Nightwing #48

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Guest-starring the Silencer! Dick Grayson is forced to participate in the world's greatest motorcycle  race, a three-day affair hosted on a remote island and populated by the greatest riders on the planet. Nightwing reluctantly complies, but only to save the life of an old friend. That brings him into competition with the Silencer, who's also racing to save a friend. Only one rider can who's gonna leg this one out? That's if they survive the onslaught of super-criminals in the race as well.

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 5, 2018

    If this keeps up, Nightwing will easily become one of the top books on the shelves for DC. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 5, 2018

    Benjamin Percy is a Genius! Get ready for one of the very best Nightwing books to hit shelves this year! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Sep 5, 2018

    VerdictI'm almost sad that this particular creative team is only handling this issue and the next. Thankfully we know that writer Benjamin Percy is sticking around for a while, but I'm itching to see more of Amancay Nahuelpan's gorgeous art. The conclusion to this chapter has revved up my engines, and I just want to hit the gas and zoom ahead four weeks to see how this all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 31, 2018

    Between the commentary on social media, fake news, and information security, the Dark Web saga has largely been introspective. The action-packed premise of “win a race to save your friends” keeps some of the overtones, while being a bit easier to parse. Nightwing #48 is a fun issue that reads like a self-contained story, while doing some wonderfully intriguing worldbuilding. It's one of my favorite issues of Percy's run to date and I can't wait to get my hands on the next part of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2018

    Continuing from last week's Nightwing annual, Nightwing #48 is another step up for Ben Percy's run. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2018

    I wasn't sure I would like the art by Amancay Nahuelpan in the beginning. Man, did it grow on me. By the end I was completely digging it. This is a great issue and another fine story by Percy. I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Sep 6, 2018

    NIGHTWING #48 is a decent issue. While the story still faces an overly complicated plotline, bringing the Silencer to the party may liven things up. The artwork captures the insanity of the motorcycle race as well as the interesting looking characters from different worlds. Read Full Review

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

    This is a great first issue of the new arc. It sets up a simple story, introduces some creepy characters I'm sure will be an issue later, clear stakes, and signs that show that Percy is starting to settle into the character of Dick Grayson. On top of that, we also get Silencer! I will be honest, I haven't been a huge fan of any of the new heroes that came from Metal, but I do really like Silencer and her story, so to see her tie into Nightwing makes me very happy. I can't wait to see this race in all of its insane glory in #49. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Sep 6, 2018

    A superbly crafted issue with a very intriguing premise that delivers action that will have you on the edge of your seat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Sep 6, 2018

    The artwork, while not as good as it has been, is still fantastic. Amancay Nahuelpan really leans into the chaos and insanity of this motorcycle race, which works really well with the whole feel of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2018

    Like I said, this issue is so far removed from a standard Nightwing vigilante story as possible, but Percy somehow makes it work. Of all the DC vigilantes, Nightwing is probably the most likely to make this setting fun. The end route may crash and burn, but Percy and Nahuelpan have me interested for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Sep 5, 2018

    Solid visuals and a fun premise help keep this issue fun even though it doesn't live up to its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 11, 2018

    Nightwing #48 has a nice hook but builds it on convolution and a badly decaying story arc about the dangers of the internet. The art is great, and the book manages to keep its own head above water for the most part. I can tentatively recommend it to someone who just wants an insane and over-the-top story with Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 5, 2018

    Nightwing finds a different path on his way to save his companions, and I just hope that the potholes are filled in by the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2018

    This issue may be better than what we've gotten from this book since Ben Percy took over, but not by a whole lot.  The premise is exciting (though forced) and Amancay Nahuelpan's art is really good, but Percy makes it feel rushed and boring somehow.  Also, if you grab this for the guest star on the cover, you may be upset by the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 5, 2018

    Its billedas Harms Way, Part 1, but if this race runs another five issues, Im goingto be mighty tired, and not in a good way. I just dont believe its the typeof scenario that they can pull off that long and still maintain interest. Ihope they can either A.) prove me wrong; or B.) have something else planned. Weshall see. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 6, 2018

    While the script for this issue isn't necessarily a dumpster fire like the previous issues, it's still a steaming pile of poop. There's no set-up, no substance, and no payoff in any way. There's also no characterization, and great characters like Silencer, Pyg, and Flamingo are misrepresented and completely underused. In fact, the thing this story reminds me of more than anything is Anne Nocenti's "Race of Thieves" from Catwoman. That story was also awful. Read Full Review

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