Nightwing #46

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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A new high-tech corporation setting up shop in Blüdhaven claims to be the cure for what ails the crumbling city. But Night-wing learns it's a very hostile takeover when he runs afoul of their metahuman operative, a digital phantom impervious to physical attack. Luckily, Nightwing has his very own I.T. backup: Batgirl! But can the two work together after their meeting in BATGIRL #25, also in stores this month?

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 4, 2018

    Nightwing #46 continues to be an exhilarating exhibition and examination of contemporary social issues. It has carefully leveraged the superheroic nature of the DC universe to give physical manifestation of our everyday fears. As the conspiracy behind Mirage Industries slowly unfurls to both us and our protagonist, we are forced to question the layered reality that we reside in — the intertwined nature of our physical and digital life. Percy continues to orchestrate an engaging tale that is peak Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jul 5, 2018

    Benjamin Percy has done a brilliant job with this story so far. It has been an absolute pleasure to read. The journey has been an incredible adventure, straight from the get go. I've loved this series and only hope that Percy is given a good run onNightwing, he has certainly earned it I feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 4, 2018

    The writing is strong. The artwork is very good. Like I said, it's a nice new direction on this book from where we have been. I have been enjoying it thoroughly and can't wait to read the next issue! It's a great feeling. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Jul 5, 2018

    NIGHTWING #46 is an overall solid issue. Nightwing and Batgirl's working dynamic is engaging and made the focus in this comic. Benjamin Percy's writing and Chris Mooneyham's artwork both do a fantastic job at creating the virtual nightmare plaguing the city. Read Full Review

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

    A solid issue; variances in art notwithstanding. Great story ideas, lovely characterization and good images. The threat is one that I find engaging and the end of the issue has left me on edge for the next chapter. The issue isn't perfect, but it's definitely pretty darned good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 4, 2018

    Nightwing is starting to find its way again after some earlier hiccups. Percy and Mooneyham are getting into a groove and it's making for an engaging work in progress. The end result could prove to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 4, 2018

    In my opinion, the story arc so far lacks the gravitas to justify a six-issue story event, but I could be wrong. But I love the introduction of Nightwings underground bunker, from which he and Batgirl can strategize against the bad guys. However, given its plethora of high-tech hardware, is it not vulnerable to Wyrm as well? Well see. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 11, 2018

    Nightwing #46 continues a solid trend of comics for this series that is quickly solidifying Benjamin Percy's run that is just beginning. Percy has developed a story that feels like a personal attack on Nightwing while having larger ramifications if Bludhaven's hero doesn't stop Mirage's Phantasms. That along with some fun interactions with Batgirl makes Nightwing #46 a issue fans don't want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2018

    It's not that this series is overtly bad so far, but this initial storyline isn't really working for me and I don't think the tone meshes well with Nightwing's character. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Jul 19, 2018

    Percy's work has brought all the different stories together which is ultimately satisfying, but there is very little to keep me interested in the current arc, though the next issue should pick up with the greater inclusion of the Bludhaven gangs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 4, 2018

    Nightwing #46 told a solid story, continuing the cautionary tale of our addiction to technology. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Jul 4, 2018

    Nightwing #46 wasn't my favorite issue. It also wasn't a bad issue. It was just an issue. What I am holding on to, is that Benjamin Percy still hasn't fully answered the "Why?" behind each character. This is not something Percy does. He is very good at exploring the why, and I hope that #47 will explore that. This is still just a portion of a larger story, and should be read as such. All we know is how we got here, not where we are going. There are still a lot of open ended things and the possibilities are numerous. This keeps me excited for the next issue of The Bleeding Edge arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 4, 2018

    I want to move on to something else.  This story of tech gone wrong is boring and without anyone to cheer for, I am just left yawning.  I did like the art here, but not much else. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Jul 5, 2018

    A story about the dangers of technology and mass surveillance that doesn't really live up to it's potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 4, 2018

    Can we just move on? I'm not saying I want Percy gone just yet, but I'm definitely ready to move past this story. If I'm being completely transparent though, Percy needs to deliver with the next story or people will most definitely drop Nightwing from their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 7, 2018

    Nightwing #46 is a bit of a disappointing read. It relies on stale tech horror clichs and bad puns, and the story is going a little too slow for its own good. The art is solid enough, but its not enough to pull this comic into recommendation territory. I cant say to stay away from it either, but it is a dull book on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jul 4, 2018

    Rushed and inconsistent art, combined with an overabundance of underdeveloped villains, makes this issue one to pass on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    “Finally Speeding Up in Bludhaven’s Hyper-Loop”

    Score: 8.5/10

    -The art is amazing. It’s not perfect, but I prefer grit in my art. It mixes well with the story. A Cyber Horror unleased upon Nightwing and Bludhaven.
    -The flow of the story is back. I was annoyed at the past issues because of slow plot progression. This issue is a constant adrenaline drive. You can finally see where the story is heading.
    -The partnership of Nightwing and Batgirl was good. I’m not a fan, but I like how there is no soapy drama involved. They were past lovers and there were flirting, but the mission always come first.

    -Why did we have to put a lot of pages past issues for this Cloke guy? He more

  • 9.0
    Ken b Jul 4, 2018

    Great art, great story good build up

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jul 12, 2018

    I've been really enjoying the story so far. While the main villain is not too significant, there's quite a lot happening which makes the book a lot more enjoyable. Not to mention the artwork, which I absolutely adore.

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  • 7.5
    M1sf1r3 Jul 4, 2018

    SPOILER WARNING!!! (Don't want to be hacked do you?)

    Nightwing steps up his game and escapes last issue's cliffhanger like we all knew he would, before getting rescued by Babs. Now I haven't been reading too much of Batgirl or Birds of Prey (Namely only the New 52 Batgirl run from Gail Simone), but this Barbra Gordon just feels a bit off to me. Whilst I do like the idea of a tech based story and Batgirl is the one to bring in for it, it doesn't work too well with Nightwing. Speaking of which they brought back a bit of his apparent disdain for technology whilst also having what is practically a Batcave in the sewers.

    Whilst the villain is revealed, the cliffhanger is practically the same as before. Also what differenc more

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 8, 2019

    I hate this story arc.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 6, 2018

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