Nightwing #52

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 18
6.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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The city of Bludhaven is descending into madness...with citizens falling victim to not only a group of vigilantes taking justice into their own hands, but to a new brand of fear focused on the past. While Grayson is happy to simply look to the future and move forward with his life, how will he deal with a threat that originates in his past? A threat dead set on destroying the Boy Who Fears Nothing? A threat that goes by the name of Scarecrow? Will Grayson continue to leave it all behind, or will he be left with no other choice but to pick up the pieces of Nightwing's shattered life...starting with a mask?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Nov 10, 2018

    I absolutely love the feel and aesthetic of this issue. It's written, drawn and coloured in such a way that makes it feel like a gritty noir film. The creative team have done an excellent job on this issue. Read Full Review

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

    VerdictYes, I'm really enjoying this new direction. Ric Grayson always has been and always will be one of the greatest heroes in comics. His journey of rediscovery, plus having to deal with darker versions of his former persona, will eventually lead him back on the path of righteousness… I know it will. In the meantime, though, we're going to get some fresh, thrilling and truly innovative new Nightwing adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 6, 2018

    Also, really loved Chris Mooneyham and Nick Filardi's cover and artwork this issue. My favorite image, even more than the cover, was the very first page where Grayson is watching the ambulance scene at Melville Section in Bldhaven. Very gritty and un-Dick Grayson-like. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Nov 7, 2018

    NIGHTWING #52 is an issue worth reading. The artwork brings the city of Bldhaven to life. While there are some weaker plot points, like new vigilantes in Ric's city, Scott Lobdell has written a pretty great storyline for NIGHTWING #52. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 7, 2018

    I wasnt a fan of this storyline at first, but Lobdell and Nicizeia have proven they can make it work. This has been a surprisingly strong Nightwing arc and Im actually ok with a slow burn pace towards Dick reclaiming his identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 7, 2018

    This one offers up plenty of surprises, and looks to set the stage for something exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 7, 2018

    Chris Mooneyham takes over the art on this issue, and the artwork is perfectly befitting for a tale set in Bludhaven. Imperfect and gritty, the unique style just makes sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 7, 2018

    I miss Dick Grayson. I miss Nightwing. I miss the quips and the joy of the acrobatic hero. The thought experiment continues to drag and while there are parts that intrigue, the fascination with Ric's repetitive lifestyle is, unsurprisingly, repetitive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 7, 2018

    ChrisMooneyhams artwork seemed a bit uneven this issue. Uneven compared to whathes done before, I mean. Perhaps he drew it under a tighter deadline thanusual, but it seemed to me a wee bit rushed. But even rushed Mooneyham isbetter than some other artists I could name (but I wont). Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Dec 2, 2018

    The issue is enjoyable and Ric Grayson is a good character, just not as Nightwing. Im intrigued as to where they take this new arc and would like to see Ric put on the Nightwing suit. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 7, 2018

    The art continues to depict this gritty story perfectly and we have a really interesting progression towards the end of the book, but for the majority of this........ Well, Scotty Lobdell really wanted to make sure that everyone knew everything that's been going on with Ric Grayson and for someone who's been reading....... it was a bit disappointing.  Now don't get me wrong, this is still interesting, I could have just done with a bit more progression and a lot less recap. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 9, 2018

    I can't bring myself to recommend Nightwing at the moment, and that's odd because I've spent year insisting people check the book out. But this is not Nightwing, so don't waste your time" Unless you have nothing better to do. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2018

    If they had stronger writing this could be an “A+” book. Right now it is just a solid “C”, unfortunately. Hopefully it picks up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    On Comics Ground - Will Sweval Nov 9, 2018

    Another boring issue leaves me unable to recommend this arc of Nightwing. Hopefully it will pick up steam within the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 6, 2018

    A rushed and relatively worse-looking issue isn't a good sign for me. I hope this series picks back up again, as this story won be over with #50. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Dale Earl Nov 11, 2018

    Nightwing #52 seems like a missed opportunity in the Knight Terrors storyline. This is unfortunate, because there seemed to be so much promise here. Instead, Lobdell and Nicieza get caught trying to work with too many plots at the same time. Hopefully, they will begin to tighten things up in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Nov 8, 2018

    Final Thoughts: A very disjointed narrative with art that doesnt do the characters justice. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2018

    Chris Mooneyham returns to Nightwing in Nightwing #52, but it's a very different Nightwing than the one he left. This issue isn't quite as aggressively bad as the first issue of Scott Lobdell's "Ric Grayson" run, but it's still a complete mess of a concept. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Nov 6, 2018

    Issue itself was pretty good, for an issue that nothing really happened which sucked for me because I was finally on the “Ric” train. You could skip this issue and know what is still going on. Feel like the cliffhanger is basically the same as last. We see the police officer is the new Nightwing and that’s it. It’s a quick read issue.

  • 1.0
    ohhaimark Nov 9, 2018



    THE BAD:

    -The figure work was all messed up in this issue. Nightwing's positioning is more awkward than cool, not to mention his legs just looked weird in some panels.

    -Do we seriously have to start every issue with "I was once Nightwing, then I was shot, and lost my memory, and now I'm Ric!"

    -Nightwing has lost most of what made him a compelling character at this point.

    -This detective storyline is stupid in every way possible. I thought the villain for the story arc was Scarecrow? I really hope they don't try to connect the two villains. Scarecrow deserves better than this crappy villain.

    -The dialogue is a joke. #Hotcabbie? What?

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  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    This comic was bland af and I am already crazy bored by this plot line.

  • 9.0
    Yam09 Nov 7, 2018

    A slow burner worth reading. The art is amazing too. Perfect for a story as dark as this. If DC keeps this up for a year or two, Nightwing will evolve again like the 80's or when he became Batman.

  • 7.5
    A7sus420 Nov 8, 2018

    Little develops in this issue, but I'm looking forward to what's to come.

  • 7.0
    Darkseid24 Nov 7, 2018

    This issue was ok, but the only interesting thing, that happened was,, when Scarecrow‘s fear gas killed the police men. Apart from that nothing really new happened. The plot is moving only slowly. The new Nightwings still seem pointless& I would prefer just a Scarecrow vs. the real Nightwing story. The old Solicitations seem to have focused more on these two, so I think it’s a bad decision to add these wannabes instead. Maybe it’s too early to judge it& the plot first needs to evolve, so I am still giving the story a chance& I am still curious about the outcome.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Nov 11, 2018

    Ric, formerly known as Dick, is discovering that even though his memories might be gone (definitely not), his skills and abilities are still there.

    The plot doesn't move very far in between cab driving and squatting in peoples homes, but Dick is starting to realize that maybe he can't abandon his superhero life just like that.

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 9, 2018

    Slightly below average just because of the bad dialogue. Plus the lack of entertainment and plot progression. I'm probably being nice.

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