Nightwing #54

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 17
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The repercussions of the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55 continue as a scarred Dick Grayson has given up his vigilante persona in favor a normal existence. A new job, new friends, new life-all are compromised when a safehouse full of old Nightwing gear falls into the wrong hands. Confronted with a past he's worked so desperately to escape, will Dick Grayson answer the challenge by becoming Nightwing...or something else? The newest chapter in the evolution of Dick Grayson reaches its next level!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Dec 6, 2018

    The artwork in this issue really keeps in theme with previous ones, as well as the vibe that Bludhaven gives off. I love the look and feel of Bludhaven, it's gritty and dirty. Which goes well with the characters and story in the comic too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 4, 2018

    Ric will become something more, soon. What exactly that is, is too hard to tell right now. But he won't stand on the sidelines while people are in danger because of him (or that loser, Dick). Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Dec 5, 2018

    NIGHTWING #54 is a great issue. The visuals are edgy and well detailed. Grayson's emotionally raw journey to find himself is utterly captivating. However, I'm still not so sure about this new group of Nightwings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 5, 2018

    As with lastissue, we have two artists on deck " Garry Brown and Will Conrad. Their workcompliments one another more easily than last issues Travis Moore/PatchZircher pairing, I think. I didnt notice the transition as much as I did lastissue. Perhaps its time for Nightwing to go back to a monthly, allowing for amore consistent art team (either individual artist or penciler/inker combo) totake the reins. Just a thought. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 5, 2018

    Offering a new and exciting perspective on a classic character, this is Nightwing like you've never seen him before! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Dec 5, 2018

    VerdictSeeing how Crane likes Ric Grayson, but despises Robin and Nightwing makes for very interesting reading. Althoughthe clash of styles was a distraction, both the artists om this issue are fine storytellers. The story is riveting and full of excellent characters, so I'm still in for the long-haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Dec 5, 2018

    Another issue of Nightwing where Ric Grayson doesn't put on the blue-and-black suit, and somehow it manages to get better. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 5, 2018

    The issue definitely reinvigorated my interest in the series, and I'm actually excited to see how what happens now that the three plots are converging on a crash course. Still a little rough around the edges, but it's the most fun I've had with Nightwing in a minute. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 7, 2018

    But this is a bit better of a comic than it has been. They can certainly bring it home and clear up the flaws a bit in upcoming issues. It can be a great book. Hopefully it becomes that again. The potential is certainly there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 5, 2018

    I'm loving everything about the title now except for the inconsistent art. Once DC nails that down with a regular artist, Nightwing really could become one of the standout titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 5, 2018

    This book is still worth checking out. This, along with BATGIRL, are the surprise hits of the year when it comes to the Batman family of books. They're telling good stories and they're under the radar right now. Get on this while you can, this looks like it'll be a long ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 5, 2018

    While I'm still really interested in this story, this issue was a bit of a low point for me because of all the recap and sitting around, not to mention that the art wasn't really doing it for me this issue, but it did setup some fun to be had with the Scarecrow in Bludhaven and makes you wonder if the new Nightwings will be able to handle him once he makes his presence known.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Dec 6, 2018

    A reasonably interesting issue that does a good job of balancing the many storylines. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Dec 5, 2018

    All in all this issue is meh. It is worth picking up for the new Nightwings alone. But ultimately this issue is just two completely different issue fused together, and the main character makes it rather difficult to fully jump into this issue. The change of artwork is interesting in concept, but it simply doesn't work in this issue, and unfortunately makes the issue fall flat. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 5, 2018

    Nightwing is a dumpster fire. Period. Whatever hope this arc had at remotely telling an intriguing story " despite my dislike for the vehicle chosen to tell it " quickly crumbles away due to repetition and inconsistency. I don't see much reason to read Nightwing until everything returns to normal. And honestly, if I could drop it, I would. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    As this ridiculous new Nightwing run unfolds, the slapped-together nature of the story shows more and more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    egon244 Dec 8, 2018

    Nice enough story, but I'm not a fan of the inconsistent art. Part of it looks nice and slick and the rest is, well... not pretty.

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    I’m not really sure why I’m supposed to care about this guy who is so adamant that he’s not the guy I care about. Okay good, go be a miserable asshole by yourself and leave me alone, you dick.

  • 9.5
    Darkseid24 Dec 5, 2018

    I think this issue was great. Dick getting therapy from Scarecrow without any of the two realizing who the other one is, is funny, priceless, but also an interesting approach. I wish this was longer& not just for this issue. Since Scarecrow doesn’t really know, that Dick is Nightwing, I am wondering how this will play out in future issues. I am hoping Scarecrow knows/ realizes at one point, that the new Nightwing isn’t Dick& gets his chance to take revenge on the real Nightwing at one point.
    As for Dick moaning about, that he doesn’t want to be Dick or Nightwing anymore gets a little repetitive, I mean I think after 4 issues everyone got this now. We also see the new Nightwings in action& it doesn’t bring anything new to the s more

  • 6.0
    A7sus420 Dec 8, 2018

    It was fine. Medical clearance isn't that exciting. Otherwise we really don't get anywhere.

  • 4.0
    waltgator93 Dec 5, 2018

    This issue had ok art and the story, was eh ok as well. The dialogue literally put me asleep. This issue is literally so pointless! I doubt anything in this issue will have any major impact on rest of the story!

  • 4.0
    RBL Dec 11, 2018

    I saw a review stating this issue, and series, was a compelling and evocative journey of two men struggling to find themselves. I want to ask him, are we reading the same thing?

    This issue continues was has been a series of lackluster issues that showcase one thing only, how DC has no clue what to do with or any appreciation for one of the most beloved characters. The writing is subpar, but i feel for Scott Lobdell as when you are given garbage to work with no matter what you do the result will still be refuse.

    The art, colors, and inks are the only redeeming qualities because the story is among the worst in this decade.

    To sum up we see “Ric” Grayson, whose “name” alone makes me feel ill, still fai more

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  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    The pacing in this arc is atrocious. And very similar to Red Hood in its ability to stretch things out (Bizarro's reverting to idiot). Not much happens. The new Nightwangs continue to be Nightwing. Dick officially becomes Ric because he's got a piece of paper saying so. (Maybe he needed a "sane" stamp on his hand.) Ric continues to have a love interest that is devoid of interest. And Scarecrow continues to exist and be Scarecrow. The only thing that could have saved this issue was the character interaction. Most of the characters are one-note and boring. Ric is a dick, but not in name. And Scarecrow couldn't ooze more evil if he tried. And yet, Ric couldn't parse that out, probably because he's so fearless. This issue sucks.

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  • 3.0
    KFuqua Dec 7, 2018

    DC continues to destroy one of their very best characters. Horrible story, poor's really sad.

  • 2.5
    ohhaimark Dec 8, 2018


    -I will admit, I liked Nightwing and Scarecrow's therapy sessions. They had very good scripts.

    -"Later, Dick. Whoever you are." That was a good line, even I'll admit.

    -Hallelujah! They must have heard my wishes. This issue is a landmark. This deserves your full attention. No more, "My name is Ric. I was a hero once. Then I was shot." Maybe they'll answer my next wish and cancel the series.

    THE BAD:

    -Some of the art was good, but a lot of it was pretty ugly in my opinion. I disliked the art for Nightwing and Scarecrow's therapy sessions.

    -I'm tired of Detective Nightwing. Get him and all of his comrades out of here.

    -I do think the therapy sessions we more

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