Nightwing #10

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Geraldo Borges, Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Part one of THE REPUBLIC OF TOMORROW, TODAY. NIGHTWING begins investigating a double murder in OLD GOTHAM that happens to feature part of his costume as evidence. Introducing the REPUBLIC OF TOMORROW and their leader, PARAGON.

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 20, 2012

    So, first thing is first, aside from the murder weapon subplot from #5, this really felt as if it was a new volume #1 issue. Perfect jumping on point, and you can really tell the book is about to take off now that it isn't confided to tying into the Court of Owls stuff. It really was a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 20, 2012

    I've been enjoying this series since the relaunch but there was something here that really made it stand out. It could be the hints of a bigger past for Gotham City or some closure on recent events and what Dick wants to do with his future. We're also finally seeing more on the investigation into the murders by his escrima sticks. It felt like that had to be put on hold because of Saiko's vendetta and the Night of the Owls crossover. Some of the decisions made here made me happy and seeing a character from before the "New 52" was great. It reassures us that we still have some of the stories that happened before in continuity. Nightwing gets a new villain here but we don't get the background on the character so it's hard to make a judgement on him. There's a lot going on and it's great to see Nightwing in the capable hands of Kyle Higgins. I feel like we're about to enter a new era for Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 20, 2012

    My other complaint with issue #10 is one that could change as this story continues, but for now it looks like a poor choice of villain. But besides the split artwork and the untimely choice of villain, this is without a doubt in my mind the best issue of "Nightwing" so far and an absolute must-buy for all fans of Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 22, 2012

    The book needs more consistency in the art department. Regardless of this, Nightwing is shaping up to be a terrific title that fans of the character have been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 21, 2012

    Eddy Barrows and Geraldo Borges also pull some solid work in this issue. The speed and wildness that I think Nightwing deserves isn't quite there, but their composition is pretty stellar. There's one panel in particular, where Dick leaps at an impossible angle to get the jump on some gun-toting thugs that really popped off the page, and watching Dick leap through a glass window while on the phone looks great. All in all, this is a great effort for this creative team, one that'll definitely bring me back next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 25, 2012

    Both men seem to have an eye for detail and a great use of shadow, especially the exchange between Commissioner Gordon and the Deputy Mayor. The only issue I have with the art is how Dick Grayson is drawn outside of his costume. He’s way too young and he has this weird Asian quality to his face. I don’t care about that except Dick Grayson isn’t Asian so it seems odd. Other than that, the art is really solid. I particularly loved the cover, which comes from Eddy Barrows, inker Eber Ferreira and colorist Rod Reis. If this quality keeps up, Nightwing could become a real asset to the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Jun 22, 2012

    Kyle Higgins hands in another good issue. He manages to capture Dicks voice, and move the story he wants to tell forward. My only nitpick with the issue is Dicks dialogue seems a bit too preachy and redundant at times as he talks to Ms. Zucco. Yes, I understand he wants to save the city but he seems to say it a bit too much. On the art side, Eddy Barrows hands in some more great art. While this isnt his best issue hes had, it remains up to par with what he wants to do. I continue to love this book, and hope it keeps all the issues threads going. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Chifuyu Jun 20, 2012

    My only complaint is, still, the massive overload of red color. The red of his costume does not compliment the red of the blood at all and I am convinced that the impact of the cover would have been so much bigger, if Dick still had the blue costume. I can also not help it but miss the times where Dick was completely in his element on his covers. Meaning, in the air. The playful nature of him that used to be implied by the many covers which feature him in acrobatic poses is completely lost and more often than not do we see him on the ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 20, 2012

    Where this series has splintered just far enoughfrom Batman-centric titlesto have its own voice until now, this issue has a whisper of the dreaded Batman: The Dark Knight formula of an overdone, hardass copchasingin the wake of the hero's meaningless battles. I don't really believe that Higgins would let the book devolve into a cycle of meaningless villains or allow his title to fully rehash the ground covered when Dick took over the cape and cowl before the relaunch. However, this book contains quite a few themes that we've seen before with little to differentiate them from their previous incarnations. It's likely that this new arc will kick thingsinto gear next issue, but this offering was just alright. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 22, 2012

    “Nightwing” may not be the best book on the stands, but in a world saturated by Batman titles, it is one of the few that is worth checking out — and it doesn't even directly involve Bruce! While the actually Nightwing story may not be off to the greatest start, it will be interesting to see how Dick's hopes play out, and inevitably crash and burn. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 22, 2012

    I picked up issue #8 & #9 because they were Night of the Owls tie-ins, so Im officially starting this series as one of my many monthly titles. It goes against my better judgment, because god knows I collect way too many titles, but I like Nightwing, he has a rich Batman history and in my opinion has a lot of potential. Im also a sucker for an awesome cover, which this title seems to put out every month. I will definitely pick up the first Nightwing (The New 52) trade when it comes out in October. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 28, 2012

    The issue finally fills in some information about the corrupt cop Detective Nie who tried to pin a murder wrap on Batman by planting evidence looks to be the man behind Nightwing's stick showing up at a recent murder as well. This story works better for me than Paragon (although I'm betting the two are related). This was a make-or-break issue for Nightwing for me, and although it's not great there's enough here to bring me back for another month. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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