Nightwing #98

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Daniele Nicuolo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 56
8.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Nightwing meets Nite-Mite! (And Bitewing and Oracle and Daniele Di Nicuolo!) That's right, that meddling Nite-Mite booped himself from the fifth dimension, and after reading Seven Secrets, he hitchhiked his way over with Di Nicuolo into our Nightwing series! Trust us, you're not going to want to miss this one.

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 19, 2022

    Whether he's telling serious Nightwing stories, lighthearted Nightwing stories or super fun and wacky Nightwing stories, Tom Taylor is doing genre-defining work here. Every superhero comic should aspire to be as fun, creative and impactful as Tom Taylor's Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 15, 2022

    Nightwing #98 is another strong entry into the title run, using a chance in the artist to accelerate the pace of the story and play in a different lane. Taylors script is an excellent showcase of legacy characters and builds a new and interesting facet to an existing character by building on a lesser-known DC crossover. Its a testament to the effectiveness of legacy and history in a shared universe and makes for an interesting commentary on the passing torch that comes with that shared history. As Nightwing supposedly leads the DC Universe into a new dawn following Dark Crisis, it's nice to see his solo title understands the character as a pillar of the legacy concept, and makes the case for the character to take that leading role. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 15, 2022

    What I thought would turn bad quickly became an enjoyable read full of stories and potential. It's wild and woolly, but it adds a new vibe to the expanding Nightwing mythos, especially as he gets more prominence in other areas of the DCU. Grab this issue when you hit the comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 15, 2022

    Basically, as the norm, Nightwing remains an excellent cant miss read. Its exactly what more comics need to be about. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Nov 15, 2022

    The art has an energetic styling that perfectly fits the tone of the narrative. Bold coloring and attention to detail are an integral part of the illustration's appeal and serves to create a transportive visual. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 17, 2022

    Theres a real sense of integration between hero and admirer that feels particularly satisfying for those who have encountered the imps on the comics page in the past. With this moment well and fully taken care of, Nightwing has the opportunity to take a clearer, more level-headed look at whats going on in and around his corner of Gotham City in the next couple of issues. Of course, the next couple of issues happen to include the big 56-page 100th issue celebration in mid-January. Its a big close-up of a character who has been around for a long time and is looking better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 15, 2022

    This continues to be one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 15, 2022

    To those who say that comics aren't fun anymore, please read Nightwing #98! This issue, this series, and this character are on fire right now. Seriously, Nightwing is awesome… and I'm not the only person (or fifth-dimensional imp) who thinks so. But this comic, you'll love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Nov 16, 2022

    ‘Nightwing' takes a bit of a fun but important story detour without losing any of the energy that has made this book such a favorite series to dive into month after month. Heart and legacy are just as important here, as a momentary change in artist helps bring the right vibe needed for such a whimsical but also serious storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Nov 15, 2022

    Carrying off of a dramatic cliffhanger, Nightwing #98 manages to stand alone as an enjoyable story. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 15, 2022

    However, the entertaining humor in the Flash is so much more natural than what Taylor attempted here in Nightwing #98. Overall, if you are already locked in on Nightwing and have this on your pull list, then go snag the copy. Otherwise, you dont need to go out of your way to pick this special issue up. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Nov 16, 2022

    This was good! Not great, but easy fun. It's been almost two years with Taylor on the title, and the average issue has either been solid or really good. The median of quality is always under excellent, but that consistency puts the run as a whole over just a bit. It's always nice to have a comedy issue here and there, and with such an idea as the 5th-dimensional imps, he made it work here no sweat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 16, 2022

    Featuring guest artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, this story seems inconsequential on the surface. You dig even the slightest bit, however, and you get a treasure trove full of character exploration and examination on what it means to be a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 16, 2022

    Nightwing #98 is a fun comic. Despite what may appear to be outwardly silly, Taylor, De Nicuolo, Lucas and Abbott deliver a story that works on multiple levels. The meta aspect of Nite-Mite's observations is probably the most satisfying though Dick going up against demons, a truly formidable task for a non-powered hero show his heart, much like Tom King's Up in the Sky depicts this attribute that Superman shares with Dick Grayson. Somewhere, Silver Age Batman is having the time of his life seeing Dick get his own imp. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 15, 2022

    Nightwing #98 is a pleasant enough read that isn't quite as funny as one would hope. The storyline at hand is exceedingly simple and any true drama is quickly stepped over in favor for the next gag. However, as a one-shot setting up the next stage of Dick's life, Tom Taylor's script does a good job of summing up his thoughts on the titular character in a way that's easy to digest and occasionally amusing. The real star is Daniele Di Nicuolo's art, which perfectly captures the whimsy of fifth dimensional shenanigans without becoming overbearing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 15, 2022

    While it does takes time for it to find its momentum once Nightwing #98 gets to the heart of what Nite-Mite debut brings to the table this story is a blast to read. Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo deliver on creating a fun dynamic between Nightwing and Nite-Mite that will put a smile on fans faces. Read Full Review

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