Nightwing #88

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 56
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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The blue stripes are back! Nightwing gets an updated suit starting this issue! Meanwhile, after the distressing events of rescuing Haley from getting dognapped by bad guys, Nightwing discovers there are way more hits on Dick Grayson than he realized, thanks to going public about his fortune, and he needs to find a clever way to be Dick Grayson and Nightwing at the same time. Meanwhile, Heartless tries to buy power away from Blockbuster in order to take control of Blüdhaven, and both of these big bads have Nightwing in their crosshairs.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 19, 2022

    When this team is firing on all cylinders, there's no better superhero title in all the land, and Nightwing #88 proves just that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2022

    Nightwing #88 is a masterclass in visual ideas you won't be able to look away from. It's an action-packed superhero comic filled with intrigue and great character moments, in a realistic setting. Nightwing is a polished and exciting thriller that's outstanding on almost every level. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jan 19, 2022

    All Nightwing fans are on this ride. You should be too! Buy this book and collect the back issues as well. Issue #87 was a work of art! Nightwing #88 is a work from the heart! The alternate cover says it all! This is THE BEST COMIC on the market today! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2022

    Im fine being totally repetitive here theres not a better title from any company thats touching Nightwing right now. Its the one book you have to get every month and it never fails. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 18, 2022

    Nightwing #88 is a perfect issue in a perfect series run by this team thus far. Read Full Review

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    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 19, 2022

    Nightwing #88 was an issue with a lot of heart. Read Full Review

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    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jan 19, 2022

    This series is firing on all thrusters, and I'm glad to be caught in its wake. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 18, 2022

    Taylor crafts an action-packed adventure that delivers some much appreciated surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 19, 2022

    It's Nighwing and his amazing friends as one of DC Comics' best titles continues doing what it does best, as the creators pour their entire hearts onto the page every single time. This is a book not just for fans of Nightwing or the rest of the Bat-family, but for those that are fans of the DC Universe and the deep strong character relationships it has long been known for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2022

    While the stakes are high, this is a really funny issue with a lot of great character beats"which makes it all the more disturbing when Heartless shows up again at the end of the issue, claiming another heart and making clear that Blockbuster is not the scariest thing in Bludhaven. Easily one of the books I look forward to the most each month from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 19, 2022

    Nightwing #88 does a great job telling a complete story in a single issue. Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo bring the focus back to Bludhaven and Dick Grayson's new mission with the Alfred Pennyworth foundation. In the process we get a lot of great character work as we see how important both the Batman and Titans Family are to Dick Grayson's life. With all of that and the developments around Blockbuster and Heartless it'll be very interesting to see where Taylor and Redondo take Nightwing next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 22, 2022

    This issue finally gets back down to business and it's a wonderful showcase of everything this comic is doing so well, from great characters to interesting stories to the best and most vibrant art in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 18, 2022

    DC Comics' NIGHTWING #88 is so freaking fun. It's heartwarming, action-packed, and full of great laughs. If you love Nightwing and you love Dick Grayson, you'll love this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 6, 2022

    It's only a few issues in for this run, but (crossover notwithstanding), this is already turning into a definitive run for the erstwhile boy wonder. Strap in; it's one heck of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 18, 2022

    Nightwing #88 is a quick-moving issue that shows how much Dick is loved, but the Titans (and more) showing up to save the day may do more harm than good down the line.  The art is fantastic, and I liked the interactions, but Dick needs to stand on his own more in this book as we advance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Jan 19, 2022

    Nightwing continues to stand apart from the crowd with its vibrant art and vibrant characters. It's proof that not all superhero stories need to be dark or gritty to succeed. It shows that family is all around you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Jan 19, 2022

    It's another solid entry in the Taylor and Redondo Nightwing run, with solid writing and solid artwork. My criticisms are closer to observations than anything that prevented me from digging the issue. Happy to see the consistency and looking forward to next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 18, 2022

    The Gen Z tone dates the issue too much and makes NIGHTWING relatable to the current younger demographic but also takes away from the characteristics that make NIGHTWING who he is. This just feels more like a common tone in Taylor's style right now, which isn't necessarily a bad thing it's just not reflective of the character and more on society and social trends bleeding into the dynamic of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jan 18, 2022

    Nightwing #88 is an entertaining issue with an adrenaline shot of action the series has desperately needed. While I appreciate Taylor's scripts ramping up the tension, the constant fan service often defangs situations that should be harder to overcome. A defenseless Dick Grayson with a target on his back is a great premise for an arc. It's a little less compelling when his group of superhero friends keeps showing up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 20, 2022

    This remains a great run full of fun character moments and fantastic art, this issue just doesn't work because the threat here feels too small to ruin the reality of the Bat-books by calling in the Titans to save the day. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jawsh Feb 7, 2022

    Um... Tom Taylor on a Titans book?
    Too much? Would it make DC explode?

    This was stupid enjoyable, Nightwing continues to be such a consistently entertaining, pleasing book.

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  • 10
    KFuqua Jan 21, 2022

    This series is so enjoyable right now.

  • 10
    Hex Jan 18, 2022

    The first page alone justifies this score. The rest is just propped up by a narrative that should be shared with disparate communities throughout the world. We can fix our crises. It takes a lot of effort and sometimes people will try to shoot at you but as long as we stand together we can all be Titans. C'mon, it has Wally.

    P.S. Please bring back Titans.

  • 10
    Stormwrath Jan 18, 2022

    I love how this book feels so well connected with the rest of the DC Universe, such a simple story with brilliant execution. Fantastic

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  • 10
    DaloneDuarte Jan 18, 2022

    I love everything about this comic book, and this issue is just perfect. From the writing to the drawns, every little thing work together in harmony to bring life this brilliant issue. And the Heartless arc make me very curious about what happening next. The best comic book Taylor is writing in the moment.

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  • 10
    Omega Dude Jan 18, 2022

    Once again, an amazing issue!

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    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jan 18, 2022

    A consequência é uma edição sensacional.

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    Lal Jan 17, 2022

    Once again, a great issue. I hope Taylor would take over the Titans book and write them as well.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 23, 2022

    I feel like people who again and again express ignorance and disdain for compassion should really get some help for their moral deficiencies. So... like half the people reviewing this comic should get help, if I was being too subtle. I'll name names. This is a really well done issue. First time I've liked the Titans since 2003.

  • 9.0
    Skywolf Jan 23, 2022

    Tom Tayler and Bruno Redondo have made Nightwing one of my favorite characters in the DC Universe.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jan 18, 2022

    I really like this due to great art, interesting dialogue and great fights and good chemistry with the Teen Titans

  • 8.5
    The Brave and the Bald Jan 18, 2022

    Like its lead character, this issue exudes charm and charisma in spades. It's light-hearted and earnestly optimistic at the same time, serving us a reminder of how much we can achieve with empathy instead of disdain for the poor.

  • 8.0
    TheObserver Jan 26, 2022

    I liked Dick Grayson/Nightwing's return to business in Bludhaven. It was well done. The idea of his bounty on the head is nice and seeing 'Family' come to the rescue is a nice way to show that for this particular character, 'Family' is an expanded and essential notion. But while I like the idea of being shown how important Nightwing is to everyone, I'm one of those who thinks Nightwing can and should be rougher and is certainly able to handle it all without So-and-so intervenes. It is not a question of him being alone but autonomous! he's not just a nice guy, he's a naturally empathetic but unapologetic fighter. I wish Tom Taylor would remember that and show us a Nightwing that can bite! In terms of art, nothing to say, it's over the top. I more

  • 8.0
    Brannon.44 Jan 18, 2022

    Always a fun time

  • 8.0
    Robin Jan 18, 2022

    Another amazing issue, The Titans here acted more like titans than in their own book. Still nice issue and interested to see where the story leads next.

    -2 two for putting fan-service over story in terms of importance, this issue titans next issues are with NEW superman (super-boy) & Flash (Wally). There is an interesting villain Heartless and still every issue brings in other characters, and since they brought these characters they have to include them properly to avoid wasting them in the issue.

    By the looks of it next issues will also be like this, but hoping the writer dives deep in story with the character rather then skimming over the story with guest staring characters every other issue.

  • 7.5
    C02goddess Jan 19, 2022

    I really like the first half of this issue. The bit of mystery and tension were fun prior to the action. I even enjoyed the first bit of action.

    I was disappointed with (1) the last half/third of the issue and (2) the feeling that we're losing Dick's voice a bit.
    (1) Dick was barely in it. The Titans are pretty powerful, so if they're always on call the stakes of the book seem unbalanced. I think it makes sense Babs called them, and Nightwing can't save Dick Grayson without help/shenanigans, but I'd really like to see Nightwing shine in more solo action.
    (2) The "revelation" Dick has that he doesn't have to go it alone makes no sense to me considering he's had support this whole run. Also, I'd like to be introduced to more

  • 2.5
    Merlyn Jan 18, 2022

    I know a lot of people are losing their minds over the "new" suit and the Titans making an appearance but I just can't get over all the cringey dialogue. I'm sure Taylor thinks he's funny but the "jokes" just aren't landing and the "quippy" dialogue is not that quippy. Heartless is pretty annoying, I hope Blockbuster kills him because he's not a good addition to the Nightwing mythos. I also cringed at the "unhoused" term, a few years back "homeless" was the usual term but I guess it's not good enough for the left now.

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  • 1.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Jan 18, 2022

    Regardless of the bad jokes and stupid things where rich people make him sick, surely out of envy. Taylor has time and time again transformed Dick into a damsel in distress, all frail. I miss the independent Nightwing, strong, not now she is just a babe, a MarySue who needs to be rescued over and over again by all the layers on earth. But this is the Nightwing they want now, weak, in a horrible mood and with little logic, that's not counting the nefarious new sister.

  • 1.5
    Nox Crawler Jan 18, 2022

    I wonder why Richrad (Taylor's mouth) didn't go and ask Mr.terrific to check his previlige and give all of his money ro those who need it. isn't mr.terrific one of the richest characters in dc? why doesn't he gives all of his money to others like Taylor (sorry Richard) says it here those who actually need it.
    this book want's me to treat The rich
    Grayson as something good.the last interesting thing that dc did witch Richard was his grayson era with spiral and god damn that was Tom king who wrote that.
    this book is pile of disappointing dialogues and action the art is amazing and the only thing that is keeping this book up after all of the fan service that Taylor gives and speaking of fan service at least write the dialogue f more

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