Nightwing: The New Order #5

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

After a stunning revelation about the nature of Jake's powers, the former Titans head to Metropolis to join forces with the one person who they believe they can restore the world's superpowers-the depowered Superman! Caught between his old friends and the new order he created, Dick Grayson refuses to let his son become a weapon for either side... but is it even his choice anymore? How far will Dick go to protect his son?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Dec 28, 2017

    Fantastic story with surprising twists and compelling characters really make this issue stand out in this series. The beautiful artwork complimented the story perfectly, which sets up an epic conclusion to the story in the next and final issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers Dec 27, 2017

    There's a lot of action, hand-to-hand fighting, guns and superpowers to be found here. Thanks to our color man Dean White, none of the really neat powers on display get lost in the background. White's style makes all those big moments pop off the page and commands the reader to put their eyes exactly where he wants them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 31, 2017

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Dec 28, 2017

    Dick Grayson teams up with whoever's necessary to save his son, but saves his beliefs to stand firmly in everything he's done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Dec 26, 2017

    The big revelation wasn't executed to perfection, but this story continues to be thought-provoking and a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Dec 29, 2017

    One things for sure though, this issue has set the scene for a final that I really cant predict. Will it serve as a warning for us superhero fans to not idolise our heroes so much? Will Dick turn against this new world in a final Frank Miller-esque battle? I honestly can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 27, 2017

    Kyle Higgins and Trevor McCarthy give fans a penultimate issue that didn't wow me until midway through, but then it wowed me big time.  It was still a bit more setup than I expected, but the setup and the cliffhanger have me excited for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 27, 2017

    This is a pretty bare issue, but it's a fun read. Jake is a fun character and while I wish Higgins had him play a bigger part in the story, we get some good moments sprinkled throughout this issue. McCarthy and White's art is gorgeous to behold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 20, 2018

    There have been many depictions of Superman fighting Batman. In this issue, there is but one full page spread that will send shivers down your spine as you witness Superman brutally burning Batman with his heat vision. Trevor McCarthy delivers the goods. Thats all I need to write. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 27, 2017

    The penultimate issue of this dark AU continues to expand the world and has some major reveals, but it still suffers from one major issue that has persisted from the first issue " its version of Dick Grayson makes no sense. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 27, 2017

    While the problems are still there, this is a definite improvement over the previous installment. In some ways, it's the most mature and emotional issue of The New Order so far. Higgins hits the right notes with the tension between Dick, Kory, and their son, along with resisting the temptation to have Dick backpedal on his beliefs. Even after all he's seen, Dick still feels that he made the right choice, making for a far more layered and complex characterization. We'll see how it wraps up in a month's time, but after this issue I'm much more interested in the outcome than I had been for some time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 28, 2017

    Higgins and McCarthy continue to bring more characters into their future setting, and setup the final confrontation between Nightwing and his son. Read Full Review

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