Nightwing #83

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo, Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 59
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It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes into play with a plan to buy the city (and all the power that goes with it) from Blockbuster. Things are about to get messy for new public figure Dick Grayson, but maybe he can enlist some help from his “friend” Nightwing!

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Aug 17, 2021

    This new creative team's first arc concludes, and it is a smash hit! This is a great example of what DC's Infinite Frontier should be about: embracing character and history. Dick Grayson once again feels like an important character, even when outside the costume. The love and adventure appear while entertaining all types of fans! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2021

    No company is putting out a better book than Nightwing right now. The creative team hasn't been on the title for a year yet, but it's already shaping up to be the definitive run on the character. This is a special series that's redefining expectations for Dick Grayson and how great DC comics can be with the right team in place. Read Full Review

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    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 18, 2021

    Nightwing's first arc of the Infinite Frontier era has come to a close and the former boy wonder is in truly great hands as the book has brought Dick Grayson back to the levels he's meant to be within the DC Universe. Truly a gorgeous, heartfelt, emotional, surprising, and just all-around fun book that retains a serious/sharp edge to it with the threats and real-world issues faced. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Aug 17, 2021

    All in all, Nightwing #83 reads like an ensemble cast spinning around Nightwing, a brilliant neo-noir tapestry expanding from a hero who has long deserved this sort of front and center attention. Hopefully, Barabara remains forever and the Zucco drama gets even more convoluted. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 19, 2021

    Nightwing #83 feels like the culmination of a full arc yet gives the reader more to look forward to. With yet another masterful performance by Taylor, Redondo, and Lucas, Nightwing #83 is sure to give readers the feels they deserve and the taste in their mouth that will leave them begging for more. Yet another must-read from Taylor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 18, 2021

    Why am I crying right now? Because Nightwing is one of the best books out right now. I keep saying this month after month, and each time I pick up a new issue I think no way can this top last month" and then it does. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - William Cox Aug 19, 2021

    Nightwing #83 feels like the culmination of a full arc yet gives the reader more to look forward to. With yet another masterful performance by Taylor, Redondo, and Lucas, Nightwing #83 is sure to give readers the feels they deserve and the taste in their mouth that will leave them begging for more. Yet another must-read from Taylor. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Aug 18, 2021

    The story and art in Nightwing #83 is so rich in detail that you should be reading this already. If not, go back and pick up EVERY issue that Taylor and Redondo have done together! This duo is as perfect as Barbara and Dick are together! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 17, 2021

    Redondo uses a detailed modern drawing style that focuses on character expression and form. This is highlighted by the bold color work of Lucas. The result is a visually appealing issue that is both exciting and emotionally engaging. The action panels are top notch, and the content heavy scenes are impactful. I found this to be a well crafted and transportive edition. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 22, 2021

    Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, and Adriano Lucas work perfectly together to tell a wonderful, can't miss story in Nightwing #83. Everything that takes place in this issue carries a sense of importance. Taylor, Redondo, and Lucas have truly created something special with their Nightwing run thus far that fans of superhero comics should not miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Aug 20, 2021

    Nightwing #83 continues to be the best ongoing book that DC publishes, in my opinion. I wait with great anticipation for each upcoming issue! Could we have gotten a better first run out of this creative team?? Id bet not. Cant wait for issue #84 Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Aug 17, 2021

    With its first arc finished, Taylor'sNightwing is proving to be a stand out book. It's a must-read for any fan of The Boy Wonder or the Bat-Family in general. I'm excited to see what else is on the way from Taylor, Redondo and Lucas when it comes to Dick Grayson and his world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 17, 2021

    Nightwing #83 is an excellent issue that has me back on board the Nightwing trolley where I belong.  Bruno Redondo's art is great as usual, but it was Tom Taylor's shift from trying to prove that Dick Grayson is a great guy to just showing me the character I have loved for that very reason.  I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 17, 2021

    Taylor is setting up something here that isn't like any other superhero book, and I can't wait to see it play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 17, 2021

    There's a typo on page 20 that bugged me, which is why this comic is only close to perfect. Yes, I know that's harsh, but when you have a diamond, even the slightest flaw can reduce its value and allure. Either way, I would still recommend this issue – heck, this entire run – as must read to anyone who'll listen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 17, 2021

    The series is great and this issue helps bridge the many subplots that have been introduced. Having similarities to Hawkeye hasn't deterred from the overall story as both are different. This issue is what sets it apart as we see Dick start becoming who Alfred always knew he could be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Aug 17, 2021

    Nightwing #83 is the strongest issue of the series so far. While the book lays on the schmaltz more than my taste can handle at times, there's no denying the high level of craft on display. I personally find myself unconvinced by the larger social themes Taylor plays with, but the book's heart is in the right place and that's enough for now. Fans of the series to this point will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 21, 2021

    This issue leans heavily into the sheer fun of the Bat-Family and Nightwing's superhero friends, and I love that sort of thing. Big changes are afoot and I can only hope this series can pay them off nicely. Read Full Review

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

    The writing by Tom Taylor is pretty excellent. The story is smart and moves quickly. The art by Bruce Redondo is pretty damn well done as well. I love this book and it only seems to be getting stronger with each passing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Aug 17, 2021

    DC Comics' NIGHTWING #83 is a really wonderful issue. It takes a tour through the life of Dick Grayson, pointing to all of the things that have made him great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Aug 18, 2021

    Even though the action takes a backseat for the majority of this issue, Redondo's lineart is as gorgeous as ever and here, he gets to show us just how much range he has. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman Jones Aug 17, 2021

    1.I’m getting a little tired of some fans saying Taylor is a bad writer. I’m not sure that anyone is writing a better series than this one, possibly at any company. He has also made me a fan of Jonathan Kent and even of him in the Superman role in one issue flat. I didn’t think any writer capable of that. The guys is shitting gold lately. DC should give him the run of the place or at least give him JL which needs a new writer, stat.

    2. I’ll go even further with this surely controversial opinion. If we had to suffer all those awful Ric Grayson issues—and I paid real money for every single one—so we could get this series, I call that a bargain. This book is that damn good.

    This is only a part of why the new I more

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  • 10
    KittyNone Aug 17, 2021

    You can tell it's a great issue when even the yutzes who hate comics and are just here to fight their little culture war can't drag the reader score down past 8.7

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    Psycamorean Aug 17, 2021

    This is a great issue of a superhero comic that I'm sure will get a lot of shit for having a hero that cares about people in it.

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    Dave Aug 16, 2021

    Tom Taylor hots another home run

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Aug 17, 2021

    This is such a low-effort, silly, childish comic! It's one of the reasons Taylor is probably the most overrated writer in the industry at this point. He tries to tackle very complex issues by coming up with the most juvenile answers. Yes, a lot of the issues Nightwing (or should I say, Tom Taylor, because Dick here is just a mouthpiece for him) brought up are serious and some of them are really ignored by authorities (like homelessness for example, which is ironic because that's a big issue especially in big cities in America that vote left-wing but don't tell Taylor that, the lefty in him would go nuts). But throwing money at problems rarely, if ever, solves anything. And especially the way this is done is ridiculous. It would have made A more

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  • 5.0
    AmandaT Aug 17, 2021

    This man is turning more Mary Sue to Nightwing, another boring writing of how everyone loves and admires Nightwing this already seems like a fluffy novel with little action.

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  • 10
    daspidaboy Aug 17, 2021

    I honestly like this issue and series. It gives me Chip Zdarsky's Daredevil vibes. it has great action and art and I'm not sure about Nightwing and Barbara Gordon's relationship since in Teen Titans he's banging Starfire.

    But I like how Nightwing grows and takes the next step in helping people in need not as a superhero, but as Dick Grayson. I was honestly nervous and worried that Nightwing was going to reveal his identity when he talked to Superman, but thankfully he did not.

  • 10
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Aug 17, 2021

    Que lindo gibi. A ação, o dialogo com o Superman, o humor....o beijo da Barbara, tudo muito bem. Uma pena que serão 3 meses de Future State para atrapalhar.

  • 9.5
    Fracadactyl Aug 17, 2021

    This issue really shows off Dick's humanitarian qualities. While he still has a few worries to think about, it's high time to get back to Dick's task at hand. Dick takes inspiration from a number of sources including Alfred, hence why he names his plan after him. Also his networking to make his plan work. In terms of the overall goal, it might just touch a piece of real world efforts by non-profits. A number of them work way better than government plans to get people off the streets or prevent the deaths of the homeless. Pardon me if I don't remember all their names.

    But then there's the conflicts I feel Nightwing will be facing. Bludhaven, true to its name feeds off the suffering of the people Dick tries to help. With threats li more

  • 5.0
    Antenovial Aug 17, 2021

    This just all feels extremely hollow.

    Instead of learning about Dick's great revelation all there is, is some fluff that falls apart the second it is looked at a little more closely.

    I thought I would come back for the next not-a-tie-in arc, but at this point it is clear that Taylor does not write a Nightwing I enjoy.

  • 5.0
    BasPapa Aug 17, 2021

    If you like this type of children's writing, that's fine, it doesn't quite work for me. Dick has become a damsel in constant danger, fainting in most numbers. Taylor uses way too much filler characters without really giving them a clear goal, one exception for Barbara. The dialogue with Superman makes a bit of sense since, Clark has been supportive to Dick in various canons.
    And I know it, back to the toxic relationship between Barbara and Dick. Infidelity again, Because wasn't Dick sleeping with Starfire? in fact Kory is annoyed about the Barbara's call this was in the horrifying Teen Titans Academy or what is that thing called.
    The only plus point is that after a long time, Dick stop to be an idiot, finally he did what Bruce w more

  • 9.0
    Rohan Aug 17, 2021

    A) The issue was amazing the writing was solid, dialogues are well writing but yes the action is missing the whole are so expect the action to increase especially its fear state for couple of months now. Quick question, the issue had Damian Congratulate Dick for opening a "Alfred Pennyworth" foundation on the BAT-FAMILY group chat. soooo..... is Damian in contact with the family now because I believe he is on his own in his Solo Robin run. I am guessing this takes place after next weeks Robin (issue 5) as in that all robins are supposed to meet up.

    B) The characters were okay, Blockbuster is seriously boring knock off of Kingpin as per right now, idk if they change him going forward. Initially thought Heartless was the villain f more

  • 9.0
    flodid Aug 18, 2021

    Taylor and Redondo end their first act on a very strong note. Action and emotions all around, I love it !

  • 6.0
    egon244 Aug 22, 2021

    "But I don't think there's anything heroic about being a billionaire"

    There is also nothing wrong or unheroic about being a billionaire.

    It saddens me greatly that a book I really enjoyed is starting to have someone's twitter feed copy-pasted in place of characters' dialogue.

    But I guess billionaires/millionaires are evil and having money is a sign of a soul corrupted beyond repair.

    Whew, thank heavens Bruce Wayne is no longer one, he can be a proper hero now.

    Oh, no, but now Lucius Fox is evil. Ah... right, silly me.

  • 10
    KFuqua Aug 19, 2021

    I really loving this run on Nightwing!

  • 10
    Loafy Trophy Aug 19, 2021

    This is basically the Bat-family book I always wanted. Pretty much every interaction was perfect with the standout part of the issue being the conversation between Dick and Clark. Taylor absolutely nails the dialogue between the two, showing a great grasp of the DC Universe at large and the role Dick should play as the heart of it. The big foundation reveal was heartwarming too and Redondo's art sold all the little emotional moments that were packed in.

  • 10
    TheObserver Aug 19, 2021

    Excellent numéro de Nightwing #83 ! Il réussi sur plusieurs fronts :
    Action, superbe scène entre Blockbuster et Nightwing, les crayons son magnifiques et la mise en scène très réussie. On a clairement envie (besoin?) d'en voir plus.
    Caractérisation des personnages, ça fait plaisir de voir un personnage entouré d'amis et de sa famille. Trop souvent, les héros sont seuls et peu enclins à demander de l'aide ou l'avis d'autrui. Comme si évoluer en solo et être traumatisé garantissait un héroisme plus grand. Ça se discute. J'aime voir Babs à ses côtés et Tim aussi. Ils forment un noyau que l'on veut voir intéragir encore davantage.
    Thème : ma réserve est ici. Donner une conscience sociale oui, à condition de more

  • 10
    Jmowarp Aug 23, 2021

    This issue tugged at my heart strings something fierce. Tom Taylor checks every box for me, and the artwork by Bruno Redondo only elevates it. Can’t wait for what’s next!

  • 10
    BigCliff Aug 28, 2021

    and we're done! The first arc is complete and it's an interesting one. It's so much fun and has so many great moments. I just wish we had more from the villains but I know more of their wants/needs will be revealed.

  • 9.5
    Todd A. Lonn Aug 18, 2021

    Well written and Redondo's art is so beautiful.

    Looking forward to more.

  • 8.5
    Ben Reilly Sep 11, 2021

    A solid conclusion to this opening story arc! I'm iffy on Melinda Zucco being a legitimate aid for Dick Grayson. I still think there's something scummy going on with her considering her FBI files are redacted. I could be wrong but that's what I'm betting on right now.

    The next arc will have Robbi Rodriguez on art so I'm curious if Tom Taylor can keep the momentum going considering that the next arc will be an event tie-in. I hope he continues to keep me as a reader because I like the direction that Nightwing is going.

    However, I have seen some reviews of the whole arc from two different sources and while they don't change how I felt about these six issues, I will say this: I want Taylor to challenge Nightwing with thi more

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