Nightwing #24

Nightwing #24

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Who gets the last laugh? The Prankster vs. Nightwing!

  • 9.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2013

    This was a great conclusion because to an extent Grayson got what he wanted. The pacing was on point and the momentum was consistently rising keeping you interest in the story. This was a well done transition for Nightwing into Chicago knowing that this was an experience he did not expect. Had some fun elements as well, especially seeing him utilize the subway system to get around faster and easier. The ending Higgins gave us is something which opens doors to more stories for Nightwing, ones in which will put him in some interesting scenarios given that he has made yet another enemy by the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Oct 12, 2013

    This creative team continues to be one of my favorites. I can't wait to see what they come up with next! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Oct 11, 2013

    To start, I truly miss Booth's art on this book. However, I'm glad that Conrad has the job as I think his art is good and that Booth's small additions to Nightwing's costume have stayed. In some ways, it is odd to have an arc that obviously ends before Forever Evil #1 considering what happened to Nightwing in that arc. However, the Chicago arc has really set Nightwing in a very different light than we've seen in a while. He isn't tied to Gotham, we have a real city that has a new history in the New 52 DC Universe and we have some closure on Zucco as well as a new and improved Prankster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 9, 2013

    This was a fun conclusion to what ultimately was a very fun arc. While some things fell a little flat at the end, there's no denying that getting Nightwing out of Gotham and putting him in unfamiliar territories with unfamiliar allies (sort of) like Tony Zucco made for a pretty interesting read. I like putting Dick in a new city, but who knows how long this is going to last... because, you know, Forever Evil, and what not. Until then, I'm looking forward to what else Dick is going to do in Chicago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 11, 2013

    So there you have it. A great story, expertly written and drawn by a fantastic creative team that really seems to be finding their footing as a duo. And other than the ending (which I'm sure many others liked, even though it felt a little rushed to me personally), it was a pretty flawless issue. But I'm from the generation where the ending is everything. And this one doesn't exactly ruin the story, but it still left me wanting. Not in a cliffhanger sense, just in a "did I miss something?" one. All in all, a good issue. Can't wait to see what life throws at Nightwing next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Oct 9, 2013

    I was pretty satisfied with this issue. I hope Higgins and Conrad keep working together because the final product is always a treat. Although the finale could have been a bit better, hopefully the plans for the future will make up for it. The "buyer's remorse," that Nightwing feels for Zucco is a great addition to the series, and it didn't feel really forced. We saw Zucco's new character already, so all his actions in this issue flowed pretty naturally. He didn't betray Nightwing; he saved his life. Atta boy!' Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 9, 2013

    The first story arc for Nightwing in Chicago ends on a very strong note. There was a lot of development for the title character himself as well as for Tony Zucco and the seeds that Higgins is planting for upcoming stories help to raise the intrigue on why Chicago is so anti-hero. The question on lots of minds though is probably going to be “where does this fit in toForever Evil?” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Oct 11, 2013

    Nightwing #24 is a great conclusion to Dick Graysons first romp in the Windy City. The team of Higgins and Conrad give us a story in the vein of classic superhero stories, with a bit of a modern twist. After a month of reading villain books, its good to see heroes back in the spotlight. And dont forget that Dick Grayson returns later this month with Nightwing Annual #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Oct 16, 2013

    I really wanted this story to be a bombastic return to form for my favorite DC character. Though the Prankster's uninspired endgame hamstrings it somewhat, Nightwing's first mission in Chicago is probably still one of the best stories the character has been given since I started reading weekly. Far from a charming supplement to Snyder's Batman, Nightwing has found his footing in the Windy City " a book full of smart ideas, big stakes, and a crucial sense that obstacles are to be overcome rather than tools with which to bludgeon drama out of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 10, 2013

    Kyle Higgins has continuously shown himself to be one of the best rising talents that DC Comics has and Nightwing #24 reaffirms this fact. This issue properly ended the Prankster arc with Nightwing being able show how he can overcome any problem thrown his way. Nightwings victory over Prankster also propels the whole mask hunters sub-plot to become the next obstacle for Nightwing to face off against. At the same time Higgins is able to put together an unexpected end to Nightwings hunt for Tony Zucco that leaves the door for a bigger story down the line. If you have not been reading Kyle Higgins Nightwing then I highly recommend picking this series up in trade paperback. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 9, 2013

    The book's visuals are far more consistent than its story. Will Conrad maintains the energetic aesthetic that's come to define the book since Nightwing's move to Chicago, though there are few surprises to be had. The book proceeds at breakneck speed, both textually and visually, and one can't help but wonder if modulating the pace wouldn't benefit the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 11, 2013

    "Nightwing" #24 brings Dick Grayson's Chicago adventures to a satisfying end. With the initial crossovers within the Bat-family books, and the events of "Forever Evil", it looks like this arc will be Nightwing's only self-contained story in the immediate future of the New 52. Will Conrad fills the pages with explosive images and keeps the pace of the book speeding towards the conclusion, and fills Chicago with rich details that really flesh out the world. Kyle Higgins embraces the opportunity to tell a story that is unique to the history of Dick Grayson himself, and not tied to his past as Batman's sidekick. Higgins crafts an arc for the character that lets him release a great deal of his anger, and avoids the easy trap of making Nightwing into Batman-light. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 9, 2013

    While I enjoyed this action-packed issue and thought it wrapped up the best Nightwing arc yet, I also felt a little short-changed when it came to Tony Zucco's role in the tale and the Prankster's origin story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 10, 2013

    I know it seems as if I hated this issue, but I didn't.  I was just disappointed.  I love Nightwing, especially this Chicago arc.  This issue just ended too quick and easy.  Great looking and action filled, but still too quick and easy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Oct 16, 2013

    If you're a Nightwing fan and you've stuck with this title since the beginning as I have, then I'm sorry. I feel your pain. Maybe we're all crazy? Maybe we all keep placing our hands on a hot stove, hoping it won't burn us, thinking it'll be different this time. Well, at this point, I'm honestly tired of burning my hand. But because of how Nightwing #24 ended (and in light of recent earth shattering events in Nightwing's life) it's possible that Nightwing might be heading in the direction it needs to make the Dick Grayson we know and love reach full potential. Well here goes nothing. I'm putting my hand back on the stove now. Read Full Review

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