Nightwing #70

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ryan Benjamin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
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How many Nightwings does it take for one Joker to strike to get to the real one? Four Nightwings. And that's not even the punchline-how will Ric interact with the Joker when he's not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one...and exactly how dangerous this clown standing before him is?

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Mar 19, 2020

    Overall, this issue is a fun way to get back into the Batman mythos without diving into a legit Batman story. You've got the same dark, mysterious tones and plenty of familiar faces and callbacks. For someone who read 80-plus issues ofBatman and is taking a break,Nightwing #70 was a great way to get my feet wet. And I imagine the same would be the case for any fans ofBatman during any recent arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Mar 18, 2020

    Dan Jurgens's script hits the nail on the head in its detail of complicated psychological issues. Through Grayson's struggle with memories, he portrays the difficulties in believing the truth about ourselves despite what our feelings tell us otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 18, 2020

    This is another fine issue of the book that promises some exciting things coming up next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 20, 2020

    The tension is building and I sense that we're almost at boiling point. Nightwing's path was irrevocably altered by the events of Batman #55 and Nightwing #50, but everybody knows that this year marks Dick Grayson's 80th anniversary in comics. Will this storyline bring back the side of character we've known and loved for the past eight decades? Or will the imminent Joker War leave even more casualties in its wake? Personally, I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Mar 17, 2020

    Because, we can take a good guess at what will happen with the Joker. As for the four Nightwings, we have no idea how Ric's interactions with them will go. That's not to say the Joker is predictable " obviously, he's not. But Jurgens could go in any direction with the Nightwings. We don't know much about their history outside of their professions, so anything can happen. Hopefully, Jurgens lets one or two of them go rogue " the Edwards siblings being the best candidates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 18, 2020

    Jurgens hasnt gone down The Joker well so his appearance here has the right amount of dread and scares as he starts adding to his victim count. This is one of the preludes to The Joker War and it gets off to an ominous start for the Bat Family, but well worth grabbing for Batman readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Apr 5, 2020

    Nightwing #70 is mostly a lead up issue but it definitely drops some kernels of deliciousness that will have you ready for the next chapter in Nightwing's journey to restoration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 18, 2020

    Ryan Benjamin, guest-drawing on this issue, draws a suitably creepy Joker. Things seem to be getting back to normal for Nightwing slowly, but that doesn't mean the stakes are any lower. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Mar 18, 2020

    Nightwing #70 is short and doesn't feature a lot of story; however it does offer us an inside look at Ric's mind as he slowly recovers his past and life, while battling the inner turmoil of deciding what kind of person he wants to be in this new reborn life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Mar 18, 2020

    Nightwing #70 doesn't completely derail the momentum Jurgens' series has carved out for itself lately, but Dick's lack of pro-activeness in the plot is worrisome. Previous issues have done a better job of balancing the recap of Dick's current mental state and giving him something to do in the plot. With a change in artist and a relatively shifted status quo, Nightwing #70 feels like a soft reset rather than the next issue in a previously fast moving plot. With the Joker now in the mix, Jurgens needs to retain focus on Dick and his own choices in the plot and not spread the series out too thin. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 18, 2020

    If, for some reason, you've waited for 70 issues to jump onto this book, Dan Jurgens will catch you up here with an issue full of recap.  If you are one of the few readers who remain loyal to Nightwing no matter what, Jurgens will remind you of everything you already know before getting a cool cliffhanger.  I know sales aren't great, so I will offer some crazy advice...give us Dick Grayson back! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Apr 30, 2020

    Now, even adjusting for my Joker exhaustion and low tolerance for memory-wiped Nightwing, this comic was 'meh'. It's a decent, ominous story with Joker lurking around. The art is ok at times and just not good at others. It has a John Romita Jr feel that I'm not impressed with. I'm appreciative enough that quarantine limits the number of comics that I can review, so ones that wouldn't normally get my attention do. Unfortunately, there's a chance you run into comics like this that make you wish for more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Mar 18, 2020

    Jurgens and company were on a promising stretch for a while there but Nightwing #70 is several hefty steps backs. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 22, 2020

    Just as things were looking up Dan Jurgens takes several steps back with the story he presented in Nightwing #70. Jurgens does nothing but spotlight all of the problems this series has had since Ric Grayson became the lead character. If it wasn't for the tie-in to the upcoming Joker War story Nightwing #70 would've been a complete loss. Read Full Review

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