Nightwing #59

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
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There's a new team in town who will have to learn the hard way that fighting injustice doesn't mean you're cut out to be a superhero. As the newly formed Nightwings are forced to deal with a fiery threat they never saw coming, reluctant recruit Ric Grayson has to make the choice between a carefree life without capes or answering the call that's been ringing his entire life-the call to be a hero. Join Ric Grayson and the Nightwings as they learn what it takes to be a team-and what happens when you fight who you truly are.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Apr 25, 2019

    Yet another solid issue ofNightwing. People that left after the transition from Dick to Ric, are really missing out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 17, 2019

    Nightwing continues to be a low-key strong title. Its not getting the fanfare of other books, but its consistently delivering a solid and surprisingly fun twist on one of DCs most beloved characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 19, 2019

    This book has been schizophrenic. There is no two ways about it. If they can settle on a creative team and make the book consistent, it'll return to where we were just a few months ago. But this isn't bad at all. I very much enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Apr 17, 2019

    Unfortunately, Grayson takes a backseat in NIGHTWING #59. While the artwork is amazing, shifting the spotlight onto another character is both a great idea and a bad idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Apr 17, 2019

    Nightwing #59 made me like this story arc. But as a huge Dick Grayson fan, and a fan of Bludhaven, I really want this book to shine and get more readers and the depth I think it deserves. I think we're moving there, I just wonder how much longer it will take. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 17, 2019

    This is a solid art style for a Nightwing series; it's gritty, jagged, and somewhat rough, but that matches the style of Grayson's narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Apr 17, 2019

    Thesequestions and more, unfolding amidst the chaos of high adventure and crimefighting, are what make for good comic books, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Anthony Thornton Apr 16, 2019

    Nightwing #59 is a good start to a new Nightwing. It sets up the arc to come while giving us a glimpse at what Jurgens will bring to the title. It is a solid character driven story that finally connects us to one of the Nightwings, and gives the character more life. Ric is a Nightwing in all but name, and I'm excited by the possibilities that brings to his character. I am glad to see the Mooneyham and Filardi are sticking around, because their artwork brings an extra layer of excitement to this issue. I'm actually really annoyed that this is a monthly title because I don't want to wait that long to see what happens in #60! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 17, 2019

    You get a bit of background on one of our Nightwings this issue, which is pretty appreciated since it's been teased every issue the character shows up and you get our main hero acting heroic on his own so with those two things, not to mention a new villain for Bludhaven you get a pretty decent book, but this also suffers from the same problems that came in previous issues and previous writers. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Adrian Care Apr 17, 2019

    This issue wont set the world on fire (couldnt resist) but the character interaction and story building are what the issue should really lean on. The Team Nightwing idea is interesting and sets this title apart from the other bat-books so its interesting to explore that a little more in what is a very easy, if not an essential, read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 17, 2019

    It's definitely a marked improvement over the previous creative teams, and Hutch is the best of the Nightwings but there's only so much to do with this status quo. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 19, 2019

    Dan Jurgens brings a much stronger voice to Nightwing, but Ric Grayson is still a huge miss as far as I'm concerned. The experiment had some potential, but that potential was squandered with the series spent months wasting the opportunity it was trying to create. At this point, I really wish DC would just cut their losses and move on, but I don't expect that will happen anytime soon. In fact, we might as well get used to Greasy Grayson sticking around for the remainder of the year. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Apr 18, 2019

    A thin issue that sets up the villain of the next story arc while repeating many of the same points as previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Darkseid24 Apr 17, 2019

    Not a bad issue, but not great either. The new arc is starting slowly, what isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
    Ric is training with one of the Nightwings& we are getting more informations about the past of the Red Nightwing. More background sure will be explored in future issues, since the issue ends with a new enemy attacking Bludhaven Police Department. I would have preferred to see more Batman villains, but it’s good that Nightwing gets his own villains.
    We also see Ric shortly interact with his new girlfriend Bea, then he leaves to help the Nightwings.
    This issue shows no new character development of Ric, emplying, that DC wants to keep him a little longer. As for me I can live with that. It’s still an interesting ne more

  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Apr 22, 2019


    -Dan Jurgens may have salvaged this series with the introduction of character Malcolm Hutch, who, unlike any of the characters in Scott Lobdell's run, is compelling and likable.

    -Jurgens at least kinda drops the Nightwing Squad here. That's good. Anything less of them I'll take.

    -The dialogue this issue was alright. Tolerable. Way better than Scott Lobdell, who, aside from the first 25 issues of the Rebirth Red Hood, always has awful dialogue.

    THE BAD:

    -Oh god. We get a new writer, but we're still stuck with the crappy art of Chris Mooneyham. Sigh. I was at least hoping for Travis Moore.

    -Ric's still awful in every way, shape and form.

    -So Bea's still more

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  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Apr 17, 2019

    Dan Jurgen turns Nightwing from a bad comic to a forgettable but ultimately functional comic.

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  • 4.0
    RBL Apr 17, 2019

    The best thing about this issue is without any shadow of a doubt, the variant cover for it. Without that don’t buy the book, it’s not worth it. I just read it and I can’t say anything memorable happens, another forgettable, throwaway issue.

    There finally some development with one of the “Generics”, not nearly enough to make him a real character but it’s welcome because it’s more than leaving them to be characterized by a single trait.

    Even ric, who is still a shitheel, has some growth in that he did not question his need to help others and finally stopped complaining that he needs/only wants a “normal life”. Despite being a minor change it’s a long time coming.

    There’s not much to say more

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 30, 2019

    I like how Sapienza must have been like just down the hall to be able to get to the hospital room that fast. Also what is the point of this arc. I hate it.

  • 8.5
    Michaelbn Apr 18, 2019

    This is a good issue but not a great one. Art is nice to look at and the story keeps you engaged but what makes it worse is the pacing. The story doesn't know what's going on and just wants to reach the end.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Apr 17, 2019

    If it wasn't for the ending which saved this issue. Artwork pretty good, and hoping the daughter of the sergeant is a red herring, otherwise the reveal will be obvious.

  • 5.0
    ComicNerd96 May 8, 2019

    Oh Nightwing, what have they done to you...

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