Nightwing #71

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet, Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 17
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5.8User Rating

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Having a chat with the Clown Prince of Crime is scary enough...being captured, tied down, and forced to listen to him is something else! Especially when you're Ric Grayson, and The Joker just wants you out of action so he can get to the Dark Knight. With no idea what his history with The Joker might be, Ric doesn't find this situation one bit funny.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jun 9, 2020

    Nightwing might be the book that benefits most from the upcoming "Joker War" crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 9, 2020

    Thank goodness the wait for issue #72 won't be another 2 and a half month one! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 10, 2020

    The Joker War crossover is starting to come together nicely and this issue is a big part of that! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 10, 2020

    I also appreciate that Jurgens didn't let the situation with Tusk take over Nightwing #71. He gave us some action and allowed Ronan Cliquet to have a little fun, but a serious shift in Ric's story occurred. And now it feels like so much more is about to happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Jun 22, 2020

    All in all this is one of the few Nightwing issue in recent times that really feels like Nightwing. This issue has a similar vibe compared to something like the Last Laugh tie in from the classic Dixon run, definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 9, 2020

    Jurgens shakes things up once again with this cliffhanger. Im not sure yet if its the best direction given recent storylines, but it definitely sets the stage for an intriguing Nightwing tie-in to Joker War. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 12, 2020

    It's a fast-paced story that serves as the perfect lead-in to "Joker War" and another indication that the momentum has shifted on this title. Dick will be back where he should be soon, and I hope Jurgens gets to continue his run away from the Ric Grayson era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Jun 10, 2020

    There was a good mix of action and intrigue even though the Jokers reveal felt flat for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 18, 2020

    Nightwing #71 is just OK. I have not been a super big fan of the “Ric” storyline in general but having the Joker in a book against any Bat person raises the stakes. The action is fast and furious here, but the storyline is simply just OK. I should use a different adjective, but I don't have one. I love Nightwing, so I would read 32 pages of him reading a phone book (that was how people found numbers before the internet kids). Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 9, 2020

    Ric Grayson can't remember his past, and I'm starting to forget when I liked this book.  Dan Jurgens is in a stalling pattern as we head to the Joker War, and while that may end with every Nightwing fan's dream, it's been a two-year slog getting here.  The Joker's appearance didn't wow me, and nothing much happens in this issue until the cliffhanger.  I liked Ronan Cliquet's art, but can't find many reasons not to skip this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jun 13, 2020

    The Joker has a plan ... and it's stupid. You also have to sit through him monologuing ridiculously. Guh. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 14, 2020

    While the tie-in to the upcoming "Joker War" does bring some excitement it is not enough to overcome all the problems with the Ric Grayson Saga. Even when Dan Jurgens writes a solid Joker in Nightwing #71 all of the plot elements around Ric Grayson keep the story back. There is a chance that this "Joker War" tie-in turn out to be the strongest issues of the Ric Grayson Sage but Jurgens has a lot of work ahead of him to overcome all the problems with this story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jun 9, 2020

    Nightwing #71 does very little to justify Dick's continued inability to remember his true self. Joker's appearance does offer a slight burst of excitement, but quickly loses steam once his plan is revealed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Jun 10, 2020

    Things feel stale, stuck, and utterly without substance. It's an issue that feels phoned in. Read Full Review

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