Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Farid Karami Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

INTRODUCING: NIGHTBIRD! By day, Dr. Gwendolyn Stacy is Ravencroft Asylum's leading psychiatrist. But by night, she dons the guise of the vigilante known as Nightbird! But how did this happen? Why did this happen? And what does Kyle Richmond, the Nighthawk, have to do with it? There may not be any time to find outt, because Nightbird must hunt down a new killer called the Jackal!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Jun 7, 2021

    Writer Vita Ayala and artist Farid Karami ask important questions about rehabilitation and the limits of vigilante justice in this ambitious tie-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jun 14, 2021

    Worth a look if you are a fan of the Gwen Stacy character and want to see her in a story of her own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Jun 9, 2021

    Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen gives a gritty reimagining of Gwen Stacy's origin as a superhero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 7, 2021

    Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1offers another take on Gwen Stacy as a superheroine, yet it's one that feels genuinely fresh. As someone who's found Gwen Stacy to have far more nuance in various alternate realities, I'm glad this story continues that trend and I wouldn't be opposed to aNightbird ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 7, 2021

    I know that Heroes Reborn is coming across as a mixed bag for many people, the fact that there is seemingly no point to it all doesn't help at all. If this big payoff is that the Heroes Return, then this little event serves as nothing but a long setup. With that said, Night-Gwen is clearly one of the better books from this event. As always, Marvel is continuing it's strong female led books. With its mix of Steph Brown Batgirl vibe and the famous Parker style complications, I wouldn't be disappointed to see this book continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jun 9, 2021

    If anybody told the creative team behind Heroes Reborn: Night-Gwen #1 that they were making a "fire and forget" one-shot, they threw that sentiment right out the window. With detailed, high-flying art and nuanced character writing, they've produced a fully-rounded protagonist. Watching this Gwen Stacy deal with a straightforward threat from her past merely whets the appetite and suggests there should be more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    F.T. Wolf Jun 10, 2021

    This issue gave me a taste for more. The art, pacing and writing are all nice and good. The way the narrative leads you through the story was organic though with a few to many flasbacks/expositions and the 'twist' to the vilain was too easy to catch in my opinion.

    What really gave me that taste for more is Nightbird herself. Compared to the other DC pastiches, Nightbird is much more capable of standing on her own. She mixes elements of 616-Gwen, Spider-Gwen, Nightwing, Batgirl & Batwoman alongside some new additions like the psychiatrist during the day to create a cocktail that tastes pretty darn good.

    I really wouldn't mind seeing more of this version of Gwen even with the other versions of Gwen Stacey we've seen re more

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 26, 2021

    Gwen Stacy's business is helping the criminally insane, by day as a Ravencroft psychiatrist and by night as Nightbird, Nighthawk's sometime partner. The story at hand is a straightforward stalker case: The Jackal resurfaces. Gwen defeats him after slowly working through some pro-forma story twists. Where this comic really shines is building up a rich personal world for this version of Gwen; she's got a great supporting cast and a lot of interesting ideas. Of all this event's one-shots, this feels like the one most suited to continuation.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Jun 22, 2021

    This was pretty good. I think Vita Ayala does a good job creating a familiar, yet very different version of these characters. But I think it actually hurts the issue in the end, considering just how different these characters are. Look, it's been a while since I read 616 Gwen Stacy, but I don't remember her being like this, but maybe I just need to do a re-read to find the seeds that they used to make this version of the character. As for Flash... Yeah, that's crazy. I don't agree with that, even without Spider-Man and all the fan clubs that come with. I just don't see how Flash becomes that, I don't know. I'm not going to be too harsh though, because after all, it is an AU.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Jun 13, 2021

    Treat people as they want to be treated, not as you want to be treated. "

  • 7.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Jun 9, 2021

    An acceptable number, but what the hell with the name? Doesn't Marvel know that Nightwing thanks to his bad writing is slowly descending as a favorite? Why give her this name?

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  • 6.0
    Dali Jun 13, 2021

    This reinvention of origins is just not for me.

  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Jun 9, 2021

    i think its the second best tie-in of the series, behind peter parker tie-in

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Jim Jun 9, 2021

    I really just wanted to comment on the fact that we get to see Gwen’s mother allow a 7 to 8 year old little Gwen into the same room as a criminally insane and incarcerated man who has a knife! Not mother of the year material there!! Also, Misty shows up at the end with a bag of… ice cream cones? I hope it wasn’t a long drive and then wait for Gwen to get off work! I think there would be a soggy bag and they’d need a straw!

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  • 5.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Jun 9, 2021

    I think that this whole idea of Reborn is an intelligent experiment, while Marvel maintains its original series experimenting with the same characters by changing them completely, in this way they are not forcing the reader to leave their favorite characters and go for the new inventions. Well thought.

    I liked this comic, it is not the great action, and I do not know why the insistence of pretending that they are copying DC does it or not, simply NIGHT-GWEN ???? why do they do it? well we know that both publishers do it a lot, they compose each other or they also take from other sides.

    The drama was decent, not incredible or original, but Marvel has always known how to handle fun and personal drama well, confro more

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