Nightwing #66

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
7.3Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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William Cobb has taken the Nightwings down one by one, leaving Ric on his own in a Blüdhaven that is literally aflame. Cobb offers Ric a chance to save his city by at last fulfilling his legacy as the Gray Son and becoming the new Talon and leading the Court of Owls into a new age.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 20, 2019

    Nightwing #66 continues a run that has been consistently excellent since Dan Jurgens took over as writer. With a solid and incredible art team to breathe life into the scripts, this title is a joy to read and review every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 22, 2019

    really like artist Ronan Cliquet. His work is perfect for this book. He has a nice quality and makes the whole book grounded. I hope he sticks around for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Nov 22, 2019

    While we can probably assume Nightwing won't be permanently joining the bad guys, seeing Jurgens and the gang take our hero down this path is exciting and has the reader itching for the next chapter to unfold. Something Nightwing has been missing for too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Nov 22, 2019

    I have to congratulate Jurgens for taking what seemed to be a totally random event and making it make sense! I also have thought that the Court of Owls still has so much potential as far as stories go that it was great to see them back and up to the highest levels of deviltry! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 20, 2019

    The only reason any of this is possible is the groundwork put in to establish Ric by Dan Jurgens and those before him. Again, if this was regular old Dick Grayson, I would think he's playing the Court instead of being putty in their hands like he is now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 21, 2019

    What I am invested in is just how Dick is going to get out of this brainwashing plot. The entire story makes a lot more sense when you realize it's not just guided amnesia " it's a plot to break one of the DCU's best heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 20, 2019

    There's some promise in this arc of the new Talon but it almost seems too predictable of a step to make. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 20, 2019

    A lot of what we already found out about in the Nightwing Annual comes to place here, which really just shows our title character standing around frozen as his new sunglasses fill his mind with new memories.  It's a cool concept, but the execution here left a lot to be desired because William Cobb telling Ric Grayson's girlfriend his evil plan left me pretty bored.  Thankfully though, I loved the art and hope that now that this is out of the way we'll actually get some progression from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 20, 2019

    Nightwing #66 establishes the stakes for the Ric saga's endgame without much nuance. Bluntly redefining Dick Grayson via a memory implanting set of goggles is about as trite a plot device as you can get. With Dick even further removed from who he once was, Nightwing must rely on its supporting cast to carry reader interest. Unfortunately, none of the new Nightwings has done enough to carry the torch. Jurgens has dug himself into a pit I fear he cannot escape from by removing Dick's agency and calling into question some of his core characteristics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Nov 21, 2019

    Theres just way too much exposition and not enough actually happening. The next issue should be a little better, there should be some good violence going on. But all the goodwill they earned from the Nightwing annual is getting lost quickly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    RBL Nov 20, 2019

    Jurgens accomplished something pretty significant with this issue and the annual, it makes “ric” make sense. This does not make it any more bearable or compensate for it in any way, but it’s a small step in the right direction.

    William Cobb continues to the best, and only, character present. “ric” himself is not unbearable in this issue, because he does and says nothing.

    The “wings” continue to be supremely irrelevant and bea is just used as a vehicle to allow Cobb to deliver exposition. I would not be shocked if none of them survive at the end of this.

    Talon is an improvement but Dick Grayson should have been brougjt back ages ago, until that happens the title won’t be anything but mediocre more

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Nov 26, 2019

    Oh no not Ric, he was such a lovable and relatable character! Also, like… Bruce Wayne isn’t dead? Guys why wouldn’t you have him “kill” literally anyone else this is going to backfire so hard and we can all see it.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 6, 2019

    Last issue gave me a shot of hope that this series won't be completely rubbish and holds promise to be interesting. Let's see how it goes this time though.

    The Good:
    I really like the deep dive into the Court's manipulations.

    Likewise the new memories throughout this issue works greatly but it also sets up one crucial memory which if that collapses, the whole system will too.

    The Bad:
    Why the hell does Dick's Talon costume have to look like that? Hell, I liked the googles + his Ric costume. Now he looks like a Frill-Necked Lizard.

    A strong set up issue that works to show the effectiveness of the Court and Dick's new identity as a Talon. However, that costu more

  • 8.0

    I likes this a lot. Actually making this tasteless turn of events into an actual plot that is interesting... good job Jurgens. I never doubted him after hearing his plans on Word Balloon to redeem this book.

  • 6.0
    Watchtower022 Nov 23, 2019

    I was actually enjoying this part of the “Ric” saga more than previous arcs, but there was too much exposition here.

  • 5.0
    Darkseid24 Nov 20, 2019

    Meh I don’t know, I originally liked the Ric arc, but turning the memory loss into a Master Plan of the Court of Owls is lame. Deus ex Machina indeed.
    I think it’s time to end Ric, while Lobdell had some good stories Jurgens unfortunately doesnt bring much to it. I wonder what Dick will say, when he finds out about Alfred. It’s also weird, that Bruce doesn’t give a crap about Dick trying to murder people Next issue.

  • 4.5
    LunaMoody Nov 20, 2019

    I was looking forward to this issue. I thought it would have turned out to be way more exciting and just plain more interesting then it was. It was boring. After the last couple of books I thought for sure things would only get more exciting and faster paced then what was delivered. But that hope fell flat with this issue. Hopefully the next one will pick back up

  • 2.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 20, 2019

    This is just no good. Show Dick that Bruce is alive to break the brainwashing. I hope it doesn't come down to something so obvious, but I just can't expect anything better from this book.

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    Lock Nov 26, 2019

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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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