Nightwing #2

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

When a mysterious assassin targets Dick Grayson, Nightwing must work fast to uncover the killer's plot before he strikes again. But as Haley's Circus continues to perform in Gotham City, Dick finds himself torn between two lives: His old one as a circus performer and his new one as a Super Hero. And they may be more connected than he ever realized!

  • 10
    cxPulp - Jimmy Wahl Oct 23, 2011

    If I take anything away from this book its "Fa-Koomblllee", which is a sound effect used within the contents. It made me chuckle. I highly recommend you check this out if only for that...and the last two pages, which are magnificent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 19, 2011

    But the star of the show this month, without a doubt, is the artwork by Eddy Barrows. Last month I criticized Barrows for not being able to properly handle the quieter, non-superhero moments of the book. That's not the case with Nightwing #2, where Barrows kills it on both the superhero action sequences and the moments featuring just two heads talking to each other. Barrows even stretches his legs with some impressive layouts that go a long way in playing up the dynamic action found in the panels. All in all, Nightwing #2 is a pretty, fun book to behold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 19, 2011

    I enjoyed this issue better than the first and I have a feeling I'll like issue #3 even more. Nightwing is back to who he's supposed to be and it's great having this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 24, 2011

    Nightwing finds himself on the defensive against a mysterious while Dick Grayson receives an inheritance that never entered the realm of possibility in his life. Kyle Higgins does a great job of making Nightwing an intelligent detective in his own right instead of cloning Batman's skills. The color tone is dark thought out the book and the art shines during the emotional portions of the story and one moment in particular when the owner of Haley's Circus reveals to he knew Dick was Nightwing because he trained him and recognized his acrobatic feats. I never read this book on a regular basis, but I think that will change as a result of the character and the story taking on a life of its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 21, 2011

    Nightwing #2 was a great mix of character work and action. From top to bottom, Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows delivered a comic that is easily one of my favorite comics from the new DC Comics 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 22, 2011

    Each of the New 52 really needed to start off strongly with a hook and even though I'm thoroughly enjoying Nightwing, it does feel as if it picks up where his previous series left off and is just moving forward. Which is good and bad, because I think they really needed to change things up a little bit more for Dick than they have. Still, there's plenty to like here with good dialogue, a sense of fun when appropriate and some solid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 20, 2011

    I didn't have high hopes for this comic after the first issue and even though it hits a few annoying clichs and the villain is pretty thick and has an uninspired costume, it's a fun read. Especially if you're looking for some action in your comics this month. Nightwing #2 does a good job building a new mystery for Dick to solve and it sets up a new, interesting path that he may take in life. Next month's issue will be the true test for this series. Then we actually get to see what author Kyle Higgins plans to do with the foundation he built here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 24, 2011

    The issue works well but I'll be interested to see how big a part Haly's Circus plays in the everyday life of Dick Grayson. I'm also more than a little tired of seemingly every new bad guy introduced in the Bat-titles knowing their true identities. The Bat-Family might want to work on that. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 21, 2011

    So far this new team and this new book has been high energy and adventurous excitement. We've gotten peeks into Dick Grayson's new life and in this issue we're given reason to see his new life reach back and embrace his old life. From this point going forward, there's a substantial mystery that is sure to tie the two together for a bit and truly reshape who Nightwing (and Dick Grayson) is going to become. The character, setting, art, and plot are enough to bring me back, but the mystery and the settings that offers have me really looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 25, 2011

    Some interesting seed ideas, but still a toss-up as to whether any of them will really stick. Higgins moves a bit too fast on the present story, leaving some necessary exposition on the shelf. Read Full Review

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