Nightwing #16

Nightwing #16

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 23, 2013

    - Pick of the Week!This issue blew me away. Not only was this story incredibly brilliant and a great read, it was disturbing in some new and fantastic ways. NIGHTWING 16 is incredibly shocking, but doesn't just rely on "oh look, your friends are dead" to get that effect.The art here is wonderful, and the violence is brutal. Once again, this is my favorite issue in the Death of the Family story line thus far. I demand you read this issue. It was brilliant in every way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 23, 2013

    The Like I said above, and if I remember correctly, in the last review... if you only pick up one title that ties into the main story over in Batman, this would be it (Batman and Robin is close behind). You get a deeply personal story for Dick Grayson, delivered by one of the most twisted renditions of the Joker yet. Barrows may have moved on to Teen Titans, but he has also left these past two issues with HUGE shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 25, 2013

    And then we get that final page that weve been getting in all of the Bat family titles this month. You know, the one where Joker is dressed up in his purple Sunday best and getting ready to open up the fly-covered bloody platter? Yeah. That teaser is not getting old. Not yet. I simply cant wait for the finale in Batman and to be back here again in a month for the inevitable fallout for the rest of the family. Who else has the Joker taken away from Dick Grayson? And just how far is this going to push Nightwing into the abyss that will make him finally become what he fears the most? Will this be the breaking point that truly makes him the real heir to Batman? Or worse? Its going to be amusing and terrifying and shocking to see just what point the Clown Prince of Crime is trying to make, and why the original Boy Wonder seems to be getting it the worst of all of the family members. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 2, 2013

    This was an amazing issue, and one of the best final issues of Death of the Family so far. I would highly recommend this issue, as well as most of this series, and especially the Death of the Family tie-ins (this issue, and the last). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 23, 2013

    Nightwing #16 is one hell of an action comic, probably the definitive Joker vs. Nightwing comic, and the most Nightwing-Gets-the-crap-kicked-out-of-him comic tha Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 19, 2013

    It's great, but it's just lacking a little something extra to put it over the tipping point. More than likely, it's the pacing at the beginning, but either way, it's worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    This is a well-written, very well drawn issue. Picking up from where the last issue left off, it's a riveting story as Nightwing is defeated. It just lacks any special emotional oomph because we simply haven't had the time to settle into this new Haly's Circus status quo yet. And I'm not sure Nightwing will get to save the day in the end. Nightwing has taken the most personal hit of all the Robins, but I'm fairly certain Batman is going to be the one to stop the Joker. So there won't be a dramatic recovery for Dick. It's just Nightwing getting stomped by the over-powered Joker. But it's definitely a well put together stomping. It's just a shame that Higgins is giving up so much of what he's built all for this one stupid Joker story that's going to be over in another month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 25, 2013

    Joker really doesn't pull any punches going up against Dick, I felt like he went easier on Damien and Barbara but with Dick he made it known that it was far more personal. That and Nightwing's art team has been one of the few to give Greg Capullo's Joker the right amount of crazy and scary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jan 25, 2013

    Nightwing #16 was surprisingly good. Despite some flaws here and there, I must stay, great job Mr. Higgins and Mr. Barrows! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Jeremy Jan 29, 2013

    This issue is right on the verge of earning a nine, but I'm so sick of Joker doing the impossible in this crossover and there were a few other minor hiccups that dropped the quality a little. Still, it's a good issue and worth picking up if you are a Nightwing or "Death of the Family" fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 23, 2013

    Being buried in Joker crossovers can get annoying after a while so its nice that Nightwing can make itself stand out from the pack. Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows both do an admirable job of making these past two issues so much more than just another dopey tie-in. Its going to be exciting to see Nightwing pick himself up and keep fighting after this pummeling. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2013

    Nightwing #16 is a brutal read. Higgins is making the most of Death of the Family, even if readers are forced to question if this was the right time to bring Dick's current status quo crashing down around him. Regardless, the character is being set up for an interesting new direction once this event wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Sen Cinnide Jan 28, 2013

    What makes this a legitimately worthy tie in to Death in the Family is that it could easily just be a Nightwing story all on its own. This story has the freedom to be its own while still strongly affiliates with the main script over in Batman. This two part tie in is almost completely accessible without having read any of the other crossover books or even any prior Nightwing in this run. This story arc does arrive at the finish line just in time with the other Death in the Family books, to set up its conclusion in Batman # 17. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 24, 2013

    Nightwing #16 is one of those comics where the art team is so spot on, one doesn't even need the dialogue from writer Kyle Higgins. That's not to say his work isn't strong, but it clearly takes a backseat to the visual feast happening on the page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 27, 2013

    This comic wasn't bad... If you read it in a vacuum .. If you haven't been reading all of the other Death of the Family books(or even if you were only reading this and Batman), then this was a pretty good comic book. However, this issue really falls apart if you try to fit it into the rest of the Death storyline... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Jan 25, 2013

    So, if you're contemplating picking up Nightwing #16 for the Death of the Family crossover, awesome. If you're looking for a new title to get into and you aren't already a Nightwing fan, keep on looking. For me, Nightwing will never flourish as long as Dick remains in Gotham. Because as long as he stays, he'll always be another member of the Bat-family, as such, he'll never get the chance to really flourish and create his own voice. I am hopeful that this crossover really stirs thing up for Grayson's future so he can finally start exhibiting a proper personality. In closing I just want to say: the goal of a reboot shouldn't be to utilize what a character once was, but to redefine what they could be. Read Full Review

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