Nightwing #44

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"THE BLEEDING EDGE" part one! Change is on the horizon when a new technologist sets his sights on Blüdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and also part of a larger network. It's the Internet made physical! Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge...but on a reckoning. "The Bleeding Edge" begins here, setting Dick Grayson on a path to clarify the ideals at his very core: his sense of home and identity.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark May 4, 2018

    This is one of the best comics I have had the pleasure of reading in quite a while. The new creative team have started something fantastic and I am looking forward to the future of this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 2, 2018

    This is looking like a start to my favorite type of Nightwing story. The one where Nightwing is talking to his friends and allies and trying to make sense of things. The one where Nightwing isn't overtly brooding or overtly stylized. The one where Nightwing feels more like the next-door-neighbor, street level superhero that's a little more grounded. Honestly, my biggest complaint is that Nightwing makes one too many mentions about his stripper pants. So personally, I can't wait for part 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 2, 2018

    This new creative team definitely seems synced in on how to make a compelling Nightwing arc. This issues cliffhanger promises some wild developments and a fun ride thats only just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley May 2, 2018

    So, all in all, buy this book. It's the start of a great story by a great team that promises some exciting new directions for the title character.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco May 2, 2018

    The art is the real standout of NIGHTWING #44. The artwork by Chris Mooneyham and Nick Filardi is eye-popping and brilliant. For this issue, we have a decent start to a new storyline. I'm curious to see what Benjamin Percy will do next with Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 2, 2018

    Chris Mooneyham is the new artist on deck. His work on Nightwing is different, inthat rather than the polished neon weve seen more recently, Mooneyham appliersa level of grit to the city. Not as much as one might see in Gotham City, butenough to ad veritas to his environments. His still reminds me of Denys Cowans,and thats not a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray May 4, 2018

    If Mr. Mooneyham can keep up this level of quality art on a two week release schedule, then I'll be a very happy reader indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 4, 2018

    Nightwing #44 is a mixed bag of a comic that does decidedly come out on the side of good. Its charms, quick pacing, and excellent artwork overcome the cliched technophobia plot beats and the occasional bad line of dialogue. Hopefully Benjamin Percy will only get better with Dick Grayson. In any case, this one gets a recommendation. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi May 7, 2018

    A very good start for this new run, with a strong lead character, interesting discussions and a truly beautiful setting. Readers should try this and come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon May 4, 2018

    What really sells me on this new creative team is all the little details Percy, Mooneyham, and Filardi got right. They seem to have a great understanding of Nightwing and what makes him distinct amongst the Bat-family, something that will be a huge asset going forward. For the past few years, Nightwing has had a pretty uninterrupted run of great stories. This team should have no problem continuing that hot streak. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 7, 2018

    If your a Batman fan then I recommend checking out Percy's Nightwing as it'll look just as memorable as his recent run on Green Arrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 4, 2018

    The main draw about Nightwing #44 however is its excellent artwork, which overcomes its mixed script, really finding a way to Bldhaven to life in truly vivid, remarkable detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 2, 2018

    Another new creative team, another run for Nightwing. This issue doesn't start as strong as I'd like, but it still has plenty to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comic Watch - jrbainbridge1 Jun 14, 2018

    Lemire has created an intriguing and preachy story and is following through in a slow fashion. His issue is muddled to the point where I don't know where any of the different stories connect with each other. However, Lemires dialogue continues to keep me entertained while Mooneyhams art impressed at every page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly May 3, 2018

    This story had some interesting ideas and some nice character moments. And while Im not sure if this story is one that is particularly well suited to Nightwing, Im interested to see where things are going. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 2, 2018

    When you pair all of that with a couple spots of absurdly lazy art like three consecutive panels without a single detail change, Nightwing #44 is a bit of a disappointment. It's a fun story, so I'm hoping that changes with the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 2, 2018

    I was disappointed by the story but was gripped by the sublime artwork by Mooneyham and Filardi. I'll have to wait and see if the story intrigues me but Percy has been known to simply disappoint me. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Eric Cline May 2, 2018

    While the artwork impresses, logical inconsistencies and questionable writing of Dick himself make this a disappointing start for the series' latest story arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 2, 2018

    This was not a good start to Ben Percy's new run on Nightwing.  He makes Dick Grayson the spokesman for every parent who yells at their kids to stop looking at their damn phones, but it is so forced that it's laughable.  The art is really good and I hope that Percy turns things around quick, but right now, this doesn't even feel like the Nightwing we've gotten for all of these issues leading up to this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley May 3, 2018

    The rest of the arc will hopefully flesh out the particulars and make the appropriate bug fixes, but this first issue seems flawed on a conceptual level. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 2, 2018

    It's just an odd, confusing issue that doesn't really feel like Nightwing at all, and I'm hoping it's just a bump in the road and Percy finds his footing the way he did on Green Arrow: Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DCMarveLite May 3, 2018

    Great start to an arc! I’m glad that even though Dick is not that big a fan of technology, he still knows how to work and figure out today’s tech, like the one with the phones and figuring out how the Phantasm device works.

    The story is intriguing enough to hook me in, great action in the beginning of the issue, good humour, and the art is reminiscent of a better looking John Romita JR artwork, very 80s - 90s. Overall great first issue!

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  • 6.5
    Simon DelMonte May 3, 2018

    Instantly forgettable, with an art style that doesn't really go with Nightwing and a story that os ust there. And Nightwing is a luddite? Really? Bring back Seeley!

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  • 9.0
    DarePool53 May 13, 2018

    Intriguing plot and brilliant artwork - can't wait for the next issue!

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin May 2, 2018

    I can already see the Dadwing jokes, but as someone in my late 20s' who avoids social networking and only got my first smart phone a couple years ago, I kind of relate. I found this issue a bit old school feeling, but I will take old school and simple over what Nightwing's solo was before.

    This issue honestly seems more in line with Oliver's politics, but seeing who wrote it I realized why it felt a bit Green Arrow lol

  • 7.0

    "You Will Be Hearing Old a Lot"

    Score: 7.2/10

    Pros:
    -Art was very old school. This comic is for those 90's fans and kids. Do you 'member 90's kids?
    -Very dark and intelligent story
    -Has the capacity to question the dangers of technology
    -It also questions our loss of privacy
    -Nightwing was charmingly fun
    -So was his old time friend in Gotham

    Cons:
    -Nightwing is an old man... and Superman (phone booths?!)...
    -Did Batman train Nightwing when he was Robin in technology? Then he should at least have a good grasp at technology.
    -Felt too slow with numerous storylines introduced. I like numerous storylines, but for the first issue I would like to be hooked first.
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  • 5.0
    SloboSOY May 3, 2018

    I liked the start of the story & in mid comics I was a lost, and I wasn't really interested.
    I think Percy made things to complicated. But I liked the blink at Nightwing real age ^^

    Cover - The variant, I liked it vent if that isn't my still of art. And not related to the story. 1/2
    Writing - I didn't like it. 1/3
    Arts - I liked it. 3/3
    Feeling - Not I want to read for Nightwing. 0/2

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 2, 2018

  • 8.5
    monslager May 3, 2018

  • 8.5
    Steve C May 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 5, 2018

  • 8.0

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    mrDovydas Jul 12, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim May 9, 2018

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