Nightwing #34

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
6.9Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

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"RAPTOR'S REVENGE" finale! With Nightwing injured, Raptor attempts to turn the citizens of Blüdhaven into monsters. It will take everything Nightwing has to stop Raptor. Will his rocky alliance with Blockbuster stand long enough to take down Raptor, or will Nightwing be forced to take down his two greatest foes alone?

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 6, 2017

    After 34 issues, we get Nightwing's answers to those questions. After 34 issues, we get to reflect on our own answers because of it. A fitting end to a series so grounded in revealing character through a myriad of reflections. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 6, 2017

    I don't object to the occasional ret-con, if it improves the overall lore of the franchise. But sometimes I think DC wants us to believe the ret-con in question was always there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Dec 9, 2017

    Tim Seeley's final Nightwing Rebirth issue is an exciting, emotional and overall excellent story that gives a fitting conclusion to Raptor, Shawn Tsang and the Run-Offs. It delivers some heavy moments between Nightwing and the key players that will have a lasting impact on the characters in issues to come, and ends Seeley's term as Nightwing's writer on a wonderful note. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 6, 2017

    Seeley almost goes out with a bang. This is a more than solid ending to a pretty great run, full of great character beats and some pretty exhilarating action scenes. There are a few revelations that didn't quite work for me, but overall I had a great time, and sometimes that's all you need. Seeley set out to tell the story he wanted to tell, and in that regard he succeeds. Even with a misgiving or two, I think it's safe to say he went out on top. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Dec 6, 2017

    This is a solid conclusion for the creative team's run on the character; the artwork in particular shines. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2017

    The issue is lacking any critical flaws, but it feels like a missed opportunity on a lot of counts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Dec 7, 2017

    The final chapter is well worth the cover price as We see Dick Grayson fearless in the face of certain death. We will learn something new about his relationship to Raptor and are given a poignant moment between hero and villain. The final twist is something we probably won't see coming as the final pages wind down to what will become a satisfying, if bittersweet conclusion. Highly recommended! ***1/2 (8.5 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Dec 9, 2017

    The “Raptor's Revenge” story arc ends on an entertaining yet underwhelming finale. Besides the re-emergence of Raptor, the arc didn't really do anything impactful. It also didn't help that the ending felt rushed. WhatNightwing #34did succeed in was the thrilling fight between Nightwing and Raptor. I honestly can't think of anyone else as the writer ofNightwing other than Tim Seeley! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 7, 2017

    This is the end of a Nightwing run that peaked early and never quite recaptured the magic of the early DC Rebirth issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 6, 2017

    Tim Seeley finishes up his run with the conclusion to the Raptor's Revenge arc and while it took a little bit to get going and even longer to understand what was going on with the art, in the end I found myself enjoying this issue and feel like it's a decent goodbye from Seeley.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 6, 2017

    Seeley closes out his run in a somewhat satisfying manner, one which has me excited for Sam Humphries' run starting next issue. The art was decent but I felt like another issue was necessary to properly finish the story since it came across as somewhat rushed. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 12, 2017

    Nightwing #34 is a clear example why rushing to wrap up every sub-plot is a bad idea when there hasn't been enough time dedicated to each storyline. After having such a strong run leading into "Raptor's Revenge" it is extremely disappointing that Tim Seeley wrapped up his time on Nightwing with a story that lacked an emotional impact. By the end of Nightwing #34 the only character that came out well enough was our lead character, Dick Grayson. Everyone else, from Raptor to Shawn Tsang, could easily end up disappearing like the New 52 Superman and they wouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Dec 7, 2017

    Its a shame that Tim Seeleys time on the book had to end this way, because there were elements in the series that worked very well, but very few of those elements came to play in this finale. Dick Grayson is a fantastic character that deserves better than whats been given here. I look forward to what Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang are cooking up for the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Steve C Dec 7, 2017

    I get that it’s Seeley’s last issue in an overall underwhelming run, but can someone please proofread A copy after it’s printed to make sure that there are no strange characters inserted into words? (Blüdhaven had several squares instead of “ü” throughout the issue). I’ve been buying this title out of respect for the character, and it has gotten progressively worse over the run. I’m looking forward to the new writer (Sam Humphries) taking over. (And hopefully new editor, new artist(s), etc.) Nightwing is a better hero than he’s been portrayed by Seeley. I don’t get it… Tim Seeley was a great writer on ‘Grayson’, but what he’s done with Nightwing has been terrible. ALSO: There are word balloons that end mid-sen more

  • 8.5
    Yam09 Dec 8, 2017

    A strong ending wrapping up Seeley's run. With the time constraints involved, the creative team was able to use everything introduced in their whole run and introduce new elements in the Nightwing mythos. It might have missed and fell in some beats of the story, but it has delivered a satisfying story in the end. Seeley's Grayson and Nightwing run so far has defined this decade's Dick Grayson. I am looking forward for what Sam Humphries brings to the world of Nightwing.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Dec 6, 2017

    A lot to like, but this is generally muddled, not the best end to what has been a good run on Nightwing by Seeley.

    I just hope that Humphries keeps the supporting cast around.

  • 2.0
    SomeDummy Dec 17, 2017

    I am so glad to be done with this era of Nightwing. This version of Bludhaven is straight up garbage, and this is easily the worst supporting cast the character has ever had. That last splash, while capably draw, was just a sea of nothing I ever want to see again.

    Hopefully Humphries throws it all away, and makes Dick the hero of the book for a change.

  • 1.0
    Herushalaim Dec 8, 2017

    This issue is so bad. From the story and the dialogue, to even the editing. This is inexcusably lazy. It made what was already a bad issue much worse.

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