Nightwing #26

Nightwing #26

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

With the events of FOREVER EVIL looming, Nightwing enters the final stages of life as he knows it!

  • 8.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Dec 11, 2013

    Visually, the book is a little overworked -- I lost count of how many panels were tilted at a jaunty angle, seemingly just for kicks -- and the style does little to enhance the story at hand. Will Conrad (who's joined on art duties by Cliff Richards) clearly has a handle on the aesthetic readers have come to expect from the book, but a less-is-more approach would have benefited this particular issue. Overall, it's a solid first step into the next chapter of Nightwing's adventures in the Windy City, and the surprise appearance of a familiar face on the book's last page is sure to signal a shake-up in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Dec 12, 2013

    Nightwing #26 continues to lend credence to Kyle Higgins status as one of DC rising talents. Despite a few hiccups, the title continues to provide the relatable conflicts and humor that have made Dick Grayson popular beyond the shadow of the Bat. With the emergence of Marionette and an arrival from Gotham City, Nightwings solo title looks to continue as an underrated gem in DCs lineup. Read Full Review

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

    The art was solid, though I must say while I didn't notice the switch in artists right away, I liked Conrad's better than Richards. Not to say that Richards was bad or anything, his pages were solid too. But if I had to choose, I'd go Conrad's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Dec 12, 2013

    Another solid issue of Nightwing, that delivers both witty banter and solid action. If you are a fan of Nightwing or want to become one then I recommend you picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 11, 2013

    I honesty had thought that this Marionette character had been dropped as everything started to focus around the Prankster in the first Chicago arc, but I'm glad she's back. She's a weird character, whose abilities and multiple personalities make her pretty entertaining to read, and that twist that ties her to the Mad Hatter seems pretty fitting, so I'm willing and interested to see where that goes. There's a lot of unanswered questions about Nightwing in the near future, but for now, this story has gotten off to a fun start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Dec 12, 2013

    The star of this issue is Nightwing's new nemesis, whom I'll let you discover for yourself. In this day and age it's very easy for a writer to go through DC's encyclopedia of villains and throw one or two of them at a hero to write a story, but Higgins created something new knowing that Nightwing needed a fresh challenge in his new city and I respect that. While this issue didn't have much in the way of a tightly woven web of intrigue and plot there was some indication of a larger plot in the works at the end of the issue. This new nemesis is entertaining but I don't think they can hold a story arc on their shoulders and I am hoping that the plot picks up as the arc goes on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Dec 13, 2013

    "Nightwing" #26 is the beginning of the end for the character. Soon the series will catch up to "Forever Evil", and Dick Grayson will have the face the world without a mask. Kyle Higgins and Will Conrad seemed to determined to send the character off on a high note, with one last adventure across the rooftops of Chicago. The story moves along a good pace, and features several scenes of Nightwing adapted to his new life with his trademark humor and determination. Higgins and Conrad are successfully guiding Nightwing to the end of one chapter of his life, and the book remains as enjoyable and entertain as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 11, 2013

    I'm a big supporter of what Higgins has been doing on this book, since he moved out of Gotham. He's really developing this new world well, and it's a great read. Conrad does some great things with the art and page layouts here, and Mali is a super-cool character that I can't wait to see how this all plays out. There's a few not so great things like the art switch-up in the issue, but overall, this is a really fun read and I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 16, 2013

    Right up to the last page reveal, which was an interesting development in the story that I really appreciated, this issue was very much about Nightwings relationships and the people in his life, and as long as those relationships continue to grow in interesting ways, then this is a path for the book that I wholeheartedly support. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 14, 2013

    Nightwing #26 is something of a slow open to the next (last?) tale of Dick Grayson's excellent Chicago adventures. If you're only interested in world-shattering action, it may not be for you " also, why are you reading Nightwing? " but with a solid cliffhanger and more lovely world-building, I expect that will easily encourage fans of DC's greatest acrobat to return next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 13, 2013

    I’m really excited for Kyle Higgins' direction with Nightwing. If he gets a stronger artist, this could become a premiere title for DC. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Dec 11, 2013

    For newcomers to Nightwing, this is a great jumping on point. If you plan on jumping on hoping for someForever Evilcontent you'll be a bit disappointed. Hopefully that won't deter readers from continuing with the book.Nightwingis as good as its been in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 14, 2013

    Nightwing #26 is the start of a new arc, but with the events of Forever Evil looming in the near future, it feels like it's treading water.  Everything feels underwhelming and the villain reveal is more infuriating than interesting.  New readers can easily jump in, but they would be better served starting at the beginning of the series, not this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 12, 2013

    The Chicago stuff has been great so far and things are really getting interesting for Dick Grayson over in Forever Evil, but this comic wavered between “just okay” and “kind of dull.” Read Full Review

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