Nightwing Annual: 2021

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Daniel HDR, Cian Tormey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 49
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Dick Grayson and Jason Todd, the first Robins, both long ago stepped out of the shadow of the Bat and began walking very different paths on their respective journeys to become who they are today. But now their paths converge and these two brothers unite for one goal. With escrima stick and a crowbar combined, Nightwing and Red Hood are ready for anything...anything except what they have to face next! Don't miss out on this explosive adventure!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Jan 1, 1970

    Nightwing 2021 Annual #1 is definitely worth the money and time. Nightwing is in top form; Red Hood is grim yet on the move forward. It feels like there's no stopping at this point like we're headed for a better set of Bat heroes and perhaps a better Gotham. Get this one for your Bat collection. Heck, get it even if you're not a DC fan. It's just plain great reading. Read Full Review

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    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 3, 2021

    But we also got hands in this annual. A lot of hands. The art team consisting of Tormey, HDR, Fernandez, Beredo, and Kalisz more than delivered on some beautifully laid out conflict either through fights or through car chases. It's the type of visuals that would make your eyes smile if they could. Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2021

    If you haven't been reading Nightwing and don't want to wait for the Volume 1 TP Leaping into the Light that comes out later this month, this annual is a good place to jump in and see what you've been missing. I recommend both highly, however. But if you only pick up one book this week, this should be it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 1, 2021

    This issue is beautifully done. The detailed artwork is filled with bold colors, and places emphasis on character expression and form. These factors allow the illustrations to visually represent the tone of the tale, and the action-oriented panels are really draw you into the story. Overall, I found this work to be completely engaging and transportive. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 30, 2021

    Taylor has made every interaction with Dick and any member of the Bat Family a must-read and this annual is no different. Make sure to grab this one this week. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 30, 2021

    While the plot here doesn't break new ground, the characterization for the two leads is fantastic and I'm hoping Taylor gets to do spotlights for all the Bat-family members going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 30, 2021

    If you are a Nightwing, Jason Todd, or just a comic book fan looking for a one-shot story that will make you smile, look no further! This is fan service done right and was such a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

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    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 6, 2021

    Nightwing's latest annual is a simple tale built upon the undeniable familial chemistry on display between the two heroes that headline the show, which makes it just the right amount of fun. Past and present collide within, brought to life by a whole slew of artistic contributors, making the book a delight across each and every page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 30, 2021

    If you are thinking about making this comic a permanent piece of your collection, you need to back track and pick up when Taylor and Bruno have it together. This comic sums the year up really really well for Nightwing and places him poised for 2022. I cannot wait to see what Taylor has in store for Dick and Barbara (and Bitewing). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 2, 2021

    Sometimes specials can feel like filler, but this year's Nightwing Annual 2021 was a joy. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 29, 2021

    I still wouldn't mind if Jason went ballistic and set off the entire Bat Family, but I can at least appreciate what's happening with him thanks to Nightwing 2021 Annual #1. Nightwing fans will enjoy Nightwing 2021 Annual #1, but it's a must-read for Red Hood fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 1, 2021

    It's not a Christmas or holiday story by any stretch of the imagination, but it still carries that warmth that comes with comparable stories, despite it being a dark and gritty piece. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Nov 30, 2021

    Nightwing 2021 Annual #1 is a solid, if a little unsurprising, tale of brotherly love against the high stakes of crime and murder in Gotham City. The two different art styles perfectly fit the two time periods on display here and Taylor's script effectively tugs at the heartstrings for anyone invested in these characters. Nonetheless, the core mystery is a little limp, and the ending moments don't quite nail some of the nuances at play between being a crime fighter and a violent vigilante. Read Full Review

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    Gavan Dec 1, 2021

    Proof that we need a Nightwing/Red Hood team-up series. This issue was a fantastic representation of the brotherly relationship between Dick & Jason, and I hope we see more of this beyond just this issue.

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    Stormwrath Dec 1, 2021

    The first issue after fear state and Tom Taylor is back, what a fantastic annual, the flashbacks were great, the plot was fun and the Nightwing and Red Hood moments were excellent

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    Jmowarp Dec 1, 2021

    10/10 no doubt about it. Tom Taylor’s Nightwing FINALLY made it out of tie in hell, and came out the other side shining brighter than any bat fam book. An exciting ride from start to finish with stellar art, and scenes that will tug at your heart strings. Buy this book.

  • 10
    Dave Nov 30, 2021

    Love this issue,

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    yahhwy Nov 30, 2021

    Long review later, but this is so good. Wow!

  • 9.5
    TheObserver Dec 8, 2021

    Cool ! This is the first word that comes to mind when I have finished reading this annual. Nightwing and Red Hood make the pair. The plot (who is the culprit?) Is only a pretext which serves to reconnect the thread between the two characters, at the same time brothers and competitor. It's fresh, fun and funny. A little action, humor, brotherhood and an appearance from Alfred (never free). I had a good time. This is also reading. Just have a great time.

  • 9.5
    Lal Nov 30, 2021

    The Nightwing Red Hood team-up was great, both in the past and in the present. It's one of the first times they actually felt like brothers in forever, and it seems like there is a lot more to explore in their dynamics.

    It was a very good issue and I hope we could see more of their team-ups in the future.

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Dec 22, 2021

    Um, oh my god, I loved this. I want more.

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  • 9.0
    ICC Dec 8, 2021

    Robin team ups > any comic

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    UxasIs Dec 8, 2021

    Beautiful issue, the exposition was on point and so was the character development here

  • 8.5
    DaloneDuarte Dec 4, 2021

    A cool issue, with great action and a great good cop-bad cop story (but Jason isn't so bad cop, anymore. He's more like a angry cop now). I liked the interaction between Dick and Jason in the past, all that brothers talk. I kmow is a retcon, but worked for me. I don't see why they can't be brothers (or at least friends) being both from the Bat Family. The villains are generic, but okay to a one-issue story. And I like Clayface, so it's cool to see him again.

    I liked the arts, but I really hate this new costume that Red Hood is using.

  • 8.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Nov 30, 2021

    Muito boa, arte e escrita.
    Se preparem para os inimigos da boa escrita reclamarem que o Jason foi bem escrito.

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    Cliff Booth Dec 5, 2021

    A fun and heartwarming issue. I liked it.

  • 8.0

    Entertaining story if you don't have a parasocial relationship with sex predator Scott Lobdell.

    Edit: LOL the bootlickers on this site are obsessively angry at me because the world knows they're morons. This is what happens when you don't get vaccinated, folks. Children cannot consent, Merly.

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  • 7.5
    Merlyn Nov 30, 2021

    Ok so this was a pretty decent one. It wasn't as good as the Lobdell annual from RHATO during Rebirth but it was still pretty good. I especially liked the flashbacks and the way the relationship between Dick and Jason was portrayed. Though it does put both of them, especially Dick, in a better light. A lot of people remember that Jason had an inferiority complex towards Dick and he did, but they forget that Dick really didn't receive well the news that he has been replaced. All the same, I enjoyed the art from the flashbacks a lot and the writing is pretty decent on that part if you ignore the part where Taylor plays favorites. The modern day story is decent, too. The art is serviceable, but nothing great and the way Taylor endorses the dro more

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  • 6.0
    cumgurglinrhino Dec 4, 2021

    This was fine, but I hate how writers are turning Jason basically into Lite-Wing. Him still using crowbars is also beyond stupid. I did like the villain and some of the smaller moments though.

  • 6.0
    Crimson Knight Nov 30, 2021

    It feels like Red Hood is Nightwing's side kick. Tom Taylor wrote an excellent characterization for Jason Todd in DCeased:Unkillables (in my opinion) but in this story Jason feels less interesting. A lot has happened to the character in the main DC continuity which in many ways has matured the character, making him less violent, so I understand the difference between the portayls. With that being said this doesn't feel like the same Red Hood you'd see in Task Force Z or Urban Legends right now. Yes I know this is a Nightwing annual, I am aware of that, I am also aware that as the main character is character he "should" be more prominent. My only problem with that is Nightwing had an appearance in the Annual #1 of "Red Hood And The Outlaws R more

  • 6.0
    Antenovial Nov 30, 2021

    I haven't enjoyed Redondo's overly clean and to me pretty flat art on the main Nightwing title, even if I can admit he draws an aesthetically pleasing Dick Grayson, which means I enjoy seeing Dick drawn by Daniel HDR and Cian Tormey. They bring a sense of gravitas to the movements of the characters that has been missing. Rian Beredo and John Kalisz colors enhance the inks with gritty and lively colors depending on the time in Jason's and Dick's life the Issue is focusing on.

    While I was surprised that I enjoyed the beginning of the story, (I've admitted before that Taylor's characterization and voice of Dick Grayson isn't for me) the longer the story went on, the more it became lacking. There is a conflict but barely any tension. more

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  • 5.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Nov 30, 2021

    A complete fanfiction of Dick Grayson's hits, it wasn't that bad in action but completely inconsistent with canon and childishly written. It's something I wouldn't buy no matter how much Red Hood comes out.

    There are too many cliches and nothing that can surprise, completely predictable the story at the moment that dazzles a protected witness and agents of the fbi. Taylor is so bad at making a real impact, as I said a very childish and random writing in this issue.

    The art is decent, the story is mediocre however notas mediocre from what I've read this year, that's why I'm being nice in rating.

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  • 5.0
    Bruno Mael Nov 30, 2021

    Red Hood? More like Redwing

    Ok that was on the nose, but my god I miss the first arc of this book so much

  • 4.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Nov 30, 2021

    This was moderately decent compared to this man has been doing, it's still quite the ridiculous fluffy numer.
    The only thing I am grateful for was that he stopped putting in so many nonsensical character cameos and down with his left politics a bit and thanks for not being excessive in jokes, this time they were well placed.
    It was obvious that Jason's guns were not returned (and now with the case of poor boy Kyle Rittenhouse who was forced to defend his life).
    Otherwise nothing to get excited about, completely predictable, even though I wear it in a decent way to catch Red Hood fans, but I won't buy his book, that's for sure.
    It is curious that someone who does not read Red Hood or Jason because he has said it in end more

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