Nightwing #40

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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"THE UNTOUCHABLE: DEEP DIVE!" He's already been shot and stabbed, and there's no end in sight for Nightwing as he's forced to face off against the League of Limousine Assassins in the Silver Springs Casino! Meanwhile, the Judge's rise to power culminates with his most explosive move yet.

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2018

    A tense, non-stop showdown with one of the deadliest villains Nightwing has ever faced in Bludhaven, it's a strong opening act " but as an only act, it sort of feels like this run won't leave a lasting stamp on Nightwing once it's done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 7, 2018

    Chang's artwork seems not quite up to snuff in this issue, almost as if its lost something. I wasnt even sure it WAS Chang until I read the end credits. But even weak Chang is better than many other artists drawing comics these days. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 7, 2018

    Perhaps, that is my main gripe. While we have a strong voice and visual for Dick Grayson and Nightwing, it's a story that seems more and more suited for Gotham and not Bldhaven. Read Full Review

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

    This issue is very heavy on the action and is a breezy read with fast advancing plot from Sam Humphries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 9, 2018

    Nightwing #40 has its issues, especially regarding tone and Dicks joyless behavior, but the action and the Judge himself manage to make up for most of the drawbacks. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Mar 7, 2018

    This is a solid issue thanks to strong artwork and a fun scene with a squid. The rest of the plot is forgettable, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Taylor Vessel Mar 6, 2018

    This issue was sort of disappointing, but I also see it as necessary. I'm definitely ready for the conclusion of this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 8, 2018

    Nightwing #40 is" ok. When all is said and done, the entire chapter feels like a lot of regurgitation to fill a mandated issue order for this arc. Beyond that, we run into the familiar problem of pacing and emphasis " opportunities that are unfortunately becoming the expectation. Humphries has developed great supporting characters, a strong, interesting villain, and an interpretation of Bludhaven that feels more like a character than I can ever recall it being" and somehow, still, the story is just "ok." I can't help but feel that had a little more planning and attention to detail gone into the narrative early on, Nightwing: The Untouchables would have been excellent instead of mediocre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 7, 2018

    Despite an exciting premise, intriguing villain, and flashes of absolute brilliance, this confusion keeps Sam Humphries from ever taking Dick Grayson to the next level. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 7, 2018

    I just can't wrap my head around the Judge as a villain and the story suffers because of it.  Sam Humphries seems to be stuck between telling a horror story and a fun one and in the end, it's not a good mix.  I loved the art here, but there isn't anything else I can recommend.  If you've enjoyed it up until now, god bless you, but everyone else should just hold out until the book changes hands in May. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Mar 8, 2018

    This story arc came out swinging and while Ive enjoyed the story as a whole, I find its starting to lose steam. It will be interesting to see how this all wraps up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Mar 7, 2018

    There is a lot of great things going on. Beautiful art and some exciting action, but I'm having difficulty investing in these new characters. A strong ending could change my outlook on the story arc as a whole, but for now it's been just solid. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 12, 2018

    Nightwing #40 was another disappointing chapter in the "Untouchable" story arc. While Sam Humphries does a solid job writing a Nightwing as a hero you don't want to mess with the same can't be said about everyone else involved in this story arc. The execution in the development, or lack thereof, for the Judge and the new supporting cast for this series has left a lot to be desired as everyone has been portrayed as throwaway characters. Unless something big happens Humphries run on Nightwing will be as forgettable as the characters he has introduced. Read Full Review

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