Nightwing: The New Order #1
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Nightwing: The New Order #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without "weapons"-where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders' aim toward Grayson's own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he's been hunting for years-the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don't miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BAT more

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - Chris Adair Aug 23, 2017

    Simply put, this is one of the best #1s this year. Everyone should be reading it. Higgins, McCarthy and White are creating a story for the ages and I cannot wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Dillyn Chadwick Aug 22, 2017

    Nightwing: The New Order #1 is a deep look at a dark future of suppressing a certain group of people from a beloved character. It has a dystopian feel to a story that can still be fun at moments. With great art and amazing storytelling, this comic is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 23, 2017

    Listen, I didn't expect anything from this story. I half read it just to fuck with a friend that love Nightwing. I ended up liking this book and will be back for the rest of the series. As good as this first issue is, I have a feeling it's only going to get better with the events revealed and laid out here. If you like Nightwing, you're already read the issue, but if you're like, "meh, to that character," then give this a chance. The creative team knocks it out of the park, and I hope that we see more chances like this taken by DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Ben McElveen Aug 23, 2017

    I'm very intrigued to see what happens next and I also feel that six issues is perfect for a story like this. However, if it continues at this quality maybe there will be demand for a sequel series, returning to this world. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 23, 2017

    This book kind of came out of nowhere, but it's definitely a title I'll be following closely through its run. DC might not venture into Elseworlds territory too often these days, but a book like New Order makes it work checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - JJ Travers Aug 23, 2017

    This was a fantastic start to Higgins' six issue elseworld-esque story and I'm greatly looking forward to seeing what McCarthy can whip up once the action really gets rolling. The plot twist is exciting and guarantees to challenge Dick Grayson's convictions, morals and the core of who he believes himself to be. The partnership between Higgins and McCarthy promises a six-issue series that you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Aug 24, 2017

    A fantastic story which keeps you intertwined with it's mystery and controversy, and sets up quite the dilemma for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 23, 2017

    My only issue with this… issue is the exposition. It's unescapable, since Higgins is introducing us to a whole new world where superheroes are outlawed, so there must be some type of explanation frequently, despite it feeling a tad clunky at times. However, I wholeheartedly recommend this issue to fans of the character as well as those missing DC's Elseworlds stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 23, 2017

    It seems that August is “Alternative DC Month” with futures that yet may be making something of a return. Is thisan editorial edict from DC as a means to consider bringing back Elseworlds? As a six-issue run, this series serves to challenge Dick Grayson's convictions in a number of ways. What would someone do when the two guiding ideals by which they live, exist in direct contradiction? What is the right choice? Who's hurt and disappointment can you live with? All great questions to be sure; which in the answering, should make this book a highly entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Aug 23, 2017

    You better put on those marching boots and get down to your nearest comic book store, because Kyle Higgins and Trevor McCarthy's Nightwing: The New Order #1 is an entertaining regime change in DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Aug 23, 2017

    Despite all the well earned praise I am heaping on this book, I am still uneasy about the story. I have to tell myself this isn't continuity... it's a "what if" like Mark Miller's Red Son, but I'm still uneasy. Maybe that is the intention of DC. I want this story resolved, even if I might not like the outcome. That's good writing, and good writing is good for sales.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Oct 19, 2017

    However, that can be forgiven because the story was so captivating. It is unlike anything I've read of Nightwing. It really brings a breath of fresh air to the character and Higgins is going to be a writer I look out for in the previews from now on. Higgins really knocked this issue out of the park with all of the moving parts he introduced. I don't know how he will wrap it all up in just six issues but I'm on board for whatever he has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 23, 2017

    While the story suffered from some slow moments, Nightwing's futuristic journey to end all superhumans is filled with interesting moral discussion, brilliant characterization, and fast paced action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 23, 2017

    Nightwing: The New Order isn't just a welcome opportunity for Kyle Higgins to return to the character, but also a chance to see one possible future for this long-standing hero. The New Order's character-driven approach helps mitigate the shock of seeing Dick become the villain. Higgins' strong characterization and the moody visuals both combine to form one enjoyable package. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 23, 2017

    This is a good start that was a bit slower paced than I ever expected.  Kyle Higgins is more content with setting up subtle mysteries of this future than just telling the reader and it mostly works.  I just hope that readers are as intrigued as I am because I will be back next month to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Aug 24, 2017

    In The New Order, Dick Grayson leads a Gestapo-like crew called"Crusaders", a telling hint of where the former Nightwing's heart still lies. Though, once you remove the "caped" from the equation, all that remains is "crusaders", and all the moral implications that go with it. Higgins and McCarthy have a genuine affection for Nightwing, which, as it turns out, is strongly evident in these pages. Come for the audacity. Stay for the sincerity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 23, 2017

    But in any event, Higgins, McCarthy, White, and Cowles are driving a narrative that thankfully surpasses conflation and moves into more morally grey territory in thought and action. The real challenge will be living up to the promise of that kind of philosophical grounding as a story worth attention, discourse, and debate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 25, 2017

    Nightwing: The New Order #1 is a strong start to what should be an incredible Elseworld. Kyle Higgins did an excellent job giving us enough background to understand why Dick Grayson would turn on the superhero community and his new conviction as he leads the Crusaders organization. That character development made the cliffhanger ending have a greater impact to the rest of this mini-series as we explore this DC Universe more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn Warner Aug 24, 2017

    Beyond being simply a future tale of little consequence set outside current continuity as is the case with many of these type of stories, The New Order is vital and exciting. It gives us a gripping tale to keep guessing at the next twist and reunites Nightwing with the writer who knows him perhaps even better than his creators, Kyle Higgins brings magic to this character and judging by this first issue he still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 23, 2017

    The New Order still has plenty of secrets and issues to go, but this debut does right by the Grayson name and tells a damn compelling story to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Aug 24, 2017

    Elseworlds and this kind of stories can often come off as gimmicky. And with the covers that this series is set with, it's hard not to see the gimmick. But this mini is on the right path to be more than the covers imply. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 23, 2017

    A comic I was nervous about has gotten me intrigued to see more. While a lot of it is predictable it's still enjoyable presenting question both in this world's history but also in moral ways that had me reflecting and pondering as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Aug 23, 2017

    These future stories are getting a little weird for me. I like that the narration is through Nightwing's son, and its more of a reminiscent that live narrative. It's all a little unbelievable, and you can't help but wonder where this story fits with everything else: or if it's an other worlds story? IT was a good read, just left me a little dazed I guess. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Aug 23, 2017

    It's a difficult time to write a story about an empowered regime taking down a particular group, but especially with the scene of Dick and Alfred not remotely being on the same level with what Dick had to do, it's an interesting start to lead through the rest of whatever we get in this what-if. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 23, 2017

    Nightwing: The New Order is full of some great ideas and interesting thematic material, yet it doesn't quite get off the ground. With stretches of exposition and a rather bland futuristic environment, this is a case of the series potential elevating the existing material. Once we get a better feel of the world Higgins has created I'm confident this series will be more exciting, but for right now it's an okay debut that has plenty of room to grow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 28, 2017

    The creative team does their best to frame these elements in a new light that serves the purpose of telling a different kind of hero's journey. Nightwing fans should absolutely pick this up, as well as readers wanting something a little different, heavier than what they typically read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Aug 28, 2017

    At first with the different timelines this is a little confusing, but throughout the issue the story becomes clearer and makes some sense. Additionally its an intriguing debut comic and I am interested to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Aug 25, 2017

    Nightwings New Order is lovely to look at, but needs more fleshing out of both characters and world. Read Full Review

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