Nightwing #19

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 22
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"Nightwing Must Die" part four! As Dick's worst nightmares are realized, and the demons of his past come to destroy his loved ones, he must face his own dark reflection. He must face...the Deathwing!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Apr 19, 2017

    Nightwing has been one of the stronger titles in the whole Rebirth world since it started and, if anything, it's still getting better all the time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Apr 24, 2017

    Anyone who reads my reviews of this book frequently knows what I'm going to say: I loved it. This arc has been absolutely fantastic thus far and with Seeley bringing in elements from the Grant Morrison Batman and Robin run, things are shaping up to get even more exciting as time goes on! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeff Lake Apr 19, 2017

    Seeley is weaving a creepy and really engaging story here. Nightwing Must Die is quickly starting to rival Better Than Batman for this run's best arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Apr 21, 2017

    NIGHTWING #19 continues the "Nightwing Must Die" arc with the main villain finally coming to light. Writer Tim Seeley has some fantastic character moments from nearly everyone in this issue. The location has moved from Bldhaven to Paris to Egypt, which actually makes for some stellar shots of the desert. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 19, 2017

    Equal parts creepy, funny, and exciting, this is exactly what I want Nightwing to be. While there's not been an issue that I've outright hated so far, this arc has seen the title go through a bit of a slump. Things are clicking now, though, and Nightwing is finally firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Apr 19, 2017

    All in all, the issue is pretty decent but not quite to the narrative stature of previous issues. It does look great however with some excellent showcase panels by the artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Apr 19, 2017

    Part of me is excited to see how this arc ends, while the other half doesn't want it to. "Nightwing Must Die" contains all the hooks and crooks that make it an instant classic, but I don't want Dick to go back to Bldhaven or Damian to the Titans just yet. There's something incredibly powerful to this tale and Seeley would do well to explore further adventures between these two protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 19, 2017

    This seems like more a setup of what's to come, but it was still very entertaining. Doctor Hurt, Professor Pyg, and Deathwing all seem hellbent in making Nightwing's life a living hell. Considering the fact that DC Comics could only kill a single character off so many times before it sticks, the next issue should be very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Apr 20, 2017

    Overall this is another good issue of Nightwing. This is a dark, intense story, similar in tone to the subdued dramatic tones of the first Nightwing arc which featured Raptor. Whilst I personally prefer the issues set in Bludhaven, this is a very assured issue and again underlines the strength of this creative team which keeps getting the ball onto the green issue after issue in a very effective way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 24, 2017

    Overall, Nightwing #19 is a fun, fast-paced issue, with equal parts action, humor, and heart. Given his history on Grayson, everything about Seeley's depiction of Dick feels true to the character's core principles, particularly his affection for Damian, which is the driving force of the story. The entire art team is in perfect sync with Seeley's script, and although the current arc has been hit-or-miss at times, things are definitely firing on all cylinders now for Bludhaven's favorite costumed crime-fighter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Apr 19, 2017

    If youre as attached to Damian Wayne as I am" especially after this arc " then youre going to feel a slight sting. The issue progresses everything weve seen in the arc so far, pushing Nightwing further out of his comfort zone and making the most out of close, personal interactions between the active characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Nathaniel Belgard Apr 21, 2017

    Overall, this issue was great and continued to move the story along and build up the Nightwing mythos. It is a must have for Nightwing fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Apr 19, 2017

    There's a lot of important factors that are happening in this arc. Nightwing has a new love interest, who might be carrying his baby! Fatherhood could mean the end of Nightwing, or at least a dramatic change in him. Not only that, but Robin's fate is in the wind. As comic readers we are very distrustful when it comes to a character's death. Yeah they look dead, but they probably aren't, or they'll be back. These thoughts are always in our head when we see a “death.” So no, I'm not too worried about Robin at this point. I am curious to see if we will be getting a Batman cameo, since it's his son. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Apr 22, 2017

    This is a fast paced action packed issue, the fight is well written and drawn, in fact once again the art is great pencils a mixture of sharp and messy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 19, 2017

    This issue is solid. Though the writing isn't Seeley's best, the art team continues to deliver strong work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 20, 2017

    It has to be said that the motivations are very murky for the villains in the current Nightwing storyline. We're on our third surprise villain, but no closer to really understanding his endgame. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Apr 20, 2017

    Nightwing #19 is picking up the pace again and returning to what makes this title so great. With some slow build up here and there leading to the eventual payoff of the next issue. If you're on the fence about picking up Nightwing, you can start here as there is a nice explanation in the front of the book about what is going on. This title is worth picking up even when it has its missteps. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 19, 2017

    Things just happen in this issue and they're frustrating as hell because they have no real rhyme or reason.  I had a sense of hope when Nightwing first went to Bludhaven that this series could be something that I would enjoy, but ever since this arc began I've been liking each issue less and less and this issue is no exception.   Read Full Review

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