Nightwing #13

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 23
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"BLUDHAVEN" part four! The Run-Offs abandon Nightwing, leaving him to fend for himself in the harsh streets of Blüdhaven. And he finds himself the next target of the Blüdhaven serial killer's obsession!

  • 9.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jan 19, 2017

    Overall I'm happy to see where this series goes from here as Nightwing #13 upped the ante. Despite the art being standard, the plot makes up for it plenty with the revealing of the killer plus Nightwing in hot water. I am excited to see where this series goes from here as it is a crucial point in the arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2017

    Tim Seeley's latest Nightwing story arc is getting more exciting by the issue and a lot happens here warranting a look. Bldhaven continues to become a more complicated and therefore compelling place to visit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jan 20, 2017

    All in all, another absolutely solid issue from Seeley and To. I am loving this creative team, and with only one issue left in the “Bldhaven” arc, I just know it is going to be a good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 18, 2017

    Nightwing finally identifies the villain, but much more has yet to be revealed and we have new people working together to bring them down. This book is still an enjoyable read while carving new and familiar tones for Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 20, 2017

    Tim Seeley does a great job telling the tale in Nightwing #13, and I can't wait to see how it finally plays out. The art team of Marcus To and Chris Sotomayor bring a noir feel to the entire issue. In short, Nightwing #13 is a pleasure to read, and if you haven't read the series, this issue may make you change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 18, 2017

    More of the same greatness that's come to be expected of Nightwing. The deliberately paced storytelling allows for investment in the characters, and that investment pays off when the script asks you to be moved. It's a tricky balance, and one that's not used often enough these days, but the creative team strikes it almost perfectly. Nightwing is my favorite character, and I'm glad that he's the star of such a well-written, gorgeously illustrated book of his own. Moving, involving, and exciting, this is everything good comics should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jan 19, 2017

    Breaking down the duplicitous, shifting nature of the antagonist, hiding behind his freakish "Nightwing-like" mask, we again see the theme of masks and mistaken identity being played out in this city of contradictions, even as Nightwing grapples with his own issues of identity and self-belief. It's all played with a relatively light hand and is certainly an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 21, 2017

    I did not see the Jimmy twist coming, but I suppose Scooby Doo rules apply and the mysterious villain had to be one of the people we'd actually met so far. Still, considering the world-building that Seeley started, it seems kind of a waste to scratch Jimmy off the list already. That doesn't help with the case of making Bludhaven a real, lasting part of the Nightwing comic. Still, as has been the case for this whole storyline, Seeley and To are turning in great work. The characters are fun to read, the action is exciting and the storyline keeps twisting and turning. This is quality superhero comics, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2017

    This Bludhaven arc hasn't been as good as previous installments, but Nightwing remains a reliable read under Seeley's guidance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Jan 18, 2017

    Overall, Nightwing #13 is a step in the right direction for the series. While not as gripping as the epic before it, it's at least rectifying the mistakes it's made. Personally, I'd like to see a stronger villain introduced in the next arc"a legitimate threat for Nightwing to battle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 18, 2017

    Our killer is revealed in this issue and while I've been waiting to find out who's behind this conspiracy to set up the Run-Offs, I found it to be a little lackluster here, not to mention that our hero doesn't really have much to do but get to one part of the city to the other.  This isn't a bad issue though and even with the art being a little off in my mind, I still had a decent time here and look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Jan 19, 2017

    The artwork of To and Sotomayor do enough to enliven the proceedings. There is plenty of action this issue, and To's pencils makes these scenes crackle with energy. Cleanly drawn and easy to follow, these action scenes invigorate the issue and convey well the threat Nightwing faces. Sotomayor's colors are bright and add nuance to To's pencils. Together they keep things from becoming too dull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 19, 2017

    Despite moving the story along, this issue felt like a misstep. It failed to present much character work that has been so strong in this arc. The Run-Offs could've helped save the day here instead of bailing on Dick. Additionally, Dick once again seems all alone in his fight without a friend to turn to. Read Full Review

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