Nightwing #45

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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Nightwing investigates a string of murders that at first seem disconnected... but when signs start to point to the digital underworld, the mean streets of Blüdhaven begin to transform. So how does a hero like Dick Grayson - used to using his fists to solve problems - stop a villain he can't get his hands on? Especially when Blüdhaven isn't the only thing compromised by a tech implant in this new "smart city" initiative... so is Nightwing's mind.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Jun 7, 2018

    Wyrm is a formidable foe. In a world where information is power and technology is king, this is truly a monster for today's society. How can Nightwing battle an enemy he can't touch, and one who can extract information directly from his devices, or even his very own mind? Personally, I can't wait to find out! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 6, 2018

    The Bleeding Edge breathes new life into Nightwing, while also serving as an interesting meditation on our current technological usage. It leverages the superheroics in all the right ways, and this is an arc that you're not going to want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Patricia Loupee Jun 14, 2018

    A story well told, if not a little confusing – but this problem will definitely be solved once I get to the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jun 8, 2018

    The creative team working onthis run ofNightwing are doing an excellent job. Seriously, I cannot give enough praise to Percy and Mooneyham. They are doing a sublime job on this run and I look forward to seeing their run extend beyond this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2018

    Nightwing was starting to get into a bit of a rut so I'm glad Percy has re-energized the title and given it a kick to get back to the heights it enjoyed at the onset of Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Jun 6, 2018

    NIGHTWING #45 is an interesting issue. Benjamin Percy has brought us an intriguing story about the plague of technology. This will be a villain Nightwing has never faced before and I'm curious to see how he will be able to fight against this computer virus sweeping the city. Perhaps he'll need the Batgirl's help to save the people of Bldhaven. The artwork by Chris Mooneyham never ceases to amaze me. Bldhavenis brought to life in NIGHTWING #45. This issue is definitely worth putting your phone down and reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 6, 2018

    The art for this book by Mooneyham is pretty good as well. He is accompanied by the legendary Klaus Janson on inks in the first 15 pages. It's wonderful. He and Percy make a great team. They've even kickstarted my interest in the book completely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 6, 2018

    I am confidentNightwing is in capable hands, creatively speaking. It seems to me the book hasstruggled since the beginning of Rebirth. Tim Seely and Sam Humphries bothcontributed to getting the book back on its feet, and now its Percys turn.Maybe Im wrong, but all three writers seem intent on providing legitimate,sustainable creative growth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Jun 6, 2018

    While the big bad does seem a bit of a no brainer at this point, I know better than to think that Percy would make it that easy. I can't wait to see what's in store for us in #46, but with Grayson's information out for consumption, I have a feeling it's going to get nuts. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Anthony Mauro Jun 7, 2018

    Nightwing #45 is a great way to set up the rest of this arc. In what I think may turn out to be the most interesting Nightwing story since Rebirth, Percy brings in real life concerns and explores them in a way where we know we can win. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 9, 2018

    Nightwing #45 is another solid entry for the series, with Benjamin Percy slipping into the book naturally and keeping the Dick Grayson we know and love. The art team does some solid work too, and the comic earns another recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2018

    It's a definite improvement over the first issue, but I'm still not fully sold on this new direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Jun 26, 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, Lemire's dialogue continues to keep me entertained while Mooneyham's art impressed at every page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jun 7, 2018

    I enjoyed this issue, which I found to build well on the last issue and Im looking forward to the next one. Also, I may want to go watch Batman Forever now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 6, 2018

    Overall, Nightwing #45 is a solid improvement on its predecessor. The arc took a weird and not-so-exciting turn at the end of issue #44, but the story quickly rebounds into something much more tantalizing at the start of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Jun 6, 2018

    While this issue isn't horrible, it's not essential or entertaining, either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 8, 2018

    Ben Percy's second dip into Nightwing is a little more interesting as far as plot is concerned, but his themes and social commentary is extremely heavy-handed. Add to that the fact that Dick Grayson's voice isn't found anywhere in the script, and I'm left with the realization that this isn't a Nightwing story, but instead, a commentary on technology and it's negative impacts that Ben Percy feels he needs to tell at the expense of our title character" I know we're only two issues in, but I really hope this is just a situation where Percy is only writing one arc, and DC is waiting in the wings with the announcement of the real, full-time creative team. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2018

    While the story here is still forced by Ben Percy, my biggest problem is it just doesn't feel like a Nightwing book.  This is now my poster child of a writer forcing a character into a story rather than starting with the character and moving on from there.  I was looking forward to seeing how Ben Percy was going to write Dick Grayson/Nightwing and sadly after two issues, I'm still waiting for him to start. Read Full Review

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