Nightwing #84

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 57
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When the Bat-Family receives misleading information and incorrect directions from Oracle, ones Babs didn’t send herself, they realize Oracle’s system has been hacked! But who is powerful enough to break into Oracle’s own super-secure network? And what personal information is now at risk? Not only that, this mysterious Anti-Oracle is taking advantage of Gotham City’s state of fear and has bombarded the city with falsities, spreading even more fear. With the Bat-Team’s comms unreliable, Nightwing heads to Gotham to find the source of Anti-Oracle’s transmissions.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 21, 2021

    I love the way the Nightwing #84 manages to work, both as part of the ongoing series and as an event tie-in without alienating readers who may not be collecting both stories (though anyone who isn't buying this book is seriously missing out). Every guest artist we've had in the last couple of months has excelled, and recruiting Robbie Rodriguez to draw the issue which will delight Barbara Gordon fans was a stroke of genius; he's the man who drew the last Batgirl Arc, which itself was a part of the last major crossover, "Joker War". Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - William Cox Sep 21, 2021

    Nightwing #84 follows its predecessor with a refreshing change of pace that succeeds in changing the direction of the story and allowing the reader to see the world outside of Bludhaven without removing the importance of Dick's new home. Watching Nightwing balance his responsibilities and his interactions with family is always an attention keeper. The writing and art keep us thoroughly informed and entertained while at the same time making sure we are not over-exposed. Another winner for Tom Taylor and company. I cannot wait to see what he has in store for the OG Boy Wonder. Get this issue asap! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 21, 2021

    I really appreciate how Taylor focuses on Nightwing's relationship with his family and the areas he chooses to protect. Although the action is high octane and pleasing, I find the scenes that display Nightwing's personal interactions absolutely compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 21, 2021

    Overall, this issue is probably the weakest of the run, but that's a high bar to meet. This run has been exceptional, and pulling it away for an event tie-in detracts"but only a little. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 24, 2021

    Tom Taylor writes an excellent script full of verve and excitement. It is pretty much a good time. The artwork by Robbi Rodriguez is pretty awesome too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 22, 2021

    I really like the art in Nightwing #84, though. The usual Bruno Redondo is gone and Robbi Rodriguez is in his place. Not only does Rodriguez provide a visual language that reminds us that we're in a different place, following a different story, but I found that the art was really suitable to what's going on. It's a little bit more stylized, especially compared to Redondo, and it has its own gritty signature that really feels in line with a city like Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 21, 2021

    Nightwing #84 brings the heat in the form of cool action scenes, a team-up you won't want to miss, and an edgy visual style. The Fear State element is just getting started and it'll be incredible to see the next issue's team-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 21, 2021

    Nightwing is a special book that doesnt need the Batman crossover rub to attract readers. Taylor sets up an intriguing angle for Nightwing and a returning hero that should ensure this will be one of the stronger side quests of Fear State. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Sep 21, 2021

    I loved this issue, despite the inevitable crossover. It keeps the focus on Nightwing and Babs, so in that sense, it remains on course. Not sure if the effects of the Magistrate will later trickle into Bludhaven (let's hope not). But as usual, I'm along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 25, 2021

    As much fun as Taylor has had on Nightwing so far, he slays it with a great Nightwing and Batman team up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Sep 21, 2021

    Nightwing so far has been a strong book since Taylor's takeover as writer. This issue in particular falls short of the standard the team has been setting. Whether it be due to art changes or the fact that it's a tie-in to a very unrelated event, issue 84 ofNightwing just isn't up to par with previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 26, 2021

    Nightwing #84 quickly establish how important this series will be to the Fear State event while still keeping in mind Dick Grayson's current vision for Bludhaven. The scenes with Batman and Nightwing will be what this issue will be remembered for as we get one of the best moments of the year through their interaction. This is definitely a must have for Nightwing fans and those reading the Fear State event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Sep 22, 2021

    This is a fine issue. Nothing stupendous, but it's certainly not a bad read. Decent all around, with the faults only due to the fact that it's a requisite tie-in issue, to a story that's been good anyway. I eagerly await the return of Taylor's story, but I would still recommend this for the month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 21, 2021

    This is a nice issue for Nightwing fans, and while it isn't essential to the overall Fear State story, the cliffhanger promises that might change in the next issue.  It's a shame this book had to get sidetracked by the Fear State crossover, but Tom Taylor keeps readers in familiar territory throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Sep 21, 2021

    Nightwing #84 is a competent tie-in issue that is likely skippable to those not invested in the larger DC universe. There's not much continuity here with the story Taylor has been telling over his first arc, though Barbara's inclusion could lead to some important moments between her and Dick. For readers invested in Taylor's run, this first issue might be worth a pickup just to get more Nightwing in your life. However, for those who have zero interest in Fear State, I'd wager that not much will be missed here in regards to the series' main narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 22, 2021

    With the steamroller they got moving with the previous issues, this one here feels like a step back as it avoids everything the title has been building towards completely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lal Sep 21, 2021

    It was actually quite a good issue for a tie-in event.
    The rationalization of Nightwing coming to Gotham actually made sense, and the team-up with Batman was fun and even heartwarming.
    My main problem was with the art. Redondo's art was perfect in the previous arc, and he was greatly missed here.
    But overall, it was a surprisingly good issue.

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  • 1.5
    Merlyn Sep 21, 2021

    Wow, the art was so, so ugly that it distracted me from Taylor's juvenile writing, honestly the transition from Redondo to this is just awful. And I just love the part where Nightwing thinks it's a great idea to endanger people IN THEIR OWN HOMES by putting them in the Magistrate goons' line of fire, great heroism there, Tom Taylor, you utter idiot.

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  • 8.5
    yahhwy Sep 21, 2021

    It is good but you can skip it. Mandatory Bat crossovers are a pain the ass if you are not reading the main Bat title. You can come back in December and continue with the main story. In short, buy if you are following Fear State or in need of Dick every month.

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  • 10
    Saltyredhoodfans Sep 21, 2021

    Feel bad for those who can´t enjoy solo ongoings of their favorite characters

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  • 1.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Sep 21, 2021

    The only thing that this series had decent was retired. It's good to see Batgirl back and not prostrate in the chair like an invalid that she is not.

  • 3.0
    Hydro-Man Sep 22, 2021

    Only rating this 3 instead of 1 for the art. Dropping this as soon as Fear State is over.

  • 10
    Zx Noregrets Sep 21, 2021

    Amazing story by Tom Taylor as always

  • 8.5
    DaloneDuarte Sep 21, 2021

    It was a great tie-in issue. It would be even better if it didn't need to connect with Fear State and continue the story that was being developed. Art has its moments, but it was nothing special. Bruno Redondo was missed.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Sep 21, 2021

    probably the best tie-in of the event so far.

  • 7.0
    Gorr Sep 21, 2021

    Crossover and the connection to fear state feels unnecessary. Also, not a fan of the artist change for this issue at all.

  • 5.0
    Lions Sep 21, 2021

    Questo è stato il libro meno interessante che Taylor fatto della serie, il cambio di pennelli si è sentito troppo a causa delle cure dell'artista precedente. No, non è sicuramente il miglior lavoro finora.

  • 10
    TheObserver Sep 23, 2021

    Le tie-In est un exercice périlleux plus souvent raté que réussi. le dernier en date, Joker War était nullissime pour Nightwing et pour les autres titres de la Bat family (et je suis gentil) Mais en même temps, la course Joker War dans BATMAN était nullissime. Bref, Je trouve que Tom Taylor s'en sort pas trop mal. Il utilise des tropes faciles pour faire venir Nightwing à Gotham mais ça marche. Il ne se passe pas grand chose mais au moins l'introduction du personnage dans Fear Steate est vite faite bien faite. Disons que ce numéro aiguise ma curiosité et me donne envie de voir le rôle que Nightwing va jouer dans l'Event. Ce serait bien que ça ai du sens et que serve à la fois réellement le récit principal dans Batman et que more

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Oct 6, 2021

    This was written well, but it's dragged down by being forced into a shitty event where nothing interesting happens. Taylor at least makes the most of it with some good character moments.

  • 8.5
    Gavan Sep 23, 2021

    Story is a 9 but, while Rodriguez’s art looks great, it’s nothing compared to what we were getting from Redondo’s in the first 6 issues of Taylor’s run

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Sep 23, 2021

    Some wonderful moments — in particular, that last panel with Batman made me tear up — but it feels like a step down from the usual high quality of this book's own plots, and Robbi Rodriguez, who I usually love, is a bit off his game here. It's a solid issue, but it's hard not to be eager to get this over with and get back to the better stuff.

  • 8.0
    Loafy Trophy Sep 25, 2021

    Another solid issue with great character moments. The conversation between Bruce and Dick continues to show Taylor’s mastery of Nightwing’s place within the DC universe. And while I missed Redondo’s art this issue, Rodriguez does a solid job filling in and does some great work with Batman in the shadows. Only downside is we’re tying into Fear State and losing some of the momentum from Taylor’s main narrative.

  • 7.5
    Dave Sep 20, 2021

    The cross over disturbs the flow of the story.

  • 7.0
    egonnn244 Sep 28, 2021

    "I wasn't going to let that happen to my son"

    Now that's a mighty fine line of dialogue.

    And hey, no weird sentiments toward rich people to be found in the issue.

    A bit clunky art though.

  • 6.0
    Julhin Oct 14, 2021

    I'm tired of these freaking tie-ins always making the main story stop for a couple of issues until the end of the main event(Thanks, DC), the comic by itself is okay but it loses some points for putting everything on hold, i also missed Bruno Redondo's art. I really wanted to see the repercussions of issue #83(which was freaking amazing), so i guess i'm gonna have to wait at least one more issue so that Taylor can continue his story.

  • 5.5
    BigCliff Sep 25, 2021

    An ok start to a filler arc. Artwork is dope though.

  • 2.0
    Mayra Sep 26, 2021

    And gentlemen, we have the biggest bet in DC, it is a bat, it is the most beloved of DC and it has many readers, this is Nightwing. But not the amazing, smart and funny Nightwing we all knew before the disaster that went from Dick to Ric (even though Ric was a real Dick, if you know what I mean).
    The writing is horrible, just like that of a fanfiction number after number, it is like reading something written by a millennial fan doing something so sweet, to the degree of diabetes, the Nightwing must be pampered and deserve the best

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