Nightwing #104

Writer: Tom Taylor, C.S. Pacat Artist: Travis Moore, Daniel HDR, Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 45
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Nightwing and the Titans realize the only way to save Olivia is to...go to hell! Seeing how ineffective his punching was when he last confronted Neron's demons, Nightwing is temporarily powered up by magic in order to make it through the depths of hell alive...literally. Then, in the backup: Nightwing and Jon Kent find an important clue as to who's behind the circus murders, and that person may be connected to Dick Grayson...

  • 10
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero May 23, 2023

    Overall, Nightwing #104 is a very fun and enjoyable read that wraps up all loose ends. It's an example of having team-ups in a character's main series done right that gives everyone the right amount of spotlight. And of course, it has spectacular art from cover to cover. All in all, this is a can't-miss issue for Nightwing fans! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2023

    Nightwing isn't leaving its perch as one of DC's top two titles alongside Batman Superman: World's Finest. There's some solid new arrivals like Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman and Justice Society of America, but Nightwing remains a can't miss book from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 24, 2023

    Nightwing is that much more of a hero by the end of the issue than he had been going into it. That cant be said of every issue of every comic book. Its just the 104th issue. Its not some big crossover event. Its not some epic earth-shaking moment that will have repercussions that are meant to echo across the DC Universe. Its just one guy, a great deal of power, and a selfless action. Taylor really manages to make it feel like a very, very big moment.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 1, 2023

    ‘Nightwing' #104 continues this series' penchant for delivering heartfelt energetic superhero stories that never forget who the hero is nor his place in the overall DC Universe. A colorful but also heavy/dark romp that closes out a pretty solid story arc, clearing the way for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 27, 2023

    A lot of fun is had in the playground that is this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2023

    Neron is a great, oily villainone of the slimiest in the DCU, like a pastiche of a politician and a corporate overlord, but he also has an even darker side. This is the first time we've seen his true form in a very long time, and seeing Raven be the one to deliver the coup de grace was especially enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 23, 2023

    Nightwing #104 is fantastic. I love superheroes, whether they have powers or not. If the Titans and the Justice League see Nightwing as a leader and role model, who are we to disagree? Once again, anyone who isn't reading this title is seriously missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 23, 2023

    Overall, the negatives in Nightwing #104 are minimal at best and the "Rise of the Underworld story arc concludes with a strong look at Dick Grayson's character. Initially, while Neron seemed to fit as a villain for the Titans, he doesn't seem like a proper antagonist for Nightwing. Despite this the finale provides a character driven story that does fit what makes Nightwing tick. The issue also utilizes the deep history between Dick and Clark to add depth to the events. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel May 23, 2023

    Nightwing #104 is a strong conclusion to the current arc, utilizing its wider arc structure to also tie up loose plot points from across the run. Its a satisfying conclusion that feels weakest when having to seed the new Titans book but allows Taylor and Moore to showcase their strengths during a quiet conversation between Superman and Nightwing. The issue offers plenty of action alongside those quieter moments of reflection and gives Moore and Lucas a chance to show their range of craft. With that spinoff launched and Olivia safe, hopefully, the book will return to Bldhaven and recenter Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon for the next story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 23, 2023

    Nightwing #104 is a smooth book despite its demonic deals and dark tone. I feel Taylor has not only captured Nightwing perfectly, but he has nailed the 1980s Teen Titans vibe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt May 24, 2023

    After months of stellar work, Tom Taylor and Travis Moore bring their biggest story to a close in an incredibly fitting fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 23, 2023

    FINAL THOUGHTSNightwing #104 works to highlight Dick Grayson's new elevated status in Dawn Of DC while wrapping up the remaining aspect of the Blockbuster story with Olivia Desmond's arc. In the process we get the foundation of the Titans set, with one major character arc established, to get fans further invested in the future for the team. Now its time to see what Nightwing's solo adventures will be like in the Dawn Of DC. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin May 29, 2023

    A well-executed retread of themes we're very familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant May 24, 2023

    While it's nice that Dick and the Titans are save-the-day heroes, this was just too bland a presentation for the story of Neron tempting Nightwing with superpowers. Ultimately, nothing happened. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 23, 2023

    Nightwing #104 is a technically complete comic that wraps up the Titans' fight with Neron over Olivia's soul. The art is solid, and the plot concludes neatly. However, it's impossible to find any urgency or dramatic tension in this entire comic, resulting in a lifeless and forgettable read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante May 23, 2023

    Nightwing #104 is a watershed moment for the series as all of its weakness converge on this very issue. I've enjoyed much of Tom Taylor's run on Nightwing, but there comes a moment where the weaknesses you've accepted as a reader are no longer tolerable. It's a book without drama, spectacle, or an ounce of genuine challenge for both readers and the characters within. While the vibrant visuals and cheery attitude make for an easy to read book, I know Taylor's scripts are capable of so much more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 2, 2023

    I think Jon working with Nightwing is an interesting combo, a sort of next-gen World's Finest. But this story sort of lost it's way. Read Full Review

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