Nightwing #89

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 64
8.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Superman/Nightwing crossover! Years ago,when Robin took his first uncertain steps away from Batman as his own hero, Superman stepped in and offered Dick Grayson crucial advice, support, and a name: Nightwing. Now it's time for Nightwing to return the favor.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 21, 2022

    Nightwing and Superman's two-part crossover has begun with a bang, as this gorgeous issue feels jam-packed full of amazing character work and plot elements as the two characters have such an easy rapport. Big events are fine, but these are the types of crossovers that are amazing to see more of in comics again. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 16, 2022

    Everything feels all right when I'm reading this team on Nightwing, and I wouldn't change a thing for the world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 16, 2022

    I'll take the two of them together any day! This is the new World's Finest! Again, Barbara and Dick are perfect together and Hailey makes three! No spoilers, but we know where this road is leading and what a cliff hanger until next month. Thanks to this team for elevating this book each and every time you release a new issue".never rip the carpet out from under us. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 15, 2022

    A beautiful issue that shows the DC Universe is moving forward while embracing legacy and tradition. After this issue, I can see Dick Grayson and Jon Kent as the World's Finest, and this perfectly sets them up as respected leaders for the impending darkness that will attack the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 19, 2022

    As I always say, I'm not usually the biggest fan of crossovers, but I've come to realize that anything Tom Taylor writes is absolute gold, so I will always be here for it when he's involved. The second and final part of this issue takes place in Superman: Son of Kal-El #9. So, see you then! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 15, 2022

    Someone's killing superheroes. Why? I guess we'll get to find out in Superman: Son Of Kal-El #9. In the meantime, please pick up Nightwing #89, you won't regret it. Batman fans will love it, Superman fans will dig it (whichever Superman you love), and Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson fans will adore it (the choice of nightwear is, quite simply fantastic). This is the best superhero book on the shelves, possibly followed by those other books Tom Taylor's writing. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 15, 2022

    Once again, Tom Taylor delves into the deep relationships among the network of DC Superheroes. He also explores the ties between father and son and close friendships. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 23, 2022

    I do hope we get a scene where Dick is able to talk to Jon more specifically about the civilian death that happened. But there is nothing like a good team-up to help clear the mind. Can't wait for part 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Feb 16, 2022

    This is a near-perfect issue, only lacking the little bit of extra to put it over but still worth every penny all the same. And that's how this book has been for a long time. Cut the check. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Feb 15, 2022

    Nightwing #89 is the rare crossover that reminds you why you love comics. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 15, 2022

    It's only a two-part crossover, but unlike other tie-ins, it feels like it's going to propel both titles forward in a big way once it's done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 15, 2022

    DC Comics' NIGHTWING #89 is a ton of fun and it will make you want to immediately catch up with Taylor's other series, SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL. This partnership feels like it could go on for thirty issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Feb 17, 2022

    This issue ofNightwing is very low-key in terms of its events compared to previous issues. Light on action, but full of fun character writing. A welcome break from the action for sure. Not necessary, but welcome. Another stellar issue from the Nightwing team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 16, 2022

    Nightwing #89 was a great start to the team-up between Dick Grayson and Jon Kent. The opening of this issue properly set-up the tone for the rest of this issue as Nightwing takes on a mentor role for Superman. How their dynamic develops as they look for answers behind the ones responsible for the deaths of several superheroes will be interesting to see play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 15, 2022

    Nightwing #89 is a nice issue with a Super Sons team of sorts.  Readers here for the smiles will be happy there are a couple to be had, but it feels a bit like empty calories at times.  Still, everything looks great, and it's not a bad thing to smile once in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 15, 2022

    Nightwing #89 is emotional goodness, and Taylor keeps writing it with ease. This time around, he's brought forward empathy, discipline, and familial comfort that ups the heartwarming. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 26, 2022

    Let's be clear — Tom Taylor does some of the best character writing in the industry right now, and the team of Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, and Wes Abbott are making luxury car-class comics art. However, the challenges with the momentum of "rich Dick Grayson" getting established keep popping up when he has to hang out with the bigger licensed icons. It's not a bad thing, but it'd be nice to see this just run in its own lane for a while. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 15, 2022

    Nightwing #89 is a perfectly fine team-up issue that doesn't do much to entice readers who aren't already endeared to Jon Kent. Both characters get about the same amount of pages dedicated to them, but Jon does have more going on in his life despite the issue not doing much to get readers up to speed. Additionally, the murder mystery at the issue's core is languid with a yawn of a cliffhanger page doing little to spruce things up. For fans of Nightwing, this issue can be skipped, but fans of Tom Taylor's recent output will likely get more out of it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    deen Feb 24, 2022

    Another great issue from this wonderful team. Love seeing the mentorship role get taken by Dick when it comes to Jon, since the former always looked up to Clark growing up. Very sweet issue, particularly the moments between Jon and Gossamer.

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    Blurry Geek Feb 19, 2022

    a wonderful comic with wholesome moments. cant wait to see what happens next in superman son of kal-el #10 .

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    Young Neal Feb 19, 2022

    Best DC ongoing right now🔥

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  • 10
    DiegoLDUganda Feb 15, 2022

    Can Son of Kal El be drawed by Bruno Redondo like... forever?

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    DaloneDuarte Feb 15, 2022

    The only problem with this issue is the fact that it ends. Wow, what a perfect issue! The characterization in the beginning, respecting the confuse timeline, the little jokes, and, of course, how the stories of both main characters continues to advance one way or another. And Bruno Redondo doing his amazing job as usual.

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  • 10
    jack Feb 15, 2022

    This is Amazing. Best DC comic ever!!!

  • 9.5
    UxasIs Feb 19, 2022

    Pick of the week!

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    Dave Feb 14, 2022

    This was a fantastic fun read, and even had Little Jon in it. But as with any book that has Jon in it no ten till he is,

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Feb 23, 2022

    FINEST SONS, INDEED.

  • 9.0
    Lal Feb 15, 2022

    Definitely a fun issue.

    Little details like Dick being a van Gogh fan, or his and Babs' PJ are just perfect.

    My main problem with this issue is that it was too Jon-heavy for my taste, but there were great moments there. Seeing Nightwing helping sharpen Jon's detective skills was fun and very in character.

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 26, 2022

    Those first few pages alone are more than worth the price of admission here.

  • 8.5
    SurvivorLiv Feb 22, 2022

    World's Finest Sons was a fun book. I think that, so far, I prefer this two parter to the last Son of Kal-El two parter. Son of Kal-El #8 ended with us finally getting some answers about Bendix's plan so I hope that this two parter builds onto that. I liked the dynamic we see between Dick Grayson and kid Jon versus Dick Grayson and grown up Jon. I dig that Taylor writes a very hopeful view of superheroics. Jon Kent and Dick Grayson seek to do good both in and out of costume and that helps flesh out these characters more. I also love this cover by Bruno Redondo.

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  • 8.5
    humgruffin Feb 19, 2022

    Why do I prefer the way Jon is written here to the way he's written in his own book? Same writer. Probably because his appearance here is more story driven than Mr. Taylor stopping every few panels to remind us this is not Clark. I hope this continues into Jons part 2

  • 8.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Feb 15, 2022

    A arte é espetacular como sempre, gostei do flashback, gostei do Jon da fortaleza, o fanservice das roupas foi ok.
    Não gostei de 3 personagens obscuros morrerem para o plot, parece coisa do Geoff Johns.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Mar 8, 2022

    a really solid issue with great art from Bruce Redondo and good writing from Tom Taylor.

  • 8.0
    Gavan Feb 26, 2022

    Solid issue. Loses an extra .5 for a slight plot hole since Nightwing should’ve had a blue suit during the time of the flashback and not his New 52 Red suit

  • 8.0
    Loafy Trophy Feb 19, 2022

    Another fun issue full of strong character moments from the Taylor/Redondo team. I particularly love all the little details Redondo adds in. Babs in the Titans shirt, the stripes running down to the fingers on Dick’s costume, the sense of movement between a number of panels, it’s all really well done and adds an additional layer of fun to the book. I thought Taylor did a really good job with the mentor-mentee relationship between Dick and Jon as well. I’m hoping we get more of that in the next issue as it’s probably my favorite role for Dick as a character.

    Edit: Damn, Taylor really brings the angry bigots and incels out.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Mar 21, 2022

    Entertaining enough, but the sequence with Dick and young Jon only serves as a reminder than Jon was a lot more interesting as a kid than he's been as a teen.

  • 7.0
    Brannon.44 Feb 18, 2022

    Nightwing's interactions with young Jon were great

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    Skywolf Feb 15, 2022

    Continuity is what I prefer. The only one from issue #88 to #89 is the costume.

  • 6.5
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    A fine start.

  • 6.0
    C02goddess Feb 15, 2022

    Seeing kid Jon was great, and I like Dick in the mentor role, but this issue was really Jon focused, assumes readers are reading his book, and nothing really happens other than what seems like a red herring at the end.

    Now, I don't just want a bunch of info dump about another book, but the Truth isn't introduced well. What is it, and why is Dick investing? How does it fit in with his safety net plan? How does he even know about it? Also, isn't Jon only 17? Is he living with/dating some dude in his mid-20s?

    These are questions I think should have been addressed here for context, but honestly I don't care enough to go find out (other than the age thing because that really bothers me). I'm not currently reading Jon's bo more

  • 3.5
    Nox Crawler Feb 15, 2022

    I'm so tired of Taylor a$$ pulling a memory or a non existent connection in this book, first that stupid sister that he hasn't done anything with other than her screaming, second the annual about redhood and nightwing and now here and this time he doesn't even bother to put in in the continuity because of the stupid omniverse. the only good thing in this book was the conversation between the Hologram Clark and john, after that it went downhill and repeat of the things i Don't like about this book. like why on earth someone like Richard would invest in something like truth and not be opposed to their work and effect other than plot convenience. like who's to say jay doesn't just become a second anarchy and even more dangerous cause he has su more

  • 3.0
    Valiant Son Mar 12, 2022

    The dialogue between Clark and Bruce in the opening pages is dreadful. Taylor has demonstrated this trait towards trite and glib dialogue before; clearly he think it is sharp, witty and deep, but it isn't: it's just tedious.

    And tedious is the perfect word to describe this comic as a whole. We get very little happening alongside smatterings of sub-CW dialogue, where every character over-emotes about their feelings.

  • 3.0
    manhunter Feb 15, 2022

    Taylor's jokes are still more watery than a jellyfish.

  • 2.5
    Merlyn Feb 15, 2022

    So Dick funds a cult now? He's even more idiotic than just throwing his money away? He may just be the dumbest DC character at this moment. Also, is anyone REALLY laughing at this cringey humor? I genuinely don't think anyone with a decent sense of humor finds the "jokes" here funny. And I'm really tired of Taylor's pet creations peppered everywhere, the rEvOlUtIoNaRiEs were cringe, they made the Suicide Squad book unreadable and the fact that that run ended and we have Thompson's Suicide Squad book is the best decision DC made these last few years. And why did he bring back Risk only to kill him? He always does this and it got boring a loong time ago, killing known characters in a few panels isn't proof of good writing.

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  • 1.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Feb 17, 2022

    top by the comic book store and take a look at this issue, and it's a bad issue, to be sure, one where there's a desperation to focus attention on SuperJon. I do not understand why? he already has his own series.
    Boring, bad jokes and no focus on character. And besides, I'm surprised he's still on the money thing, hell, I think Dick ended up mentally retarded after he was shot. It's the only explanation for him being so dumb.
    The art is the only good here.

  • 1.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Feb 22, 2022

    When I thought that this series could not be more mediocre, they showed me that it can be. A soap opera fanfic was this number, boring, absurd and the protagonist is a character who has been made a boring pamphlet of forced leftist politics. Nasty writing.

  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Feb 16, 2022

    Sorry, but two guys kissing is still gross for me, so I closed it when that panel occured.

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