Nailbiter #14

Nailbiter #14

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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One of the biggest secrets of the serial killers is revealed!

  • 10
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jul 1, 2015

    The last two pages are not only shocking, but also give the reader a twist/payoff that was genuinely earned. Williamson doesn't just throw in some random crap that you'll think about later and say "How can the smoke monster be the main bad guy and still be controlled by a lever Ben Linus pulls?" It was set up exceptionally well. It was also drawn beautifully by Mike Henderson, as is the entire issue. I don't want to say WHY the last two pages are so well done and spoil anything, so let's just say Henderson draws awful things happening to good people by scary somethings that will break your heart and haunt your dreams. Is one of many reasons why Nailbiter isn't just the best book being put out by Image; it might be the best comic coming out right now, period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 18, 2015

    The mystery of Buckaroo remains unsolved, but no less interesting.  Nailbiter is a white-knuckle read, not just from the tension in the story, but the tease of finally finding out what's really going on in this small town.  There have been moments that I'm not entirely proud of where I shouted at the comic to just tell me already.  I have faith in the creative team though, so I'm sure the payoff will be well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 1, 2015

    Nailbiter #14 messes with your emotions because this issue played with suspense. With every flip of the page you felt that something was going to go wrong. The darker color choices added to this atmosphere which worked for the mood set knowing that Warren, Finch, and Crane were headed into territory holding questionable consequences. That gloomy mood is something you especially take notice of during the flashback of Crane and Warren's crumbling relationship. That is something normally you might overlook yet holds importance here. To see how they were then and now makes a difference when seeing what separates them from everyone else in the town of Buckaroo. Lastly the underwater scene was handled very well with the cold colors and the layout. It was interested to see how much things changed visually for that little bit just switching up the scenery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Jul 2, 2015

    My gut feeling that the answers they find are going to be terrifying, and have repercussions that will send shock waves through the Nailbiter Universe, but we shall see. As it stands, enjoy the ride. And don't go into the catacombs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jul 3, 2015

    Nailbiter is like a high wire balancing act of genre and focus thats simply amazing to behold. A lesser series could easily end up subsumed by its sleazy affectations or might have had its stylistic flourishes drowned out under its social critiques but Nailbiter finds an incredible sweet spot between the two that can still satisfy everyone. If you want to read it and revel in the gruesome murderers and outlandish mythos its still every bit as enjoyable as if you were reading it for the passionate takedown of the violence obsessed media. A real masterpiece from everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 6, 2015

    "Nailbiter" continues to be one of the best horror comics going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 2, 2015

    I was also struck by several weird things in the issue. Did Finch and Crane just happen to have three diving suits hanging out in the car? For that matter, given the history between Crane and Warren, why would the angry crowd let her drive away with him? What happens to Alice would feel more meaningful if we'd spent more time with her in this past story arc, but she's been basically ignored since issue seven. And in any event, there's no reason to believe the worst has befallen her. Hopefully the lag time to the next revelation will be shorter, or we spend more time on character development in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

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