Nightwing #26

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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"SPYRAL" part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing's life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick's closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Aug 4, 2017

    Despite all of the references to previous arcs and series, this issue could serve as a great jumping on point for new readers. Seeley and his team have set up a solid first issue for their new arc "Spyral" " and this is looking like one you won't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 2, 2017

    Seeley going nostalgic with a Grayson era storyline definitely has my interests and the final page has me eagerly awaiting the next issue. If you needed a good jump-on point this is an easy recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 5, 2017

    This is a great entry into the saga of Nightwing. It has action, character, and a fantastic guest-star in Huntress to balance out Nightwing himself. This one definitely earns its recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Aug 2, 2017

    NIGHTWING #26, while not as exciting as previous installments, makes up for it with a compelling emotional conflict brewing inside of Dick Grayson. It's fun to see Dick reunite with his former lover, Helena Bertinelli, while fighting Italian mobsters. The art by Javier Fernandez and Chris Sotomayor helps solidify the emotional impact of NIGHTWING #26. This marks a great start to the new "Spyral" arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Aug 2, 2017

    Nightwing #26 starts off as a tale of revenge, but quickly transforms into a spy laced whodunit, delivering a satisfying hook for next issue to boot. If you haven't given Nightwing a chance, now's the perfect time to change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Aug 3, 2017

    This new arc brings a freshness to the title and the appearance of Huntress and the reintroduction of Spyral add another angle to the tale of Nightwing in Bludhaven. Along with the admirable artwork of Javier Fernandez Nightwing remains a strong consistent title coming out of the Dc stable and should be in the pull list of any serious Bat-Family fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Aug 2, 2017

    This was an issue that does a great job of letting Dick Grayson's character shine through. With how beloved the Grayson series was, a Huntress and Nightwing team-up may just be what readers need right now. The ending hints at a superhero/spy thriller mashup that would be incredibly different and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Aug 2, 2017

    With unexpected twists and personal development out the whah-zoo, this issue of Nightwing fights to the centre of the Second Hand mystery while seeking answers for his friend's death, and lets the life of Dick Grayson: Ordinary Guy burn quietly away to nothing. The pressure is building in Bludhaven. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Aug 3, 2017

    Nightwing is on the hunt, but of course, the predator rarely stays in that role with a Nightwing book. We don't see the range of emotion we expected following the last arc, but the inclusion of Huntress and the Spyral connections start this arc off in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 7, 2017

    Nightwing #26 does a great job bringing Spyral back into the fold. Tim Seeley is able to nail how much fun a team-up between Nightwing and Huntress is. The pair have a unique chemistry that Seeley and artist Javier Fernandez do a fantastic job tapping into with the super spy-centered story. That fun is dragged down a bit by the eye rolling direction Shawn Tsang's character takes. It certainly put a damper on an otherwise strong issue of Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Aug 2, 2017

    There's a lot of nice touches here (especially where the art is concerned), but some questionable handling of the supporting cast prevents the issue from being as successful as it could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Aug 2, 2017

    So excited to see Spyral back in the picture, because it'ssuch a defining part of who Dick is. Some of the stuff with Shawn made it pretty obvious of where that story was headed, but it's so small it didn't bother metoo much. I liked this story a lot better. I'm still not to confident in Nightwing's future, but hopefully this is a sign of a nice turning point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Aug 2, 2017

    We're used to quality from Tim Seeley‘s Nightwing, and there's no letdown here. It's almost impossible to get bored with this book as it changes things up frequently and explores all facets of Dick's life. Once again, add this to your buy list for the week. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 2, 2017

    The opening installment of "Spyral" may not always hit the mark, but when it does it sticks the landing pretty well. Despite an early lack of proper pacing and some shaky visuals, the issue really comes into its own late in the game. There's some great character work throughout and some stunning pencils at times, and the sting at the end completely changes the narrative in the entire Nightwing series up to this point. This is a good comic; here's hoping this talented team can make it great. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 3, 2017

    However, the thing that I absolutely despise in the issue is the regression of Shawn Tsang. Her relationship with Grayson was the most redeeming aspect of this title. Without it, both Grayson and Shawn are less interesting than they were earlier in Seeley's time on the book. It's not enough to make me quit reading, but I hope the final journey is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Aug 5, 2017

    Theres some good action here, and the twist ending really shocked me. Despite all of the feels permeating the book, it still is a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 2, 2017

    After I finally thought that we were hitting a decent pace with this Nightwing series, Tim Seeley decided to go back to the well of his Grayson days and brought Spyral back for this story whether it made sense to the continuity or not.  On top of not really enjoying the story, I was not a fan of the art at all and even though the story just began, I can't wait for it to over already.   Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 2, 2017

    I find it tiresome to see this kind of content in comic books. I see it on the news, andin my local paper, and the Internet, and I hear of it from friends and acquaintances. I read comic books to escape from this stuff. Cant they just feature some good old-fashioned good guys vs. bad guys? If I wanted a sermon on corporate evil, Id read Green Arrow. Read Full Review

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