Nightwing #23

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"Blockbuster" part two! It's an all-out crime war in Bludhaven and Nightwing must confront an old enemy, Tiger Shark, if he wants any hope of peace. What he discovers, though, reveals a truth about Blockbuster more shocking than he could have imagined!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jun 22, 2017

    Yet another brilliant entry into this fantastic series, we have now reached the halfway point of the "Blockbuster" arc. I find myself racing out to pick up this book every two weeks when it hits shelves, and implore anyone who isn't reading this series to do the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2017

    The cliffhanger finds Nightwing in a very tight spot, which sets up for what should be a thrilling next issue. Nightwing is operating at a high level right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 21, 2017

    Proof-positive that good character work and strong dialogue can be just as gripping as wall-to-wall action. From the get-go Seeley has taken a slow-burn approach to Dick's life, and when it works it works in spades. "Blockbuster" is shaping up to be a gripping drama, letting each piece fall into place in its own time. Even though it's deliberately paced, it's never boring, and further proof that Nightwing is one of the most consistently solid titles on DC's slate. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 21, 2017

    Nightwing has had some good arcs thus far, but Blockbuster seems to be a good one, especially with the twists and turns. It does what works best for Nightwing, dropping him into a lot of trouble and watching him trapeze himself out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jun 21, 2017

    NIGHTWING #23 beautifully captures its characters, both new and old. Seeley continues a compelling story dissecting the character of Dick Grayson while the artist has shifted to Minkyu Jung to great success Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Jun 29, 2017

    I'm still all in for this book, because Nightwing will forever be my favorite DC character, and I still look forward to the next issue. This arc is still miles better than when Nightwing first came to Bldhaven. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Nathaniel Belgard Jun 23, 2017

    Nightwing #23 was a good read with a satisfying ending, strong story development, and intriguing world building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Jun 21, 2017

    This issue is representing the real beginning of the action in terms of the Tiger Shark element of the plotline and has propelled the plot forward and added some momentum to the arc as a whole. The artwork here is perfect and only makes me appreciate Roland even more as an enemy in this series. Only drawback is Dick making a really big deal about having to be an adult human being, including saying some pretty hurtful things to his partner. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 21, 2017

    While our hero had to do a bunch of side stuff that simply caught new readers up with who everyone is in this book, I still found this story enjoyable and look forward to continuing this Blockbuster romp.  We had ourselves a great cliffhanger that really makes me impatient for the next issue and some great art that I hope continues in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Jun 22, 2017

    Assessing Nightwing #23 in the context of the series so far, it's another solid entry in a series that relies on solidity. The new art brings a refreshing new detail to the character models and although this is primarily a slower-paced issue, with most of the action taking place in dialogue and slight reveals, what action there is was conveyed well. Nightwing is a title to keep on your reading list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Jun 24, 2017

    Despite a couple of minor hiccups between the storytelling and the artwork, the Blockbuster storyline picks up by the end of this issue. The cliffhanger ending really has me anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 22, 2017

    Minkyu Jung turns in some solid pages in this issue, but it's not enough to make Nightwing's solo adventures soar. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jun 21, 2017

    Good artwork and coloration, plus some nice grappling of romantic tension, help to uplift an otherwise bland issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 21, 2017

    Nightwing finds himself in a pretty big mess, in his real and vigilante life. No big surprise there. Even though the story was a pretty good one, it was lackluster. There were definitely some fun panels with the good ol' Dick humor, but nothing in this issue really excited me. The ending does hint to a good break away story for next issue, so hopefully things pick up then. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 21, 2017

    Its not a good time to be a DC fan. If this is how they treat one of their longest lasting characters, it makes me wish he had died in one of the many Crises. Read Full Review

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