Nightwing: The New Order #6

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

It all ends here! As Lex Luthor feverishly attempts to repower Superman, the Crusaders are closing in on the Resistance, aiming to shut them down for good! Meanwhile, Nightwing makes a deal with the devil in an attempt to save his son's life...and it may cost him everything.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Danny Saab Jan 27, 2018

    I can't really say enough good things about this series. Kyle Higgins,Trevor McCarthy, and Dean White should be congratulated for putting together a compelling, original, and heartfelt story that we haven't seen before. I hate to see it end, but I certainly love the way it did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 31, 2018

    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

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Jan 25, 2018

    Nightwing: The New Order culminates in a satisfying and in light of everything thats happened, realistic end. I got the same feeling reading this issue as I did watching the last episode of the Bruce Timm Justice League series. Highest of recommendations as always. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jan 23, 2018

    Satisfying ending to what has been a great series. The creative team deliver some of their best work in their careers. An instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers Jan 24, 2018

    I think what I appreciate the most about the parallels between Higgins story and our world today is that it makes you question things. Dick Grayson is an upstanding hero that the public worshipped, but in the end what he was doing wasn't right for everyone. Higgins challenged our perception of the man behind the mask of Nightwing and I hope it makes readers challenge their perception of what's going on in our country today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 24, 2018

    Higgins and McCarthy conclude their story in a mostly satisfying manner. There are some classic moments to be had and the art is simply gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 25, 2018

    Nightwing: The New Order #6 has some rushed sections pertaining to Lex Luthor's plot, but overall sends a meaningful message to longtime Nightwing fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Jan 24, 2018

    I have a hunch this is not an intended message of the creators, but I note it as a reminder that the meaning of a story happens halfway between the art and the reader. As a story, I found the series quite strong, as a parable, I think there's a lot of gray. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Jan 24, 2018

    It's a beautiful book. Trevor McCarthy and Dean White outdo themselves with every issue. Their futuristic redesigns for characters like the Blue Lantern Lois Lane and Starfire are unquestionably badass. White's colors pop and shine with shades of pink and cyan, giving the book a decidedly dystopian Blade Runner feel. And while the plot gets a little mushy around the edges towards the end, the overall trajectory of the book is strongly positive, far exceeding the tepid hopes engendered by its premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    The problem, once again, is that much of the plot is driven by characters making bad decisions that don't really make sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jan 25, 2018

    I'm not quite sure where this puts me. On the one hand, I'm disappointed; on the other, the first five issues are exceptional and this one isn't bad by any means. It takes an idea, runs with it, and trips a bit at the end. It doesn't do something truly special. That I'm demanding it to might say more about me than the book, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jan 25, 2018

    Though pacing issues and the scope of the world still create a few issues, Higgins and McCarthy have created a moving conclusion to their alternate future story of Dick and his family. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 24, 2018

    While it's a shame that this ending felt so rushed, I can still recommend this series to fans of Nightwing and elseworlds stories.  The art in this issue was really good, I just wish Kyle Higgins was given a couple more issues to tell this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Jan 26, 2018

    New Order is an optimistic story from dark times, showing that heroes never die; but villains can come from anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 20, 2018

    Trevor McCarthy had just the right pulp feel and remined me a lot of Paul Smith and Jim Baikie. He worked with the script that he was given and excelled at that. The only problem is that non-one will care about this series in a few years because while the artwork was there, the depth and grandiose scope of the story was no available. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 24, 2018

    Nightwing: The New Order has never been my favorite book that I cover. The story has never really grabbed me, and while there have been some nice character beats to be sure, the overall narrative failed to deliver. The finale here does its best to wrap everything up, but still can't make this a story worth recommending. To his credit, Higgins did write a self-contained story that doesn't go out of its way to leave the door open for a sequel, though if he had I don't know who would really want it. This is a story that didn't know what it wanted to say or who it wanted to say it to, and while it's far from terrible, it suffers from a worse fate than simply being bad: it's boring. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Jan 24, 2018

    Nightwing The New Order is a somewhat entertaining, albeit shallow, mini-series with a lackluster ending. It was a fun read, for the most part, but nothing worth further exploration. Read Full Review

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