Nightwing #29

Nightwing #29

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

With Nightwing questioning his purpose, will he be able to stop Mr. Zsaszs relentless rampage through Chicago? Dont miss this epic story that ties into the events of FOREVER EVIL!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Mar 20, 2014

    I loved every bit of it. It just seemed like it could have been the right ending for the series were they not planning on one final issue next month. The tone was great, and the last two pages went as far as bringing tears to my eyes. It was perfect in every sense of the word, and it's not one I use very often for anything. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Mar 14, 2014

    Higgens said that he wanted to make the ultimate Nightwing tale. Though he was unfortunately cheated out of this by Nightwing's importance in Forever Evil, his twenty-nine issue arc will go down as a major part of Dick Grayson's history. While Dick will likely live and go on to more adventures, Higgens and the various artists he has worked with has helped solidify Dick Grayson's history in the New 52, and his place in the DC Universe even more so. As a reader, a critic, and fan; I want to thank Kyle Higgens and the rest for taking us on Nightwing's journey of discovery, vengeance, forgiveness, and ultimately hope. It makes it all the more bittersweet that we will not see this journey continue like it should.We will always wonder what it would be like if Dick Grayson did not have to face a nightmare after having a radiant morning of hope. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Mar 12, 2014

    The touching, powerful content of this issue eclipses any hard feelings for the cover. Ultimately, Kyle Higgins' last issue on the series is a serious Nightwing story to remember, whether it's in context or not. Brought to life by Dauterman's stunning pencils and Pete Pantazis' bright colors, Higgins' story is major for the character. This is a story every Nightwing fan should read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Mar 15, 2014

    As the issue draws to a close, the optimism of Dick Grayson is felt within every panel and ultimately reaches its apex on the final page. Though the future of the character has yet to be written, this chapter of his saga has come to a conclusion. There will be more adventures of Dick Grayson in due time. However, there were no more, Nightwing #29 serves as a fantastic finale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 12, 2014

    Nightwing #29 serves a fantastic conclusion to Kyle Higgins' time on the book by remaining true to itself, wrapping things up with care, rather than hastily ending plotlines just to get to one editorially mandated point. Read Full Review

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

    Jokingly, I said that writing this review felt like an obituary rather than an actual review, and that's completely true. Higgins' run on this book, especially his stint in Chicago is some of the best storytelling to come out of this character in a very long time. There's a lot of love put into this issue as Higgins very obviously says farewell to those who have supported the book. While we shouldn't take away anything from Dauterman's stunning art throughout the past two issues, it's sad to see Higgins leave the book, but he does so with style, class, and with a gigantic bang. Overall, I highly recommend this brilliant issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 14, 2014

    Crafting a tale equal parts superhero adventure, recap issue, and character study thesis, Higgins and Dauterman bring a powerful dose of honesty to their final issue of Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Mar 17, 2014

    This was Higgins's last issue on the title, and he went out with a bang. It was a quiet, uplifting bang, but a bang nonetheless. With some turmoil and shady stuff coming up for Dick Grayson we can only hope that the next writer can meet the pretty high standards that Higgins set. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 13, 2014

    Nightwing #29 sets up the beginning of the end for Nightwing, but is Kyle Higgins' thank you letter to his fans.  The story and art are really good and this issue is a must read for New 52 Nightwing fans. Thank you, Kyle Higgins.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 12, 2014

    In a fortuitous and clever act of saving the best for last, the book's art, by Dauterman and colorist Pete Pantazis, is some of the best the series has seen. The violence of Nightwing's fight with Zsasz, the grief imbued in his memories, and the absolute joy of taking flight is brought to life beautifully. The full page splash of a smiling Dick leaping across a city's crumbling skyline is the heart of the character filtered into a single image, and the final page, showing him zipping up the Nightwing emblem on his chest, a small grin tugging at the corners of his lips, is the farewell the title deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 15, 2014

    In a word, this is really a very cathartic issue. I dont know whats planned for next months finale, but I honestly would be satisfied if this had been the books final issue. Now, before I go, I really just need to throw some last bits of praise the creators way. First, to Kyle Higgins for, despite nicely lining up the lives of Bruce, Dick and Jen last issue, not pressing the idea (perhaps because the book is ending) that Jen may be slipping in a Robin-role to Nightwings Batman. And second, to Russell Dauterman and Pete Pantazis, because in the first moment we see Jen this issue, holding Nightwings escrima sticks, they actually made me believe, if only for a second, that this little kid was about to do something amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Mar 14, 2014

    This issue gave us an interesting look at the murder of Dick's parents and how he deals with it. While there is a plot with action the majority of the issue is inner monologue and flashbacks, everything exists in this issue to help Nightwing tell his story and later connect that story to what Jen is going through. This issue may not have had an exciting cliffhanger or a shocking reveal of some kind but it was a solid character study that fans of Nightwing and this series will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Mar 12, 2014

    If you missed out on this series, shame on you. Higgins' run onNightwinghas been one of the consistently great books DC has been putting out since the New 52. I'm sad to see his time on the series end, but damn happy with the #29 issues that I got. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 12, 2014

    Kyle Higgins' farewell issue brings Nightwing up-to-date with issue #1 of Forever Evil,celebrates the first 29 issues of the New 52 series, and is a satisfying Dick Grayson tribute. It plays out a bit like a clip-show episode of a TV series, but should leave fans of Higgins' run happy even if it is a shame that the Chicago Mask Killer plot thread is left hanging. With Tynion's Nightwing #30 originally intended to be a Forever Evil Aftermath one-shot, Nightwing #29is essentially the true ending of the New 52 Nightwing series and worth picking up for long-time readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Mar 13, 2014

    Given the fact that this is possibly that last time Kyle Higgins will write "Nightwing", it would have been very tempting to go for the huge, bombastic, explosive ending, but the author was wise to avoid this. The Higgins' run on "Nightwing" was easy to overlook, but it always stayed true to the character, and never sacrificed Dick Grayson's ideals and integrity for gimmicks and grimness. It's a shame that there wasn't the opportunity for an artist to stay on the series for a sustained amount of time, but Dauterman does an admiral job stepping to the series for this two issue arc, outlandish hair choices aside. The character shattering identity reveal is just around the corner, so the smaller, more personal finale is very fitting. The choice for Nightwing to touch on his past to impart wisdom on another young innocent is a simple and elegant way to mark the end of this era. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 17, 2014

    Kyle Higgins ended his run on Nightwing the way he started his run and that was by focusing this final issue on who Dick Grayson is. There was not some big end of the world scenario for Nightwing to overcome. Nightwing #29 was simply about showing the reader who Nightwing is in and out of his superhero mask. Its simple but effectively ended one of the best creative runs the character has had. Thats saying something since writers like Chuck Dixon and Peter Tomasi have had incredible runs with this series. Hopefully, this is not the last time we see Higgins writing the character of Dick Grayson in the main DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 13, 2014

    There is no getting around it. Nightwing #29 reads like a story where everyone wanted more time, but had the rug pulled out from under them. Read Full Review

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