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Nightwing/Huntress (Nightwing I)

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After her mob-boss father was murdered, Helena Bertinelli grew up to become the crossbow-wielding vigilante known as the Huntress. Using both deadly and drastic measures that Batman does not approve of, the former mafia princess tries to patrol the streets of Gotham City without crossing paths with the Darknight Detective. But after an undercover cop is allegedly murdered ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by DC Comics
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Jen
Dec 07, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
The idea of Nightwing and Huntress is appealing if only for the sort of "forbidden love" thing they have going on, knowing how Batman is so against Huntress' methods, and Oracle's supposed antagonism/nonchalance towards said relationship. There is certainly some sexual tension happening, but in spite of this there is the lack of trust that hovers over them both.

The Noir-esque whodunnit story, isn't just a throwaway plot device to throw two very pretty and very headstrong characters together in p
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Seth
May 19, 2015 Seth rated it really liked it
This was a really fun story. A nice fast paced murder mystery set-up detective story involving Nightwing and The Huntress in a team-up capacity. The first two chapters became kind of annoying because of the way Devin Greyson portrayed The Huntress as a cold and jealous amateur who is more interested in taking potshots at Nightwing and Batman's working relationship than being the confident no nonsense badass that we all know she is. Eventually she stops acting like a child and starts kicking ass. ...more
Kathleen
Feb 28, 2016 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-and-want
This review can also be found on my blog.

I’ve been on a Huntress kick lately. And even more lately, on a Nightwing kick. I then found this comic and thought, “Well, what could be better???” XD

A prostitute is found dead in a hotel room in mobster Frankie Black’s name, and Huntress is on the case. Problem is, Nightwing was at the warehouse Black was at at the time of the murder – watching him run a gun deal. Someone’s framed him, and the heroes need to figure out how to work together to figure out
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Lexxi Kitty
I read this more for the Huntress angle than the Nightwing one. This is my third graphic novel with Huntress listed in the title credits, and my eighth with Huntress as a lead character (the other four being Worlds' Finest volumes 1-5). Then there are two additional graphic novels wherein Huntress cameos. Nightwing, on the other hand, has only been in four prior graphic novels I've read as a lead character (plus two more wherein he cameoed).

Nightwing, though, has always been Dick Grayson in thes
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Wayland Smith
Feb 28, 2015 Wayland Smith rated it liked it
I thought this was a bit unevenly written. The bad guys weren't really compelling, and the overall plot left a bit to be desired.

BUT.

The Nightwing/Huntress scenes were really well done. These are two characters that interact really interestingly.

Recommended if you favor characterization over story, and to fans of Nightwing and/or Huntress.
Kati
Oct 18, 2014 Kati rated it really liked it
Art by Bill Sienkiewicz & Greg Land: Simply beautiful. Really top notch stuff. That's what a comic book should look like. I was smitten.

Story by Devin Grayson: The parts about the bad guys didn't interest me all that much, but the rest made up for it. I loved the banter between Nightwing and Huntress and then later on between Nightwing and Oracle. The part with Dick in Helena's apartment was hilarious. And the one dream scene with Batman made me laugh out loud. I loved the balance between th
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Sophie
Feb 18, 2010 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This was a quick fun read. I liked it for two reasons, mostly. Okay, maybe three. One: it reminded me how much I love Dick. Here, he's a lot less, um, not-Dick than in current batcanon, he's fun and adorable and cute and great at impressions.
Two: Huntress is pretty cool here, and overall I like her interaction with Dick.
Three: My favourite part though was the fact that both Huntress and Oracle were like, "Yes, Huntress reminds you of Batman. She is just like him. And THAT'S why you want to slee
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Craig Pena
Sep 22, 2014 Craig Pena rated it it was amazing
it was good
MadMaxx
Jun 19, 2015 MadMaxx rated it it was amazing
Two of my favorite characters get their own four issue story. I don't have my originals but it was such a cool story that i will have to find it again somewhere.
Ashley
May 19, 2014 Ashley rated it it was ok
Shelves: dc
The more I read about Nightwing the more I dislike him. Dick is well, a dick to be honest.
Elise
Aug 17, 2015 Elise rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, recommended, dc
I enjoyed this series! It was an interesting look at the dynamics of the Batfamily, and Devin Grayson's small-scale character interactions are pretty great. The story wasn't as crisply plotted as it could have been, but I did like the slow way that the crime unfolded.
Angel
Apr 04, 2010 Angel rated it liked it
This was a nice quick read. It's a mobster crime story. Nightwing and Huntress have to prove who is the guilty party, but there is also the attraction between them. Very nice art on the series. Overall, if you like comics, you will probably like this.
Nicolas
Jul 25, 2011 Nicolas rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was pretty dull. Way too much focus on the bad guys, confusing plot and the characterizations of Nightwing & Huntress were all off. I'd skip it if I were you.
El Neo
Sep 28, 2011 El Neo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
this really is a great series! Devin Grayson was really great at characterization.
Jason
Nov 20, 2009 Jason rated it really liked it
Engaging plot, loved the dynamic between Nightwing and Huntress...
Ola
Jan 19, 2013 Ola rated it liked it
A detective story in which Huntress is have some cool one-liners
Kace
Aug 09, 2012 Kace rated it liked it
Probably more of a 3.5, to be honest.
Two Nerds Talking
Not too bad a story.
Angie
Aug 26, 2012 Angie rated it it was amazing
I AM NOT OKAY.
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Devin Kalile Grayson (birth name Jennifer Eisenman) is an American writer of comic books and novels. Titles that she has written include Gotham Knights, The Titans, the Vertigo series USER, and Nightwing. Her work on Gotham Knights made her the first, and as of 2010 the only, woman to serve as the regular writer for a Batman title.
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