Nightwing, Volume 4
Dick Grayson, also known as Nightwing, has adopted Blüdhaven as his home, and it’s his mission to keep the streets safe from the high-tech weapons that are suddenly pouring in...even if it puts his newly stable relationship with his girlfriend Shawn in jeopardy.But for the super-strong criminal known as Blockbuster, Blüdhaven isn’t just an adopted home—it’s in his veins. So when he reaches out to Nightwing to help him rid the streets of these deadly weapons, will Dick find himself with a powerful new ally...or walking into a deadly trap?Plus, Dick’s former identity as Grayson, Agent of Spyral comes back to pay a visit in the form of Huntress!GRAYSON writer Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL) and artists Miguel Mendonça (WONDER WOMAN) and Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL) continue Nightwing’s Rebirth by bringing back one of his most iconic villains! Collects NIGHTWING #22-28.

Nightwing, Volume 4 Details

TitleNightwing, Volume 4
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401275334
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book

Nightwing, Volume 4 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Blockbuster is back but I have to say I much prefer the 90's Kingpin version of the character to the current Jekyll and Hyde version. This leads into the return of Spyral. I didn't care for the Grayson series and I didn't care for this arc either. The Spyral stories are all poorly written with vague character motivations and unclear story devices. That trend continues here.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]It's blast from the past time in Bludhaven as Blockbuster returns to take the city from Nightwing, but he's not quite how you'd remember him. Then, the Huntress whips back into Dick's life only to co-opt him into helping her defeat a remnant of Dick's days as Agent 47 in a three part SPYRAL adventure.I like Blockbuster as an idea, if I'm honest. I've not read the original Nightwing run that featured him from the 90s, but it's on the list. He's sort of like Nightwing's King [Read as single issues]It's blast from the past time in Bludhaven as Blockbuster returns to take the city from Nightwing, but he's not quite how you'd remember him. Then, the Huntress whips back into Dick's life only to co-opt him into helping her defeat a remnant of Dick's days as Agent 47 in a three part SPYRAL adventure.I like Blockbuster as an idea, if I'm honest. I've not read the original Nightwing run that featured him from the 90s, but it's on the list. He's sort of like Nightwing's Kingpin character, but a little more rough and ready. That said, he doesn't feel like much of a threat on his own. The environments that he throws Dick into are really the draw here, and there's a lot of 'How the hell is Dick going to get out of this one?' going around in the main story arc. There's also a sense that this isn't over yet, which makes it feel a tad anticlimactic.If anything, the SPYRAL three-parter is much more fun, since Seeley was co-writer of the epic Grayson run a few years back. If you've read Grayson, all of your favourites are back, from Huntress to King Tiger, to Juan and Jim. It's really a good throwback to that series and rounds off a few dangling plotlines, and it generally just feels more Nightwing-y than the Blockbuster story does.Blockbuster's art is split between Miguel Mendonca and Mingku Jung, both of whom are making the rounds at DC as fill-in artists and are making a name for themselves in their own right here. Both are strong, solid artists with good eyes for choreography, although Mendonca's art is a little heavier while Jung's feels a bit more fluid, so it suits Nightwing a bit better. Spyral's first and third issue also feature Mendonca, while Javier Fernandez returns for the second and third issues also. I'm surprised he bothered, really, since he then pencils the final arc of the series, Raptor's Revenge, which feels like undue pressure, but hey, I'm not an editor.Good, but not quite as good as the previous few volumes. Blockbuster is outshined by SPYRAL, and I'd say that probably would have been a safe bet even before the issues came out.
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    2.5I bit better but not by much. World: The art is good, the characters are strong, I wish there was a greater sense of motion and the splash pages were more evocative. The world building here is solid, with Desmond coming into the Rebirth Blüdhaven. Of course Blockbuster is a Nightwing classic so this new world and pieces makes him a bit different, but I don't mind it. The Spyral stuff is also aight as it does call back to Grayson but honestly I didn't really care for that part of Dick's life. 2.5I bit better but not by much. World: The art is good, the characters are strong, I wish there was a greater sense of motion and the splash pages were more evocative. The world building here is solid, with Desmond coming into the Rebirth Blüdhaven. Of course Blockbuster is a Nightwing classic so this new world and pieces makes him a bit different, but I don't mind it. The Spyral stuff is also aight as it does call back to Grayson but honestly I didn't really care for that part of Dick's life. Story: The Blockbuster story was better, it was Blüdhaven and it was tied to the past and building towards something new. I liked that about it, making and setting up Blockbuster to be a thing which is what Blüdhaven needs. That being said, I found the pacing and the story beats to be a bit wonky and choppy. The writing wasn't well executed and on paper a story like this would be great but the execution let this story down. I think we needed a little more smarter and grounded Desmond to give him weight but we didn't get that. Still it's aight for what it did. The Spyral story was meh, it was more Spyral stuff I didn't care for but for what it was it was meh. Of course Dick being Dick the end was expected, this is a Nightwing book what did you expect with the romance?! The stuff with Giz and also Shawn was janky as hell and it would have hit emotionally if the characters, especially Shawn was written better. Characters: Dick is being a Dick so it's expected. But I found him inconsistent with the trusting issues. One issue he's saying being a spy he can't trust anyone, another issue he's saying as a spy he needs to trust his partners deeply...okay. Better writing please! Shawn is ridiculous, she's poorly written and her motivations and actions make her stupid and I don't like that, her arc is just argh. Desmond is not really fully fleshed out making his arc not as good as say Blackmask in Brubaker Catwoman or Morpheus in War Drums, could have been way better. The writing is a problem. New writer please...Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*
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  • Will Robinson Jr.
    January 1, 1970
    Solid. Volume 4 of the Nightwing series picks up with Dick Grayson trying to track down alien weaponry being sold on the streets of Blubhaven from a mysterious group called the Second Hand. To make matters more complicated a task force is being formed to take down Nightwing and things have become rocky with his girlfriend Shawn aka former villain Defacer, Though the first half of the book is slow I really enjoyed the origin of the New Blockbuster. This book felt like a Daredevil book in some way Solid. Volume 4 of the Nightwing series picks up with Dick Grayson trying to track down alien weaponry being sold on the streets of Blubhaven from a mysterious group called the Second Hand. To make matters more complicated a task force is being formed to take down Nightwing and things have become rocky with his girlfriend Shawn aka former villain Defacer, Though the first half of the book is slow I really enjoyed the origin of the New Blockbuster. This book felt like a Daredevil book in some ways for some odd reason. But I really loved the cat & mouse game that Roland aka Blockbuster plays with Nightwing. It was really epic seeing Grayson keep away from the large group of villains Blockbuster and Tiger Shark send after the hero. The latter issues of the book see Nightwing teaming up with longtime ally and former love, Huntress. This was my personal favorite part of the book because we are reintroduced to the spy organization, Spyral. Spyral was one of the best ideas to come out of Grayson series. That series saw Nightwing loose his identity and go undercover into the spy organization which has goals of unmasking the superhero community. If you have not read that story arc I suggest readers read Forever Evil and then jump into Dick Grayson's spy adventures starting with Grayson, Volume 1: Agents of Spyral. Tim Seeley continues to right an interesting book here filled with action and a lot of heart. The artwork could have been better on some issues but I still enjoyed the book.
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  • Veronica
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoying this series
  • Kay
    January 1, 1970
    Overall, really disappointed by this volume. Maybe a 2.5.The art is still terrible. There's a bunch of ridiculous action in Blockbuster Part 3 with a whole handful of baddies. As a reader, I had no stake in the action because they only show up for the one issue, so obviously, Dick is going to survive the encounter ok.The one-liners are terrible (examples: "Clock King. Former engineer who builds clockwork death traps. About to get clocked--" Dick, while fighting Shado: "Hiya. Bye-ya." and "Magog. Overall, really disappointed by this volume. Maybe a 2.5.The art is still terrible. There's a bunch of ridiculous action in Blockbuster Part 3 with a whole handful of baddies. As a reader, I had no stake in the action because they only show up for the one issue, so obviously, Dick is going to survive the encounter ok.The one-liners are terrible (examples: "Clock King. Former engineer who builds clockwork death traps. About to get clocked--" Dick, while fighting Shado: "Hiya. Bye-ya." and "Magog... Superman level threat. Is Mean. A combination which equals not good for the Dickster.")The only thing I did like about the Blockbuster storyline, not Blockbuster himself, Tiger Shark, or Shawn, but when Dick was fighting off all the baddies, Kid Amazo assumes Dick has a whole bunch of awesome powers because he beat everyone aboard, and Nightwing says: "No powers. Just a lot of homework." That's the Batman way. The Nightwing way. Know your opponents, and know how to beat them. *spoiler-ish*-Shawn breaks up with Dick/Nightwing. I have to say, I don't really care for her, and didn't see the love there to begin with. It starts off with a fight that involves the baby scare of Nightwing, Volume 3: Nightwing Must Die. Nightwing is relieved that Shawn wasn't pregnant because he still thinks she's too motivated (in life) by her anger, and he doesn't want to impart that anger on a potential kid. OK. That's harsh, but OK. Shawn is angry because he didn't go out as Dick Grayson to get a minimum wage job that would keep him rooted in Bludhaven. She feels like he's not doing enough to invest in her and staying there.Pigeon comes back and is LAME, and Shawn dresses up like the Defacer and is LAME.-Moving on, there's a murder in the Run-Offs, and it's really sad how disposable the side characters are. Nightwing feel's like it's all his fault because he asked that side-character to do some deep digging on some baddies for him. Helena shows up, and we're back in it again with Spyral.One example of the terrible art mentioned above:Why is Dick look like Vegeta?There's one second of self-realization Dick has when he's out with Helena. He thinks to himself "And maybe that's it. I lied to Shawn, to myself. I can be just as motivated by rage as anyone else. I just chose to be around people who might act on it... so I don't have to." Heavy stuff. Like what he and Jason spoke about a little bit in Nightwing, Volume 2: Back to Blüdhaven. Man, I miss that art by Marcus To.We get some answers regarding Spyral and Mr. Minos, a throwback to Grayson.There are a weird two panels of why are we here? is there a god and afterlife? what's the point? existential crisis, and then... back to the Blud! I know Tim Seeley wrote Grayson, but there's something about Helena here that sounded out of character. Same with Dick. Why was he so angry with her? (See angry picture above.) Dick left Grayson on good terms with Helena, as far as I remember. There was a lot of sexual/romantic tension between the two of them, but he didn't leave angry... But he was pissed when she shows up in Spyral Part One... Why?Anyway, the sexual/romantic tension between Helena and Dick comes back & then there's a sad Shawn in the window scene... Awk.The End.
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  • Ma'Belle
    January 1, 1970
    Even after handling Richard "Dick" Greyson/Nightwing for so long now, Tim Seeley's scripts and stories are very hit and miss. Early on, while storyboarding and co-writing with Tom King, Seeley's were more misses. Now, recently, he's had some big hits. Blockbuster is not one of them.He starts it off with Dick claiming that the past month had been slow and boring, but that was during the best stuff we've seen in this series. Now he's baited into a shitty plot with smuggling and mobsters and a casi Even after handling Richard "Dick" Greyson/Nightwing for so long now, Tim Seeley's scripts and stories are very hit and miss. Early on, while storyboarding and co-writing with Tom King, Seeley's were more misses. Now, recently, he's had some big hits. Blockbuster is not one of them.He starts it off with Dick claiming that the past month had been slow and boring, but that was during the best stuff we've seen in this series. Now he's baited into a shitty plot with smuggling and mobsters and a casino and exotic animals collected by Tiger Shark. Later there's a death that's supposed to have a lot of impact, but it's a character we've maybe seen on 6 panels previously. We hadn't any attachment to the person.And yet there are so many subtle details that make the series special and able to retain an undercurrent of greatness. But the background characters that seem the most interesting are hardly given any meaningful page time. I want to see more of the Run Offs and the elite team of agents including Tiger brought to ineffectively hunt Dick. And I want Richard and his close friends and lovers to let their freak flags fly beyond a few easy-to-miss, subtle references. How is it even possible that there's not a *few* queer comrades to these line-walkers and pole-swingers?!!?The next volume is about the return of Raptor, whom I thought was a great character, so I'm excited to see if Seeley and friends are able to get back on their A Game.
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  • Brendan Nicholls
    January 1, 1970
    I have this right on par with the last book. The problem I'm having with the stories has a lot to do with the lack of storytelling. The sinister plots aren't that engaging and the villains are engaging, Nightwing lets his devotion for the job overcome the personal life. Seeley looks like he continue on this trajectory with the story and I'm not very eager to continue. They need to create a bigger threat to keep a puzzle or something to be invested with, I'm just moving through this without a lot I have this right on par with the last book. The problem I'm having with the stories has a lot to do with the lack of storytelling. The sinister plots aren't that engaging and the villains are engaging, Nightwing lets his devotion for the job overcome the personal life. Seeley looks like he continue on this trajectory with the story and I'm not very eager to continue. They need to create a bigger threat to keep a puzzle or something to be invested with, I'm just moving through this without a lot of thought. I can only hope Seeley can find that arc I know he is capable of finding, this feels safe and mainstream, where is the Revival weirdness?
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  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    January 1, 1970
    It dragged a little in the middle, but finally caught my attention again near the end.
  • Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    It was an ok Nightwing comic, pretty cringy in some areas but it stayed mature for the most part.
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Man, Dick Grayson gets around. Also appreciate that Javier Fernandez knows that when drawing Nightwing, the more skin the better.
  • Ben Truong
    January 1, 1970
    This trade paperback picks up where the previous volume left off, collecting the next seven issues (22–28) of the 2016 on-going series.In the first half of the trade we have the return of Blockbuster (Roland Desmond). One of my fears with having Nightwing returning to Blüdhaven is that it was already done and done well when Chuck Dixon did it. My second fear is that we would meet the same characters and it would pale in comparison to the excellent work that Dixon created.While Seeley's Blockbust This trade paperback picks up where the previous volume left off, collecting the next seven issues (22–28) of the 2016 on-going series.In the first half of the trade we have the return of Blockbuster (Roland Desmond). One of my fears with having Nightwing returning to Blüdhaven is that it was already done and done well when Chuck Dixon did it. My second fear is that we would meet the same characters and it would pale in comparison to the excellent work that Dixon created.While Seeley's Blockbuster has a novel feel to him, I'm not sure if I like him better than Dixon's interpretation to him. Dixon's Blockbuster has both brains and brawn, while Seeley's rendition is controllable with a pill. Seeley's Blockbuster is just restarting his criminal empire, while Dixon's Blockbuster has already formed one.The second half of the trade has to deal with Grayson's past as a Secret Agent. Helena Bertinelli cameos as Huntress and teams up with Nightwing to take down one of Mr Minos' clones and to rescue Tiger. This three-issue story tries to deal with any leftover plot holes from Seeley's Grayson series. While it was just a minor plot hole, it was good to see Tiger again and to have him call Grayson an idiot once again.During these major events in Grayson's life, Shawn Tseng, his girlfriend, broke up with him. The breakup fell somewhat flat, considering we hardly knew Tseng when they got together and just as I was getting use to the idea of them being together – they break up. So, I wasn't really emotionally attached to the relationship. Furthermore, Grayson and Bertinelli hook-up after their mission with Spyral – it was too sudden and I'm not sure how long this relationship would last.I'm enjoying reading Seeley's interpretation of Grayson and while it's not perfect – it was really well done. Javier Fernández's art is getting better – again not my favorite artist for Nightiwng, but it's growing on me and there are fewer places where I didn’t cringe at it.All in all, I really enjoyed this trade paperback, it was really good to see Grayson dueling it out with Blockbuster again, albeit not the Bockbuster I'm used to. It was also good to see Huntress and Nightwing teaming up to help out Tiger again – it's just good to see the Spyral gang again. I'm looking forward to the next trade paperback – hopefully we don’t have to wait too long.
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  • C.T. Phipps
    January 1, 1970
    NIGHTWING continues to give a pretty good rebirth of his series. Part of this is due to the fact it continues to draw heavily from the work of Chuck Dixon's run on the series. It returns Nightwing to Bludhaven, sets up him against Blockbuster, and gives him his own city to play around him without Batman hanging over his head. In this book, we have Rebirth Blockbuster introduced as an incredibly intelligent professional criminal and fixer who just so happens to have superpowers. This is probably NIGHTWING continues to give a pretty good rebirth of his series. Part of this is due to the fact it continues to draw heavily from the work of Chuck Dixon's run on the series. It returns Nightwing to Bludhaven, sets up him against Blockbuster, and gives him his own city to play around him without Batman hanging over his head. In this book, we have Rebirth Blockbuster introduced as an incredibly intelligent professional criminal and fixer who just so happens to have superpowers. This is probably the best way to handle Roland Desmond as it allows us to see him as a dangerous man well before we realize he can punch like Solomon Grundy or the Hulk.I actually like this version of Blockbuster more than the Chuck Dixon version (which was basically the Kingpin with super-strength) as he has the ability to appear charming. The fact it is Blockbuster is actually something of a secret for much of the story arc but only if you've forgotten his name as I temporarilly did. The relationship between Nightwing and Tracer also reaches its crescendo and immediately collapses thereafter. No superhero relationship ever lasts, including Superman and Lois Lane, but I was a bit put off at how quickly this one collapsed. To be fair, it worked actually pretty well in terms of believably falling apart. Tracer gets cold feet about Dick after a pregnancy scare, calls it off, then discovers too late she regrets it when Huntress comes to town. Don't throw it away if you might want it back.Basically, it's a good TPB but nothing exceptional either. I give it four stars instead of 3 because I liked the relationship drama and the reintroduction of Nightwing's archenemy done in a believable as well as interesting way.8/10
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  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars.I've always liked Dick Grayson as a character. My relationship with his title, not always so much. This Volume, while it has its important moments, feels kind of like filler, with some good moments. Contains:- Tiger Shark (who feels like a low-grade gangster to me) is working with "The Second Hand" to help distribute high-end alien-tech weapons in Bludhaven. He is able to lure Nightwing into a trap, but loses the upper hand soon after.- Lots of drama between Dick and his girlfriend Sha 3.5 Stars.I've always liked Dick Grayson as a character. My relationship with his title, not always so much. This Volume, while it has its important moments, feels kind of like filler, with some good moments. Contains:- Tiger Shark (who feels like a low-grade gangster to me) is working with "The Second Hand" to help distribute high-end alien-tech weapons in Bludhaven. He is able to lure Nightwing into a trap, but loses the upper hand soon after.- Lots of drama between Dick and his girlfriend Shawn. He's struggling with maintaining his "Dick Grayson" life over his "Nightwing" life, and with her being a reformed villain, its causing stress for them. Eventually, due to the constant "bleh" and Grayson skipping a job interview, they break up.- Shawn reconnects with Pigeon and seems to be headed down a villainous path, yet has doubts when becoming involved in crime again- Giz, reformed villain and tech help to Nightwing, is killed via digital interaction when researching the Second Hand- The Second Hand is initially revealed as Spyral, having the members of that team fight against Nightwing and Huntress, but they are being mentally controlled by Mr. Minos- Huntress enters the scene to help Nightwing take down Spyral, and their connection increases greatly, ending with them sleeping together (which when observed by Shawn who is coming over to apologize, drives her possibly back to villainy)I'll continue on with this title, but I really wish something different (and I don't know what), would happen. Kind of recommend.
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  • Adam Graham
    January 1, 1970
    This book collects Issues 22-28 of Nightwing. The first four issues are the titular Blockbuster arc and find the new Blockbuster (brother of the original) confronting Nightwing and asking for his help to take down Tigershark and free the city from crime. But whose side is he on and what are his motives? It's a nice four-part arc with a lot surprises and a lot of great guest villains. A former criminal, Gizmo, who was helping Nightwing as a hacker is murdered and in the second three-issue arc, Ni This book collects Issues 22-28 of Nightwing. The first four issues are the titular Blockbuster arc and find the new Blockbuster (brother of the original) confronting Nightwing and asking for his help to take down Tigershark and free the city from crime. But whose side is he on and what are his motives? It's a nice four-part arc with a lot surprises and a lot of great guest villains. A former criminal, Gizmo, who was helping Nightwing as a hacker is murdered and in the second three-issue arc, Night Wing teams up with the Huntress to find who killed his friend and who's behind the Second Hand, a group sending alien technology into Bludhaven and this three-part arc takes him back to his time at Spyral. Overall, another solid story.The book's side characters deserve a comment. Shawn, his girlfriend at the start of the book (formerly the supervillain the Defacer) goes on a journey in the story as she begins by wanting Dick to get a job. However, she ends up breaking up with him and goes into a very dark place when Gizmo dies. The journey she takes as well as that of other former supervillains is an interesting and engaging one. The end for Shawn isn't catastrophic but is heartbreaking in its own way. I hope we see more of her character. It's a testament to writer Tim Seeley that this character has become that important.
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  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    This is the classic 3.5 star graphic novel. It started off strong with an interesting four issue arch that balanced a transition of mob power in Blüdhaven and the disintegration of Dick Grayson's relationship with the reformed social justice vigilante Defacer. Before I go further, the DC universe has rebooted itself like 11 times, why is there still a city called Blüdhaven? Lindstrom, Minnesota is the only U.S. city with an umlaut and they had to get the their governor to intervene to make that This is the classic 3.5 star graphic novel. It started off strong with an interesting four issue arch that balanced a transition of mob power in Blüdhaven and the disintegration of Dick Grayson's relationship with the reformed social justice vigilante Defacer. Before I go further, the DC universe has rebooted itself like 11 times, why is there still a city called Blüdhaven? Lindstrom, Minnesota is the only U.S. city with an umlaut and they had to get the their governor to intervene to make that happen. Having a major U.S. city named Blüdhaven MAKES NO SENSE!So, the Blockbuster arch is solidly written and the art throughout is evocative and beautiful. The second story arch isn't bad but just doesn't have the same juice as the Blockbuster story line.
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  • Scott Lee
    January 1, 1970
    This was a book that left me feeling like it should have been better than it was. The action was solid, the plot (so far as comic book plots ever are) was believable and reasonably motivated, the villain was interesting, and Dick is (at least potentially) a great lead. However, I kept asking myself who is this guy and why does he do what he does? I get who Dick was as Robin, and who is now within the context of the Batman family. I get who Dick is as he ties in with the Titans. But this book jus This was a book that left me feeling like it should have been better than it was. The action was solid, the plot (so far as comic book plots ever are) was believable and reasonably motivated, the villain was interesting, and Dick is (at least potentially) a great lead. However, I kept asking myself who is this guy and why does he do what he does? I get who Dick was as Robin, and who is now within the context of the Batman family. I get who Dick is as he ties in with the Titans. But this book just feels like even Dick himself--meaning even the creators--don't have enough of an idea of who Dick is supposed to be on his own as Nightwing, as a headliner, to make him work.
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  • Ron
    January 1, 1970
    Dick Grayson and Shawn Tsang are trying to work things out in their relationship. But super-heroing keeps getting in the way. Tiger Shark is importing exotic alien weapons into Bludhaven. Nightwing and Blockbuster are trying in their own way and for their own reasons to stop this. Blockbuster gets his casino while Nightwing learns that the weapons are actually comes from Spyral. The Huntress joins him in tracking Spyral where they learn that Minos is back. Plenty of action, relationship angst, a Dick Grayson and Shawn Tsang are trying to work things out in their relationship. But super-heroing keeps getting in the way. Tiger Shark is importing exotic alien weapons into Bludhaven. Nightwing and Blockbuster are trying in their own way and for their own reasons to stop this. Blockbuster gets his casino while Nightwing learns that the weapons are actually comes from Spyral. The Huntress joins him in tracking Spyral where they learn that Minos is back. Plenty of action, relationship angst, and Nightwing antics fill the volume.
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  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    This book didn't really do much for me. I didn't exactly dislike it, but I didn't like it either.I did like seeing Agent One again, but everything to do with Shawn left me completely indifferent. I didn't like the character from the beginning but at this point I just don't care. I don't care about her relationship with Dick, I don't care about her trying to reform supervillains (which is a cool idea), I just don't care.Maybe it's just superhero fatigue or the realisation that this isn't really t This book didn't really do much for me. I didn't exactly dislike it, but I didn't like it either.I did like seeing Agent One again, but everything to do with Shawn left me completely indifferent. I didn't like the character from the beginning but at this point I just don't care. I don't care about her relationship with Dick, I don't care about her trying to reform supervillains (which is a cool idea), I just don't care.Maybe it's just superhero fatigue or the realisation that this isn't really the universe I want to be spending my time in. The art was cool though.
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  • Fraser Sherman
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Seeley's run has been really a rollercoaster, in the sense that crappy and terrific TPBs alternate. Here Nightwing deals with the New 52 Blockbuster, the return of Huntress and sinister goings on inside his old employer Spyral. Plus having a (temporary?) break up with Shane (while I liked Dick declaring he's rejected revenge and anger, I don't see where he comes up with the idea that Shane's a dangerous angry force). Overall, solid.
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  • J.R.
    January 1, 1970
    Boy this tanked a bit. Nightwing is awesome when he's kicking butt and making fun quips. Instead, this volume has romantic drama, disposable villains, and a new Blockbuster who really brings nothing new to the table. The return of Spyral could have been good, but everything is so generic. And finally, instead of making Clock King black, DC could have created a brand new African-American villain/character. And while they were at it, they could explain the time-vest better.
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  • Michael Weston
    January 1, 1970
    This is a quality Nightwing book! It has all the key ingredients. One of Nightwing’s classic villains Blockbuster, a call back to the run on “Grayson” and a love triangle involving one of Dick Grayson’s past romances in Huntress.I think this is the best trade in the Rebirth era of Nightwing so far, a real enjoyable read!
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  • Kait
    January 1, 1970
    None of the story lines were particularly gripping to me in this volume. I liked the callback to Spiral and Dick's Agent 37 days. The art was good. There was really nothing wrong with this volume, it was okay. It just wasn't great. And the drama in Dick's personal life with Shawn, I just found annoying. I honestly don't care about this pairing at all.
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  • Peter
    January 1, 1970
    I am still waiting for some real narrative stakes. As much as I have liked Seeley's run on Nightwing, I just think he may be playing it a little too safe. I just want something to grip me. The Blockbuster storyline, the spy part of Dick's life and his continuing relationship with Shawn are all interesting to read, just not the kind of depth I really want for one of my favourite superheroes.
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  • Louis Skye
    January 1, 1970
    This is how I like my Nightwing - in flight, fighting the bad guys, using his brain, working as a team. The great art helps. Lots of double page spreads with plenty of detail. Couldn't stop looking at the pages. The plot isn't fantastic but it's exciting enough to keep one engaged throughout. I particularly liked the cliffhangers in this volume. More like this please!
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  • Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    A little slow going and too jerky for my tastes, but still a good overall read. Seeley brings back the characters from Spyral and ties up some loose ends. I'm a huge fan of the Tiger of Kandahar, Agent #1, so it is really nice to see him back, as well as the girls from St Hadrian's School.
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  • Citybones
    January 1, 1970
    4.5Entretenido, con un dibujo muy bueno y con una historia con un poco de chicha. El melodrama del final con Shane? demasiado forzado, pero ya se ve que los superhéroes no duran mucho tiempo con sus relaciones sentimentales.
  • Siobhan Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Read in single issues.This had the makings of a good story, but ended up my least favourite arc so far. The plot curved everywhere, the villain was far less effective than the writer thought and I HATED the stupid drama. Not much enjoyed, I'm afraid.
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  • Juan
    January 1, 1970
    Really solid and establishes a foundation for Grayson's long-term reason to stay in Bludhaven. This volume has a lot of deceit and some sadness towards the end.
  • Grace
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. Betrayal? From villains???? In THIS political climate??????More likely than you think....
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