Nightwing #72

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
7.3Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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Dick Grayson has learned the truth: that “fixing” his identity lies with none other than Barbara Gordon. He must go to Gotham to find Batgirl-and runs into The Joker’s new henchperson, Punchline. Unlike Harley Quinn, Punchline’s deadpan black humor matches the deadly knives she uses on her victims…and for her next joke, Ric Grayson is the punchline.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 14, 2020

    This was a great issue that continues to build on the momentum from last issue. This is a darker Ric than we are used to, but it has been exposed that he is being mind manipulated and the worst part is that the Joker is behind it. This series is starting to get its legs again and that's exciting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 14, 2020

    Nightwing #72 is all killer and no filler. The last three pages are some of the most shocking I've seen in a while, and had me shouting at my tablet PC. The Joker's building his army, and, if you're also reading Batman and Detective Comics, you know that he's got some of the deadliest recruits imaginable" none moreso than those revealed in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 15, 2020

    This is some great stuff overall and it is a very entertaining issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 14, 2020

    Dan Jurgens's narrative continues to up the ante in Dick's ever-changing life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 15, 2020

    Jurgens has turned this book around pretty significantly from its low point, and the Ric Grayson era will never be a classic but it's been redeemed with the last few twists in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Jul 16, 2020

    The story really is starting the heat up, and I am hooked for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 14, 2020

    This issue ends with a wild cliffhanger that certainly sets Nightwing up perfectly for its entry into Joker War. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Jul 14, 2020

    Jurgens and Cliquet are a great Nightwing team and if you like Joker or the new character Punchline this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jul 14, 2020

    Nightwing #72 may barely be an actual Nightwing issue, but as a story on its own terms it succeeds. Joker War has fully taken over this book and while it's unfortunate Nightwing's ultimate return will likely take place in a story not his own, I find his plight as a Joker henchman just a little more interesting than him as a Talon. Barbara's arrival is a welcome injection of freshness into the series, but hopefully Bea and the other Nightwings aren't entirely phased out of relevance in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jul 16, 2020

    With a supporting role from another member of the Batfamily popping up, Nightwing #72 introduces a fresh change of pace " at least much fresher than this book's been of late. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 18, 2020

    Once again, I am tired of this punchline. Yes. The pun is intended. I am not on the team that says we must ban Nightwing as a comic, but I am on the team that says, Ric Grayson is not my Nightwing. Nightwing #72 does feature Babs, so that is nice. I like her. Just get to the Joker War already. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 14, 2020

    This book continues to be a slap in the face to Nightwing fans, and if you aren't planning on reading the Joker War, don't bother with this issue.  Even if you are, this is just a recap-heavy issue that feels like it's on auto-pilot.  There doesn't seem to be any heart left in this book, and fans deserve more than going through the motions each month.  It's sad how many DC books I can say that exact statement about right now!!! Read Full Review

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