Nightwing #18

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 22
8.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"Nightwing Must Die" part three! Someone Dick loves is being held by one of the deranged foes of his past: Professor Pyg! Nightwing and Robin race to stop Pyg's attack, but an even darker villain may be waiting for them in the aftermath...

  • 10
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 5, 2017

    The "Batman and Robin" series is the reason I fell in love with reading comics monthly, and this Nightwing storyline is the first true continuation of Grant Morrison's epic run. Tim Seeley has been the only writer to remember how strong a bond Dick and Damian had when they were Batman and Robin. I loved everything about this issue and could not be happier with Nightwing right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Apr 8, 2017

    I feel as though you already know my conclusion. Get this book. Get all of this series. Wait for the trades, or collect them as they come. Do anything you can to read this book. I wish my excitement and love could come across even stronger on paper (“paper”), but it really can't. Bless this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 5, 2017

    Nightwing #18 is a blast. The dialogue, pacing, and artwork are all on-point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Apr 13, 2017

    Seeley and team continue to outdo themselves with issue #18 and are keeping me on board for whatever happens next. This issue is a great testament to Dick and Damian's relationship, and I think we are likely to see more of that in the coming issues. I think the action combined with the fun team up of these two iconic characters will pull in readers and make them stay for more. At least, that's what happened with me, barring my bias for Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Apr 6, 2017

    NIGHTWING #18 has some great moments by the supporting cast, which is a credit to the writing of Tim Seeley, however, he seems to have fallen into a familiar trend in the way he ends his issues. Other than that, a great continuation of the "Nightwing Must Die" story arc. Artwork by Javier Fernandez and Minkyu Jung is sharp and specific to each character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 9, 2017

    Nightwing #18 delivered a well-paced story with some new developments that create greater interest for future issues in this series. Tim Seeley once again showed what makes the dynamic between Nightwing and Robin special. At the same time, Seeley is able to up the impact of the story by having a big reveal in the final page that'll get Batman fans excited for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Apr 12, 2017

    The greatest pleasures of Nightwing #18 are going to be found by those who've been reading Batman for the last decade, the ones who obsessively broke down the clues of Morrison's run on the character and have spent years defending "Batman RIP." For those who haven't followed the meta-story that's been going on since "Son of Batman," the final reveal may not hit as hard and the overwhelming sense of dread building through this storyline may not have the kick it needs to propel it forward, but it's a triumphant salute to one of the best Batman storylines of the modern era and a tribute to Morrison's desires to see his best ideas continue to appear in canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Apr 6, 2017

    A sinister cameo from another Morrison-era Batman villain only makes this issue more enticing"Tim Seeley and the team have done it again. The darkening of this arc after the brighter hues of the recent Bludhaven storyline showcase another aspect of this creative team and further make the case for Nightwing to be considered one of the stronger and most consistent DC Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 5, 2017

    Just as it seemed the Nightwing Must Die arc was winding down, Seeley sends a major curve ball with the shocking reappearance of another acclaimed addition to the Batman Rogues. This arrival is pretty exciting and I'm really looking forward to seeing where Seeley takes this arc next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Apr 5, 2017

    With perfect pacing, awesome art and terrific chemistry, Nightwing #18 reigns supreme here. There's so much going on in this title, but it never feels daunting or overwhelming. It's just enthralling and entertaining. Overall, it's another cracker from Seeley and co. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 6, 2017

    Fans of Grant Morrison's Bat-run will find a lot to love here as Dick and Damian team up to face Professor Pyg and some Dollotrons in order to save Dick's girlfriend Shawn. The past and present Robins had an immediately engrossing dynamic within Morrison's Batman and Robin, and Tim Seeley retains the playfulness and snark that's been part of that since the start. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Apr 5, 2017

    Nightwing Must Die continues with its fatalistic storyline, putting everyone in danger at one time or another. With one problem down, another one looms and a bigger player is introduced for the rest of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 5, 2017

    Overall this a different kind of Bat Family book. It's grimey and dirty and about Dick's self discovery and where he belongs . It is the Dick's relationships that make him a more interesting character that most as he is still coming into his own even though he has been doing this for a while. It is a fun book even though not for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 6, 2017

    This is a very solid read, but we're hoping that next issue's ending isn't simply another variation of this cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Apr 5, 2017

    Overall this was an action packed issue, however, after reading it all, it still feels like a filler issue. We don't really accomplish anything here and just find out that the bad guy wasn't the big bad, just another in the line to the top. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 5, 2017

    There is great chemistry between Dick and Damian, hearkening back to their time as Batman and Robin. It will be interesting to see how his relationship with Shawn will develop. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 5, 2017

    While this issue won't wow you with its content, it still has Minkyu Jung stepping in halfway through the story to make you start paying attention........... because goddamn do I hate the art at the beginning of the issue.  Really though, we get a big fight and a decent cliffhanger that actually gets me a bit interested in this story, but besides that, there really isn't much to write home about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 5, 2017

    This arc has been getting worse with each issue, and I hope that the next issue is able to build on the momentum of the awesome ending and provide a worthwhile conclusion. Javier Fernandez is very much the wrong artist for the title, which has been demonstrated with the arc's lacking art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 5, 2017

    There's nothing inherently wrong with this issue, and there's nothing particularly great about it either. Some individual moments are particularly strong and it's never outright boring, but it does feel like the arc has hit a lull. There are some good action bits, some enjoyable weirdness, and a genuinely moving subplot, so while this may not be Nightwing at its best it's entirely serviceable. Frankly, I just wish it had gone full-Morrison and been weirder. Read Full Review

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