Nighthawk #1
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Nighthawk #1

Writer: David Walker Artist: Ramon Villalobos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Straight from the pages of SQUADRON SUPREME comes one of the most brutal super heroes of the Marvel Universe. Nighthawk is Chicago's dark protector, dispensing swift, decisive justice to those that truly deserve it. When the city's shadiest power brokers turn up murdered in gristly ways, the apparent work of an inventive serial killer, Nighthawk must ask himself, Does this predator deserve to be caught? Who is the killer? What is he after? What does he want from Nighthawk? To answer these questions, Nighthawk must first look in the mirror.
Rated T+

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho May 26, 2016

    A great debut by a team that understands the subject matter and doesn't shy away from being brutally honest. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 27, 2016

    With its connection to real world problems, a murder mystery that doubles as a moral dilemma, and David Walker's ability to get Nighthawk a distinct voice from the quick, self-aware wit of supporting cast members, like Tilda and Detective Burrell,Nighthawk#1 is a strong debut issue. Ramon Villalobos and Tamra Bonvillain bring the rage and altruism of the protagonist while building the world of corrupt, classist, and racist Chicago in the Marvel Universe that is part over the top revenge thrillerand part ripped from the headlines. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 25, 2016

    I highly recommend the first issue of Nighthawk for its handling of Black issues and for its departure from much of the Marvel line. Im glad this team is tackling important and real-life issues within a new series and using them deliberately as the backdrop for Raymonds conflict. The story threads are tying together well and Im looking forward to seeing how this creative team portrays Raymond and the world around him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W May 27, 2016

    Nighthawk #1 gets you right into the story and makes good use of the dark hero. The writing is solidand gets you right into the story. The villain is less than stellar, and the art, while not to my liking, worked for this issue. Ill definitely stick around to see where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 26, 2016

    Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's cover is an almost perfect representation of this gritty, urban story, with an iconic shot of the character in a dark alley. "Nighthawk" #1 provides a compellingly realistic attempt at showing what the Punisher might be like if he had Batman's tech and existed in our world, dealing with everyday issues that might seem a little too mundane for a superhero. There's nothing mundane about Walker and Villalobos' effort, though; they have provided the character a home, and it's one that could use a superhero's touch, albeit a dark and violent one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 25, 2016

    Everything in the story is a wonderful prelude to a disturbing last page"saying anymore would spoil an entirely fun chapter of this quirky and exciting book. This character has been considered a joke in certain circles of Marvel readers, but perhaps as fans move towards this issue, his frayed reputation will be altered. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby May 25, 2016

    Nighthawk's origin as a Batman analogue is well-known, but this reviewer wonders about the character's value in his own sphere. If you completely divorce Nighthawk #1 from the character's history, this is a painfully generic street-level hero book. There's definitely something very timely about the book's focus on anger at the establishment, especially when it comes to the evils of dodgy rented property, but the sadistic serial killer story at the issue's core is something we've seen a thousand times elsewhere, and better to boot. This is one for the real Nighthawk fans only. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton May 31, 2016

    Theres some good raw material here, but there is going to have to be more of a focus on character and purpose moving forward if Nighthawk is to break through the Marvel pack and become as big a hit as Walkers other Marvel work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Wolf Warner May 30, 2016

    If you follow Nighthawk which a lot of people dont.. Then you know that writer David Walker is headed in the right direction!!! This comic had everything. Intrigue, action, humor, etc . Watch as this comic rises from the ashes. Will be one of the years most slept on comic!! Am I biased because Im a Black man in America??? Maybe

  • 8.0
    Synthozoid May 29, 2016

    I'm intrigued. The artwork could be better.

  • 7.0
    johnavenger May 31, 2016

    Nothing new, Nighthawk is basically the punisher fighting for human rights. the art and writing is meh and bleh, but still i find intrigue in Nighthawk.

  • 4.0
    Gizmo May 29, 2016

    It's as if some high schoolers made a comic that rips off Batman and then Marvel picked it up. The writing sucks, especially for the tech support character, she seems to have the power of superhuman annoyance. She's supposed to funny, but instead is unbearable. Nighthawk is basically just a less interesting Bruce Wayne who doesn't talk much. The most relatable characters are the detectives and they are not even main characters. I also can't tell if this other corrupt detective that we see later is the same guy or a different detective from the one we see earlier; I'm pretty sure he's supposed to be a different guy. Don't make two different detectives look the same, duh, he even has the same colour tie. The art is also not up to par, an expe more

  • 10
    darkfire369 May 25, 2016

  • 9.0
    alexdelarge May 29, 2016

  • 9.0
    BBzdick May 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 May 7, 2020

  • 8.0
    Superplexor Oct 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    RufflesTheArmadillo May 26, 2016

  • 3.0
    JBL Reviews May 27, 2016

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