Nailbiter #20

Nailbiter #20

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The new serial killer strikes again! Plus, a major death that will rock NAILBITER for years to come!

One of the main characters is killed by another main character. It's going to be BLOODY.

  • 10
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Feb 8, 2016

    What an exciting end to this arc! We won't get another issue until May, and that's really too far away. Yes, Nailbiter is dark, and it's gruesome. But it's also intriguing and compelling. Each issue is better than the last. The storytelling and artwork are impeccable, and it's definitely one of the best comics out there right now. Go ahead. Pick up Nailbiter. It's all right to be a little bloodthirsty. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 3, 2016

    Some could be bugged by a break in a series, though creative teams need that time to breath in order to maintain quality for a series like Nailbiter. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Feb 3, 2016

    Issue 20 of Nailbiter has it all and more. If mystery, suspense, and buckets of blood are your thing, get on this, and support a great comic series! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 3, 2016

    I haven't been as enamored with this story arc as the first few, but Devil Went Down to Georgia definitely stuck the landing. We may have to wait until May 4 for issue #21 (AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!), but you better believe I'll be counting down the days on my gnarled and chewed fingertips. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 3, 2016

    It stinks that this book is going on a bit of a break, but it truly goes out on a high-note, in the most disturbing way possible. Williamson continues to grip the readers in with shock and awe with some tremendous art from Henderson and Guzowski. There are some moments here where the reader wish more would happen with the secrets of Buckaroo, but overall, this was a fantastic book and a series you need to read and catch up on, if you're missing out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 4, 2016

    Nailbiter's latest arc comes to a close, Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson delivering a finale laden with killer reveals and plenty of arterial spray. Considering the somewhat lengthy release gap between this issue and the next, in many ways issue #20 reads a bit rushed, the various payoffs and extended revelations not quite aligning with the work put in to get there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Feb 3, 2016

    I don't really care what comes next for this book, nor do I care much to continue reading it. The things that made it funny ended a long time ago, and we never had enough invested in the characters to treat it like a drama. Williamson has made it pretty obvious that the FBI is either guilty or involved in a cover-up. Who cares what comes next? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 3, 2016

    This is the first issue where one might feela little disappointed with Nailbiter, especially since it closes an arc. The necessary beats were there, but failed to resonate as intended. Considering how strong this series is, it has earned itself a little wiggle room. Even with the flaws, the comic is still enthralling and fellow readers will no doubt want to see where the story goes next. Of course, pick up this issue to keep up with the series, but just know its not up to par with past material. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shahriar Mowla Feb 14, 2016

    An episode full of revelations: not only do we find out who actually orchestrated all the murders (yes, I'm talking about the real Devil Killer) but we also witness the demise of a character who had been a driving force of this series. Throughout the last few issues, Joshua Williamson has built the character of Warren (Nailbiter) in such a way that we have almost forgotten that he's a serial killer. We discover a certain trait that render the character more appealing to our eyes. Alice wakes up from her coma and comes to know the hard truth about her real parents. Mike Henderson's art is excellent as usual, though a couple of panels during the fight with the Devil Killer appeared off key. The ending was a real shocker and I still have a hard time believing it really happened, given the mental condition of the character. All in all, the creative team nailed this issue.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jun 9, 2016

    The Devil Killer was resolved too quickly, I actually thought that I missed an issue at first. This is made up for by the amazing yet simultaneously infuriating ending. Also, this issue features some of the worst drawing of hands that I've ever seen.

  • 9.5
    Fearless Feb 5, 2016

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  • 8.0
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