Nightwing #76

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
6.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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One bullet robbed Nightwing of his memories and identity. One bullet erased Dick Grayson and replaced him with Ric Grayson. Now, with Dick’s true identity returned, KGBeast is back with one last bullet for him. Using Bea as bait, KGBeast has made it abundantly clear that this one last bullet isn’t intended for Nightwing’s head-this one is aiming to puncture his broken heart!

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 18, 2020

    So frustrating, but in a good way for readers. I just want to read more about Dick's declension into Bruce-dom. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Nov 17, 2020

    Nightwing #76 is a much needed issue where we finally see Nightwing let loose on KGBeast after all that fallout from the shooting. This was such an emotional roller coaster -- it did utilize a classic lone hero trope, but it was played very nicely by the creative team to make it worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 19, 2020

    The story is pretty damn good. Jurgens does a solid job here, and it all feels pretty right. The art by Cliquet is pretty good as well. Overall, this is a solid issue of a series that is on the upswing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 18, 2020

    All said Nightwing #76 is shaking off the old to move forward. This issue will perhaps startle as well as settle old scores and is definitely worth a look. If you quit on Nightwing in the recent past, pick it up again. See what sticks and what falls off. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 22, 2020

    Nightwing #76 is easily the best issue of Dan Jurgens run on this series. Jurgens and Ronan Cliquet reminded fans why when Nightwing is at the top of his game he is one of the best superheroes around. The ending, while heartbreaking, does provide the character and series to get a fresh start in whatever form Nightwing returns in March 2021. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 17, 2020

    The final curtain falls on the Ric Grayson era in a story that emphasizes Jurgens' strengths as a writer"but also the overall weakness of the status quo he had to work with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 18, 2020

    Nightwing #76 broke my heart, but it was still a brilliantly drawn, and entertaining comic. The visuals get a full 5/5 from me, but the writing – largely because of what I've touched on – gets a 2/5. Hey, it all still turned out a heck of lot better than the Spider-Man “Clone Saga”… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2020

    Its a shame Jurgens opted not to keep some elements of the Nightwings arc intact as this return to the absolute status quo feels like a step backwards for a title that admirably handled whats become a cliche storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 17, 2020

    Nightwing #76 gives us a bit of everything. We see the most heroic and noble version of Dick Grayson we all know and love. However, he makes some choices that remind us who raised him and the life he is choosing to live. Is Bea being moved out of the way to make room for Babs? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 17, 2020

    Nightwing #76 is a technically competent comic that goes in a few disappointing directions. While many fans will be glad to see Nightwing back, Jurgens finds himself in a tough position of deciding what to keep from the "Ric Saga" and what to break free from. In my opinion, some wrong choices were made but your mileage may vary in that regard. If anything, the series is set to grow stronger from here on out, now that the push and pull of Dick's identity crisis is in the rear view mirror. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Nov 20, 2020

    A bad use of fantastic talents, get ready to hop in the wayback machine and party like you never did any of this in the first place.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 18, 2020

    The arc ends in a way one likely sees coming and even then, it still carries more heart and courage than most of the past 20-plus issues. But again, the best part of the issue, by and far, is the fact Ric Grayson is dead"of course, until he isn't. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - James Remolde Nov 18, 2020

    The abrupt ending to what I thought would be a positive relationship really brought this issue down for me. Lets have our heroes stop brooding and be happy and successful for once, please. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 17, 2020

    After waiting so long to get Nightwing back, Dan Jurgens reminds us about how and why this book sucked for 2+ years and got rid of one of the only bright spots from those dark times.  The art is good enough, but I am just left wondering why DC keeps treating loyal fans like they hate them.  Casual fans and reviewers (just look above this blurb on the roundup) may be fooled by this, but true Nightwing fans deserve way more! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Dec 3, 2020

    Oh no so sad that he can’t be with Bea what a tragedy. I was soooo deeply invested.

  • 5.0
    Watchtower022 Nov 29, 2020

    Did anyone ever like Bea? I feel like Dick always has this random love interest they expect us to care about, but it’s either Babs or Kory for endgame.

    *I still didn’t want Bea to die though

  • 5.0
    Swift Planet Dec 17, 2020

    This issue kind of exists solely as an explanation to ditch the horrible Ric era, but as a story it doesn't hold up.

  • 1.0
    Emma Nov 17, 2020

    Please all this drama to send Bea to the friendzone? Peter Parker has done so much better when he had to choose to leave the girl he liked or loved to keep her safe and hell Peter was a teenager. It doesn't work for me just because Nightwing is back.

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  • 9.0
    LunaMoody Nov 24, 2020

    I loved the story. It's great to have Dick back finally but let's not make him into another Batman. Breaking up Dick and Bea was lame. That whole I can't be with someone because it puts them in danger crap is just too over done. And rather then noble or selfless it just makes the character look weak, stupid and selfish. I'm a hero and can save the world but not someone I care about. Weak! Lame! We love each other but my life is just to dangerous so we have to break up. But not of course before you get that person to fall in love with you first. So is the hero just to stupid to see the danger before hand or to selfish to care until that person is put in danger?
    This is one thing about Marvel comics I've always liked better then DC, more

  • 8.0
    KFuqua Nov 17, 2020

    Nice to see Nightwing back.

  • 6.5

    Is this the same villain who eluded batman and killed over 100 people in a week in the classic "10 Nights of the Beast?" Looks like the once mighty KGBeast has been reduced to second rate supervillain. But it was an interesting rematch. That's all I was in it for. I didn't read any of the "Ric" crap so the rest was pretty meaningless to me.

  • 6.0
    DarePool53 Sep 11, 2021

    It wasn't meant to Bea...

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Nov 17, 2020

    Oh no, the thing that always happens when a status quo is upended has finally happened! I couldn't care less about this. I did like KGBeast getting a beatdown, because he sucks, but I just can't bring myself to care about whether Bea and Dick will make it together or not. And luckily, it seems like they won't and we're finally moving on from all the Ric nonsense. I'm sure it won't transform this title into something better, but at least the character will be... You know, the character.

  • 5.0
    nekizt May 21, 2021

    Yeah they did throw all that Alfred's talk from last issue to trash. Even though Ric era was awful, they could carry on something from it to the future but no, they had to make all of it -even changes that would be good- redundant.

    Fight with the KGBeast was fine.

  • 1.5
    fenixalasnegras Nov 17, 2020

    It was a much more decent number than what came in this Nightwing series since the bullet, it is not my series, I really do not like Nightwing because of its drama, its falls, it cries too much, unfaithful and promiscuous.
    However, there is something that characterizes this character apart from the insistence on his butt (which I consider somewhat gay since women do like the butt but we prefer the front part) and that is that like all bats he faces his enemy with fury and following the teachings of the bat does not allow a villain to die.
    For my part, I see it well that he left Bea, BUT this is still a joke, isn't DC obsessed with including African-American characters? Why ditch her so quickly when she's just being an interesting more

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