Nightwing #2

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 44
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"Better than Batman" part two! Nightwing and his new mentor Raptor embark on their first assignment for the Parliament of Owls. Will Raptor prove himself a superior mentor for Nightwing? Or will they both fall prey to the fangs of Kobra?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 3, 2016

    Indeed. Nightwing is the Jason Bourne of DC Comics, but with a lot more quips and humor. Put this series on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Aug 10, 2016

    All in all, a solid second issue for this story arc. The story is beginning to get intriguing and the characters involved continue to please. This is an issue you'll want to pick up whether you're a Nightwing fan or not. Fingers crossed that Seeley continues to improve as this arc goes on! Now Nightwing really feels like he's back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Aug 3, 2016

    Another stellar issue from Team Dick. They lose half a point for “Shark Attractant” though. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 3, 2016

    Two issues in and things are already in high gear. Seeley is crafting a grand, high-adventure story and is wisely plotting it like an old film, and the artwork from Fernndez and Sotomayor is already finding a groove and making for some truly striking visuals. I'm glad Dick is back in blue for sure, and the fact that he has such a quality book makes it that much sweeter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 3, 2016

    Nightwing#2 is a thoroughly entertaining comic, and we have no idea what could happen next. But seeing the character's internal conflict when dealing with morally ambiguous situations only makes our interest in Nightwing even stronger. He's not a perfect hero, but flawed. And that's what makes him more intriguing to read. We're can't wait to see where this undercover vigilante goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 3, 2016

    Nightwing looks like it could be a pretty enjoyable book with an original premise for Nightwing. While I doubt we'll see Dick Grayson dip into Jason Todd territory, seeing Grayson with a little bit more moral ambiguity could be an entertaining venture. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 4, 2016

    Just because the book changed title from "Grayson" to "Nightwing" doesn't mean that the content within has changed. Nightwing is every bit the continuation you would want as a fan of Grayson, with some slight spy vs. superhero cosmetic changes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew iung Aug 7, 2016

    Seeley has readers asking all of the right questions while Fernandez and Sotomayor are making it more than appealing to the eye. It's exciting to explore Dick's identity and watch him weave his way through a shaky new partnership. This book has so much potential and from what we have seen so far there should be no need to worry about it going to waste. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Aug 3, 2016

    Ill be honest and say Im not thrilled that the story arc at the moment is basically a slightly different scenario to that of Grayson, but they have done enough with Raptor as an established foil to make me think they may break Dicks cycle of super spy double agentry at some point. Im not in love with Raptor, but the issue does shed light on how Dick became the person he is now while he was Robin and has pretty great quips between Raptor and Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Aug 8, 2016

    The art of Javier Fernandez perfectly complements everything Seeley is trying to do. Dont be surprised if you see Fernandez on some huge projects moving forward. This man can draw thoughtful moments of introspection and kickass action. Also, dont be surprised if Raptor is given his own series soon as it looks like Seeley and company may have found a perfect foil for Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 3, 2016

    This is an easy issue to pick up for new readers. Perhaps, this points to the strength of the writing, this title is three issues in and the first two are unnecessary to understand and enjoy this story. It actually may be a better read to jump right in here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 3, 2016

    This issue of Nightwing actually ups the ante a bit and gives some weight to the whole Nightwing working for the Parliament of the Owls situation and I found myself liking this issue more than the last just because of that aspect.  Something else that I feel is a bit better here is the art, but it's still a little rough at times and I hope that with each issue it picks up a bit like it seems to be doing.  Overall though I actually see something out of this series that I think I can get behind and I was really worried that I wasn't going to get that and I'd have to be a Negative Nancy throughout this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2016

    Nightwing #2 moves this narrative forward in a gripping manner, with the teaming of Dick Grayson and Raptor being one I am enjoying to see unfold. Add to this the way the creative team work in other elements of Nightwing's past and some interesting revelations and I see no reason why you shouldn't go and pick this comic up right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 3, 2016

    Javiar Fernandezs artwork is best when Nightwing is in action. He captures the fluid, daredevil style of Nightwing very well. The dialogue heavy moments remain a challenge, but there was a lot to like on the art front this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Aug 3, 2016

    Maybe long-time fans of the character will appreciate this more than I do but the book lacks the playful tone that I liked so much from Grayson and the Rebirth one-shot. The art by Javier Fernández improves from last issue but it still has its problems. On the other hand, Chris Sotomayor's coloring is fantastic and Mangual's lettering is perfect. The book has a good team so hopefully next issue will be better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Aug 3, 2016

    Nightwing is a decent enough comic, but is missing that big change in direction to give the series a shot in arm. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Aug 4, 2016

    Nightwing #2 effectively establishes a new partner/mentor for Nightwing, but does so at the expense of Dick's defining features. While these questionable decisions may make sense in future issues, it causes this issue to feel rather flat. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 6, 2016

    Nightwing #2 pushes a new pet character over the main character to less than thrilling results. I have enough faith in Seeley to hope he's going somewhere with this, but for now it's making me miss Grayson even more. Read Full Review

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