Nightwing #50

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Chris Mooneyham, Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 24
7.5Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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"Knight Terrors" begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you've never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 3, 2018

    Nightwing #50 is the beginning of a whole new Dick Grayson, and it's an issue you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 4, 2018

    A powerful and gripping read that sets the one-time Boy Wonder on a new and unknown path to reinvention! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 3, 2018

    The art by Chris Mooneyham and Travis Moore is wonderful. This is a worthy anniversary issue for this title. I loved the last few issues and the direction they took with it. This issue is simply excellent as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 3, 2018

    I'm not saying this is 100 percent the Dick Grayson/Nightwing I want now and forever, but this might be a nice change of pace. Even if it only lasts four or five issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 3, 2018

    This isn't exactly what I was expecting for the milestone issue of Nightwing, in that it's not really a Nightwing story, as it is a Dick Grayson rediscovering who he is story. This brooding aftermath of horrible incidents is probably the biggest change up to the series in a minute. Still, I'm a fan of the creative team, and I am absolutely fascinated to see how the story is resolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Will Sweval Oct 4, 2018

    This issue is strange to form a final opinion on as it acts as a sort of jumping on point, while simultaneously requiring at least a passing knowledge of the character's arc of the last 30-odd years, something it touches upon in multiple places in the issue. It's a very well told story, accomplishing what it's trying to get across and getting me anxious to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Oct 3, 2018

    As he's done before, Dick Grayson is leaving behind his old life and becoming something new. We hurt for him. We support him. And we can't wait to see who our dear friend will be next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 3, 2018

    Nightwing #50 marks a drastic change in status quo. It's a huge departure and this version of Dick Grayson might be very off putting to longtime fans. I'm willing to give DC and Lobdell a chance, but for the long term health of the title hopefully we'll see glimpses of the old hero return very soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Oct 3, 2018

    I am sad to see this team end their run on Nightwing, but I think they went out with their best issue yet. It is a beautiful character driven story fueled by a very relatable internal struggle. We are also left with a lot of questions. Is this the end of Nightwing? Will Grayson emerge as something else? Will Scarecrow be the one that inadvertently pulls Grayson back to who he was? Not sure but there are a lot of different possibilities on how this can play out and I can't be more excited to see where this story takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Oct 5, 2018

    Overall, the issue sets up the premise of the next few very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Oct 3, 2018

    Dick Grayson is dead, long live Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 3, 2018

    Percy and Moore take the reins on a brand-new arc for Dick Grayson which has compelling moments but will need to stay strong throughout the 4-part series in order to stand out from its "been-done" premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Oct 8, 2018

    Prompting its audience to know what is coming next and how this new status quo will play out, "Nightwing" deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 4, 2018

    Nightwing #50 does a great job setting up Dick Grayson's new status quo after he was shot in the head. In embracing this life changing event Benjamin Percy is able to build a strong foundation to explore Dick Grayson's character in an intriguing new direction. That new direction is made even more compelling by how characters like Batman and Batgirl reacted to Dick's status quo. If you are a Batman fan I recommend picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 3, 2018

    It's all-new, all-different Nightwing going forward and while I'm sure people are going to hate it outright, this is something that while not something that I initially love, it's something that is at least interesting and finding a new way to make this title fresh.  The art in this issue is decent and while I would have liked to know more about what's going on behind the scenes with our character, this issue did a decent job in setting up his new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 3, 2018

    This issue was interesting, fresh, and won't matter in less than a year. I'm not sure about the long-term storytelling this issue will support, but I liked this issue enough and look forward to reading more. Pick it up for the art alone! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 3, 2018

    I'm not sure about this direction as a whole, but this issue makes me think Percy could have spun something interesting out of it. Sadly, he won't get the chance. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 5, 2018

    On one hand, this is an excellently written, engaging and captivating script. Had this been a story about Jason Todd, or perhaps a new character that is an immigrant taxi driver who is fed up with the chaos of Gotham, I would have given this book a 9/10, easy. But this isn't a book about Jason Todd or a new character that's an immigrant who is a taxi driver that is fed up with Gotham" This is a book about Dick Grayson, Nightwing, the first Robin, and everything about this story is the opposite of what this book and character should be. So, if you care about Dick Grayson/ Nightwing as a character" Please don't but this book. Let your money talk, and demand that DC respect the characters you love. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Oct 4, 2018

    This is an issue with some great art and a story that feels inorganic and forced in so many ways. While I didn't always enjoy every part of it, it's still a shame Percy did not get to finish his story the way he wanted. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 3, 2018

    I regardthis as a temporary diversion, much like the electric Superman or the AzraelBatman of some years back. Things will change back soon enough. Perhaps whenBooster Gold fixes the Heroes in Crisisfiasco, hell impact time in a way to prevent Nightwings near deathexperience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    The best issue Percy did was his last. What a waste...

  • 9.0
    Batman Jones Oct 3, 2018

    I'm as surprised as can be I liked this as much as I did. Dick Grayson is my favorite comic book character ever. This was NOT Dick Grayson but that was the point.

    Sometimes something can happen that is so impactful it can devastate one's sense of self, but we almost never see such things in superhero comics.

    As someone that's been through a number of such things, too many for any one person, Percy's take on a brain-damaged "Rik" Grayson is remarkably apt. This is what can happen to a person and this is how it can manifest.

    And things can happen that are so bad that they turn us into different people than we were, ones that are totally at odds with our very fixed and complex senses of self. This comic book d more

  • 5.5
    MKW69 Oct 3, 2018

    What the fuck.

  • 4.5
    ohhaimark Oct 6, 2018


    -Travis Moore’s present-day art was very well done.

    -I like the new status quo for Nightwing. It might not be a popular opinion, but I was getting bored with main story, this shakes things up a bit, and in a good way.

    -Percy’s characterization of Scarecrow was good. The right amount of twisted and original, in my opinion.

    -I like Barbara’s place in this book, and her relationship with Dick. It adds an interesting new layer to their previously boring relationship.

    -This issue provided an interesting setup for the next story arc, and for once I’m excited for a Nightwing story arc? Somebody check my head.

    THE BAD:

    -Chris Mooneyham’s flashback art w more

  • 2.5
    KFuqua Oct 3, 2018

    There's just no need for this garbage from DC. Nightwing is one of the best characters they have, if they can get a decent team on the book. This was awful.

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  • 10
    Darkseid24 Oct 5, 2018

    I really loved this comic:
    I hear many Nightwing fans complaining about what happened to Nightwing in Batman 55& I can see why fans are worried, however I think it’s an interesting take on Nightwing, that needs to be explored more. In Batman 55 we could see Nightwing being really carefree& it was stated in many Nightwing or Robin stories, that he is enjoying his vigilante „job“ ( a little too much) & the adrenaline, that comes with it. But this is when reality strikes& Dick isn’t untouchable anymore. It would be great, if we see a character development like Dick thinking more about the risks he is taking every night. Pre52 Dick was also wounded at some point, so it’s not an entirely new idea, but it was never that severe.I a more

  • 9.0
    Steve C Oct 21, 2018

    My love of Nightwing is complicated... I like to read about Nightwing, but I don’t really know who the character is, as he seems to have a constantly changing (and sparingly used) supporting cast, less than compelling villains, and a rotating-door of a love life, so I’ve always felt it’s been hard for me to really grasp who he is on his own... I’m looking forward to seeing how Ben Percy writes this story and sets Dick/Ric/Gray/Richard on a new path.

  • 8.5
    Walt's Comics & Books Oct 14, 2018

    The decision to wipe Nightwing's memory doesn't please everyone, which is understandable. But from a storytelling perspective the new psychological handicaps have a lot of great potential. I'm on board.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Oct 5, 2018

    This was interesting. A bit of a shake-up to a familiar formula that some fans will probably not be very keen about.

    Seems like most of the Bat-children is getting some kind of change recently.

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  • 7.5
    rayonymous Aug 24, 2019

    Everything's changed, change is good but it's also kinda sad to see Nightwing this way, hope he finds his way eventually. The writing is okay, the art boosts the comic.

  • 7.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 9, 2018

    This is actually interesting and more enjoyable than Nightwing has been in a while, on the other hand we only just got Nightwing back and I hope this resolves quickly.

  • 5.5
    ComickerPerson Oct 3, 2018

    Writing is fine for a status quo setup that the writer won't be bothering with.

  • 4.5
    waltgator93 Oct 6, 2018

    Coming off of the big ending in Batman 55 issue, this issue feels like we flash forward quite a bit of time. I get that because he has lost his memory, he isn't the same Dick/ Ric but how he acts is to strange. If he lost his memory, how does he know his name, how does he know how to fight, and do other things very well. Seems like only thing that he forgot to do is be Nightwing even though apparently he remembers where is HQ is. Wish we got more on the after shot and people Nightwing is close to, to come and try and talk to him or reach out. The art I really enjoyed however, I am afraid this might change how he becomes Nightwing but hope I am wrong.

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    The art was good.

  • 2.5
    RBL Oct 4, 2018

    All points given are primarily for the art in the sequences happening in the present, was not the biggest fan of the art style used during in the flashbacks. Colorist and Inker did amazing overall work.

    On to the writing...

    There has not been a worse issue involving Dick Grayson to be published since the travesty that was All-Star Batman and Robin.
    It’s a cheap gimmick meant to generate some interest in the short term but will inevitably alienate fans in the long run. Terrible storyline decision that will ideally be temporary.

  • 9.0
    Ken b Oct 3, 2018

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    EDiakota Oct 18, 2018

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    Watchtower022 Oct 4, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 5, 2018

  • 7.0
    Dorival Oct 3, 2018

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    DarePool53 Oct 15, 2018

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    GhostlyL Oct 27, 2018

  • 4.5
    Herushalaim Oct 4, 2018

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    YourGreenMuse Jul 20, 2019

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