Nightwing #87

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Bruno Redondo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 67
9.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That's right-if you placed every page next to each other, you'll have one poster image with this story! Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he's a wanted man-and that's why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 22, 2021

    Combine a book full of double-page splashes with Taylor's excellent script"with plenty of holiday warmth, nonetheless"and you have a great comic book issue at hand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 28, 2021

    Go buy this book! Even if you don't read this series. This is a masterclass of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 22, 2021

    'Nightwing' #87 is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that every single comic book fan needs to pick up and read for themselves. Every bit of love and dedication for this character and world is clear within the pages of this artistic masterpiece that will most certainly be talked about for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 21, 2021

    Nightwing #87 is an incredible visual feast that reminds us why comic books are one of the best storytelling formats. It stretches the imagination with clever use of every page, never skimps on details, and makes you care greatly as an innocent dog is snatched. This isn't just a great comic, but a work of ingenuity and art that'll stand the test of time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 21, 2021

    Nightwing has been a great read all year and this might be the signature issue this creative team will be known for over the years to come. Tremendously entertaining as always, this was a great way to wrap 2021 for Nightwing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 25, 2021

    This issue is nothing short of a triumph in comic book artistry. The amount of skill, effort and attention to detail on display is nothing short of masterful. Hopefully this work by Bruno Redondo is hailed for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Dec 21, 2021

    Nightwing #87 is an enjoyable ride back into Bludhaven after a rather tedious romp back in Gotham. This issue epitomizes what the new creative team is about: great art, humor, well-rounded characterizations, and solid storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 23, 2021

    Nightwing #87 is a masterpiece of storytelling. Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adrian Lucas, and everyone who worked on this comic book have to be applauded for telling such a compelling story in a unique way. Beyond the hook of a continuous spread image the story in Nightwing #87 does a great job being a jumping on point to summarize what makes Dick Grayson a great character. This is a must have for any comic book fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 21, 2021

    If you haven't been reading this title, run (don't walk) to your nearest bookseller/comic shop, or whiz over to your favorite online retailer and order Nightwing: Leaping Into The Light, which collects issues #78-83 of this stellar run. You won't be sorry. While you're there pick up several copies of this issue because you'll be looking at them so much that you'll definitely need spares. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 22, 2021

    I can't say enough good thing about this ambitious project. It was perfectly done. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 22, 2021

    The sort of experimentation in Nightwing #87 breaks up the monotony of a long-running series without necessarily upstaging the story. One of the single most memorable issues of Marvel's G.I. Joe had Lara Hama delivering a story entirely without dialogue...and it didn't detract from the overall rhythm of the series. Nightwing #87's "Get Grayson" does the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 21, 2021

    It's a fast read, sure, but it's one that almost immediately calls for a re-read as soon as you're done. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 22, 2021

    Ultimately a tale on what matters most to the hero, utilizing the medium in a way we don't get to see often enough. Buy three copies! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Dec 21, 2021

    Nighting#87 was the perfect issue to cap off the year with. It's fun, it's bright, it's a must read for anyone who claims to be a fan of comics. The creative team swung for the fences, broke the bat, and knocked it out of the park. It's the first time in a long time where I truly felt a child-like sense of wonder reading a comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 21, 2021

    Would I want this style or technique every time? Absolutely not. The overall progression of the narrative would go nowhere. However, if the creative team deems specific action sequences as that valuable to the comic, then so be it. Nevertheless, I dont see the need for Taylor and Redondo to have centered in on this specific element for the series for anything other than something unique and different. Ultimately, NIGHTWING #87 was charming and fun and everyone should give it a look especially from a digital angle. Let me know what you think, Merry Christmas, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Dec 21, 2021

    The issue overall is amazingly presented and brings a cleaver to take that keeps Nightwing a step above the other DC titles. Taylor and Redondo's unison in storytelling allowed these fun ideas to play out to be one of their best issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Dec 21, 2021

    DC Comics' NIGHTWING #87 is fresh and brilliant. With their "one uninterrupted image" approach, this creative team could have made this issue seem empty and gimmicky. But instead, they bring just the right amount of story and emotion to an action-filled race across the page. It's fun and truly, truly impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 21, 2021

    Nightwing #87 is all about the art, and while some may look at it as a gimmick, I liked it.  Tom Taylor sets up the stakes, and Bruno Redondo goes from there.  I wouldn't say it's an essential issue, but fans of this run will undoubtedly enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Dec 21, 2021

    Nightwing #87 makes a name for itself due to the sheer amount of technical prowess in the art courtesy of Bruno Redondo. Tom Taylor's script sets up a simple premise that allows Redondo to showcase his abilities and largely stays out of his way beyond that. The small narrative scale proves a little irksome, but fans of the series will love getting an even better sense of Bldhaven and its civilians, as well as seeing Dick save his puppy from mobsters with guns and top hats. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 2, 2022

    True, this done-in-one doesn't address the core about the threat to Nightwing's life, but it takes you on a self-contained thrill ride that will continue to engage you past the first loop de loop. This is as good of a mission statement for this overarching storyline as anything else, and you don't wanna miss one thrilling second. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekarious Tony Dec 24, 2021

    This is the book. Redondo as per usual is doing amazing work. He makes this issue soar. This book is a great example of how to test out and push boundaries of how to make a comic flow. Taylor and Redondo are gold together. Taylor keeps the script simple which does this issue all the favors. It’s fast paced and breezy, but with an honest quality that has made this one of the strongest incarnations of Nightwing.

    I loved all the small details of the people living in this city.

    Redondo and Taylor have such a good understanding, and I hope they keep on working together and making that good trouble they have brewing in Blüdhaven.

    What a damn good single issue. One for the books for sure. Let’s keep this act more

  • 10
    UxasIs Dec 24, 2021

    This is how you utilise the comic medium

    Pick of the week by far!

  • 10
    Nightwing Dec 23, 2021

    I would rate it an 8, since the story is quite thin, but the art is really great. However, to compensate for all the haters I give a 10. Great comic series!

  • 10
    Jawsh Dec 22, 2021

    Creative, fun, engaging, and absolutely gorgeous.
    I see they're going for the Eisner and they'd deserve one, this issue didnt even have ad space. Knocked it out of the damn park. Worth the small tie-in break.

  • 10
    Batman Jones Dec 22, 2021

    If this comic isn’t a 10 I honestly don’t know what is.

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  • 10
    Brannon.44 Dec 22, 2021

    About as fun as you can get for a single issue

  • 10
    Stormwrath Dec 21, 2021

    This is a 10/10 comic in a run, and a 10/10 one shot. Just perfect

  • 10
    KittyNone Dec 21, 2021

    A wonderful, careening action story, full of formal inventiveness and the sort of fluid kinetic action that few people who aren't Warren Ellis can capture. Glad to see Taylor & Redondo's Nightwing shake off the dreck of Fear State and get back to being one of the best books on the market again!

  • 10
    DaloneDuarte Dec 21, 2021

    This was not a simple comic book. It was a narrative class by Bruno Redondo. Taylor's script was very cool, putting Nightwing ready to battle for the soul of Bludhaven, but the sequential art is the very charm of this issue. And Bitewing! I loved it!

  • 10
    daspidaboy Dec 21, 2021

    Hands down the best dc comics issue of the year. It's a n issue that uses continuous shot and has great art. Read this if u have time

  • 10
    ComicLoverNW Dec 21, 2021

    I'm not usually one that's for gimmicks that make up an entire issue, but a gimmick executed this well and with artwork just as excellent? It's hard find any faults. The script is extremely simple but works well when paired with the amazing artwork as it brings readers up to speed on the story and character motivations after returning from the Fear State tie-ins. All-in-all, a phenomenal issue.

  • 10
    Detective Wing Dec 21, 2021

    THIS IS AMAZING🔥🔥🔥

  • 10
    Dave Dec 20, 2021

    Brilliant absolutely brilliant

    I could write a negative review

    Blah blah blah Tom’s politics blah blah it reads like fan fic blah blah

    I

  • 9.5

    Wow, the pedophile with the alts is really offended over "Happy Holidays", huh? What a thin-skinned snowflake.

  • 9.5
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Dec 21, 2021

    Foi tipo "se diverte ai Bruno" e o Bruno se divertindo eu me divirto.

    Happy Holidays

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  • 9.0
    Gavan Dec 29, 2021

    A pretty cool idea. The continuous page thing was pretty interesting and the story was pretty fun. Not really important in the long run of this series but it was a fun issue nonetheless. Love having Redondo back for art as well

  • 9.0
    KFuqua Dec 23, 2021

    Another good issue, with a clever gimmick. Wouldn't want to see it used often, but it was fun and effective here.

  • 9.0
    ICC Dec 22, 2021

    It’s feels so good to finally get a nightwing series that feels so light hearted and fun. Also bitewing. Thank you.

  • 8.5
    TheObserver Jan 6, 2022

    Of course it is a narrative and visual experience and it is very successful. It "beats" quite a bit in terms of virtuosity.
    The play of movements is remarkable, the sketches with the characters in their daily life bring depth to the unfolding and above all register Blüdhaven as a living city. A city that is a character in its own right with its own score to play. Blüdhaven interests me a lot as a city. She should be entitled to her own Gotham nights and other comics because she's fascinating in her own way. Less rich, more worker, more worker than his big sister Gotham. Perhaps it is more banal, less twilight, smaller, but it is also more realistic. Protean city, it has known many faces (whaling town, industrial town without grace, c more

  • 8.5
    deen Dec 30, 2021

    Just a breathtaking issue. I do think the story needs to get going though. After being mired in Fear State nonsense for a while, I get that Taylor and Redondo have to restage their set a bit, but here's hoping for more story progression. But damn that art though!

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Jan 23, 2022

    This is a cute, well-done issue. But that's it. Also don't give the dog a people name, just call her Bitewing, which is infinitely cuter.

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  • 8.0
    imderekreide Jan 15, 2022

    A fun way to bring us back into the title after the trash fire that was Fear State.

  • 8.0
    Hellblazer Dec 21, 2021

    It's a filler issue so the story is near inexistent. However the way it was drawn in continuous shots and the art was amazing. (gave it 8 only due to its art)

  • 7.0
    BigCliff Dec 22, 2021

    The premise of this issue is very very simple but I came for the attempt at making one continuous imagine in with that being said...they succeeded. I commend Bruno Redundo's art work & the amount of work it took him & Lucas to draw & color this issue.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 21, 2021

    I don’t think it was bad, but I thought it was kind of nothing.

  • 6.0
    Robin Dec 21, 2021

    The issue was given to the artist, and he lives up to it but the issue is that there is literally no story there. Its cute but when you realize it is charged $3.99 (prices differ by places) it is not worth spending that much money.

    Like this week's Batman/Catwoman which is absolute trash, in this the story is trash and not because the writer is bad. no because he is currently writing some amazing stories but the problem occurs when you realize there is no story here in the first place to look at. its just art and in the end its not worth the money.

  • 2.0
    Ginger Dec 25, 2021

    Good art, but it's just filler, absolutely nothing happens.

  • 2.0
    fearUhavemeisenough Dec 21, 2021

    The art is incredible, the way of ordering the action outside the box is not new, but well done. It's a shame that the story is so boring. A complete fill number.Literally nothing happens, Taylor leaves all the work to Redondo's incredible art, which I think maybe I prefer, to Taylor making idiotic jokes, fanfiction and left-wing politics, just for that I won't give him such a bad rating

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  • 1.5
    Kryptkreeper98 Dec 25, 2021

    Art is great by Bruno, and the effect (forgot the name of the effect).
    Taylor’s dialogue was cringe though, story was ehh. I guess it wouldn’t be complete without the virtue signaling too huh? 4$ down the drain probably won’t be back.

  • 1.5
    Emma Dec 25, 2021

    garbage number, a complete fill.

  • 1.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 21, 2021

    A delivery that is an absolute FILLER

    Just take a look as they talked about the art in this series, if it's definitely good, but lacks a story. This is a comic, not an image gallery, in case I want to have that, I look at video game graphics or look for my favorite painters. This is simply not acceptable to me, it is more of a joke. Luckily I do not buy in this series.

    By the way Merry Christmas everyone.

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  • 1.5
    Merlyn Dec 21, 2021

    "I was always going to annoy some angry, stunted men who don't know how to use their words". If only Tom Taylor would take a close look at himself in the mirror, the shock and horror that would await him when he hits the realization that he's actually the guy he presumably hates. But never mind that, let's talk about the comic. Yes, it looks quite good, nobody questioned Redondo's talent for action. But other than that? Cheap story that doesn't add anything at all to the character, just continues to copy Fraction's Hawkeye and John Wick with the dog thing. If this is what people want for Nightwing further on, I feel sorry for them. And of course that we get a dose of cringy Taylor jokes that seem funny only in his tiny mind.

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