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Nightwing vaults through the air over a cityscape on the cover of Nightwing #87 (2021). Image: Bruno Redondo/DC Comics

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Nightwing #87 plays out as one continuous, spectacular image

Check out a five-page preview of December’s issue

The creative team behind DC Comics’ Nightwing series has a visual treat for fans this holiday season. You’ve heard of connecting covers? Well, Nightwing #87 will have 22 connecting pages. The entire issue will be a series of double-page splashes that connect as one single very, very, very wide image.

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo have played around with precise-but-dynamic layouts from their first issue on the series, with Redondo making liberal use of multiple “ghost” images of Nightwing to illustrate the character’s acrobatics. And as you can see in the seven unfinished pages of Nightwing #87 below (one single page and three double page spreads) — courtesy of DC Comics — Redondo is using every tool at his disposal for this issue.

Black and white comic book art
Black and white comic book art
Black and white comic book art
Black and white comic book art

Curious what it looks like when it’s all put together? Well, if you’re viewing this on a phone or other mobile device, just turn it horizontal and keep scrolling:

Panoramic comic book art Image: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo/DC Comics

DC Comics also shared the official summary for the issue:

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!

Nightwing #87 will hit shelves on Dec. 21, and feature two variant covers, from Redondo (details of his costume design for Nightwing) and Jamal Campbell, which you can check out below:

Nightwing vaults through the air over a cityscape on the cover of Nightwing #87 (2021). Image: Bruno Redondo/DC Comics
Details of Nightwing’s costume and weapons on a variant cover of Nightwing #87 (2021). Image: Bruno Redondo/DC Comics
Nightwing sleeps shirtless, his three-legged dog Haley on his chest, pieces of his costume in a pile on the floor. Light from a window makes a V-like symbol on his chest a lot like his costume, in a variant cover for Nightwing #87 (2021). Image: Jamal Campbell/DC Comics