Nightwing #17

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Dick Graysons life lies in ruins in the wake of the events surrounding DEATH OF THE FAMILY! Is his career as Nightwing over? Where will he go now? Will the voice of reason come from Damian Wayne?

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Mar 4, 2013

    The story-telling and, specifically, the character interaction worked beautifully. The emotional toll was evident and we have Kyle Higgins' genius to thank for that. The art was good, but not great. It's one to remember a few years down the line, but not unforgettable. It's a nice transition from Death in the Family, though and anybody that loves Dick Grayson should read the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Mirsky Feb 25, 2013

    "And as for Joker . . . You realize the man cut off his own face, yes? Are you really concerned with HIS opinion?"[Damian] Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 20, 2013

    This was a great epilogue to the events of Death of the Family. Make sure to skip the Channel 52 News segment at the back of this week's DC comics though. It seems to spoil something that won't be happening in Nightwing for another issue or two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 22, 2013

    I don't know why this issue was reviewed poorly on a few other sites, it was a solid outing for Nightwing and this post Death of the Family world that the Bat-Family now lives in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 20, 2013

    NIGHTWING continues to be one of my favorite DC titles. He's a great character and you can just tell that Kyle Higgins loves the character and understands him. Seeing the aftermath of the Death of the Family issues was great as this sort of thing is often overlooked after the major events. Dick Grayson is a caring and emotional character so this could have some deep impact on who he is and what he does next. Seeing cameos from those close to him was fitting and the conversation with Damian, while a little odd for him, was a great reminder that they went through a lot together after Batman: R.I.P. You can feel that some changes are coming up and we get an interesting tease at the end that guarantees you'll want to return for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 20, 2013

    The Going into a balls out action packed issue following "Death of the Family" flat out would have felt wrong. I'm glad that this book is taking the time to deal with everything that happened accordingly, especially because one could argue Dick lost the most. Even though it dwells on the sad parts, it manages to set up some interesting plot points for next issue with the Dealer coming back, and who knows, it could transition into how Dick ends up in Chicago in two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    This was a fabulous issue, and although it's not the best in the series so far it's still a very good issue. I would highly recommend this issue, as well as the series, and am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Feb 21, 2013

    In the wake of my last review of Nightwing #16, it's hard to imagine Nightwing #17 being a title I enjoyed. But I really did. Grayson's persona and psychology are portrayed very well by Higgins. And Ryp's linework is just a pleasure to view. The title really fell flat on narrative though, since it only took three seconds for Grayson's rage to be assuaged. That being said, this title ended on a great note, showing us a character from Grayson's past. It was enough to ensure I'll be picking up this title again"since now I know Higgins isn't afraid to explore Nightwing's darker character traits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2013

    This was a fine issue with some nice exploration of Dick Grayson's character. I also like how it was Damian who helped him out of his funk, since Dick and Damian used to be Batman and Robin when everyone though Bruce was dead. And I loved their Dynamic Duo. So it's cool to see them together again. The rest, like I said, is mostly depressing. I hate seeing Haley's Circus falling apart. I hate that Raya and Jimmy were killed. Even Dick's scenes with Sonia and Barbara Gordon are depressingly sad. It's just a real shame. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Feb 22, 2013

    Juan Jose Ryp's artwork is very well done, to say the least. His character modeling and creation are all really detailed and well drawn. Ryp's few action sequences were great. I especially liked Robin grabbing Nightwing's arm as he's raining down blows. Brett Smith's color work takes from a large palette of colors, although it heavily favors the dark hues, which is perfectly fitting for a Nightwing book. Overall, Nightwing #17 was the transitional issue I was expecting, but worth the pick-up, as it's undoubtedly necessary for what's next for Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 20, 2013

    This current phase of Nightwing's career ends with more of a whimper than a bang. At this point, the best thing for the character is a fresh start and a new story direction. Luckily, that's exactly what Higgins seems poised to do in the coming months. And we can thank the obnoxious Channel 52 segment for spoiling exactly what that new direction entails. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 25, 2013

    Nightwing #17 covered a lot of ground as we see how "Death of the Family" has affected every aspect of Dick Grayson's life. Kyle Higgins has done an effective job using this situation to test Nightwing's character and what he represents to be within the Batman Family and the DC Universe. Though I hate that the Channel 52 back-up spoiled what Higgins has next for Nightwing I am excited to see how it works with the return of The Dealer from Scott Snyder's run when Dick Grayson was Batman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Feb 26, 2013

    This issue.... was SO weird. It wasn't a bad story but it's weird because nothing happened...and everything happened. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Feb 22, 2013

    Overall we get a boring story, an uninteresting bad guy and artwork that left much to be desired. I am really hoping that Higgins manages to pick up the pace of the story in issue #18 and that this thing with The Dealer actually goes somewhere. I really hate to be so down on anything I review, but I just can't let this one go, especially because it's one of my favorite characters and I read it with the intentions of reviewing it. Read Full Review

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