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Nightwing #99

75
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 18 critic ratings.

The Titans have been there for Nightwing, protecting Dick Grayson after he came out as a millionaire in Blüdhaven and wound up with a target on his back… but this time, his friends need Nightwing’s help to lead them through a crisis, placing Blüdhaven at the heart of it all!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BMVZBM6R

6%
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18 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Taylor does an excellent job with both reconciling the path and setting up the future in this thought-provoking narrative. There is a myriad of world building activity that occurs in this piece with the personal relationship aspect in the forefront. These actions, especially those among relatives will have a lasting impact in the stories to come, especially those between brother and sister. Also, the introduction of a new mystery surrounding the former Boy Wonder is intriguing. Dick Grayson has been afforded many surprises in this run and I wonder how this next revelation will impact both the character and the series. The Art: This issue uses a rather traditional comic book styling that focuses on realism. The color scheme, though bright, is less bold than previous issues giving the story a darker feel that is align with the current tone. I found that the attention to detail was also very instrumental in creating an emotional connection to the characters and enhanced the overall experience.
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Nightwing #99 represents perhaps the best storyline I've ever read about picking up the pieces and dealing with issues between major storylines. Next month is the big issue #100, where I expect massive changes. This book has been in solid hands for a good while now, and it looks like this issue has set us up perfectly for a new year of Nightwing tales. Jump onboard, folks.
  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A well deserved 5 star score, an incredible story that is brought to life with intense artwork. A book that is typically DC giving the reader what they would expect and more.
  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Tom Taylor’s Nightwing has been building towards its epic #100 issue for a long time, and we got the origin of Heartless in an annual a few weeks ago. But this issue, which is up there with the best of the run, may be the most emotionally resonant story Taylor has done so far.
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Writer Tom Taylor raises some big questions this issue while creating a few new puzzle pieces to keep things from getting too predictable. Bruno Redondo takes most of the art chores this issue — Taylor gives gives him an especially fun double page of Nightwing fighting Double Dare that Redondo heartily knocks out with his standard flair. Geraldo Borges fills in some pages. Redondo and Borges’ styles don’t flow as naturally but work well enough together that it’s fine. Adriano Lucas’ colors are extraordinary. There’s some great gradients and hues. You can always count on Nightwing delivering every month. This was no exception on the road to issue 100.
  • 90

    COMICON

    ‘Nightwing' continues to explore the fallout from the status quo-shaking defeat of Blockbuster while building up pieces leading right into the 100th issue and beyond. A story that could have gone to places already well explored took the perfect swerve to take something expected and turn it on it's head.
  • 90

    AIPT

    Nightwing #99 is one of the best issues to date, keeping readers invested from cover to cover.
  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Bridging the gap between story arcs, Nightwing #99 is yet another piece of the proof of how powerful superhero storytelling can be. Taylor and Redondo have done a excellent job throughout their run so far, and another between-arc issue like this goes to show just how seriously they're taking it. A faux one-shot, Nightwing and Mayor Zucco take on a new threat with ease, further cementing their positions atop the Blüdhaven food chain. As has become standard from this team, the character work done here is second to none, even when Taylor's script for this one brushes by at a brisk pace.
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Nightwing continues as a flagship title for DC in terms of all-around quality, proving an investment in a title can lead to strong results. In an era of mainstream comics that feel chained to the structure of writing for a trade, Nightwing defies that notion by telling concise, long-spanning stories that offer just the right balance of set-up and execution. It helps that the visual language of the book has been well-established thanks to Lucass coloring, Filipes inks, and Abbotts lettering, working to unify the separate but cohesive artistic styles of Redondo and Borges. As Nightwing the book, and Nightwing the character make a stride to guiding the DC universe in a new direction over the next few months, this is the series to look to for lessons in making a tight, concise story that plays to the strength of the comic medium.
  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Nightwing #99 is another near-flawless issue in a run that’s been as close to perfect as any ongoing series ever could be. I can feel closure coming next month, but with the introduction of a new organization and a mysterious safe with unknown contents being announced, I know that new and huge things are still waiting for us. Oh, and let’s not forget that Heartless is still out there! After finally seeing his origin in last month’s amazing annual, I know that things are reaching boiling-point. January 2023 and Nightwing #100 cannot come soon enough.
  • 80

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Nightwing #99 is one of those issues where you like almost everything in it, but are upset that there wasn't more. Usually, you only have to wait until the next issue to continue the fun, but Tom Taylor seems to like dangling things out there for a while (Cough Cough Heartless Cough Cough). Still, Bruno Redondo's art is top-notch as always and anytime Tony Zucco shows up in a Dick Grayson book, it's must-read for fans of the character.
  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Nightwing #99 slows things down a bit to allow Melinda to get some closure and for her and Dick to get a breath. The art is wonderful as usual, and the Heartless storyline continues to develop around the edges. There's a reset here for Bludhaven and it genuinely feels like Dick has made a positive impact on the city for the benefit of the people. But, make no mistake, Bludhaven continues to hold more secrets.
  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo and their team can do no wrong on Nightwing. This is a super fun, done-in-one story that brings back some classic villains, while introducing some fun new ideas. Good comics all around.
  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Nightwing #99 is a strong issue for this series to end its 2022 on. We got a focus back on the dynamic between Dick Grayson and Melinda Grayson-Lin that got the payoff you would hope for. Now between this and how Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths ended Nightwing is set-up to have his biggest year yet in 2023.
  • 70

    Batman-News

    Nightwing #99 doesn't necessarily feel like the lead up to a big anniversary issue, but what's here is a precise comic that satisfyingly resolves a nagging plot thread. Tony Zucco's return doesn't set the series ablaze, but Dick does express a rare, genuine anger and a desire to inflict harm upon his parents' murderer. As it stands, the introduction of a new, nautical themed criminal enterprise with The Hold is a highlight, right alongside Taylor and Redondo's steady hands as they capture both Dick's optimism and darker side.
  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Nightwing #99 is a half-good issue that builds an intriguing mystery through the first two acts. It then completely drops the mystery in the final act, leading to a frustratingly annoying conclusion. Besides the fumbled plot, the pacing and dialog are excellent. The art is generally good except for some odd color choices, and the action is entertaining.
  • 60

    The Batman Universe

    I'm not sure how this connects to the Heartless storyline, as it's listed as Part 3, but while it continues Dick's battle for Blüdhaven, it wasn't my favorite story Taylor and crew have ever done.

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About the Author: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor (born 29 November 1978) is an Australian comic book writer, playwright and screenwriter. A New York Times bestselling author, his work includes DC Comics series Injustice, DCeased, i, Superman, Suicide Squad and Marvel series All-New Wolverine, X-Men Red, Superior Iron Man and Star Wars comics. Taylor is the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the animated series The Deep, based on his graphic novels of the same name.

Biography

Taylor was born in Melbourne, Australia. Taylor has written X-Men: Red, All-New Wolverine and Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda for Marvel comics, along with Justice League/Power Rangers and Injustice 2 for DC Comics. He has also written Batman/Superman, Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion and Superior Iron Man.

Taylor is the creator, with James Brouwer, of the all-ages adventure graphic novels The Deep: Here Be Dragons and its sequel The Vanishing Island published by Gestalt Publishing and Boom Studios. The Deep was optioned by Technicolor. 52 episodes have screened of the CG animated series, so far, across three seasons, with Taylor serving as co-creator/head writer.

In 2012, The Deep: Here Be Dragons won the Aurealis Award for Best illustrated book/graphic novel, Australia’s premier speculative fiction literary award. The sequel, The Vanishing Island, won the award again in 2014.

Performing and writing for theatre and musicals from the age of fourteen, Tom’s works have been produced across four continents. His plays have won a number of awards and accolades including winning the award for ‘Best Dramatic Writing’ in Short and Sweet – The world’s largest short play festival.

His plays have been produced at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Taylor is well known for his many Star Wars comics and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics. These include, Star Wars: Blood Ties with artist Chris Scalf, and Star Wars: Invasion, with illustrator Colin Wilson. April 2012 saw the start of Taylor and Scalf’s new Blood Ties series provocatively titled Boba Fett is Dead as reported by CNN. Taylor is also the writer of the Darth Maul: Death Sentence miniseries, which is set immediately after the end of the fourth Clone Wars television series.

Star Wars: Blood Ties won the 2012 ‘Stan Lee Excelsior Award’ as voted for by thousands of school students across the UK.

Taylor wrote the graphic novella, Star Wars Adventures: Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes which shows a never before seen story of Luke Skywalker training with Yoda on Dagobah during The Empire Strikes Back. Taylor also penned Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader. Randy Stradley, Dark Horse Vice President, says Tom Taylor has taken to writing comics faster than anyone he’s ever seen.

Taylor also wrote The Authority, published under the Wildstorm imprint, starting with issue #22 in May 2010 until the end of the Wildstorm imprint. He also wrote The Brainiac / Sinestro Corps war storyline in the pages of DC Universe Online: Legends, a Batman story with artist Nicola Scott and Rose and Thorn with artist Neil Googe.

Taylor’s award-winning play The Example has also been adapted into a comic book with illustration by Colin Wilson through Gestalt Publishing.

In October 2021, on National Coming Out Day, Taylor announced that the character Jon Kent, the son of Superman in the comic book series Superman: Son of Kal-El will be bisexual.

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