Nightwing #19

Nightwing #19

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Death of the Family is over, but the laughs continue to plague Nightwing. But it can't be himcan it?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Apr 19, 2013

    This title, just like Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo and Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, is a series that never disappoints. And the fact that three changes can happen without completely compromising or flat-out ruining what has come before just proves that DC does, in fact, know what they're doing. Welcome aboard, Brett Booth. I'm excited to see where you and Kyle Higgins take my favorite character next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 17, 2013

    NIGHTWING #19 is a great place to start, new readers! If you've ever been interested in this book, find this one at your LCS. This is a brilliantly written and beautifully drawn book. It's a solid start to a detective story that has a fantastic balance of action and intrigue. Plus, it takes place in Chicago. Have I mentioned how happy I am about that yet? This is an awesome issue and the start to a fantastic new story line. Overall, Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen May 28, 2013

    I cant stress enough how much I loved this issue. This is the Nightwing I was looking for since the start of the New 52. If you havent been reading this title, or have since dropped it, this issue is a perfect jumping on point, and injects something thats been missing from most of DCs titles – fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 17, 2013

    To put it simply, this issue just felt right. Again, this feels like what Nightwing should be. He's the fun one out of all the Gotham characters, and it shows. I really enjoyed the book before, but this change of location and new art team is just frosting at this point. I'll be honest, I came into this thinking I'd probably enjoy the shift, but I came out of it surprised at how much more I liked it, compared to where my expectations were at. If you've been put off by the book's past tone and style, yet are still a fan of Dick Grayson, I say there's no reason not to give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 22, 2013

    A great starting point for a brand new set of stories, Nightwing #19 accomplishes exactly what DC needed to aim for with their gatefold cover month not simply an opportunity to surprise (for the cover here doesnt do much of a job of that, honestly), but to reengage the ongoing reader and grab the new one as well. Higgins and Booth have done that in spades here. Dick Grayson is back at the top of my read pile every month, and I couldnt be happier! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 18, 2013

    It's an issue that every Batman fan should check out. Nightwing truly feels like a completely new book and it's worth seeing if it's your cup of tea or not. Not only does everything look more colorful and kinetic, but perhaps most importantly, Nightwing has broken free of the Owl and Joker crossovers of Gotham and moved to a different setting where he can have his own adventures. Come meet the new cast of characters, get a feel for the hero-hating city of Chicago and decide if a more Peter Parker-esque Dick Grayson is what you're looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 17, 2013

    The new setting and cast isn't the only thing putting much needed spark back into the title. Booth's art is as dynamic as the character of Dick Grayson demands and his layouts are inventive and energetic, just as they should be for a book about liveliest member of the Bat-family. Nightwing needed a fresh start and with Higgins and Booth delivering the goods, he's finally got one. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Apr 19, 2013

    Though most would expect that the Prankster as he is called would have some major role in this issue, but that is left to mystery as he appears at the very end. We see him forcing a man to have to fend for his life against a wolf, for reasons of making sizable income from child trafficking. He is is basically a corrupt man in leadership, which would question why someone like the Prankster is doing this to the man. Is he a vigilante? Villain? We can only guess the latter at the moment though hopefully the next issue should explain just who he is and what his connection will be to Nightwing. He just might be the reason that Chicago is against vigilantes such as himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2013

    I so far like the new set up for Dick Grayson, and I really like Brett Booth's art. I thought he was great on Teen Titans, but I was worried his style would be too frantic for Nightwing. Turns out, that's not the case at all. I could stand to see some darker inks maybe, but otherwise, Booth draws a great Nightwing. The character is youthful and energetic, and Booth does great work with exciting panel layouts. I think Booth will be a great fit on Nightwing. The rest of the story seems pretty simple. New characters, new villains, new city, new friends; it's almost a complete break from the Gotham City stuff. I'm disappointed that Dick is still bitter towards Batman, but hopefully that will fade over time. I will never understand why DC writers think it makes for better comics when Batman and Nightwing aren't speaking to one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 17, 2013

    Sometimes it's a matter of putting the right team on the right project. Nightwing and Brett Booth is just an example of that. With a streamlined protagonist and a supercharged artistic team, it's looking like Dick Grayson might finally find his own identity outside of his mentor's bestselling exploits. Of course it would be Chicago were Nightwing would pick up his second wind. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 24, 2013

    Kyle Higgins does a great job creating a new setting in Nightwing #19 that is both familiar and different from what the character is used to in Gotham City. With the Dick Grayson having to start from the ground up Higgins is able put the characters improvised style to the forefront. This improvised style is further highlighted from the artwork by Brett Booth, which is much more clean and consistent in this issue than it was over in Teen Titans. With Tony Zucco dark shadow looming over everything Nightwing does in Chicago and the introduction of the Prankster there is a lot to look forward to in the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Apr 19, 2013

    Well the big plus in this issue for me is that we've got another new artist on the book, who doesn't draw faces all weird and old looking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 22, 2013

    Higgins choice to move Nightwing to Chicago for a little bit is sound and immediately reaps results, giving "Nightwing" #19 a booster shot from the opening panel. Booth's energetic drawings help, of course. I'm fairly certain this team has not completely settled into their working mode yet, but there is a lot of promise in what Higgins and Booth are beginning to work with here. Distanced from the rest of the Bat-family, it's time to find out what Nightwing can do and be and how Higgins and Booth can electrify his adventures going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hatmasta May 18, 2013

    All I can say is wow. Nightwing is back! The book is fun, smart, and action-packed. All I could think about after I put it down was, "This is a fun comic book." Brett Booth's art drew me back to this book, and I sure hope he's around for a long time because his work is gorgeous. There's a synergy to the title now that was previously lacking. But the writer and artist have found it, and it practically bleeds off the pages. This is a title that anyone can read, and issue 19 is a great place for new readers, opening up a new starting point but obviously paying homage to past events.

  • 10
    jackhawksmoor Jun 2, 2013

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jun 17, 2013

  • 8.0
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