Nightwing #65

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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While the Nightwings do their best to contain the situation in Blüdhaven, Ric faces off against Talon! But the battle is one not just of brawn, as Ric's psyche is taken to its limits when he learns about his family history for the first time since his memory was wiped. Will Ric Grayson at last become the Gray Son of Gotham he was destined to be, or will he choose the life he's been trying to establish for himself in Blüdhaven?

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 16, 2019

    The ending of the issue then takes a wild twist that I did not see coming. It is a great cliffhanger, and I can't wait to see what is next. Jurgens and Cliquet have created another fine issue. Next month can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Oct 27, 2019

    I'm certainly excited to see where they take this next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 16, 2019

    Looking at the larger picture, if at the end of this whole experience Ric becomes Dick again, I think it will all have been worth it. It's been a frustrating experience, no question. But it'll be something that helps shape Nightwing going forward. Also, it'll serve as another example of Dick Grayson's ability to persevere in the toughest of times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 16, 2019

    I don't know whether to fear for Nightwing's life, or to stand up and applaud. I have a feeling that the events seen in this issue could prove to be the catalyst to re-awakening the side of Ric Grayson that has so cruelly, and violently, been stripped away from him. If that isn't the case, then our hero could be in for the biggest battle of his lives. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Oct 15, 2019

    Nightwing #65 [Jurgens/Cliquet/Filardi] bring some Essential of Emmerill level spice that is much needed to the formerly bland story of "I'm not actually Nightwing despite acting exactly like Nightwing" Ric Grayson. If the concept had been this well done from the start it woulda been much more popular with fans like Grayson was under Seeley. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 16, 2019

    This is a pretty broad comic without much subtlety, but it's also fast-paced and delivers some great action. But the Ric Grayson story is set to come to an end in 2020, and it's about time. Jurgens has done his best with the story, but the status quo has hobbled every writer who's worked on it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 16, 2019

    Nightwing gets a boost from the shift from the tedious amnesia storyline and pitting Ric against Talon. These next few issues will be key to see how long Jurgens can keep this storyline rolling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 16, 2019

    The showdown we've been waiting for is here, Talon Vs. Nightwing!  Too bad it's padded out with the rest of the Nightwings not adding anything new to the story, while the fight between our hero and villain is pretty much just catching Ric up to speed with who William Cobb is.  The art is great though and the cliffhanger leaves me excited for the next issue and what it will bring. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nancy Northcott Oct 17, 2019

    This story is one long fight with Talon pontificating about his goals and Ric's place in the Court of Owls. The fight isn't choreographed well and doesn't flow logically. The one bright spot is Bea's courage, though she offsets that by doing something stupid during the fight. The visuals unfortunately also fail to flow logically in places, and the ending doesn't do much to raise anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Oct 17, 2019

    Final Thoughts: I'm not totally lost on this issue. it hasn't done anything unforgivable yet or make me question my purchase. It's just a big let down since the last two issues were giving me so much hype. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Evan Valentine Oct 16, 2019

    The story attempts to give us a better understanding of Bldhaven at the same time, but fails with an event that makes its citizens look completely ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 23, 2019

    He protecc, he attacc, but most importantly he can’t get he memory bacc.

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 28, 2019

    I dislike Ric and that's been clear but I'm always hopeful that each issue will at least be passable. Let's see how that goes.

    The Good:
    Ric is.... interesting? I mean Talon is better than Ric so I will take it and it is finally an interesting scenario that is unique to Ric as opposed to Dick.

    Talon is still a strong threat and it'll be interesting to see how he evolves as this story develops.

    The Bad:
    There isn't anything to talk about but that is more so due to the fact that the Nightwings and the art are competent enough. Not good but not bad either.

    God, I needed this issue. With a situation that actually fits Ric, this arc may prove itself in this mes more

  • 7.5
    Darkseid24 Oct 16, 2019

    Good issue. It would be interesting to see Ric becoming a Talon indeed, even so I don’t like the Court of Owls very much.

  • 7.0
    LunaMoody Oct 16, 2019

    This story arc is really heating up. I'm enjoying the whole Talon thing. I've always found the Talon to be a cool character. I would love it if Rick did become Talon instead of going back to being called Nightwing. I like the name of Nightwing. Always have but the Nightwings have kind of ruined it for me. So it would be cool to have Ric/Dick take and keep the name Talon. Though I don't want him to be a Talon/ Court of Owls minion. I would just like him to snag the name for himself. And get a new costume also. Something totally new and not a version of a Nightwing costume. This story is really getting interesting again finally because of what it might mean for our character going forward. Will he remember Dick? Hopefully!!! Will us readers more

  • 7.0

    This would be a good Nightwing story on its own, without the Ric identity or the Nightwings. Both of which have added nothing so far. I am hoping it turns out this is a guy who replaced Dick in the hospital through nefarious means and has no idea he isn't actually the real Dick Grayson.

  • 3.5
    KFuqua Oct 17, 2019

    Enough of the Ric garbage. This issue was a slight improvement over the past few issues, but it's really time to get Dick Grayson back to being Nightwing.

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  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Oct 21, 2019

    Nightwing Red: I bring you love.
    Disenfranchised Mob: He's bringing love! Don't let him get away! Break his legs!

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