Nightwing #23

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A city under siege as the Pranksters attacks take over Chicago! Can Nightwing find the madman before he kills again? And just what is the Pranksters endgame? Plus, dont miss Tony Zullos shocking decision

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Aug 16, 2013

    Nightwing continues to ride its hot streak onto shelves this week. Higgins and Conrad once again deliver the goods with an exciting and well-structured tale of superhero action. Issue #24 cant come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Aug 15, 2013

    A very fast-paced, and action-packed issue of Nightwing with funny lines and surprising twists and turns. I'm excited to see how this arc ends, but unfortunately the best New 52 Nightwing story so far is going to be interrupted by Villains Month. After this issue's stunning cliffhanger, October feels very far away indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Aug 16, 2013

    The penultimate chapter to the Chicago story arc hit the stands this week and, much like the entire series run of Kyle Higgins, it had a few surprises and twists for us. The only complaint I have about this issue is the art of Will Conrad. And let me go on record as saying that it is good, just not what I had come to expect from that of Eddy Barrows and Brett Booth in the past. He's still a good artist and a very capable visual storyteller. I just think he's a little bland, or, more accurately, safe. That being said, the issue is still great and you should go buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Aug 14, 2013

    Will Conrad's art remained consistent with the last issue, if not better. Thankfully, Dick keeps his mask on so it's not difficult to recognize him. More importantly, it's going to be interesting to see how Nightwing reacts to not only Zucco's surprise appearance, but his offer to help stop Prankster. I'm actually excited about the next book! Hopefully I'm not the only one because this series has been getting amazing since Nightwing moved to Chicago. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 15, 2013

    Overall it was a good issue with a consistent build up to the final showdown which we can expect in the upcoming issue. Kyle Higgins has been able to throw Nightwing in the unlikeliest situations and that itself has spawned an exciting adventure. The art is smooth, the coloring is vibrant with a subtle use of highlights to make the characters stand out, and it's just very detailed. This is just the best transition you could have asked for of Nightwing when he left Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Aug 16, 2013

    In case none of you have noticed, I love this book a heck of a lot. The creative teams are doing an amazing job to the point I almost don't want this arc to end! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Aug 14, 2013

    Yet another fun issue in this Chicago arc, which took some turns I really didn't expect. The issue did it's job of making me interested to read the finale of this arc, which is saying something since the next issue doesn't come out until October. But when that Wednesday in October comes, Nightwing is going to be near the top of my metaphorical pile (I read digitally) because I really want to see how Dick and Zucco work together, and what the bigger mystery behind Prankster is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 14, 2013

    Nightwing's adventures in Chicago continue and the action is becoming more explosive. Kyle Higgins is claiming Chicago as his own playground for Nightwing and the art by Will Conrad and colors by Andrew Dalhouse are making it all a great trip. There are a couple moments things escalate a bit too much but there's no denying how much of a blast this series has become. We essentially have a "Batman" family book that can easily stand on its own with a distinct feel to it. This series makes me happy to be a Nightwing fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Aug 14, 2013

    Though the issue is not without its flaws, the twist on the final page is enough to keep us eager for the next installment. With Prankster poised to plunge the city into absolute disorder, Higgins proves that he still has a few cards up his sleeve to whet your appetite for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 15, 2013

    If nothing else, Nightwing is a book that's really showing off the strengths of its creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Robert Steltenpohl Aug 30, 2013

    I appreciate this book. I wasn't blown away. It was a filler book that gave us a strong finish for the showdown next month. The art carried it and I don't mean that in a bad way. I'm interested to see what Higgins does with the end of Dick's reason for going to Chicago. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 18, 2013

    Though it definitely seems like Higgins is stalling for time in places, Nightwing 23 is a strong issue that will remind readers who each of the stars of this story really are. Will Conrad's art is a lot more even this go around and the Chicago setting continues to be a shot in the arm for this series. A better sense of tone would have done a lot for this issue, but Villain's month would have derailed that momentum anyway. As a result we have to wait two months for the conclusion, but I'm still psyched to see Nightwing having a strong enough arc to elevate even the weaker issues. Read Full Review

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