making it stand apart from Dick's adventures as Batman. The city scenes are full of light and dark that truly describe where Dick is right now. This isn't just a story full of Nightwing beating up street thugs. He will be facing a deadly foe that raises the stakes. Hopefully he'll survive long enough to keep his Nightwing identity. Nightwing was enjoyable and will be at the top of my reading list each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 24, 2011

    At any rate, its a good comic. Dick Grayson fans have nothing to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 21, 2011

    There's just something about Dick. Similar to Catwoman, he's a character that has been a key figure to varying degree for decades and in different forms and I just enjoy reading about him. I lamented the loss of his previous book as he became Batman for awhile which is why it made me glad to see him getting his own with the relaunch. He has a different take on Gotham and a younger and more playful feeling at times as well. There are some twenty-something elements that can make the book feel a bit out of place with the whole Batman universe itself, but that's actually part of the appeal for me since he does want to have a life, girlfriends and experience things beyond the mask and banter. We get some flashes of that here, ties to his past and how he's looking at handling his future. It's a good introduction overall, though new readers may not get all the nuance of course, and it has me wanting to see more of where both Dick and Nightwing will go as time moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock Apr 24, 2012

    I only really had one complaint about this series and that was the art. It was good at first but then drifts to more of the mediocre side. This may have something to do with the multiple changes within the art staff. Overall though, Higgins' really made up for it with his storytelling. The internal and external conflict with Dick are all played out so well. There are twists, guest appearances and some great action scenes. At the end of issue seven, we seea replay ofwhat already occurred in Batman #7. This obviously means that the Owl crossover begins next issue. I am very excited to see where the intertwining stories go. I give this an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Sep 25, 2011

    I mean, everything you'd want in a good first issue is right here. Dick Grayson thinks back on his time as Batman and how it's changed him, (and hasn't changed him). His old circus is in town bringing back painful memories. We see him fight two villains; one he easily defeats, the other nearly kills him. We get a look into his personal life. And the art is great. The characters are natural, the action is well-blocked, and their movements are fluid. It looks great and reads great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 24, 2011

    A warm look at Dick as his own man, rather than the guy who took over all the Batman titles for a while. No fancy frills here, but solid efforts from both writer and artists. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 2, 2011

    Nightwing #1 was a great start to the latest volume of this series. Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows take this book and make it their own. Higgins nails the characters voices and understands how to write Dick Grayson both in and out of his Nightwing identity. Higgins quickly establishes how Dick is both similar and different from Bruce and how his time as Batman taught him a lot. All of the elements for Nightwing being one of the premier titles have been established and I am confident Higgins and Barrows will do just that. If you are a Batman fan or looking for a starting point to read Nightwing look no further than Nightwing #1. This is a book that is blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 21, 2011

    I think a lot of Nightwing fans' worries will be laid to rest with this issue. Mind you, it's not a phenomenal debut, but it's a solid establishing issue that shows Kyle Higgins still has a great grasp of Dick Grayson's character, something he first put on display in Batman: Gates of Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 22, 2011

    One thing I thought worked well from both a story and artistic level was how the comic incorporated Dick's athleticism, acrobatics and circus moves throughout the entire issue without ever making it seem forced. I'm a little scared that the story I liked least is the one that's going to carry over to the next issue but that's not going to stop me from picking it up. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 24, 2011

    I kinda wish that this series would fail and that we would only get to see Nightwing is other peoples books. But unfortunately that wont be the case. The character has a huge following and DC Comics probably consider him too important not to invest more in him. I wont pick up Nightwing #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 27, 2011

    Barrows is definitely the main reason to pay attention to this book, but Higgins story is adequate enough for a teaser. However, unless Higgins delivers a solid story in the second issue, Nightwing won't be on my pull list for long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 3, 2011

    There are 3 kinds of comics in this world: the kind that are cherished, the kind that are flipped through at the comic shop and then put back on the rack, and the kind that should be avoided entirely. If you're not a collector or a hard-core Dick Grayson fan then just skim this one next time you're in the shop and buy a better book instead. Aquaman is particularly good. As is Animal Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Sep 28, 2011

    And, to be honest, thats really all I have to say about Nightwing. It didnt really leave much of an impression on me either way, and so I didnt find enough right or wrong with this to elaborate further. Hardcore fans of Dick Grayson might enjoy it, but there are too many other books doing more to grab my attention for this to really stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 26, 2011

    The storytelling is competent, but I just didn't feel drawn in by the book. Read Full Review

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