Nightwing #9

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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“FACING DESTINY”! In this single-issue tale, Nightwing is being attacked in his dreams by Dr. Destiny, and the only person who can help him is Superman! But following Nightwing’s confrontation with Raptor and the aftermath of “Night of the Monster Men,” can Nightwing trust a Superman he doesn’t know-or will his lack of trust get them both killed?!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Nov 18, 2016

    Nightwing continues to be one of the true joys of the post-Rebirth DC Universe. Dick Grayson has always been the most approachable personality of the DC Universe, and the most flexible to construct relationships around, but this issue emphasizes how far his influence spreads, reaching beyond Gotham, even beyond the universe. This issue is easily approachable, but it might raise some questions for continuity-sensitive readers. If you're looking for a place to jump in and join the adventures of Dick Grayson (already in progress) then Seeley, Takara, Maiolo, and Mangual are right here to welcome you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Liu Nov 16, 2016

    Nightwing #9 continues to showcase Tim Seeley’s incredible understanding of Dick Grayson, what makes him special to the other characters in the DCU, and what makes him special to us, the reader. Even more impressive is Seeley’s characterization of Superman, and his ability to bring hope to the people around him. This issue is filled with touching moments, funny moments, awesome action scenes, and of the coolest splash pages this year. For those of you who are interested in the greater DC Rebirth storyline, this issue also includes a few more clues that might calm your appetite. And finally, for all the Chuck Dixon fans out there, this issue also sets up Dick’s trip down to Bludhaven! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Nov 17, 2016

    The issue ends with Nightwing heading off with Batman, requesting to visit the realBludhaven. I am immensely excited to see what adventures lie ahead for our hero in Bludhaven. Seeley really understandswhatNightwing fans love about the character, between his personality and his setting. As Rebirth continues, Seeley will provide fans with what they desire, but add new and interesting spins on the character. This issue is a definite must-read for any Nightwing fans or fansof hisfriendship with Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2016

    Stories set in the dream world are fickle things, but Seely pulls it off well connecting the beats to the character development and a deeper meaning that ties back to the pre-New 52 era. Superman is infectiously happy and we're reminded Nightwing's goodness is a big part of who he is — making this issue have purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 16, 2016

    While this issue is only a one-shot, it's fun as hell for what it is and gives me hope that the Nightwing series can be something that I can finally get behind.  We get a great team-up, excellent art and an ending that will leave a continued feeling of hope that I look forward to reading all about in this series and others.  Go check this out because it's something that you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 16, 2016

    Nightwing #9 is a great one-shot story that helps reconnect our hero with Superman. Tim Seeley does an excellent job using Superman to highlight what makes Nightwing a special character within the DC Universe. And Dr. Destiny was a great opponent to enhance Superman's involvement while also tackling some of the loss Nightwing has suffered in his life recently. If you haven't picked up this series I highly recommend picking up Nightwing #9. This is a great launching off point for new readers to start with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Nov 18, 2016

    The latest issue ofNighwing is a real treat for people hoping for a fun Superman/Nightwing team-up. Not even the inclusion of Superman's awkward continuity baggage can drag this issue down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 16, 2016

    This was a fun one off issue that delves deeper into the core of Grayson's character and did an admirable job at setting up what may be the next chapter of Dick's life. It looks like he may be going to Bldhaven for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 17, 2016

    Nightwing's rebirth has been anything but smooth thus far, and Seeley uses the subconscious setup to really flesh out the character's long running fears and anxieties. What really makes the issue shine, however, is how Seeley gets him past these hang-ups, using the ever optimistic Superman as a way of reminding Dick of the impact his good and hopeful nature has on the DC Universe at large. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    After the Better Than Batman arc, Seeley needed a cool down issue before establishing Nightwing's next big challenge. This was an easy read that further solidified Nightwing's status in any DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Nov 16, 2016

    Nightwing takes a month off from the arc it was building and sacrificed an issue for the transition of Nightwing to familiar places. And that's enough, I'm still excited to see Nightwing's progression and maturation with this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Nov 18, 2016

    The story creates a rationale for Nightwing to return to Bludhaven, which may be the most lasting impactNightwing#9 has on the character. But the story's positive message about support and grief may last a lot longer with certain readers.The issue itself carries a positive message, but is ultimately not essential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 19, 2016

    I have all the faith in the world that Seeley has a good story in mind, but this reeks of some kind of stunt by DC. Don't have anything in mind for Nightwing to do? Lets put him back in his blue costume and send him back to Bludhaven to appease the fans. That always works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - David Finn Nov 17, 2016

    All in all, I personally found this a slightly ham-fisted way to reintroduce Bludhaven and the change in Dick Graysons mind-set seemed a little jarring, but Im probably being a little harsh. Its a course correction long overdue. The reintroduction of Bludhaven as a potential home base for Nightwing would be a fantastic move for the character – I have a lot of faith in the creative team and firmly believe that while this might have been a filler issue, designed to give the regular artists a break, it is still an effective way to open up future changes and evolution for the Nightwing character and title. My favorite Nightwing run is definitely the long Chuck Dixon run where the character was based in Bludhaven almost exclusively, and yet still available for Bat Events – DC are making a smart move if that is where they are trying to reposition the character. Give him a city to watch over. Zero circus analogies, so thats a start, too. Solid issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 16, 2016

    An interesting meeting between two legendary characters, it doesn't go where you'd think it would but it's ultimately satisfying regardless. Superman and Nightwing are two of the most optimistic characters in comics, and a duo that have a long, interesting history between them. Any meeting between the two is at least worth paying attention to, and while this issue never quite achieves greatness, it's comforting in how optimistic it is. Sometimes, that's all you need: genuinely heroic characters and a reminder that things and people can be better. It's a little cheesy, a little corny, and wholly necessary. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Nov 18, 2016

    With a heart as big as Dick Graysons, the issue unfortunately cant shake some okay artwork and a mediocre villain. Read Full Review

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