Injection #9

Injection #9

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Simeon and Brigid are trying not to get killed in New York with Vivek, Maria is pulling her hair out, and Robin is changing his mind. The last time he did that, the Injection was born.

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Apr 27, 2016

    Going forwards then, the question is what does Warren Ellis actually want to do with the book. When it's functioning as a genre-mashup adventure story, it's one of the best books currently being published. When it's reveling in Ellis sharp but familiar take on gross-out comedy and crazy asides, it's incredibly limp. I remain fully on-board with Injection for the moment, but I sincerely hope Ellis will prove to be as disciplined an author as he clearly can be. For the moment, Injection #9 is simply a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - ozlongworthjr Apr 29, 2016

    Well choreographed action, quality characters and Declan Shalvey doing A+ artwork, this issue does a great job showing off what Warren Ellis fans love about his work. But it's not newcomer friendly. But still awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 May 6, 2016

    This series has been something of a bright spot for me, being a bit of an Anglophile, i enjoy any and everything related to British culture. i just wish there were more Doctor Who references in this story, then i would be truly happy. but it really has a very British look and feel to it, even though the cast of characters are from all over and are located all over as well. but there is just something in the way Warren Ellis does things, that is just decidedly british. This issue’s opening sequence has plenty of action, a gorgeous close-up frame and some good, dry humor from Vivek. the airport pickup scene feels very cinematic, and i liked the flow of conversation in that moment quite a lot. seeing Simeon spout off some decidedly british slang (albeit crassly) was another beautiful Anglophile moment, because anyone who calls a trunk, the “boot” is alright in my book. also, i learned a new slang term “craic” (which is pronounced like crack) for gossip or entertainment. which i like. like a less gross way to say “whats cracking?!?!” i love the way that Vivek’s mind gets a montage in this book, where we see snippets in black and white of the things Vivek is pouring over, trying to make sense of it all. The way this issue ends was a bit surprising, but one i like. i like seeing Robin Morel (the most British of our cast) taking charge, and building his own lightsaber, so to speak. as we learn more about the injection (or possibly- the injections lets more about itself be known) the mystery deepens, and it makes me wonder what on earth the endgame for this book will be. i don’t care to speculate at this point, because honestly- who knows! but i love reading this book, and for Ellis and Shalvey to continue their working relationship with this book is worth it in and of itself.

  • 9.0
    SpideyAZ May 29, 2016

    The Injection, seemingly as the villain, is truly creepy. The conversation between it and the group is cold, calculating, and a piece of its creators. The book looks great and reads great.

  • 8.5
    Alex Mackay Sep 4, 2016

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