Nightwing #5

Nightwing #5

Event\Storyline: Night Of The Monster Men Writer: Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 38
7.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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"Night of the Monster Men" part 2! The Monster Men are stomping their way through Gotham City. How can the Bat-team face the monsters and the storm of the century? And when Nightwing goes behind the scenes to discover where the monsters came from, what lurks in the shadows may be worse than the monsters themselves!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 21, 2016

    This is a boisterous action packed issue you should not miss. The story progresses nicely and with good pacing balances everything out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 22, 2016

    Its the second chapter of a larger story, which means that there are some explanations, and some set-ups. A fair bit of action, and Nightwing does get to be the one to discover that there will be four monsters in total. But for me, it was Spoiler, and Gotham Girl, who stole the show. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 22, 2016

    Batman #7 gets Night of the Monster Men off to a solid start, but it's Nightwing #5 that really ratchets up the action and shows just how big of a threat Batman and his allies are up against. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Sep 25, 2016

    Where the art in Batman #7 was spotty at times, Nightwing #5 is the opposite throughout. Roge Antonio's artwork has more of an animated look to it with fluid character movements that are complimented by Chris Sotomayor's colours. The atmosphere isn't as moody as Batman #7 with Antonio using bright colours in places, but it serves the look of Nightwing and as well as making some of the latest Bat-gadgets really pop off the page, especially the Bat-beacon. With this issue, 'Night of the Monster Men' has really upped the ante for Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 22, 2016

    With fast paced development and plenty of action, Nightwing #5 keeps this crossover rolling merrily along. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 21, 2016

    This a fun, exciting Bat-Family story. If you are into the entire Bat-Family it's worth picking up all the episodes, If you are Nightwing-centric, you'll survive without it, and the accompanying installments in Batman and Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Sep 21, 2016

    This issueis not only a solid entry in the “Night of the Monster Men”crossover, but also maybeone of the better issues ofNightwing despite a backward characterization of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 28, 2016

    The Bat-Team is united in their grief and using it to band together to help Gotham City combat hideous monsters.   They have not yet seen all of the creatures poised to terrorize the city and I'm sure that Batman still has a few more tricks up his sleeve.  This is not a monster movie where the humans will flee in terror.  These are super heroes that will stop at nothing to protect innocent civilians.  Although they may be broken due to their recent loss, they're laser focused on this task. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Pop Break - Rob Avon Sep 21, 2016

    Since Rebirth, DC has been killing it with their Bat titles. Getting such quality work from these creators makes exploring the extended Bat-Family exciting in a way I dont think it has been in quite some time. With Nightwing #5 we get to see that family working together to defeat some big big monsters and its a good time. Even though most of the action scenes are given to Batman and Batwoman, this seems like something thats going to change in the chapters to come. This issue has action, emotion, is fast paced and its fun as hell! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 21, 2016

    You'll want to get Batman #7 to fully enjoy this issue since it is the second part of the Night of The Monster Men crossover because there's no real way to appreciate this as a stand alone Nightwing issue........ since our title character doesn't really have much to do.  As a continuation though, it isn't bad, but we're just along for the ride as our heroes try to figure out what's going on and because of that, this will totally work better after the full story is released.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Sep 21, 2016

    Nightwing #5 presents a decent midway point for the “Night of the Monster Men” story, but not an exceptionally memorable Nightwing tale. Grayson is barely in half of this issue, which is fine for a crossover, and he can still, arguably, be deemed the lead of this chapter, but there is nothing here that will have readers reminiscing about “That time Nightwing fought the Monster Men.” In short, this issue is a nice reminder of Nightwing's membership in the Bat-Family, but an ancillary tale for Nightwing readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Sep 21, 2016

    As with Batman #7, I think the story on Nightwing #5 could be better. That being said, there are some good things on both of these comics. You'll probably like this crossover if the idea of it strongly appeals to you beforehand, if you are on the fence about it, you should probably skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 7, 2016

    Two issues into this story and Night of the Monster Men and so far it has been fine. Fine is a weak word to describe anything which is why it fits. Besides the odd looking characters not much has stood out in one way or another. It is way to soon to say Rebirth is running out of steam, but if this storyline does not pick up soon that complaint will only begin to grow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 21, 2016

    Two issues in and Night of the Monster Men hasn't quite grabbed my interest yet. It's not bad, but it's not at the must-read status we've come to expect from the Bat titles since Rebirth started. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Sep 21, 2016

    Buy this if you're buying Batman; skip if you're just waiting for last month's story to resume. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 21, 2016

    Don't get the wrong idea: this story never really gets bad, it just isn't great. Alternatingly silly fun and compelling tragedy, Orlando never commits to one tone over the other and both stories suffer for it. The idea of the titular threat could be a great, goofy romp, and an exploration into Bruce's fresh grief should be more moving than it is. The former doesn't work with the gravity of the latter, though, and the latter doesn't get nearly enough focus to actually feel genuine, so the whole issue just feels off. And for a story called “Night of the Monster Men,” this should be an absolute blast when it absolutely, though unfortunately, isn't. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Sep 22, 2016

    I definitely will continue with the Nightwing title, but this was a weak issue. I have little doubt that the strength of the title will return and build post the Night of the Monster Men event. We are left with a resurgence of Gotham Girl as she hurtles into the next chapter of the event, available in Detective Comics #941. Don't let this issue put you off the Nightwing series, let's hope the course correction is fast! Read Full Review

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