Nightwing #79

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 82
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Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help from his friends-past and present.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Apr 21, 2021

    Nightwing is back and arguably better than ever, and it only took this creative team two issues to get it there. This series has an incredibly bright future before it, that much is given. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Apr 21, 2021

    Nightwing #79 is almost exactly what I hoped for with this new run on Nightwing. Honestly, I wanted Dick and Babs to do a hard traveling heroes kind of thing, but this is a pretty close second. Dick is the only person, real or fictional, with whom I would trust billions of dollars (real or fictional) and this book shows exactly why. The jokes are excellent. The action is breathtaking. This book is just perfect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Apr 20, 2021

    Nightwing #79 is a perfect followup to last issue, with excellent world building. I know these sites and characters are not new, but this book is laying down solid foundation while planting new seeds that should entertain classic fans and enrapture new ones. Amazing art and wonderful words come together under this big top! Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 20, 2021

    Nightwing is a title that didnt need six issues to reach its potential. With this new creative team, Dick Grayson and his fans are in very good hands. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Apr 20, 2021

    Buy the book. Buy the past issues so you can see the difference. Note the changes. Whether you do or don't, do yourself and your comic fans a favor and scoop up Nightwing #79 and spread the word. This is a terrific issue, and big things are surely coming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Apr 20, 2021

    If you haven't read this series before, now's the time. Pick this book up, you won't regret it. Read Full Review

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    BGCP - Timothy Vega Apr 22, 2021

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    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Apr 21, 2021

    Nightwing #79 gives us some heart, then rips it away. If you haven't been reading this book, shame on you. Change that now. You won't regret it.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Apr 21, 2021

    If you're a Nightwing fan of old or are wondering why he's so beloved, add this to your pull list like yesterday and get in on the ground floor of what's already shaping up to be an outstanding era of this book. This is the Nightwing book we knew we wanted but even better than we hoped for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 21, 2021

    With just two issues under its belt, this creative team continues to not only build a new solid foundation for Nightwing and Bldhaven, but plants many promising seeds for the future. The true challenge of a city like Bldhaven is laid bare through the writing and in the moody and colorful presentation that the art team puts their whole heart into. It very well could be Nightwing at the finest that he's ever been. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Apr 20, 2021

    Taylor doesn't show all his cards yet, and I love the slow burn approach. It feels like he's super confident that he's in this for an extended run and is setting things up in a relaxed, non rushed manner. The chemistry between Dick and Babs is obvious and extremely well written. The art and colors by Redondo and Lucas bring the story to life. And while this isn't as good as issue one, it's one heck of an issue two. I wonder how long before DC wants to double ship Nightwing??!! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Apr 20, 2021

    DC Comics 'NIGHTWING #79 is a blast. It feels like a birthday party for Dick Grayson. This creative team is having lots of fun with this series. But, we're also seeing a dark new chapter rear its head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jim Malakwen Apr 26, 2021

    A satisfying installment that clarifies Nightwing's motivations and introduces a terrifying new villain. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 20, 2021

    It's looking like a classic Nightwing run in the making. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Apr 20, 2021

    I can’t recommend this series enough, there are a ton of books out this week that are beyond fantastic and you should definitely hop on the Nightwing train if you haven’t already! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 21, 2021

    In just two issue Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo have made Nightwing one of the must have comic books that DC Comics is currently publishing. Nightwing #79 solidifies the direction that Dick Grayson will be taking to help protect and save the people of Bludhaven. If you are a fan of superhero comics you should not miss out on reading this series. Taylor and Redondo are creating something special with their run on Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Apr 20, 2021

    Tom Taylor does a good job of blending humor, action, and introspection. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Apr 19, 2021

    For those still rattled by the Ric Grayson run or those curious about what's going on with Nightwing, Taylor's run has only just begun. So far, he's met expectations, along with Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas and Wes Abbott. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 21, 2021

    Overall, it is a nice little comic book, and I am loving that the creative team has an actual thought out direction they are working towards with this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Apr 20, 2021

    Nightwing #79 is just as good as the last issue, possibly more. The character of Nightwing continues to be a solid and faithful representation of one of DC's best, and it's my most anticipated book from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 24, 2021

    Taylor and Redondo work splendidly together in crafting a fun Nightwing comic. I just have some personal hang-ups on what they might think is good to do with a billion dollars. Nightwing's probably gonna blow that money on naive charities. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 20, 2021

    Nightwing #79 didn't impress me as much as Tom Taylor's first issue of Nightwing did, but I am still excited for this book.  I need things to get moving forward a bit more.  It may be just me, but I love Dick Grayson because he's a great guy, so I don't need to be reminded of it every page at the expense of story progression. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Apr 20, 2021

    Nightwing #79 is a gorgeous and warm hearted book that will please even the most discerning Nightwing fans. Read Full Review

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    Saltyredhoodfans Apr 20, 2021

    It´s so funny seeing the salty Red Hood fans and their fake accounts reviewing this book with low numbers lmao.
    They are still crying that nobody was buying Red Hodd despite all the pushes DC gave the Winter Soldier/Raphael wanabe haha.
    Maybe if they actually bought the book at comic stores (some of them are not even from the US lmao) your precious Todd would still have a series.
    Poor Jason Todd fans lmao.

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  • 10
    yahhwy Apr 20, 2021

    Who are the people who helps you when you fall? Who are your safety nets? In Bludhaven, there is none... until Nightwing came.

    The true start of the Nightwing run of Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas(colors) and Wess Abbott(letters). Rendondo's art encapsulates the ease of movement of DC's greatest acrobat. Everytime Nightwing moves there is ease, gracefulness and flow in every panel. The color has been my favorite since the pass issue. Adriano Lucas needs to be mentioned. He gives this issue (and the last one) its' life. Bludhaven is not a copy cat Gotham because it can clearly be seen in the colors. It reminds me of New York (park, streets, alleyways). The letters is clear and there is a great one in a fight scene. You c more

  • 9.0

    What are the Twitter incels outraged over this time? Something about this being offensive to rich people?

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  • 4.5
    fenixalasnegras Apr 20, 2021

    A boring number to die for, again Dick's successes on his 20 suits, what he did etc, we went on to meditation on what a hero is and then to spend the money that Alfred inherited only to him to buy pizza.
    Just a little bit of action at the end to make them say it wasn't filler. If you are not a die-hard fan Nightwing fan, don't spend your money, unless you want it to build a bonfire. It's no worse than when it was Ric, but this just isn't moving forward.

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    The roller coaster Apr 20, 2021

    Great second issue

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    Jackpot Apr 20, 2021

    Masterpiece 🔥🔥🔥

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    Dave Apr 20, 2021

    Great fun book

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    Abigail04 Apr 20, 2021

    My first time reading this series and I am already in love with it, highly recommend for new nightwing readers.

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    RyanSmith28 Apr 20, 2021

    Taylor really understands Dick Grayson as a character and I am so excited for what is coming.

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  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Apr 20, 2021

    The art is so good but the writing is so cringe you'd think they asked the DC Subreddit to compose the dialogue.

  • 4.5
    Merlyn Apr 20, 2021

    Another bore from Taylor's Nightwing, it had all the tropes of his writing. I swear I've seen this comic written by him ten times over by now, he just changes the names of the characters. And his humor continues to be as cringey as it can get. That said, the art was fabulous, this, just like Cantwell's Iron Man, seems to be a way better comic if you just let the art tell the story without the writer adding nothing, he just makes it much worse. And again, for someone who is currently writing a Batman book and has a pretty nutty fanbase who insists that he should get the main Batman book (let's hope it never comes to that) he seems pretty oblivious to the fact that Batman has helped Gotham again and again as Bruce Wayne, I know this type of t more

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  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Apr 20, 2021

    Tom Taylor is my favorite writer, and this is why. Great characterization, writing, and artwork.

  • 8.0
    Harold Apr 21, 2021

    It's so good

  • 10
    Ben Reilly May 29, 2021

    Better than the first issue on all fronts but the cover is misleading as there is no Batgirl in this issue. Regardless, Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo, in just two issues, has crafted a comic that's packed with a lot of heart and love into it. Reading this run feels like a hug from my family.

  • 9.5
    allenquanobi Apr 20, 2021

    It’s quickly becoming my favorite thing Tom Taylor has done, and he’s done some amazing work. He just understands these characters so well and the dialogue flows perfectly. The art is also top notch here, I really enjoy the panel layouts, it’s very different compared to the standard comic book grid layout.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Obviously I have minor qualms with the whole “the billionaires will save us” idea but on the whole I’m giving this one a thumbs up.

  • 7.0
    KFuqua Apr 21, 2021

    I enjoyed the prior issue and felt that Nightwing was headed in a good direction, but I have to say this issue was a bit boring and spent too much time just rehashing old stories. Hopefully next issue gets better.

  • 6.0
    AmandaT Apr 20, 2021

    I miss old Nightwing, until the Agent 37. Taylor isn't achieving much here, I read a review here where in wise words, describes it as an attempt by Spiderman, maybe the real risk is not Red Hood who is a DC's character like some user think of your haunting mind, we all know that Spiderman has Very successful for his sense of humor, agility, flexibility and great villains and the characteristic that makes him Spidey, this is how human he is. Maybe Taylor wants to make a copy of the spider in Nightwing. He already has the redhead, drama there is a lot to draw from and now there are humorous moments that are very badly managed. This is not the Nightwing I want, I want a Nightwing not a copy of the unsurpassed Spiderman.
    A note to administ more

  • 5.5
    Antenovial Apr 20, 2021

    Oh boy... this Issue left me cold.

    Taylor wasn't lying when he said his Nightwing would be a lot like Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. The problem is, imo, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man only worked because it is NOT the flagship title of Spider-Man...

    But back to this particular Issue. The first few pages are a good entry point. Dick's and Bab's banter is nice and the appearance of a homeless man with his kid is believable. What feels forced is Dick's reaction to it. Especially in the way, it's presented. I cringed. I downright cringed and I thought I wouldn't have to do that again in a Nightwing book for a while.

    Dick of course ends up helping people. Then is the butt of a joke much like in the first I more

  • 5.0
    Blackgirl Apr 20, 2021

    This book does not contribute anything, the previous one at least had the Alfred thing.
    I need you to stop with the bad jokes here I'm going to end up hating Nightwing for being such an idiot.
    Art is the only thing worthwhile.

  • 4.0
    silencecaptif Apr 20, 2021

    Redundant, without news or action. A romance that is not romance and a comic that seems more like a soap opera. DC is betting a lot on the love of the fans here, but is not giving anything in return.
    Good art.

  • 10
    KiddWith2Ds Apr 21, 2021

    Another amazing issue in Tom Taylor’s run. Also congrats for Taylor for nailing another Ongoing Title at DC. Hope for the best for him and rest of the creative team here to continue making this the best Nightwing comic in years while potentially ever if they keep up this pace.

  • 10
    Batfamily Renegade Apr 23, 2021

    I'm loving how grounded and real this comic feels so far. Dick and Barbara have such great chemistry together. The art from Bruno Redondo is top notch and brings it above anything else coming out right now. For just a second issue this is really something special.

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    UxasIs Apr 27, 2021

    One of my favourite Tom Taylor runs, and thats saying something!

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    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Aug 4, 2021

    Estou amando a Barbara.

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    BigCliff Aug 24, 2021

    Continues to be an exceptional nightwing run. Artwork is beautiful, the story feels like the Dick Grayson I KNOW & LOVE. This issue continues what was set up in the previous issue where dick finally knows what to do with the money. He wants to become a safety net for the citizens of Bludhaven. We see him helping on the micro level with the dad & son but the end of the book has him now wanting to help on the Macro.

    The story contains many touching moments between Dick & Babs, references of the full history of Nightwing, Easter eggs, & more. Great second issue!

    THE BAT FAMILY HAS A GROUPCHAT & I LOVVVVEEE IT!

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Apr 25, 2021

    This was a more enjoyable issue than the last. The new villain seems cool. I'm glad we're getting to some fresh territory for Nightwing.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Apr 30, 2021

    " Bludhaven never fails to hurt me."
    - NIGHTWING

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 25, 2021

    This just keeps getting better. What a strong writing, accompanied with fantastic artwork. Cannot wait for more, as I'm really digging this so far.

  • 8.0
    Criminology. Apr 21, 2021

    The art is amazing in every way possible. The coloring creates such a distinct, but also familiar mood to the Nightwing comics. But how can some of Taylor's dialogue be so cliche, surface level, totally not in the right place and straight up unnecessary. Barbara does not add much to the book too, actually I can say that her inclusion is pretty wasted and her relationship with Dick is pretty shallow here , which again is mainly because the dialogue IMO.

    It really sucks, because I really think the ideas are great here and overall the issue is pretty focused on those ideas. The pacing is also quite great and the conclusion is quite logical. Also the way Bludhaven is presented, is a great and for sure the city needed something like more

  • 8.0
    Boudi Apr 24, 2021

    Redondo and Lucas are still on point with their work. And Taylor is good but this issue wasn't as good as the last one. The takes on Babs and Dick are good. And can Cass show up?

  • 8.0
    TheKize Apr 29, 2021

    Nothing but warmth and goodness coming from this phase of Dick Grayson comics. The bright and beautiful art couldn't match the story better!

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    fearUhavemeisenough Apr 20, 2021

    And I thought it couldn't get any worse. If the previous issue was a fluffy hallmark movie this is really ridiculous, now I see why Brzrkr is lashing out at the comic book market.
    Another thing, they should ask the Spiderman writers for lessons, these people do not know how to make a funny moment even if their life depended on it.

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