Nightwing #28

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

All the sins of the past still haunt Nightwing. How can he make his peace with his old life if Gotham City won't leave him alone?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 12, 2014

    While it's a huge bummer that this book is coming to a close very soon, Kyle Higgins is taking it out in style. We have a very solid issue here that is a ton of fun to read, which starts to wrap up all the loose ends. It's a very satisfying read. Dauterman's work is someone of the best we've seen in this series, which is saying a lot since this book has, for the most part, had top notch artists involved. While it sucks to see NIGHTWING go, I can't wait to see how Higgins and Dauterman close this one out. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Feb 14, 2014

    I didn't remember Wil Conrad wasn't drawing this one until I opened it, but quickly forgot. It took a few pages, but I overall enjoyed Russell Dauterman's work. A few of Nightwing and Dick's faces here and there were off, but I liked the slight cartoony nature of his characters. Each person's design were so different from the one next to them, I can't help but be impressed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Feb 15, 2014

    Every comic is somebodys first comic, but if this is going to be your first, you may want to start somewhere else. I think its fantastic, but there is probably just way too much history wrapped up in this for a new reader to get the same satisfaction out of it. If you have been following the series though, then you are in for a treat…or a heart wrenching nightmare, depending on your perspective. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 13, 2014

    Nightwing #28 is the beginning of the end of Nightwing.  Kyle Higgins not only sets up the end, but gives us one of the best issues in a long time.  I'm sad the book is ending, but Higgins is giving readers an end that is worthy of the great character he loves as much as us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Feb 16, 2014

    Benefiting from kinetic artwork and a tight script, Nightwing #28 is a return to form after the average Marionette arc. Higgins gives his all in the penultimate chapter to his run, igniting anticipation for the final issue next month. With spectacular action and quality dramatic sequences, Nightwing #28 is a title that will bring smiles, and then frowns over its impending end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 15, 2014

    Having said that, let's all buckle into the Nightbird and take one of our last rides together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 17, 2014

    I thought I knew where the book was going at the beginning, and then it quickly veered away from that, and then just when I thought I knew how it was going to wrap up it changed everything up on me again. It was just really solid storytelling, and well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 13, 2014

    We can see the end of Nightwing coming in this issue with plenty of call backs to stories past and nods to things we've seen in Forever Evil. The comic strikes a great balance with just about every emotion you can feel, features a really fun action sequence that I think everyone will enjoy, and the new artist Russell Dauterman is a near perfect fit for Dick Grayson's world. This is both a nice jumping on point and a rewarding read for those who have read the New 52 Nightwing from the beginning. It gets a little bumpy with so much being squeezed in at once, but it's an important chapter for fans to check out if they want to know the fate of the series' cast before the book ends in just 2 more issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 12, 2014

    Despite having some heavy editorial influence looming over this book (due to Forever Evil), I can admire the fact that Kyle Higgins is still able to close out his run on the series while staying true to the overarching theme involving Dick's relationship to his past, that he's laid in place since issue #1. It's also nice to see that despite this book's impending doom, DC got a very talented artist in Russell Dauterman to help close out the book, instead of just sticking it with one of DC's many mercenary type fill-in artists. These final two issues are definitely a "make the best out of a bad situation" sort of deal, and despite a few details I didn't like here and there, Higgins and Dauterman seem to be delivering a fitting finale, before we get into all this post-Forever Evil mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 14, 2014

    Kyle Higgins has been slowly constructing a run that toys with expectations ever since Dick arrived in Chicago. Like the conclusion to the Prankster storyline, there is an unsettling quiet that denies simple answers in this issue. Some readers won't like that, and I won't blame them, however I can say that, even if you're uncertain about this issue, it will get you excited for the final chapter of Higgins' Nightwing saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 12, 2014

    Nightwing #28 might not be remembered in the grand scheme of things as Forever Evil has set Nightwing's future on an entirely different path, but Higgins and Dauterman are giving us a grand ending. It's not big in terms the scope of the story or the villains involved, but its huge on heart and character moments. That's how Nightwing is different from Batman. That's where Dick Grayson is different from Bruce Wayne. And hopefully, we're in line for more stories of this ilk from the character some time in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Feb 13, 2014

    This issue sets up quite a few plot lines for later use. Some are immediate pay off and some are long term pay off but this issue does do a lot of setup which can be good and bad. On one hand the issue itself is kind of scattered, on the other there's great potential for future story-lines. The issue definitely did not lack action or excitement and it was entertaining to read, but from a narrative perspective it felt like it was trying to do too much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 13, 2014

    While the pacing of this story leaves a little to be desired, Nightwing #28 stands out because of the wonderful artwork by Russel Dauterman. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 28, 2014

    Too much coincidence, too many little bits that didn't connect well. I don't want Nightwing to go away, but if it has to, I want it to be on a high note, not this bit of oddness. Read Full Review

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