Nightwing #21

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Desperate to find a ghost from his past, Nightwing turns to The Prankster for help, unaware that they are both targets of The Mask Killer!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jun 13, 2013

    If youve enjoyed the last couple issues of Nightwing, youre going to get more of the same here. Brett Booth ends his brief stint as Nightwing artist with consistently strong work, and Higgins plants more seeds for a long run on the title. Nightwing continues to be the most enjoyable, pure superhero title by DC. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Jeremy Jun 13, 2013

    I freakin' loved this issue. I try not to give 10"s out very often, but if I'm not going to give it after the third absolutley excellent issue of series in a row, then when am I going to give it? This is an extremely good arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jun 14, 2013

    Overall, I'm glad the Nightwing title has been given the opportunity to spread its wings a little, and not be bogged down by being connected to any other Batbook at the current times. Because, to keep up with the bird puns, it is soaring. I already can't wait until next month's! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jun 13, 2013

    So there you have it. Another well job well done by the writer and artist team of Higgins and Booth. This series has always been a favorite of mine, but that is partially because Dick is such a great character. I was skeptical way back when writer Devin Grayson replaced Chuck Dixon and then again when Peter J. Tomasi took over the story of the original Robin all grown up, but nothing had me as hesitant as relative newcomer Kyle Higgins taking over the backbone of the DC Universe. And let me say, it's a treat every single issue to be proven wrong. Congrats on another great issue, guys! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 12, 2013

    Another awesome issue of NIGHTWING. This series, especially since Nightwing went on his own to Chicago, is one of my favorite super-hero books. The writing and art are top notch and this story is incredibly appealing to NIGHTWING readers new and old. While this issue didn't grab me as much as the last issue, I'm still loving the direction. I loved the fact that this decades old character continues to develop and become deeper, as he hunts down his parent's killer. This is a must have series and issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 12, 2013

    This entire arc has been exactly what Nightwing needed, a fresh start, away from the doom and gloom of Gotham. Each issue seems to have been better than the last, and this is no exception. When we're getting a fun, witty, and entertaining Dick Grayson, you know something is working right, and this book is quite the well oiled machine at the moment.  Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jun 12, 2013

    The series has been on a general upswing since Nightwing's relocation to the Windy City, and Higgins and company are showing no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 14, 2013

    He furthers shows this by putting Nightwing in a situation where he had to turn to the Prankster for help. Something that worked in his favor yet just created more bad press for him overall as the news has already made him out to be a nuisance. What you take from this is his desperation to find what he's looking for and has shown to be willing to cross the line to get what he came for. Overall this story is shaping up to be something great and there's so much more in store for Dick Grayson as Chicago is not what it seems to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Jun 17, 2013

    It's simple. While Marvel has Hawkeye, DC has Green Arrow. Marvel has Dark Avengers, DC has Suicide Squad. And now, Marvel has Daredevil and DC has Nightwing. That's right. The series that started out as nothing more than an okay-at-best comic, has become a book just as good as an Eisner nominee. Thank you Higgins/Booth.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 14, 2013

    I really enjoyed this issue of Nightwing, Dick got to be clever and funny while going up against Prankster and even have some alright fights. 90% of this issue is funny, there's a lot of humor going on, then in the last few pages everything gets very real, very quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 12, 2013

    “Cost of Living” is a very quick read that does a great job of advancing the plot. As usual, the artwork by Booth, Rapmund, and Dalhouse fits the tone of the series perfectly and there are some wonderful page layouts, but this is really more of a talkie-issue without as much of the dynamic action we've all enjoyed so much from the previous two installments. Instead, it adds greater depth to both the Chicago Heroes mystery and the hunt for Tony Zucco and proves that Nightwing's journey is about to get a lot more difficult. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 18, 2013

    For all the attention the other Batbooks get Kyle Higgins Nightwing continues to be one of the most consistently entertaining comics that DC Comics is publishing. Higgins has a great grasp of the character and the setting. In Nightwing #21 Higgins puts Nightwing in scenarios where he can flourish while developing intriguing sub-plots that complements the main plotline. The story develops several obstacles for Nightwing with Tony Zucco going on a "vacation," Prankster's escape and the presences of the mysterious Mask Murders group. The issues story is further elevated by the great artwork from Brett Booth, which will be missed as this is his final issue on Nightwing while he moves on to be the artist for Justice League of America. With all this said if Nightwing is not on your pull list I highly recommend you change that because Kyle Higgins is doing something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Jun 15, 2013

    Great action, witty dialogue, strong characterization, and one of the strongest arc's Grayson's had in a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jun 12, 2013

    I've been following this book since the beginning and I have to say, the addition of Booth has only improved it. Higgins has given fans a solid Nightwing book through his run so far, and I have really enjoyed the change of location to Chicago and the 'Hunt' for Tony Zucco. He's really sets some interesting twists between the history of masked heroes/super heroes in Chicago, Zucco's family situation, and the Prankster. I was happily surprised that the Prankster was not a character we had already met since Dick's new roommate and random crazy girl he met in bar both were possibles for the Prankster's ID. I'm sad that Booth seems to be leaving based on DC's need for him on other books, especially since his slight redesigns of Nightwing's New 52 duds are really good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 15, 2013

    Nothing about this Chicago story has really caught my attention so far. The Prankster isn't anything special. None of the new characters have really proven themselves all that interesting. And Nightwing remains his generally entertaining self. So really, this is just a solid Nightwing comic telling a so far interesting story. I hope it picks up and there's a lot more excitement, but for now, I'm more than happy to read along. I have a good feeling that Higgins is going somewhere good with a lot of his ideas, and the art by Brett Booth remains fantastic. It's nice to see Booth on a good comic. And it's nice to see Nightwing with a good comic. Read Full Review

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