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Nightwing #111

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 16 critic ratings.

Something’s very wrong with Nightwing and it’s starting to catch up to him. Can the world’s greatest detective help him figure out what’s going on before it’s too late? Plus: The Plague has left 14th Century Europe in chaos, as a young man known only as the Son of Gray hunts the man who killed his father. A story of revenge, told in two parts.

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
34 pages
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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Batman takes the helm of this emotionally charged narrative. This introductory episode of a new story arc is the perfect jumping in point for new or returning readers. Taylor returns to Nightwing’s roots through the eyes of his father as Bruce’s inner monologue focuses on the similarities of the current investigation to his that of Dick’s family. I like that this story deals with not only an old school crime investigation, but the legacy of trauma that has permeated the lives of the original Dynamic Duo. I am also impressed with the way legacy and the differences between the two superheroes are addressed. In my opinion, this was one of the best episodes of the series and I am looking forward to the continuation of this storyline. I was particularly enraptured by the prose crafted by Conrad. The language was beautifully written and fully captured the mindset of the narrator. I love it when a character’s intentions are made known to the reader, especially when their status of hero or villain is muddled through perspective. Great job! The Art: The realistically styled A-Story has some interesting action scenes that do a great job with captivating the reader’s attention. However, it is the quieter scenes that are the most impressive as the detailed character drawings focusing on expression and form intensify the emotions presented by the story. The B-Story has a medieval design and uses a traditional style to compliment the story art. The blue and red colors scheme gives the work and eeriness that perfectly fits the tone of the tale.
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Nightwing #111 truly delivers on every front and is the perfect jumping-on-point for new readers, with two brand new stories. Once again we get an issue that gives fans great writing with wonderful artwork. This series has been on a roll for close to three years now, and with the momentous issue #113 (Legacy #300!) in just two months' time, I'm sure that we ain't seen nothing yet!
  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A rich and heartfelt first chapter in Taylor’s penultimate arc of Nightwing. A heartfelt story which speaks to the core Dick Grayson as a character. Striking words, rendered with beautiful artwork.
  • 95


    Nightwing #111 is a great story that seemingly prepares Nightwing for his final battle with Heartless. Additionally, this issue utilizes Batman in the best way possible for a Nightwing story: putting him in a supporting role that elevates Dick’s importance to the story rather than relying on his former mentor. Also, the story contains a strong backup that should intrigue readers.
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This is a great breather story that shows off Taylor’s skill for character work.
  • 90

    Nightwing #111 taps into exactly what made Taylor and Redondo's work on the series so great from the start. It's a hyperexamination of what it means to be a superhero, allowing readers to follow along as Dick Grayson's internal struggles are often bigger threats than the physical fights Nightwing finds himself in from issue to issue. Although Batman might not necessarily be the best one to offer therapeutic advice, there's something charming in Dick turning to his mentor to help the hero over a massive roadblock in his crime-fighting life. If this is the type of stories Taylor tells between now and the end of his story, Nightwing is going down as one of the best superhero stories ever told.
  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    The cliffhanger ending is solid work making for a lengthy month before the next installment of an already intriguing arc.
  • 90


    I am a sucker for good Batman/Nightwing interactions, and this issue has a bunch of them! Couple that with an intriguing new mystery for the pair to solve and you’ve got a great issue.
  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Fans of Nightwing will be relieved to have an entry that has balance in tone and action, all while maintaining Nightwings positive traits. There is a lot to celebrate about this issue and hopefully this trend will continue onward.
  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Nightwing #111 is rather striking in the Nightwing series, showcasing Tom Taylor’s exceptional talent for storytelling and emotional connections and relatability to the characters. With its engaging storyline, dynamic characterization, and captivating artwork, this issue is a must-read for fans of Nightwing and newcomers alike. Taylor’s understanding of the character shines through, as he delivers a narrative that is both thrilling and emotionally resonant. Nightwing #111 is a testament to the enduring appeal of the character. Don’t miss out on this compelling chapter in Nightwing’s journey through the dark streets of Gotham City.
  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Tom Taylor and Sami Basri do an excellent job bringing the focus back on Heartless with Nightwing #111. The surprise development with Nightwing and the dynamic with Batman makes this another standout issue in this run.
  • 80


    Intertwining stories of past and present take a prominent spotlight in ‘Nightwing’ #111 as a pretty large looming guest star takes a more guiding presence. There are only a handful of issues left in this run, and this one begins to point towards more of the endgame while also taking a slight detour.
  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Nightwing #111 feels like a return of sort. The plot gets back to Heartless which brings the reader back to where Tom Taylor's run began back with Nightwing #78. Perhaps, Taylor has moved past the events which have been interrupting the DC Universe and Dick Grayson will soon face off against Heartless in a definitive if not final confrontation.
  • 70


    Archie Goodwin really cracked this kind of story wide open with Batman: The Night Cries, and now I see its influence in everything. It even opens with a similar prose about “a scream” in Gotham. Taylor's story isn't nearly as deep nor focused as that, but this is a much needed change of pace for Nightwing. Most importantly, I appreciate all of the check up Batman does with the family after whatever Gotham War did to his family. Overall, this story is pretty transparent, but I still like it for the most part. Also, there is nothing new I can say about Sam Basri's consistently decent work on Nightwing. In order for this story to stand out more, Taylor would need to really do his best on part two.
  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    We are officially beginning the end of the Taylor era of this character, and though I've been growing increasingly cooler on it, I'm still very much excited to see how things wrap up.
  • 55

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Nightwing #111 marks the beginning of the end for Heartless and Tom Taylor's time on the title, but the final arc starts with a bait-and-switch that drags the Heartless reign even longer and makes Nightwing look like a less competent detective than he should be. If nothing else, at least Heartless and Taylor will soon be gone.

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