Nightwing #62

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 19
6.9Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it's clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson's innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down? Ric seeks comfort in Bea's arms, but may find answers in another's Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson.

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 17, 2019

    Yep, this series is well and truly winning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Aug 22, 2019

    A lot of people have signed off this series, but I hope people will be willing to give it a chance because as far as things look, things are only getting better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 18, 2019

    This is a nicely paced issue. The art is especially good by Ronan Cliquet. I hope he stays on awhile. While I wish that we can give Dick back to being himself, Jurgens and Cliquet make the most of what they were given. It makes for a really compelling story indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Jul 25, 2019

    Once again the writing in the issue is fantastic! It's a slower issue, but reads at a quick pace. This issue does well in setting up a future for Ric and the Nightwings, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 17, 2019

    Jurgens is improving this title a lot, but it's still loaded with cliches and this upcoming storyline has the chance to go down a very bad path. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 17, 2019

    There's nothing noticeably bad about this issue, but it's the first in a while that makes me wonder how long the new Nightwings arc can last. Under the current setup, I'd say not that much longer, but maybe Jurgens has some tricks to reinvigorate this creative decision once again? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Jul 27, 2019

    This is basically the Heroes Reborn version (and we saw how well that worked out for Marvel) of Nightwing so take that as you will. But Dan Jurgens is a ray of hope in an otherwise bleak situation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 16, 2019

    Lastly, it looks like the Nightwings have put the "Is the Cabbie good or bad" conversation to bed, which is a little disappointing. Like Ric pointed out, it takes four people to do the job of the real Nightwing. Wouldn't it be fun to see those four people take on the real Nightwing? Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 17, 2019

    I love the art and I'm interested in the story going forward from the Offer that was presented at the end of the book, not to mention that there's some character development here that feels like a cool direction for the character.  It's just too bad that a lot of this issue was just recapping Ric's amnesia in a way that felt like it needed to beat the idea in my head again and again.  It's also too bad that the Nightwing Squad had so little to do that they stood around and just reiterated what they talked about last issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jul 17, 2019

    A good crash course on the character's current status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 17, 2019

    The highpoint of this issue for me was the meeting of the four replacement Nightwings,in which they raise concerns over their mysterious allys backstory. Honestly,Im surprised its taken them this long to question his origins andmotivations, but Im glad its finally happened. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 17, 2019

    Another issue of Nightwing and another rehashing of the time between his near-fatal gunshot wound and the present time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 17, 2019

    Once again, DC appears to be tripping over dollars to pick up pennies. They were so desperate to make Dick different in an attempt to make him interesting, and this issue continues to prove that they're not really doing anything different with him at all. The sad thing is, if you're going to create an experiment like this, then you need to go for it. Don't get cold feet and half-ass your attempt. Go big or go home. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Aug 16, 2019

    Please shut up, I genuinely loathe you.

  • 3.5
    LunaMoody Jul 17, 2019

    Dump these new Nightwings and move on already! I want Nightwing back!. This series is so losing any appeal to me at all. I'm really thinking of dropping it. It's just not any good anymore. And I'm really starting to dislike Dick/Ric. Okay I get he doesn't remember or have feelings for his family and friends anymore. I understand that. But come on just because you no long have those emotions and memories does that mean you can't honor them and yourself really and try to build new ones? These are people that loved him and he loved back and he's just writing them off like none of it matters because he doesn't remember. He's so selfish and even to a point cold now. He can take the time to get to know and befriend the new Nightwings, complete st more

  • 8.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Jul 20, 2019

    Four issues into his run as writer of Nightwing, Dan Jurgens has completed the transition and pivoted his entire cast as well as the lead character's outlook.

    Ric Grayson knows who he was, doesn't remember anything about it and doesn't care.

    The "Nightwings" know that Grayson exists and have no idea of his background. They just know that he's good.

    Grayson has a love interest, and she's cool with everything.

    Jurgens hits that reset button with authority, leading with a five-page opening montage that restates Grayson's history and outlook. It's as tightly done as anything in comics today, something that every single writer of every single DC book should read, analyze and internalize as it is bett more

  • 7.5
    Darkseid24 Jul 17, 2019

    Good issue. This issue makes it clear, that Ric also cares about small crimes like stealing a kidney& not just about the big crimes of super villains. ( So I don’t know how some people still can claim Ric is more selfish than Dick. I’m wondering, if they even read this series.) What I also liked were the scenes between Ric& Bea. Dick is making the next step& tells her everything about his past as Robin/ Nightwing, then they have sex. Only question is, whether this was a good idea.I like Bea as a character& I hope her character gets more explored. I want Bea to be her own character, not just Dicks love interest ( but I have the feeling she dies soon). The Nightwings also make a short appearance talking about who Ric might be.
    >What I didn’t like, that everything Ric stated in his monologue is nothing new. It was all best adressed in 54 already, so I don’t know why every writer has to mention in every issue, that Ric doesn’t want to hang out with the batfamily anymore? We get it.
    The Court of Owl was teased for this issue, but all they are doing in this issue is observing. They are trying to find out, which people are important in Rics life now. Then Lex appears& makes his offer. I don’t know what to think of Year of the Villains yet. It’s quite underwhelming up until now& the way Lex is portrayed, he feels like a copy of Neron from Underworld Unleashed, but without the fun part.

    I wasn’t a fan of the art in this issue. I’m missing Chris Mooneyham‘s art here.

    However the good thing with Nightwing lately is, that compared to other titles the series keeps being enjoyable& its quality doesn’t decrease. As for me I’m looking forward to the next issue. more

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  • 7.5
    Beyond_Batman Jul 18, 2019

    It was a decent issue. I thought the artwork was really good. I dont mind the whole ric grayson thing but he seems exactly like Dick Grayson but with no memory. They need to stop focusing on " the nightwings". They individually all suck as characters so none of them will be getting an expanded role when this storyline is over. And how has not one of these detectives not thought he is Nightwing already. I mean Nightwing disappears, they take his suits, and then someone with all of Nightwing's skills shows up and helps them. Plus he has the same mask pretty much. Terrible detectives lol

  • 7.0
    Batman Jones Jul 17, 2019

    This book feels like it's been treading water ever since 'Ric's' injury but I liked this issue well enough. I'm much happier to read Jurgens than Lobdell and I liked the art too.

    There was one major no-no, though... I think superhero comics (the ones involving secret ID's at least) should *really* avoid acknowledging facial recognition software and to the degree they just pretend it doesn't exist. If it *does* exist in the DCU everyone on earth would know the secret identities of anyone that doesn't wear a mask that covers their entire head.

    If facial recognition can ID Dick Grayson there's no way it can't ID Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne or Barry Allen or, well, pretty much everyone.

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  • 7.0

    It's okay.

  • 6.0
    KFuqua Jul 18, 2019

    I love the character of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and still am not enjoying this story arc. Dan Jurgens has definitely helped it, but it's still not a good storyline. Let's get this over with and bring back Dick Grayson as Nightwing!

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 19, 2019

    Another retread issue.

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    Lock Jul 17, 2019

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    Justin Ray Aug 13, 2019

  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
    JustCrazy Jul 18, 2019

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    Radar Jul 21, 2019

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    mikesbr42 Sep 1, 2020

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    RBL Aug 27, 2019

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