Nightwing #102

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 45
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Nightwing is a great leader, not just because Batman trained him, or because of how Alfred raised him, or even because he has a heart of gold-it’s because of his friends, and now that the Titans are in Blüdhaven with him, they can leap into the light together…which is perfect timing for the demon of darkness Neron to do something about it.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 21, 2023

    Nightwing remains one of DCs top three titles and the involvement of the Titans has only enhanced that sense that this has been a very special and memorable run for Dick Grayson fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 21, 2023

    I sing the praises of this run every month, but I have to. So far, this series has completely flipped the script on a character that has been dumped on for decades, especially since the New 52. Nightwing deserves these kinds of stories and attention. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 21, 2023

    While every issue of this series delights and surprises, my reviews keep saying the same thing. This title rocks! Nightwing #102 beautifully mixes, the supernatural with the superheroic, and delivers thrills, spills, and laughter with aplomb. Seriously, you need to be adding this book to your pull list and grab every back issue while you're at it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 22, 2023

    In a few years, Dick Grayson will have been Nightwing for just as long as he had been Robin. An issue like Nightwing #102 is a satisfying look back at where Grayson has been without taking anything away from where he is now. Its a very clever balance that moves things forward for him without all of the flashbacks and needless nostalgia that so often accompany this sort of story.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 24, 2023

    ‘Nightwing' #102 showcases what made the legacy era of DC Comics such a powerful one and why it's amazing to see so much of that era returning to the pages of this almost century-old publishing line. Everything about this issue and the storyline and the series as a whole stands a reminder of what can often make so many comic books and superhero stories so good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Mar 21, 2023

    Nightwing #102 further develops an exciting Titans story while keeping Nightwing the main focus. Similarly, the backup story featuring Nightwing and Superman continues to be extrodinarily captivating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 21, 2023

    Tom Taylor continues to deliver with this series, even as the story takes some seriously strange turns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2023

    Really fun, really funny issue of Nightwing keeps the good times rolling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Mar 22, 2023

    Overall I've very few complaints about this. Sure, I would've scripted some of the action differently, but that's not really in the realm of erring in writing. Solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 21, 2023

    In both the Titans and Superman stories we get even better developments that build off the foundation of the first part of each story in the previous issue. While working on separate stories Tom Taylor and C.S. Pacat maintain consistency with how Nightwing is portrayed in both stories. They are brought together by strong artwork from Travis Moore and Eduardo Pansica. It all comes together for a strong comic book in Nightwing #102. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Mar 21, 2023

    Moores art is suited for this arc, thanks to the ability to mold each hero and their powerset, along with the horror-leaning villain. Lucass colors reinforce the best parts of the art while maintaining the tone and look of the overall series while making the best moments pop even more. Fans of the Titans will love this story, but those who fell for the more contained look at Dick and his personal life may find the issue a little shallow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 22, 2023

    Nightwing #102 bridges the gap between two major story arcs, and things are definitely barreling forward full-steam ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 21, 2023

    Nightwing #102 was just strange and lacked a sense of seriousness. Additionally, it doesn't feel like a Nightwing comic. It's more of a Titans team book right now. And I feel like a Nightwing comic, especially one stationed in Bludhaven, is supposed to be more raw and edgy. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 21, 2023

    Nightwing #102 continues the conflict between Neron and the Titans with Olivia's soul in the balance. The rescue has some energy, and the Titans' plan to stop Neron has potential, but the issue is bland and lifeless overall. Oddly enough, the backup is a better Nightwing story than the main one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Mar 21, 2023

    Nightwing #102 is a slight, yet consistently amusing chapter when the series would be better off turning up the heat. Tom Taylor's characterization of the Titans is spot on, but the lack of ramping tension in the overarching narrative is catching up to him. Taylor is a great writer and the series' artists are all top caliber, but there's a point where merely showing up with the right ingredients and character list isn't enough. Read Full Review

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