Nailbiter #3

Nailbiter #3

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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As the morgue continues to fill with new dead bodies, the citizens of Buckaroo violently demand that Sheriff Crane and Officer Finch arrest the Nailbiter. But in a town full of killers...anyone could be a suspect.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 28, 2014

    Nailbiter is quickly becoming my favourite Image series out the now with it's thrilling plot and horror theme being very compelling. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jul 2, 2014

    What does come about is a much larger story than I expected. Joshua Williamson gave us one thing with #1 and #2 with his story. Now I find myself intrigued with a more complex serial killer story. What is it about this town that is creating these monsters? As Finch and Crane come closer in the morgue to finding out who their mystery person was that got killed, someone is stalking them. The way these pages are laid out for the reader is terrifying. I literally was on edge with each panel. Williamson has given us a town of killers and the "who done it" aspect is greater than I thought. I can't tell if there is a whole ring of crazy people running around, if it is just one man who has come back from the dead, or if the town is somehow protecting itself from intruders of its secrets. That is why the mystery behind this comic is so much to play around with. It is really a blast to read this comic and it has given new light to the killer story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 2, 2014

    NAILBITER is a horror/mystery on par with great films from that genre. The story and its characters are compelling and the overall book will keep readers in suspense, engaged, and ready for future issues. The art is a great compliment to the story, and frankly, this is one of the strongest horror books on the shelves because while it may be a bit out there with the different serial killers, it has a realistic feel to it. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jun 30, 2014

    NAILBITER has a great concept that is executed extremely well thanks to a dedicated creative team in Williamson, Henderson and Guzowski. With a sense of dread that never lets up, Nailbiter is a sure-fire hit that hits hard with a captivating mystery that continues to keep us coming back for more. The deeper we get into this frightening town, the more I want to know, even if it means we might end up like Carroll–which is part of the thrill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 1, 2014

    Matthew can be found on Twitter as @mahargen. He really doesn’t want to talk about the Belgium/USA game right now. Too soon. Sob. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 7, 2014

    Three issues in, and it is clear this creative team is killing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 30, 2014

    Regardless of shifting tone the core engine that drives Nailbiter remains the mystery and that's still strong in this particular issue. Admittedly we don't receive a whole ton of clues and insights into the secret of Buckaroo or what happened to Carroll but things are definitely moving forward with some new revelations and a direction that affords our heroes a chance to be proactive for a chance instead of just reacting to the actions of our mysterious foe, and it's a direction that gives the audience a chance to explore more of Buckaroo. One thing that did strike me while reading Nailbiter #3 is how much this feels like a tie-in to a video game; a good blend of fast action sequences, tense chase scenes, a strong mystery element to drive a plot linked to exploration, and the copycat killer would provide an easy mechanic for some kind of boss system, somebody make that, at the very least it'd be better than Murdered: Soul Suspect, recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 1, 2014

    Is Carroll still alive? Could he be the killer? Who will be the next victim? These are a few of the questions you will be left with after finishing this enjoyable third issue in what has been a strong series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 2, 2014

    This is the most intriguing issue yet, and Williamson is just getting started. It seems that everything is improving with each issue, which will hopefully continue for the long haul. Williamson's impressive storytelling continues and Henderson is really coming into his own. This has all the making of a classic mystery comic and we're only 3 issues in! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jul 9, 2014

    I've been pleasantly surprised with this series, and this issue was fun. Williamson's dialogue, pacing and general zeal seem to make up for the occasional motion-based confusion which arises every once in a while from Henderson's art. All in all a solid read though, and the art is good enough to get the job done. Excited to see where this one goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 4, 2014

    Nailbiter is a top quality thriller and it keeps on producing with every issue. The mix of detective story and horror help give the book a strong narrative and with a cast of mixed motives and ideals you get the feeling this is a story with a lot of legs. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 3, 2014

    The book's razor sharp narrative doesn't feel quite so tight this go round, killers seemingly popping out of the woodwork at rather opportune times. Nailbiter is still very, very good -- we've just gotten used to it being great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Roshan Krishnan Jul 8, 2014

    The introduction of the Y2K killer was enjoyable, as the reader could enjoy a feeling of omniscience as he was stalkingour protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Ellen Jul 2, 2014

    To Sum Up: Issue 3 is a fast paced issue that adds more elements to the plot and the comics mythology without ever getting bogged down. With its great art and fascinating story Nailbiter will continue to be one of the most addictive comics on the market. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    TomSQUAREy Mar 22, 2015

    Another great issue!

  • 8.5
    Speeding Bullets Jul 10, 2014

    This book reminds of one part Silence of the Lambs , one part Twin Peaks with a dash of Scooby Doo thrown in , and I like it . You have a serial killer who isn't bashful about what he's done but that's just the beginning. The community of Buckaroo has more than it's share of secrets and quirky townsfolk to go around . What started out as Finch meeting up with his friend has taken on a whole new meaning . Pick this one up.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jul 3, 2014

    There's no telling when a killer will strike next and everyone is a suspect. The story is great, my criticism is with the colors in this issue. Having a muted colour palette is one thing, but some of these panels are so dark and muggy that most of the details are lost. This could just be a matter of the printers churning the pages out too dark, but the contrast really needs to be ramped up in future issues to fix this problem.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 13, 2014

    Interesting but I was a little lost, too

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Jul 31, 2014

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    Aric Jul 2, 2014

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    mrDovydas Jul 4, 2014

  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
    Haziord Jul 3, 2014

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