Nightwing #96

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
9.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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They say love is when two hearts find their happy place right next to each other, but to Heartless, that's just the wall of jars of hearts he has in his back office. As Dick and Babs's two hearts do find their happy place next to each other, one question they ask each other proves difficult to answer.

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 21, 2022

    The story opens with Batgirl contacting Nightwing in the midst of the chaos surrounding Haven. Then, Nightwing engages Blockbuster in a showdown of grand proportion. Afterwards, a surprising maneuver from his enemies, thwarts Blockbuster attempt at recruiting allies. Later, Nightwing and Batgirl have a heart-to-heart conversation. And finally, a deadly enemy returns in a surprising manner.The Story: All I can say is WOW! Tom Taylor has crafted a dynamic, well written narrative that not only changes the landscape of Bludhaven but solidifies a beloved relationship. I was especially impressed by the fight scene. I found that the back and forth between Nightwing and Blockbuster perfectly displayed their personalities, and Nightwings final warning to his old enemy was divine. However, my favorite part of the story was the interaction between Dick and Barbara. Ive always been a fan of the duo, but Taylors reedition of this couple has me rooting for their success. Finally, there is the surpri Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 20, 2022

    Nightwing remains undefeated in terms of providing the A-list experience for a high-profile solo character. With the threat of Blockbuster and his crew addressed for a moment and clarity on the Dick/Babs front, this next arc offers a lot of exciting potential for an entirely new status quo. And as usual, I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Sep 20, 2022

    In the run up to the 100th issue, Nightwing #96 is a Blockbuster get it finale to "The Battle for Bludhaven's Heart arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 24, 2022

    Everything comes together nicely in the end, with some satisfying character moments, some heroic superhero action and some really clever and nifty surprises to make it even more fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Sep 20, 2022

    Nightwing #96 is summer action movie greatness. I loved every panel, the twists and turns were sublime all the way to the final page, and there was enough humor squeezed between the broken glass and electric arcs to make things amusing. I'm hyped to see what comes next in Bludhaven, from rebuilding to what will befall Nightwing next. This was a phenomenal issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Sep 26, 2022

    One of the major plots of ‘Nightwing' comes to an action-packed heart-pounding satisfying almost two years in the making conclusion while setting up what is coming next and continuing to move the title character forward. This series is truly a delight to flip through, a gorgeous colorful, and powerful superhero story that wears its character-focused heart on its sleeve at all times. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 21, 2022

    “The Battle For Bldhaven's Heart” may be over, but I believe that the battle for her life and soul has only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 21, 2022

    Taylor and Redondo have earned their spots as two of the best creators to get their hands on ol' Dick Grayson this issue alone cements that idea. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 21, 2022

    Taylor and Redondo have been doing some really remarkable work with Nightwing. Its a fresh look at Gotham that delivers depth in comedy, drama, and action while also giving the look and feel of the varied architecture in the background that one might expect out of the second largest city in the DC Universes US. Its so rare that a series works so well on so many different levels. With any luck, the series can look forward to many more months of Taylor and Redondo. (Its always so frustrating when a team like this fades out of a series.)    Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 20, 2022

    Amazing work just like every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Sep 20, 2022

    Nightwing #96 is a masterclass in the philosophy of less is more using simplistic shapes, plots, and color palettes to reinforce the emotional core of the story being told. The dynamic action sequences and cavalcade of characters are a strong selling point of this run, but the Dick/Barbara relationship and its momentum is the reason to pick this issue up. Its the hinge in which expectations can be subverted, and is used organically to let the couple, and the individual characters of Nightwing and Batgirl grow and develop. With a relaunch of the DC Universe incoming, and Nightwing front and center, one can only hope that these progressions of the character can pioneer the next chapter of the larger publishing line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 20, 2022

    Nightwing #96 caps off the Blockbuster battle with great fight sequences and plenty of clever tactical moves by Nightwing's friends and the locals of Bludhaven. The character has reigned for some time, and it's nice to see him lose so spectacularly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Sep 22, 2022

    I do like this run, I truly do. It's just a bit of a letdown that Blockbuster's fall was - at the end of the day - not that big of a deal when Nightwing can call in a favor from anyone and everyone he knows at a moment's notice because that robs the stakes for future adversaries. Will Heartless be a far darker, more immediate threat? We shall see... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 20, 2022

    The final fight between Nightwing and Blockbuster was an intense battle that was a great payoff for the direction of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo run on this series. Along with the major development in Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon relationship made Nightwing #96 an enjoyable end to "The Battle For Bludhaven's Heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Sep 20, 2022

    Nightwing #96 is an exciting, if unsurprising, finale for Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo's "Battle for Bldhaven's Heart. The action is gripping, the art effective, and the romantic angle with Dick and Barbara is heartfelt. While the simplistic plotting begs the question if the overall storyline was too slowly paced, it's hard to imagine fans of the series being disappointed with how everything plays out. Taylor and Redondo are in a good spot to continue forward with the series, I only hope that the plotting can maintain this quicker pace while delivering truly surprising twists. Read Full Review

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