Nightwing Annual #2

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The bullet that shattered Nightwing's life was the shot fired by the KGBeast in the now-infamous BATMAN #55-and it changed the course of Dick "Ric" Grayson's career. Gone were the memories and alliances that once defined him, replaced by a near blank-slate persona.
Now go inside those early moments of Ric's new life, his strained reunion with a stranger named Bruce Wayne and an entire life turned upside down. But amid the chaos lies opportunity...not for Ric, but for an old foe who's been waiting a lifetime for a moment like this. Echoes of the past return in a story that tees up Nightwing's  own Year of the Villain!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Philip Clark Nov 4, 2019

    Gorgeous artwork that really helped to tell a very entertaining story. Dan Jurgens has done absolute wonders with basically a new character since jumping on board. Every issue is a must pick up and never put down again! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 30, 2019

    Jurgens and Moore delivers one of the best Nightwing issues in months with this intriguing glimpse in the past while giving more depth to the current storyline. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Oct 31, 2019

    Final Thoughts: An amazingly well written and drawn comic. Honestly, this is a highly recommended comic in my opinion; definitely pick it up if you can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 30, 2019

    If you had fallen off the Nightwing book, then this is a perfect issue to return with. If you stayed with the book, then Dan Jurgens and company have found a new hook to reward the fans. There is some payoff with Ric's situation that will make the next issues of the main series very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 29, 2019

    DC took a huge risk by changing Ric so much, and it's not been well received. Now that we all know he's been corrupted and twisted as part of a bigger plan, this story is far less frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Nov 5, 2019

    The Court of Owls is back big time and Dan "The Man" Jurgens is bringing the heat. Annual #2 is the best thing to happen to Nightwing since this amnesia debacle got started. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 4, 2019

    The story is fairly strong. Travis Moore is an often overlooked artist and he does great here. Overall, this is a strong comic and a pretty good annual. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 30, 2019

    Nit-picking aside, Nightwing Annual #2 was a superb read and an essential chapter in the life of Richard Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Oct 30, 2019

    Overall, this issue is really something out of left field, but in a good way for the current Nightwing saga. The story was one that really was needed due to the current state of events to really make sense of things and may be a key turning point to help get Nightwing back on top. The art blows anything of late out of the water as well and this is just a must read issue. It is available today at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer, as well as available from the DC Digital store and app. I highly suggest you pick this one up if you are a Nightwing fan! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 4, 2019

    Nightwing Annual #2 is the comic book that the entire Ric Grayson story desperately needed. Dan Jurgens did more to create a sense of importance in the Ric Grayson story within these 38 pages than the last sixteen issues of Nightwing did combine. I am now finally invested in the Ric Grayson story Jurgens is telling in Nightwing, which I never expected to be. This is definitely an issue that Nightwing fans and those reading the current Batman run should pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 30, 2019

    Jurgens has made this whole era somewhat more compelling, and now it looks like he's going to bring it home with a major story that will hopefully restore the Nightwing we all love. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon Mudd Oct 30, 2019

    NIGHTWING Annual #2 is a well-done story that introduces a bigger plot to destroy Nightwing and Batman while maintaining a personal touch intended to tug at the reader's emotions. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Tanveer Kalo Nov 4, 2019

    A beautiful book with much-needed context for how Ric came to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 30, 2019

    Yeah, you'll get a lot of what you've already learned about what made Dick Grayson, Ric Grayson, but you'll also get so much more as well that really just opens up the story in new and interesting ways.  We got some great art and while it doesn't have to do anything too dynamic with this low key story, everyone looked great throughout.  Thankfully this Annual did something unique because it brings new interest in a series that was starting to feel tired. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Oct 30, 2019

    Simply put, if nothing else, this recent annual does give us some aspects of Dick's life never before seen that prove interesting, but the sum of its parts falls short. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 31, 2019

    Despite the troubling core premise of this chapter, Nightwing Annual #2 is technically well put together. 'Travis Moore's art is stellar and he's the rare artist who has great control over facial "acting" as well as dynamic page layouts. Moore was saddled with a series of conversations and he still made it exciting to look at. Jurgens does his best to layer a sense of dread through the issue with the Court of Owl threat looming, but it feels like too little too late. I want the series to move on sooner rather than later, and having this annual wring its hands in an attempt to further enrich a status quo doomed to change in the coming months makes it all come off"misguided. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Nov 4, 2019

    Haha I like to imagine they were like “fuck how do we get out of this absolutely garbage storyline... quick, somebody write it so it’s pills and manipulation that’s making him suck so hard.”

  • 8.0
    LunaMoody Oct 30, 2019

    What began as just Dick recovering from a brain injury and becoming someone else is shown to be something far deeper and darker. This issue shows us that Dick is being manipulated and his memories suppressed all along. We finally get to see why Dick/Ric has been acting the way he has and are given some much needed progression in the story. Before this issue little to nothing really made any sense and truthfully was just boring. I have no interest at all in the Nightwings. Their characters are just lame and unappealing in every way. Hopefully this arc will finish their run in the book and give us back the reason we fans read this series - Dick Grayson as Nightwing !!!

    This issue was good but it had to glaring mistakes in it more

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  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 1, 2019

    Another annual in Annual's Week, we have Nightwing Annual #2. We can finally get some connection between Batman #55 and Nightwing #50 so if Jurgens does this well, I might dislike Ric less. Yeah, who am I kidding?

    The Good:
    The Owls careful manipulation especially during therapy worked immensely well and I loved it.

    It also reveals the light on between Batman #55 and Nightwing #50. Especially Bruce's connection and reaction to it all.

    The Bad:
    It's damage control due to the fan backlash against Ric.

    This is a strong annual showing how the Court of Owls have taken advantage of KGBeast's shot on Dick. While the issue is strong in of itself, it is obvious dama more

  • 8.0

    Thank you for trying to scavenge this and turn it into something cool, Dan.

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Oct 30, 2019

    This annual gives us informations& scenes we should have already seen 1 year ago in Kings Batman run, when Dick was shot. If we had seen these scenes with the batfamily I am sure fans wouldnt have hated the idea of Ric so much. Only shows once again what bad writer King is. Most of this should have been in his Batman run right after Dick was shot.
    Most of the things, we get to know here were already adressed in Nightwing 50& 54, but we finally get a better explanation, why Ric hates the name Dick so much. Since Bruce acted like a sellfish& insensitive ass in this issue, we can understand more, why Ric doesnt want to remember him. Fans of Dick also get some nice flashbacks from his childhood.
    However what feels really forced to m more

  • 5.5
    Psycamorean Oct 30, 2019

    Better than the typical issue of this run. Yet, still not great. At least now we know there's an out for this troubled Ric Grayson storyline.

  • 10
    ComicNerd96 Nov 3, 2019

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    Lock Nov 5, 2019

  • 9.0
    Justin Ray Apr 10, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Nov 1, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Nov 8, 2019

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 30, 2019

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Nov 2, 2019

  • 7.0
    BlueAndEvil Jul 17, 2020

  • 7.0
    DarePool53 Dec 23, 2020

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