Nightwing #27

Nightwing #27

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Nightwing's being visited by an old friend from Gotham - the Mad Hatter! Desperate to protect Chicago, Nightwing's been forced into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Marionette. But who's really pulling the strings?

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jan 18, 2014

    Despite a certain amount of conclusion to the Marionette story, I sincerely hope we havent seen the last of her, especially given whats just around the corner for Dick, it would be so easy for her to make a bad situation worse. All in all a very intriguing and compelling issue, despite the very replaceable role the Mad Hatter plays in the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 18, 2014

    Conrad and Richards innovate in elements of composition as Kyle Higgins tells a tale that's as much Dick Grayson's as it is Nightwing's. Though it won't sate the hunger for explosions or complex fight scenes, Kyle Higgins supplies another excellent Dick Grayson adventure in the back-heavy second half of his Mad Hatter story. I'll be sad when this era of Nightwing ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 19, 2014

    Kyle Higgins and Dick Grayson can't catch a break. Higgins' Nightwing has been a highlight of the New 52, but due to events of Forever Evil, the book seems like an afterthought. Nightwing himself is heading towards a Forever Evil disaster that will change (or kill?) his world forever. What the reader is left with are a couple issues before everything collides. Is Nightwing #27 worth reading? For Nightwing fans, the answer is yes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jan 15, 2014

    This issue hits all the beats of a great Nightwing comic, it has action, witty banter, and Dick Grayson yet again finds himself entangled with a woman of questionable character. Higgins created a complex and compelling character in Marionette, and she carries the plot well. Dick Grayson's personal life is fairly tame but Higgins has definitely sewn some seeds for future turmoil. This week's issue was another enjoyable entry in a solid series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jan 21, 2014

    It seems the story with Mali is over"for now. I kind of enjoyed the mysteriousness about her, and hope this isn't the last we see of her before Kyle Higgins puts down the pen for the title! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jan 16, 2014

    "Nightwing" is in the middle of its current story arc, and the introductions of a well known Bat-villain combined with a new (sorta) anti-hero in the character of Marionette hint at the larger story at play. Kyle Higgins has a firm grasp on Nightwing's personality, and the character's choices require no explanation, allowing the focus to shift to other parts of the story. Conrad and Richard are both skilled artist, and in the previous issue they work well together, it's just unfortunate that one scene at the end of the issue makes their different styles blatantly obvious. Everything else looks very good, especially the opening fight, but the awkward last pages leave a strange final impression. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 16, 2014

    Writer Kyle Higgins seems to be doing the best he can with a Nightwing that's essentially in a holding pattern as Forever Evil takes it's sweet time in wrapping up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 15, 2014

    "Nightwing" #27 is another entertaining comic in this series; starring a character who seems to have skirted death and/or cancellation, it's a title that I feel you shouldn't take for granted. Hopefully Higgins and Conrad will continue to get to create "Nightwing" comics for the foreseeable future; issues like this remind us in the potential of the character thanks to the sheer enjoyment that he exudes. We could use more characters like Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 21, 2014

    Nightwing #27 is further proof that this is one of the strongest comic books that DC Comics is currently publishing. Kyle Higgins shows a clear understanding of who Dick Grayson is by showing us the multiple parts of Nightwings character and what separates him from other superheroes in the DCU. Higgins also shows great trust in his art team to help tell the story by reining the dialogue back and letting Will Conrads art shine during key moments. With the series now very close to lining up to the events of Forever Evil I look forward to seeing what Higgins has in store for the series before the inevitable happens to Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Dark Knight News - Scott Kagan Jan 23, 2014

    The unfortunate reality is that Nightwing is in a holding pattern as the events of Forever Evil play out. The book is taking place sometime before the major crossover storyline and continues to move at a slow meaningless pace. Higgins has done a terrific job over the last two plus years making Dick Grayson, both hero and human, a likeable character. The problem now is that while the individual issue is fun and fast paced, the story arc appears inconsequential given what is likely to occur in Forever Evil over the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 15, 2014

    Marionette is a cool character, with an interesting connection to a classic villain and I really enjoyed her reintroduction into this title, but unfortunately, it seems she'll be left hanging (HAH!). Like being on the road with the circus, or the owner of Amusement Mile before it, this Chicago driven direction for Nightwing seems to be coming to an end, and is unceremoniously being shown the door in favor for whatever is next. Unfortunately, this inevitable and most recent change in direction lead to a few too quick for their own good wrap ups on characters or ideas that were introduced recently, and it's disappointing for interesting concepts to seemingly not get utilized to their full potential, yet again. Par for the course of New 52 Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jan 17, 2014

    Nightwing #27 is available at your local comic book store and digitally at Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Jan 19, 2014

    I'm not sure if I want this comic book to be able to finally catch up with the current goings-on in the DCU, or if I'm ready to find out if Dick survives his terrible ordeal at the hands of the Crime Syndicate of America or not. I'm sure about one thing, though " the word "fill-in" is all over Nightwing #27 like the smell of fish on the Penguin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 15, 2014

    The artwork gets pretty ugly near the end, the plot isn't all that interesting, and the revelation on the final page has been rendered absolutely meaningless by the events of Forever Evil, but Nightwing himself is as charming as ever and seeing him fight the Mad Hatter's goons has its moments. However, now that I think about it… his adventure here is kind of one of those Raiders of the Lost Ark/Last Crusade situations where if the hero would've just sat things out everything would've ended pretty much the same way. Read Full Review

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