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: 26
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

  • 7.0
    TheObserver May 25, 2023

    I agree with the general opinion about this issue. Can do better. To tell the truth, I didn't like the previous 3 issues either. In fact, the Titans issue (which just came out) stood on its own as an introduction, there was no need to use Nightwing as a springboard. Also, this issue #104 alone sums up everything that was wrong with this pre-Titans run. It's sluggish. There's hardly anything going on. There's no dramatic tension, no serious plot, no solid resolution. And Nightwing is atrociously perfect. In short, it's not good. But what's wrong with Tom Taylor? He's a very capable writer so if I had to guess I'd say this : his point was to show that the Titans and especially Nightwing are the right people to save the world. Basical more

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy May 23, 2023

    this is honestly the first weak issue. I do like Tom Taylor as a person and writer, and I think his Nightwing run is great. However, my problem is that his run doesnt have a lot of meat or story in it, its just padding along and is just fluff. and there's nothing wrong with that, but it needs something more.

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  • 5.5
    thecimmerian May 30, 2023

    There are some great reviews on this book and they all say the exact things I'm thinking about this issue, so I'll just refrain from any more jabber jawing.

  • 5.5
    fzanca May 27, 2023

    This run is quickly going downhill. Nightwing has superpowers for no reason whatsoever. Neron has no reason to believe that Nightwing will turn on the little girl. So, this entire issue is a colossal waste of time in regard to story. If he had superpowers for even a couple of hours, why didn't he look for Heartless? Did everyone forget that he was still on the loose? Not sure if I'm going to continue this since it's the same team that are in Titans.

  • 5.5
    ResearchReader May 24, 2023

    This isnt so much a knock against this issue, but more of what this run has become. As many have previous mentioned, it is all empty calories. Is Nightwing great? Yes. Is he a good guy? Yes. Does this book have any tension? No. The entire plot of "would nightwing send a little innocent girl to hell for some powers" is so dumb considering how he has for like 20 issues, constantly told us how great nightwing is.

    If I understood one page correctly, it was a fan-service moment doing a callback to a fan-service moment that was based on a general fan-service theme.

    I want plot, I want Nightwing to struggle, to grow, to be human. Not just a vehical for fan-service and high fives. Is that nice? Sure. But I want more than jus more

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  • 5.0

    This comic is technically fine. It is simply boring as shit. There are no stakes here. Every character is operating at their peak, and there's never any doubt that they'll be perfect heroes. It's just things that happen for 20 plus pages. I don't care anymore. The fact that the cover is a poorly rendered meme recreation aside from anything regarding the plot makes me feel like even the creative team is enthusiastically uninterested in the current story being told.


  • 3.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo May 23, 2023

    Just like that

  • 1.0
    Lions May 24, 2023

    Un completo bodrio, han vuelto a Nightwing el Gary Stu más vomitivo de la historia del comic

    Por escritores como este las personas dejan de leer cómics, DC esta agonizando.

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