Nightwing #12

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"BLUDHAVEN" part three! The body count in Blüdhaven continues to rise! Nightwing will have to team up with the Run-Offs to discover who the murderer is and clear the name of the Defacer. But before they can even begin they cross paths with the killer, Orca, and her Whaler Gang.

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 4, 2017

    Tim Seeley continues to work on Dick Grayson's character in satisfying ways. With this arc Dick is attempting to figure himself out, and whether he realizes it or not, he is! Dick is once again in a position where he has to trust others for whom he may have reservations. Although, hemay have found the essential ingredient that allows him to understand others' sincerity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jan 4, 2017

    Seeley and To are a creative dynamo that make two weeks too long of a wait for the next issue of Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Jan 5, 2017

    The issue may suffer from some pacing problems when it comes to providing exposition, but the story itself is still engaging.While Idislike theintroductionof new characters every issue, the ones that have been in the arc thus far are enjoyable. Hopefully Seeley refrains from adding more characters after this mysterious masked man. Overall, this is a decent issue with hopefully better issues in the horizon.If you're a fan of NIGHTWING, then I definitely recommend you give NIGHTWING #12a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 5, 2017

    Nightwing continues to impress, though with the talent involved that's hardly a surprise. With great plotting and gorgeous art, this may be the most consistently excellent Bat-family title on the racks. The themes of rebirth and redemption ring true, and the feat of making even a villain like Orca sympathetic is no small task. I love Nightwing, I really do. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 4, 2017

    Nightwing continues to be a damn good book and the Bldhaven arc is getting more intriguing with each issue. This is a very Nightwing story, heart, detective work and resiliency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jan 6, 2017

    Pacing wise, Seeley has been running a tight ship, however this issue felt too heavy with exposition and backstory. While I'm not complaining about a bit of backstory, it should've been taken care of much earlier than this. The previous two issues have been filled with action and detective work, but this one got a bit bogged down in its own narrative. Despite this, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story. I say it every two weeks but I will say it again: this arc really excites me and I am ready for anything Seeley and To throw at me. This pairing has brought to life one of the best Nightwing series we've had in a long time (in my opinion anyway) and to say that I will be sad when this arc is over is a gross understatement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 7, 2017

    I feel a little guilty that I don't have more good things to say about Nightwing right now. It's a lot of fun to read, for a lot of the same reasons as the other comics on the review list. The main character is in a fantastic place, with a good handle on the character and a great rapport when interacting with other characters. The story is neat, with a good cast and a solid mystery. The art and action are phenomenal. Marcus To delivers crisp and clear pencils that enhance the down-to-Earth, people-oriented storytelling. This is very good Nightwing and very good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Jan 4, 2017

    To's pencils are detailed without being overly busy. His Run-Offs are a colorful, motley crew, and he's no slouch at portraying more mundane people either. His Orca is especially well-drawn. Sleek and colossal at the same time, he makes the villain a potent threat for Nightwing and crew to take down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2017

    Hopefully, Seeley can get the book back on track. Bludhaven is the ideal stomping ground for Nightwing, but it's a city best explored with Nightwing on his own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Jan 4, 2017

    Loving this story arc of Nightwing! I like the whole murder mystery side of the story, I'm just waiting for some kind of twist to happen soon. The relationships Nightwing is making makes me think this could lead to his own little life away from Batman with his own characters and villains. Which is something I've wanted to see for awhile. The art unfortunately falls a little short for me though. Maybe I'm just not a fan of the clean style that is being used. But it's also the colors as well. At some points they just seem bland and I also don't enjoy the lack of detail. I've said it before and I will say it again, just a little bit of detail goes a long way. Throw something in the background! Don't just have it be one boring color. This would have been a perfect issue for me if not for the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jan 5, 2017

    This issue of Nightwing is definitely an example of good serialized storytelling. In trade, the sum will be bigger than the whole of its parts. There's a welcome brightness to much of the work " this is a title that doesn't want to be "dark and gritty" even when some of the fighting takes place at night. Instead, this title positions Dick Grayson as looking forward into a clear bright space, with just the occasional glance backward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 10, 2017

    Nightwing #12 did its job in moving this "Bludhaven" arc forward on several fronts. It's in these instances where Tim Seeley focuses on the multiple plotlines he has involved Nightwing in that this series continues to shine. Unfortunately the Run-Offs' part of the story is starting to show itself to be the weakest part of this arc. Luckily Marcus To's energetic art style is able to lift up the weaker parts of Nightwing #12. Hopefully the next chapter of this arc is able to focus on the strengths of the story, something I'm confident Tim Seeley can do. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 4, 2017

    Nightwing fights a "whale-woman" and develops a rapport with characters, bringing a richer meaning to his stay in Bludhaven. The issue has a slower pace which makes it feel like a slog at times, but a fun fight sequence makes up for that. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 5, 2017

    All told, issue #11 works best as a stepping stone towards grander designs, and while the issue certainly has its entertainment, it's clear the best things are yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 4, 2017

    While I'm still happy with the way that this series has turned itself around, this issue just lost its step with throwing everything and the kitchen sink at us all at once and because of this the issue became a pain to read and came off really disjointed.  Thankfully the art remained strong though and even though this issue was a bit off, I'm still excited for the series overall. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Feb 2, 2017

    The art was one of the main redeeming factors that I saw in these pages. Marcus To and Chris Sotomayor do a great job on art and colors even though they didn't have a dedicated inker to work with. Tim Seeley was the writer for well-known and beloved books like Batman Eternal and Revival but he just did not manage to pull me into the story here. Hopefully that changes in the coming issues, because like I said, I love Nightwing and really want to like this series. But for now, this just isn't doing it for me. Read Full Review

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