Nightwing #22

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Miguel Mendonca, Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"BLOCKBUSTER" part three! Blockbuster's return to Blüdhaven has rocked the foundation of the criminal organizations and Nightwing stands in the middle of the chaos. Nightwing has to stop Blockbuster from achieving his goal, but does Blüdhaven's newest villain have a plan to remove him from the equation?

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jun 9, 2017

    Nightwing proves yet again why it's one of the best books DC has to offer right now; in a solid opener to a new arc featuring a classic Nightwing villain, this is shaping up to potentially outdo anything Seeley has done before. This is also a great jumping on point for new readers, but if you haven't been reading this series already then you're definitely missing out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Jun 7, 2017

    Seeley sets up this new story for Nightwing which carries on the theme from the 'Welcome to Bldhaven' arc - Dick having an identity outside of Nightwing. One of the villains included in this arc is longtime Nightwing foe, Blockbuster. He seems to have a different backstory than what fans are used to, but change is inevitable with Rebirth. As for the illustrator, it has changed to Miguel Mendonca, who is turning out to be a perfect replacement for Javier Fernandez. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2017

    Re-establishing Blockbuster in the series, particularly one that has a different agenda, should make for an engaging arc. I'm interested in seeing where Seeley is going to take this story as it's got a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Jun 7, 2017

    A little too visually dark for a Nightwing comic but a story that's interesting enough you want to continue to read on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Jun 7, 2017

    Besides a slow beginning, this is a solid issue all around. The art team delivers strong work and Seeley delves into Dick's personal life in an enjoyable way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 7, 2017

    While Bludhaven and Blockbuster are no strangers to long time Nightwing fans, this new take on the 90's story is something that seems fun and interesting.  Hopefully Tim Seeley continues to make this story his own and doesn't rely on fan nostalgia to sell this book because when he tells straight up stories, they're not bad and that's what I'm hoping to get out of this.......... and I hope Miguel Mendonca stays on art for this arc because I loved the way this issue looked.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jun 8, 2017

    This issue is remarkably efficient in an era of slow decompressed storytelling where even good writer telling good stories have a tendency to stretch arcs out for a couple of issues too long. This one set the scene for what it is to come and keeps the story moving nicely. The art is gorgeous with a stylish lighter touch. Nightwing #22 is one excellent comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 7, 2017

    Another solid entry in the saga that is Nightwing. This is just as much Blockbuster's story as it is Nightwing's, so it's nice to see the deliberate pace and almost cinematic nature of the script. Coupled with some excellent art, energetic action scenes, and engaging character interactions, “Blockbuster” looks to be the start of another excellent chapter in the life of Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Nathaniel Belgard Jun 7, 2017

    Overall, Nightwing #22 was a good opening issue to "Blockbuster", and is definitely worth getting if you are a Nightwing fan and want to see his next big adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2017

    The early scenes with Roland aren't that enticing, but his story improves over the course of the issue until his confrontation with Nightwing. And I kind of want Nightwing to say "yes" to Blockbuster's offer, just to see what he has in mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jun 19, 2017

    I really like the idea of Nightwing having to consider his options for what he's going to do while not donning the suit. We all have to eat and Crime Fighting isn't exactly a well paid job. Beyond the day to day life of Nightwing… we also see some events and machinations start bubbling to the surface. Tiger Shark sets some things in motion hinting at greater plans that are afoot… there's a lot compressed into these pages and it's certainly enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and keen to see what's going to happen in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 7, 2017

    The struggle between being a hero, and just being a person is something that every masked hero goes through. But now Dick has a girl that is making the whole normal life even more appealing, but will being the Nightwing get in the way? Seeley did an excellent job in laying out the events in this issue. In only 21 pages he gives the reader all the information needed to make them care about what's going on. I have a feeling this arc is going to be a page turner. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 7, 2017

    New story arc kicks with an interesting premise, but not much from the first issue sinks its hooks into you. Here's hoping the story kicks up a bit in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Jun 7, 2017

    This issue is building up to something big, however the build-up itself falls a little flat here. That being said, this issue does introduce a great new character and provide Tiger Shark a little more time to ingratiate himself into Bludhavens underworld. Nightwing is a bit of a pervert but thats nothing new for dick at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 14, 2017

    While a bit of a D-lister, Tiger Shark does present an opportunity for writer Tim Seeley to revamp the character into a major threat (remember, the Kingpin was largely a joke before Frank Miller got his hands on him). The peak into Dick's personal life is also a nice touch. For the first time in awhile, I'm curious to find out where Nightwing's adventures take him. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Donald Hudec Jun 24, 2017

    Overall, it's a pretty good story. Not great, but better than okay. It seems like more of a set up storyline for the big reveal of The Second Hand. Read Full Review

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