Nightwing #8

Event\Storyline: Night of the Owls Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

A lead-in to next month's thrilling "Night of the Owls" Batman event! With the Owls descending upon Gotham City, the fate of the city's leader rests on the shoulders of Nightwing! But as our hero embarks on a mission to rescue Mayor Hady, just how do Cameron Kane and turn-ofthe-century Gotham City factor in? Plus: the untold story of William Cobb the Talon who's hunting Bruce Wayne!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Apr 20, 2012

    This issue is perhaps one of my favorite issues of the series. Kyle Higgins is doing an excellent job of moving the narrative along. He knows Dick, and is certainly making use of this event wisely to develop Dick further as a character. Eddy Barrows is just amazing. He can do almost anything with his art, and he continues to nail every inch of this book completely. Not only do I look forward to seeing what comes next, I also do not want to see this team go anywhere but here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Examiner - Anthony Schultz Apr 29, 2012

    I give Nightwing #8 four-and-a-half stars out of five. Honestly, I didn't expect any less from Kyle Higgins and besides being a Night of the Owls prelude Nightwing #8 stands as a solid comic book in its own right. Stayed tuned for my reviews on other Night of the Owl crossovers and tie-ins with my soon-to-be published Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 and Batman #8 reviews. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 18, 2012

    That's all I got. So far the Night of the Owls is off to astrong start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 18, 2012

    Court of the Owls is starting off with a bang and is a story that every comic book fan should read. It redefines Nightwing as a character and what makes him the man he is today. This is a fantastic issue. I loved how this issue ties into the Batman issue and the story is so cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 18, 2012

    Anyway, those are all just minor problems that are easily overlooked and didn't have that much of an impact on my enjoyment of the book which, again, is my favorite issue of “Nightwing” to date and I can't wait to see what happens next month! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 23, 2012

    This was the best issue of the new Nightwing to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Apr 18, 2012

    A nice cover, overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 20, 2012

    At the end of the issue, Kyle Higgins reveals that the Talon is actually William Cobb - rescued from the Batcave by a fellow Talon - who is hunting down his descendent because "[Dick's] betrayal takes everything I sacrificed and made it worthless." I'm sure Higgins will continue to delve into the history of William Cobb next month, but for now, it feels fragmented. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 21, 2012

    This is officially my very first Nightwing issue and its a doozy. Some interesting background about the history of The Talons, especially one in particular as Nightwing is in for the bloodiest fight of his life! Written by Kyle Higgins (Batman: Gates Of Gotham) & illustrated by Eddy Barrows (Superman : Grounded) whos work Im unfamiliar with, but is a gifted penciller. I love the soon-to-be-dead point of view of a Talon assassins victim cover. From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 18, 2012

    We can only hope that the Night of the Owls continues to be this awesome. So far it looks to be a great event for all the characters in Gotham City, not just Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Addicts - Rijul Raut Apr 25, 2012

    The art is consistent in what I have noticed is DC's in-house style, and the colours are more of the same, nothing special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 19, 2012

    Although this is a matter of personal taste, as a reader, I always feel a little cheated when more than half the book consists of one- or two-panel pages. Still, Higgins and Barrows do a good job of taking point on an event that I'm legitimately excited to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 25, 2012

    For an issue where Dick Grayson's voice is largely absent the story still works, although I'm not sure we needed this much of Cobb's backstory. I'm more surprised, however, by the continued level of smart aleck banter from the zombie-ish Talons. Who knew the undead were so talkative? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 19, 2012

    As tie-in issues go, this one is wonderfully freestanding. Everything, and I do mean everything, you need to know about the Court of Owls as it affects Nightwing is contained in this issue. What you don't get, however, is the complete scope or history of the threat. That makes this issue a nice accessory for readers of "Batman" looking to enjoy the full scope of things or a good "Nightwing" story for those who only follow Dick Grayson's adventures. Read Full Review

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