Nightwing #58

Writer: Scott Lobdell, Zack Kaplan Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 16
6.8Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

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The Joker's Daughter is back! Or is she? While she wasn't shot in the head like Nightwing, Duela Dent might be facing an identity crisis even more traumatic than Ric Grayson's. Fortunately the new Nightwings are doing their best to protect Blüdhaven-learning as they go-allowing Ric to try to help steer Duela away from the life of a homicidal zealot of the crazy Clown Prince of Crime!

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 20, 2019

    Nightwing remains one of the more surprising of DC's current late of titles. It succeeds against the odds and continues to be a fun read particularly with this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 25, 2019

    I do want to see more of the Joker's Daughter in the future. She's not Harley Quinn, nor should she be, but she brings her own type of insanity wherever she appears. She does help keep this comic in the Bat-Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 20, 2019

    The issue does have a bit of a jolting ending but I liked it enough. It feels like it was rushed but hey, everything else works. And the art by Travis Moore makes everything better. He gives us some great visuals here. All in all it's a decent book and I hope they keep up the energy and creativity on this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Mar 20, 2019

    While some parts of the story are lackluster, NIGHTWING #58 is saved by the brilliant artwork of Travis Moore. Worth checking out if you are interested in seeing the nightmare that is the Joker's daughter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steve Ray Mar 20, 2019

    VerdictWhile it isn't a groundbreaking masterpiece, Nightwing #58 is still a great example of good, well crafted sequential art. The story made sense, the characters are believable/lovable/hateful, depending on their purpose, and the art is gorgeous. Whatever you want to call him, the main character of this title has been a huge part of my life for over four decades, so, I'm going to stick with him, support him, and the fine, talented creators that continue to bring us his adventures, until I find a valid reason not to. This book is still one of my favorite monthly reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 20, 2019

    Top Notch! Always Feeling Fresh And New! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Mar 21, 2019

    Can we just talk about the art for a second too? I mean, Travis Moore and Tamra Bonvillain do such a wonderful job drawing up the comic. Moore does a great job at both the action pieces and the emotional close ups. Bonvillain colors the panels beautifully. I really love the coloring of The Nightwings costumes as well as Joker's Daughter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Mar 18, 2019

    Nightwing 57 was exactly what I needed this week. A fun issue that made me feel like I was reading a Dick Grayson issue again. Duela is still way dialed down, but she is far from done doing what she came to do, and I can't wait to see how her story continues, even if she may be away for a little bit. I hope that this issue is a sign of Ric moving away from all his Bummer-Barry thinking, but we will have to see if he's as willing to jump in with his new team when the next emergency call comes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 20, 2019

    The Joker's Daughter is upping her game in Bludhaven and letting us all know that she has a lot planned for this city, while we also see our heroes working more as a team which is nice.  I just wish we knew more about them at this point, but maybe patience is the key there.  All in all, the art is great and I can't wait to find out more about these new characters and this new iteration of our classic hero. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Mar 19, 2019

    Nightwing #58 ends with Ric picking up Barbara Gordon on her way to the airport. The conversation they have and Ric's facial expressions giving the feeling there's something more to what's said. That at the teaser for the next issue being "Old Flames" could have multiple meanings. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 20, 2019

    The Nightwings saga continues, for better or for worse, and this issue includes a villain that's all too predictable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Mar 20, 2019

    I have nodoubt that Dick Grayson will return, asNightwing. Its the nature of comic books that radical changes are almostalways temporary. Sure, Dick Grayson abandoning his Robin identity has beenpermanent, but considering the Boy Wonder costume has changed hands many times,what was Grayson to do. Join a super-secret spy organization? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 20, 2019

    I hope there is a resounding conclusion to this arc soon and it gives us a better Nightwing. I don't even mind him being Ric, if it ends in him being Nightwing. It would be a very roundabout way to move the character into a new phase but might pay off if done right. I saw nice new bits of him when Dick was a spy, even though I saw it as a setback. Here, I am looking forward to how this concludes, what new foes exist in Bludhaven rather than rogues pulled from Batman's list, and how Bludhaven grows as a character city. I will continue to see how this plays out, but hopefully, this particular saga moves on very soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Mar 21, 2019

    Amazing art only goes so far towards saving this issue from an illogical plot, uneven pacing and awkward dialogue. Probably one to pass on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 22, 2019

    This isn't working. DC needs to cut their losses and just move on. There hasn't been a quality writer on this book since Tim Seeley. Not only is that a shame, but it's also insulting and disrespectful to treat a character that's been around for nearly 80 years this way. If you're not a fan of this experiment, then please don't support it with your money. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Mar 20, 2019

    Meh. I don't really care about anything that's happening here. I don't like Ric. And I don't like that his status quo is constantly re-established every single issue, more than once in an issue, like everyone forgot it. It's a really annoying crutch the writers are using.

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  • 1.0
    ohhaimark Mar 22, 2019


    -Hey, good art! Why is that always a common thread with poorly written issues.

    THE BAD:

    -This issue exists.

    -You can't get me to care about the Legion of Nightwing, even with Ric on the team. I don't know who that of that godawful idea, but they need to make sure they never come up with such a travesty again.

    -This issue is corny. And not in a fun, nostalgic way. In a painful, cringe-y way that makes reading this issue feel like having your skin peeled off.

    -The Joker's daughter has gone from annoying to boring. I don't know whether to call that an improvement.

    -Apparently the writer of this issue decided to abandon having actual characters in this i more

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  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Mar 20, 2019

    It’s a nice quick simple issue. Would have been better it extended it to three or four issues because it seems like this story arc is over. The art looks good but can easily be a forgettable issue even story arc.

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  • 5.0
    Darkseid24 Mar 20, 2019

    It was an ok issue, but had many problems.
    On the positive side it’s the first good portrayal of Joker‘s Daugther I have seen ( just like last issue). She has more than just 1 line, even so her plan is a little weird. But the problem is, that just like Scarecrow Ric beat her way too easily. There was no excitement in Ric fighting her, since he also just beat her with one single punch. If Ric can beat Batman‘s super villains so easily I am asking myself, why doesn’t Bruce quit& Ric takes over? What comes next? Ric beating Joker with one punch? It’s just ridiculous& just overpowering Dick, so it’s quite boring& an insult for the villains. They all deserve better.
    As for Ric there’s still no character development& he s more

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    God this comic is annoying. The characters are annoying. The plot is annoying. If you hate Nightwing so much just kill him and put us all out of our misery.

  • 7.0

    "I may not be Nightwing anymore, but now I am part of the Nightwings." This line really encompasses how ridiculous this whole set of events has been, but still not hating it.

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Mar 21, 2019

    Enough of this "Ric" garbage. Bring back Nightwing and Dick Grayson. One of the best characters in comics and you're wasting him with this garbage.

  • 1.0
    RBL Mar 20, 2019

    They can’t be serious with this. This is laughably bad, but close to just being sad. With that last rhyme I’ve written better material than what’s in this issue. Flushing the cost of this issue down the toilet is a better use of money than purchasing this issue, I would not recommend anyone even read this.

    Another issue of a protagonist that claims “I want nothing to do with hero work, I crave a normal life” to immediately follow that with “I’m a hero now, I need to help people”. How he contradicts himself by the panel has long been irksome, now it just shows how the writers/editors just have no clue what to do with the character.

    Here’s an idea, get rid of “ric” and bring Dick Grayson back. No o more

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  • 6.0
    Andrew May 12, 2019

  • 5.5
    Watchtower022 Mar 20, 2019

  • 4.0
    EDiakota Mar 23, 2019

  • 3.0
    ComickerPerson Mar 27, 2019

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