Nightwing #38

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"THE UNTOUCHABLE-INFILTRATION"! Another day in Blüdhaven, another death tied to the Judge of all Creation. The clues lead Nightwing to Guppy, who was there when the first murder occurred. If Nightwing can't stop the Judge, maybe Dick Grayson can.

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Feb 7, 2018

    From the remarkable art depicting the corruption of Bldhaven to the intriguing storyline full of mystery and horror, NIGHTWING #38 will leave readers on the edge of their seats as Nightwing clashes with the Judge! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 7, 2018

    I enjoy Bernard Changs artwork. I think it works very well on the title, moreso thanprevious artists in that Chang (and Maiolo) give Bludhaven a polish that all the neon and glitz requires to convey a better sense of place. Sometimes Changs work reminds me of Howard Chaykins, but never so much that he appears to be imitating Chaykin. Perhaps merely an influence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 9, 2018

    Nightwing #38 continues the steady rhythm Humphries is getting into with Dick Graysons comic. Each issue gets better and better, and hopefully that trend will continue. This comic gets a recommendation. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 7, 2018

    The last few pages make me really excited for the inevitable showdown between Nightwing and the Judge. The Rise and Fall of Bldhaven has clarified the trajectory of the arc, and for that I'm thankful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 12, 2018

    An awesome issue within a great arc, tons of fun and really beautiful to look at. Couldn't recommend this series more! The Judge might be one of the better new villains in recent memory, hope he sticks around! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 7, 2018

    Nightwing #9 has a great direction. The story knows exactly where it wants to go and what it wants to be. Unfortunately, it doesn't always know the best way to get there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Feb 7, 2018

    Overall, this has been a really great story arc and I love the way that Chang and Humphries (Uncanny X-Force, Green Lanterns) have constructed the story. Despite some issues with it, I really appreciate the way that Dick want to be on his own and create an identity for himself outside Batman's shadow. This has been a really fun joyride, full of unexpected twists. I can't wait to see if and how Nightwing is able to get himself out of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Feb 8, 2018

    This book continues to be energetic and insane and yet still a gritty crime comic. Its a fun read. Go pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 9, 2018

    There's some seriously solid superhero storytelling in Nightwing right now, so don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2018

    It's dipped a little from the first few issues, but it's still a highly compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Ben Peterson Feb 7, 2018

    Overall, Nightwing (2016-) #38 is a solid addition to and continuation of the current story arc. A quickened pace keeps things interesting and overall,Nightwing (2016-) #38 works well to set up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Feb 7, 2018

    Fantastic artwork saves the overall quality from an underwhelming plot. This issue is still worth skipping if you're on a tight budget, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Feb 7, 2018

    Come for the art and possibly stay for the story if you are intrigued enough. Humphries has yet to sway me into committing to Nightwing long term, but I do want to know how the finale of the arcis going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 7, 2018

    An improvement on the previous installment's flashback, Nightwing #38 returns to the quality storytelling we received initially. Unfortunately, the damage of that flashback issue lingers a bit here, and a combination of too many focuses and improper emphasis muddle what could have been a great issue. This chapter isn't bad, it's just good. Tighten up the details, and I'd have easily given this issue another two points. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 7, 2018

    Sam Humphries continues giving readers a poorly paced story that is low on answers in the attempt of being cool and mysterious.  The Judge has been a thorn in Nightwing's side for years so why after a handful of issues do we know so little about him?  The art in this issue is good, but I am already hoping Humphries next arc is good because I've just about given up on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu Feb 7, 2018

    Well written and fun. Pieces connected together nicely with good set up and connective tissue to the other issues.

    We get to see why and how Svoboda was effected by the Judge.

    And the scene with Guppy was sad and devastating. You expected Nightwing to save the day just in time, but he didn't.

    And Nightwings monologue there, "if I think about him too much my vision blurs and a lump grows in my throat." Great and timely writing.

    Dick sneaking in as a dancer even fit. It was tied together nicely with his cross fit gym. And Dick not keeping the money was a nice touch.

    I was shocked with the Jidge having no eyes as well. Curious about his abilities still. It had a Dare Devil type of Vibe to more

  • 6.0
    Odin06 Feb 7, 2018

    As happened in the preview issues, the art is very good, one of the best this title had in the Rebirth era. But the story and the character characterization, in my opinion, are not going well. One thing that is really bothering me in this arc is that Nightwing is suing absolutely nothing of the arsenal/resources he has in his costume. The costume (that is bullet proof and impact resistant according to the character´s lore), seems made of paper; Also, Nightwing is a master tactician, and that isn´t being properly used. Humpries is a good writer, but I think he should study the character a little more.

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