Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nightwing #29 Review

Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 12, 2014

Greatest Hits Vol. Fifty Two

If Nightwing was a band, this issue would be the greatest hits album.  Not one of those "we are washed up and need an album to fulfill our contract" kind.  No, the good kind.  You know, all the hits, a couple live tracks and then two new killer songs to make it complete.  Then the band (remember, we are still really talking about Nightwing) goes on to make many more great albums for years to come.  I just hope Kyle Higgins gets to take many encores with this character in the future.

Kyle Higgins' New 52 Nightwing has been great.  Haley's Circus, Court of the Owls, Death of the Family, the Prankster, Chicago and everything in between has been so good.  This issue celebrates the run and is Higgins' way of giving the readers one last thank you.  Knowing what Dick Grayson is headed for makes this issue tough, but also meaningful and touching.  The reason I love Nightwing so much is stressed in this issue...he is a great guy.

Last issue ended with tragedy and this issue opens with revenge.  Jen knows Zsasz killed her parents and she's going to return the favor.  Never mind she is just a little girl, she "borrowed" Nightwing's Escrima sticks and she's looking to kick some Zsasz ass.  Unfortunately, she is no match for the murdering psycho.  Fortunately, Dick has a tracer in the sticks.  He arrives in time to put down Zsasz, but more importantly to help Jen.

Dick has been through so much and he uses the knowledge to reflect on his life, but also to help a little girls who needs it the most.  Who can help better with such a tragedy than someone who went through the same thing.  It is touching and sad at the same time.  The issue ends with Dick having a better outlook on life and his place in it.  If only he knew what was coming, but maybe this new strength is what will help him through it.

Russell Dauterman really outdoes himself in the panels showing Nightwing's history.  It's such a nice thing for fans of the New 52 run and his art helps bring it to life.  My favorite is Dick imagining what it would have been like if he was a Talon.  It is so good.

Bits and Pieces:

Nightwing #29 sets up the beginning of the end for Nightwing, but is Kyle Higgins' thank you letter to his fans.  The story and art are really good and this issue is a must read for New 52 Nightwing fans. Thank you, Kyle Higgins.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



  1. When I read nightwing 29 at the end im like....this aint the end hell noo!!
    After some brainstorming, I was thinking maybe, since they cancelling the title of nightwing and teen titans and then introducing wally west Nd donna troy in flash and wonder women, nightwing will team up with Wally West flash and Donna Troy to be....The New Titans!! Im praying right for it to be made!!

    1. That would be so good, make it happen!

    2. I think if that happens, it will diffenetly get good reception and it will definetly do good!! If this happens...Flash, Nightwing, and Wonder Women fans will be exstatic!! Only thing they need is how to deal with a potential of Dick dying! Hmmmmm...

  2. Batman's "death repellent spray"? or stop beating up Lex and give a little mouth-to-mouth!