Nightwing #99

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 34
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"The Joker War" part five of six! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can't fight this war alone. He's going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 20, 2022

    Taylor does an excellent job with both reconciling the path and setting up the future in this thought-provoking narrative. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Dec 21, 2022

    A well deserved 5 star score, an incredible story that is brought to life with intense artwork. A book that is typically DC giving the reader what they would expect and more. Read Full Review

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

    Nightwing #99 represents perhaps the best storyline I've ever read about picking up the pieces and dealing with issues between major storylines. Next month is the big issue #100, where I expect massive changes. This book has been in solid hands for a good while now, and it looks like this issue has set us up perfectly for a new year of Nightwing tales. Jump onboard, folks. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 20, 2022

    You can always count on Nightwing delivering every month. This was no exception on the road to issue 100. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2022

    This issue, which is up there with the best of the run, may be the most emotionally resonant story Taylor has done so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 21, 2022

    As has become standard from this team, the character work done here is second to none, even when Taylor's script for this one brushes by at a brisk pace. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 21, 2022

    ‘Nightwing' continues to explore the fallout from the status quo-shaking defeat of Blockbuster while building up pieces leading right into the 100th issue and beyond. A story that could have gone to places already well explored took the perfect swerve to take something expected and turn it on it's head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Dec 20, 2022

    Nightwing #99 is one of the best issues to date, keeping readers invested from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 20, 2022

    January 2023 and Nightwing #100 cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Dec 20, 2022

    Nightwing continues as a flagship title for DC in terms of all-around quality, proving an investment in a title can lead to strong results. In an era of mainstream comics that feel chained to the structure of writing for a trade, Nightwing defies that notion by telling concise, long-spanning stories that offer just the right balance of set-up and execution. It helps that the visual language of the book has been well-established thanks to Lucass coloring, Filipes inks, and Abbotts lettering, working to unify the separate but cohesive artistic styles of Redondo and Borges. As Nightwing the book, and Nightwing the character make a stride to guiding the DC universe in a new direction over the next few months, this is the series to look to for lessons in making a tight, concise story that plays to the strength of the comic medium. Read Full Review

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

    FINAL THOUGHTSNightwing #99 is a strong issue for this series to end its 2022 on. We got a focus back on the dynamic between Dick Grayson and Melinda Grayson-Lin that got the payoff you would hope for. Now between this and how Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths ended Nightwing is set-up to have his biggest year yet in 2023. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 20, 2022

    Nightwing #99 is one of those issues where you like almost everything in it, but are upset that there wasn't more. Usually, you only have to wait until the next issue to continue the fun, but Tom Taylor seems to like dangling things out there for a while (Cough Cough Heartless Cough Cough). Still, Bruno Redondo's art is top-notch as always and anytime Tony Zucco shows up in a Dick Grayson book, it's must-read for fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 24, 2022

    Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo and their team can do no wrong on Nightwing. This is a super fun, done-in-one story that brings back some classic villains, while introducing some fun new ideas. Good comics all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 20, 2022

    Nightwing #99 slows things down a bit to allow Melinda to get some closure and for her and Dick to get a breath. The art is wonderful as usual, and the Heartless storyline continues to develop around the edges. There's a reset here for Bludhaven and it genuinely feels like Dick has made a positive impact on the city for the benefit of the people. But, make no mistake, Bludhaven continues to hold more secrets. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Dec 20, 2022

    Nightwing #99 doesn't necessarily feel like the lead up to a big anniversary issue, but what's here is a precise comic that satisfyingly resolves a nagging plot thread. Tony Zucco's return doesn't set the series ablaze, but Dick does express a rare, genuine anger and a desire to inflict harm upon his parents' murderer. As it stands, the introduction of a new, nautical themed criminal enterprise with The Hold is a highlight, right alongside Taylor and Redondo's steady hands as they capture both Dick's optimism and darker side. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 19, 2022

    Nightwing #99 is a half-good issue that builds an intriguing mystery through the first two acts. It then completely drops the mystery in the final act, leading to a frustratingly annoying conclusion. Besides the fumbled plot, the pacing and dialog are excellent. The art is generally good except for some odd color choices, and the action is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Dec 21, 2022

    I'm not sure how this connects to the Heartless storyline, as it's listed as Part 3, but while it continues Dick's battle for Bldhaven, it wasn't my favorite story Taylor and crew have ever done. Read Full Review

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