Nightwing #39

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"THE UNTOUCHABLE-FACE OFF"! In a flashback issue with art by Phil Jimenez, witness the second early encounter between Nightwing and the Judge, when Dick Grayson was a college student and a Teen Titan-a meeting that haunts him still.

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 21, 2018

    Many Nightwing comics don't get the true investigative nature of the character correct, but this one does just that. There should be an exciting finale to this storyline in issue #40. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Feb 21, 2018

    NIGHTWING #39 intertwines the past and the present with stunning visuals and an outstanding storyline. You can't miss this awesome issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 21, 2018

    Sam Humphries shows his attention to each character, especially with Dick and stays true to form doing a great job portraying his detective skills. Humphries is off to a great start with his new run on Nightwing, as this story arch draws closer to its end anticipation for the next one grows. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Taylor Vessel Feb 27, 2018

    This is a great series that stays true to its roots! I can't wait to discover more about the truth behind who the Judge could be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 21, 2018

    Perhaps The Untouchable is a story arc that's a bit too ambitious for its own good; the creation of a new villain while expanding on unexplored parts of Dick Grayson's past as it connects to aforementioned villain and setting it in a modernized Bldhaven. With all the elements finally coalescing, I'm happy that I don't know what's going to happen next now that I have all the flashbacks in context. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    With Nightwing #39, A few issues into Humphries' Nightwing arc, I was getting a bit worried about The Judge, who had too many notes of other villains and was dominating the series to an unfortunate degree. However, this issue " taking place in two timelines and finally giving us The Judge's origin " adds some very original and welcome twists, and this run starts to feel like it's coming into its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 21, 2018

    The art byPhil Jimenez and Santorelli on the flashback sequences helps delineate it fromthat of Jamal Campbell, who draws the present day sequences. I appreciate theidea of using different artists to illustrate different sequences within astory. It alleviates the workload for everyone, without the jarring effect thatoften occurs when multiple artists draw a book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 26, 2018

    While it arguably overcomplicates the story of the Judge, Nightwing #39 is another solid entry in this series. The artists put in some great work, and Sam Humphrieskeeps the Judge creepy and compelling despite the backstory. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Mar 1, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Feb 22, 2018

    Ive enjoyed this story arc so far, despite having issues with the reveal of Nightwings history with the Judge. Im interested to see where things go from here. I cant help but be a little disappointed that this is going to be Humphries only arc since a new creator has just been announced for the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Feb 20, 2018

    This arc is long but we are basically rounding third base right now and I have my fingers crossed for a decent dash to home plate. If it doesn't pan out we've always got Jamal Campbell's magnificent art to look back on and wax lyrical about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Feb 21, 2018

    Aspects of this issue are promising, but ultimately it doesn't contribute much to the arc as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 21, 2018

    Is Nightwing #39 worth your time and money? Sure. There's plenty to take away and enjoy form this chapter, but the story isn't without its problems. The highlights here are easily Phil Jimenez's art and the revelations that come to light about the Judge and who he really is. This story has (had?) a lot of potential, but the uneven execution is hindering its success more than anything. With barely any plot progression, and a slew of new questions coming into play, I do have concerns that Humphries will be able to successfully wrap everything concerning Dick, the Judge, the Limousine Assassins, Elise Svoboda, Guppy, and Baby Ruthless" Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 21, 2018

    This story is a complete mess and without more (important) information about how the Judge is controlling people, I can't get behind it.  The art is really good here, but after five issues of waiting for more explanation, I think I've tapped out. Read Full Review

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