The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel OGN
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The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel OGN

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Sas Milledge Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 5, 2020 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Before he met Batman, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love-and its staggering cost-at the magical Lost Carnival.
Haly's traveling circus no longer has the allure of its glamorous past, but it still has one main attraction: the Flying Graysons, a family of trapeze artists featuring a teenage Dick Grayson. The only problem is that Dick loathes spending his summers performing tired routines for dwindling crowds.
When the Lost Carnival opens nearby and threatens to pull Haly's remaining customers, Dick is among those drawn to its nighttime glow. But there are ancient forces at work at the Lost Carnival, and when Dick meets th more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 5, 2020

    So whatever blender that Morecci used and whatever his influences are, I appreciated his adding his twists to Dick's history! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 19, 2020

    THE LOST CARNIVAL is an almost perfect example of the type of YA novels the comics publishers should be putting out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2020

    One of the most intense and gripping Dick Grayson stories in a while, The Lost Carnival opens up a fascinating chapter for one of DC's longest-running heroes, and should also hopefully be a breakout for the talented creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray May 5, 2020

    The target audience for this wonderful story is younger than your average comic-book fan, but this is a story that can be enjoyed by anyone. This is welcome news to fans who love and appreciate Dick Grayson, as well as those few who may know nothing at all about the character. We get to see an exciting and home spun story of our Nightwing, before he ever took on the name. Our knowledge makes the story all the more poignant, but also makes for a unique and important, secret origin of the Boy Wonder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 5, 2020

    As a graphic novel, this is both a throwback story and a promise of the future. "You think our business is in a golden age, Grayson," asks the head of Haly's Circus. "We're getting squeezed by the internet." He could just as readily be talking about the comics industry, which critics have been saying is seconds away from midnight for decades. The Lost Carnival may not please people looking for Dick Grayson's adult exploits, but it's exactly the kind of all-ages storytelling that comic books were made for and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Joshua Lapin-Bertone May 5, 2020

    In short, this book was a great blend of comic book storytelling and young adult fantasy (think Harry Potter or Percy Jackson), combining the two mediums into an unforgettable adventure. The Lost Carnival is a fun coming-of-age tale that will capture the imaginations of young readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons May 5, 2020

    Despite some of the muddier aspects of the magical elements, this is an exceptionally fun and wonderfully illustrated story, and another success story for DC Ink. It should appeal to fans new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    JS3620 Jun 12, 2021

    Dick Grayson has always been a major staple in the Batman Lore. From being the first Robin to becoming Nightwing to being a founding member of the Teen Titans, he's certainly come a long way from being in the Bat's shadow. I was looking forward to this story and in all honesty, it wasn't what I was expecting it to be, but it was a great and enjoyable story. Dick Grayson is in his teens and is part of the Flying Graysons, a group of acrobats who have been traveling around the country doing extravagant stunts and delivered arousing performances for the circus. However, Dick is getting tired of it all and just wants something new. It isn't until he the Lost Carnival comes out of no where and he meets a girl named Luciana is when his life takes more

  • 7.5
    Antenovial Jan 5, 2021

    An enjoyable view of Dick's life in the circus. This book speaks about growing up as a magical theme that shows that some people have to be let go, that things change. It's a nice tale about family, community, and love.

    The story brings a smile to my face every time I think of it, and if it taught me one thing, then that I would love to see more magic in Dick Grayson's life.

  • 10
    Phil Heart Jul 16, 2021

  • 9.0
    super_rex May 19, 2020

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Apr 3, 2021

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