Nightwing #7

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 37
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"RISE OF RAPTOR" part one! The Parliament of Owls wasn't brought to justice like Raptor promised Nightwing-it was eliminated! Raptor's methods have crossed the line and Nightwing goes to apprehend him. Upon his arrival he discovers Raptor's true intentions and obsessions...

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 19, 2016

    After a Batman family crossover, it was refreshing to find the spotlight solely on Nightwing again. Seeley and Fernandez continue to consistently deliver on this title. If it's not quite at the A+ level of Batman and Detective Comics, it remains a steady and very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 26, 2016

    The final revelation is in the final panel. A photo found by Nightwing in Raptor's quarters shows Mary Grayson, Dick's mother, in the company of a young Raptor. Mary wears her trapeze outfit, while Raptor appears to be a clown of some type. Who is this villain? Is he Dick's Uncle George from long ago? A former boyfriend of Mary? An anti-hero with relatively poor social skills? It is one of the most intriguing mysteries Nightwing has faced in many years. A regular circus of shadows. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 20, 2016

    We get back to the Raptor story line with Nightwing after the briefest of hiatus. But the claw is back and he holds court over this book in a mesmerizing way. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 20, 2016

    This is one of the best Bat-books for your buck. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 19, 2016

    This arc is off to a great start. There's some complexity to both the emotional and physical conflict that Dick will face as he attempts to rescue Bruce and take down Raptor all while learning about his mother's life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 19, 2016

    Solid fun from beginning to end. With snappy dialogue, great visuals, and phenomenal character work, Nightwing continues to be a grand swashbuckler of a superhero book. The main criticism I have is that this feels less like the start of a new arc and more like the interrupted epilogue of the previous story. Regardless, it's a great read, further proof that Nightwing is one of the most solid books DC is publishing today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Oct 20, 2016

    Overall, a strong solid issue setting up the new story arc. I look forward to Part 2! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 19, 2016

    While there are a ton of Batman books on the market, this is definitely one going for a different feel, as well as an attempt to flip the script on how to approach a long-standing character, and it's definitely worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 22, 2016

    I liked this issue more than previous Raptor appearances because Seeley seems to finally be moving the character into a better antagonist position. He's still the same obnoxious character, and is even more obnoxious now that he's being pitted against Batman himself, but that obnoxiousness is more palatable with him as an outright villain than as some kind of anti-hero. It still just bugs me that he so easily gets under Nightwing's skin with little effort, but I can be OK with that when Nightwing starts kicking his butt. Also, I find the link that Raptor knew Nightwing's mom back in their circus days to be pretty interesting. Hopefully Seeley has some good ideas for that, and not something ridiculous like Raptor might be Nightwing's real dad. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Oct 19, 2016

    Overall – I'll give this a 6.5 out of 10 – it's got some high points and is trying to come back to solid ground, but it's just not there yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 19, 2016

    While I can't say that this issue will blow anyone away, it is a welcome addition after all that Monster Men nonsense that we've been dealing with and actually leads to some interesting things.  It's just too bad that I'm still not a fan of the art in this book because even if the story becomes something that I'm all about, I won't like looking at it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Oct 20, 2016

    Nightwing #7 continues the disappointing trend of having too much Raptor. And that is a real shame, since other aspects of the book: the art or supporting cast are fun. If Seeley would just ease the spotlight off of Raptor, the book would be more enjoyable (like during the Raptor-less “Night of the Monster Men” tie-in issues). Unfortunately, given the storyline's title is “Rise of Raptor”, readersshould expect more of the same. Read Full Review

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