Nightwing #19 Review

Nightwing #19

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Javier Fernandez and Minkyu Jung

“Nightwing Must Die” has been a love letter to old school fans of Nightwing and Grant Morrison’s 2009 Batman and Robin series. Seeley continues the nostalgic feeling of the previous three parts of the story arc and presents another well written chapter.

After apprehending Professor Pyg, a villain introduced in Morrison’s Batman and Robin, Nightwing and Shawn must rescue Robin who has been captured by Doctor Hurt, another Morrison villain. While tracking down Hurt, they encounter Deathwing, the dollotron version of Nightwing created by Pyg, who gives Nightwing a run for his money which makes for a interesting fight scene. The story was well done as always: Seeley really knows how to write Nightwing.

Now I would like to take a moment to talk about Shawn. When she was first introduced in Nightwing #10, I didn’t like her. I’ve always been a fan of the Nightwing and Batgirl relationship, so I naturally wanted Shawn to disappear when she started moving in on Batgirl’s territory. That has changed over the past few issues. She’s really growing on me, and I even found myself tensing up when she was in trouble and hoping she would come out ok. She is a nice addition to the Nightwing mythos.

As for the art, I’m a fan. It represents the story well and is easy to follow. I do, however, have a problem with the way Nightwing is drawn. I feel like his symbol should be thicker like it is in Titans.


8 / 10

Overall, this issue was great and continued to move the story along and build up the Nightwing mythos. It is a must have for Nightwing fans.

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