Nightwing #80

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 19, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 69
9.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Dick Grayson’s always had a big heart. From protecting those persecuted by bullies in his youth, to combating evil alongside Batman as Robin, to pledging his newly inherited wealth to enriching Blüdhaven as Nightwing-his kindness and generosity have always guided his life. But now a new villain stalks the back alleys of Blüdhaven, removing the hearts of the city’s most vulnerable. Who is this terrifying new menace named Heartless, and will he be able to resist plucking out the biggest heart in all of Blüdhaven? Read this (literally) heart-wrenching issue to find out!

  • 10
    BGCP - Timothy Vega May 21, 2021

    This issue continues to keep the series' momentum going as Tom Taylor brings his usual high-quality writing to this product. If this series is any indication, Taylor's future with DC will be full of even more top-tier and fan-favorite books. As a hardcore Nightwing and DC Comics fan, it's hard to find anything negative at all about this series. Especially not any that would bog down all the positives and great things in general about this series. High recommendations go to this issue as well as both past issues! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 18, 2021

    Nightwing keeps delivering and its become the book I look forward to readings the most from any company. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 20, 2021

    Once again, this title is a joy. A treasure. A thing of beauty. Each month, a get a new delivery of awesome that makes me realize what it is I love about comics in the first place. Tom and Bruno simply get it. They love comics too. If this book does not sweep the Eisners next year, then maybe I don't understand anything. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 18, 2021

    Read Nightwing #80. Suck it in. That's it. Enjoy what this team is putting out and see why it functions with ease, and see how creators make art that appears as if it's done with little effort yet has so much to offer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 18, 2021

    If you're not reading Nightwing, then you're missing out on something truly great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 19, 2021

    Nightwing's gonna have to take a double dose of the H-Factor for his meeting with Heartless next issue. We still know so little about him, other than, you know, he takes people's hearts. Can't wait to see how Nightwing handles this dude. Check back for next month's review where I have an over 60% chance of referencing Kanye West's song "Heartless." Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 18, 2021

    This issue is funny at times, heartbreaking at others, and grounded in a trio of great characters. Oh, and we can't forget Bitewing, as the nasty little puppy steals every show she's in. This is the run Dick Grayson fans deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 20, 2021

    Every single page of this book is just full to the brim with love. Love for the characters, love for the world they inhabit, and love for the medium itself. Dynamic gorgeous art and character development are a winning combination that never grows old. If this run continues this pace, it will undoubtedly go down as one of the greats. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey May 21, 2021

    Infinite Frontier's new direction for Nightwing is just awesome entertainment. We get witty dialogue, considerable character interactions, and vile villains. We're drawing closer to the confrontation of Heartless and Nightwing, but the journey to that moment is pure enjoyment! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 18, 2021

    This issue is filled with brilliant colors that really set the tone of this tale. The color work is especially appealing during the action oriented panels. The detailed drawings are engaging and draw the reader further into the scenes. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat May 23, 2021

    While some reviewers have lamented the somewhat slow pace of this run, I love it. The art and coloring are best in the business bar none and the writing is top-notch for sure too! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 19, 2021

    Nightwing #80 is another home run by the creative team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo. This issue does a great job in showcasing the dynamic that Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, and Tim Drake share. At the same time, the developments around the new Heartless villain continue to be compelling as things continue to escalate in Bludhaven. All of this makes Nightwing one of the best comic books on the market. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens May 18, 2021

    Not only is NIGHTWING #80 a blast to read, it shows this creative team gets people. They know how the human brain works. In the wake of a strange and unexplained tragedy, this cast of characters is chipper. They're all working overtime to avoid thinking about it. Every member of this creative team shows us that. Pick upNightwing #80, out from DC Comics May 18th, at a comic shop near you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 22, 2021

    A Robin cameo brings out the absolute best in writing and artwork on an already fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant May 19, 2021

    This isn't much of an issue to get into plot-wise. It's very straightforward, with its plot bare bones and the character interaction doing the heavy work. From Dick's Black Canary t-shirt to his Adam West Batman mug to the return of Chuck Dixon era villains Brutale and Electrocutioner, this is pure comic book fun from top to bottom. No surprises, but a lot of enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 19, 2021

    Overall, this is a very strong book that finally seems to be going places. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 19, 2021

    There's a lot going on as Tom Taylor begins to weave the plots he laid down the two issues prior and, as always, Bruno Redondo is right there to make easy work out of the script. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante May 18, 2021

    Nightwing #80 does a great job at balancing the narrative alongside the fun banter between Dick, Barbara and others. While the previous two issues spent more time musing on Dick's responsibilities to his community, here we get a more overt threat in the form of Blockbuster goons, pushy police detectives, and Heartless. Fans so far will enjoy what's here, but those wanting a little more focus and momentum in the series will find much to like. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 18, 2021

    Nightwing #80 is a slow burn issue more about fan service than story.  Not a ton happens until the end, and even then, the lack of setup made the cliffhanger hit less than it should have.  This is still a better Nightwing book than fans have gotten in years, but I am still waiting for that moment that makes it a must-read for everyone.  I hope that moment hits next month because I want to love this book, but I only like it right now.   Read Full Review

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