Nightwing #17

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 27
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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The first stop on Nightwing's international quest brings him to Paris, where he must face off against his own great, great grandfather: the Talon known as William Cobb!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Mar 17, 2017

    Part two of the latest Nightwing arc has presented a solid and well-told story that dives straight into all of the most exciting things about a new arc. Where this book goes next " I have no idea, but I'm also theorizing like crazy! Cannot recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Mar 16, 2017

    The end reveal of an old Morrison villain is fitting in a story that so clearly plays off that heritage. Shawn is captured by a monster, hostage to the grotesque creations of the villain, her identity and sense of self at ultimate risk. And for Dick Grayson, never has the mantle of Nightwing felt so heavy, lost in the maze of another's evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 16, 2017

    After a slightly shaky start this issue comes together as one of my favorite in the new Nightwing run. It's exciting and action-packed, well-illustrated with enough good character work to give it an emotional core. Seeley twisting Dick's “identity crisis” on its head and bringing in ideas from the Multiverse was a great surprise, and I love the almost non-issue of who the Deathwing character is. The relationship with Shawn still isn't all there, but seeing it simply as “Dick needs to save somebody in danger” gives him more than enough of a clear motive. Nightwing has been consistently entertaining since day one, and when it's good it's really good. This issue? It's really good. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2017

    Nightwing Must Die has delivered the goods so far and this was another winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Andrew Squires Mar 15, 2017

    I really enjoyed the book because anytime a superhero is facing himself in a scenario and is evenly matched, it makes for some great drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Mar 18, 2017

    The villain is revealed and Robin has Nightwing's back as the story jumps up a notch. Now that we know what the plan is, it will be interesting to see what the cost is of Shawn being kidnapped and its ultimate effect on Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 16, 2017

    This is a very good issue, and it may even have some broader implications for the DC Rebirth storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 15, 2017

    What's not to love? We got Nightwing and Robin on a mission and they go up against evil clones of themselves. I'm very interested to find out what all this is about since it all seems so personal. The art was well done for the most part. Some more attention to detail in the backgrounds would make it better though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 15, 2017

    Prepare for an awesome battle as Nightwing and Damian see themselves in more ways than one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 15, 2017

    Deathwing is back in the DCU, well not really, but a take on him. In Nightwing #17 we see Nightwing and Damian picking up on their hunt for Shawn, Nightwings potentially pregnant girlfriend. Which leads them down memory lane back to a story from the original Batman and Robin back in 2009. Where Dick Grayson was Batman and Damian Wayne was his Robin. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 16, 2017

    If you enjoy Batman characters overall, or just want an overall fun book to read, this is it. This book doesnt try too hard to be cerebral, it knows who the core audience of the book is, and within those limits it succeeds greatly! Besides its always great to see Damian/Dick squabbles! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Mar 15, 2017

    In Nightwing #17, Seeley and Fernandez combine like the dynamic duo they've become. There's a magic in this arc that's undeniable and I hope DC's taking note. What do you think about the possibility of an ongoing Nightwing and Robin series? You'll find the first buyer right here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 16, 2017

    Overall, it's a good book for Nightwing fans and fans of the Damian/Dick relationship, but others might not get as much out of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 15, 2017

    While we do find out the true mastermind of everything in this issue, we also have a shit ton of things thrown at us without any explanation about what the hell is going on and if that wasn't bad enough, the art is really a hindrance to this title.  Ultimately, I still care about where this story is going and found somethings to enjoy here, but overall this issue was a bit of a letdown. Read Full Review

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