Nailbiter #9

Nailbiter #9

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Are the children of Buckaroo, Oregon all going to grow up to be serial killers?

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 6, 2015

    Things are adding up. Clues are being left. We're getting closer to answers. Are we ready for them yet? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Jan 11, 2015

    An intriguing chapter in the Nailbiter series, full of surprise reveals and developments. Not friendly to new readers as there's quite a few references to previous issues but worth picking up if you have caught up to this issue Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 8, 2015

    This series continues to shine a light on the dark side of humanity and examine the various pathologies it entails. Its a bold comic that consistently merits attention. The first trade paperback is available for a reasonable price, so there is no reason not to jump into this book. Also on the horizon is the Hack/Slash crossover! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Jan 11, 2015

    The world building in Nailbiter is one of the titles strongest pursuits. The world seems to have truly taken on a life of its own and is full of distinct and vibrant characters, not just in the main cast but in the supporting as well. Characters are especially emotive, lively, and distinct thanks to the stellar work from the art team of Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski. Readers are also treated to more, albeit brief, glimpses into the larger mythology of the Buckaroo Butchers. As pieces are being removed from the board as fast as they appear so much remains shrouded in mystery, and Buckaroo's dark secrets seem intent on keeping it that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jan 8, 2015

    Despite my concerns over the pacing of the overall plot and the constantly shifting tone, I still have to admit that I really love this series. The inherent nerdiness of the series speaks to me and thats something that I cant say for every comic book I read these days. If theres a comic that emulates Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Cabin in the Woods with a more comic book take on serial killers then I am missing out it. This series delivers the goods with a consistently entertaining world with so much to do and see. Lets just hope the creators dont get lost the in the underground labyrinths underneath it. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 7, 2015

    The book seems so focused on hitting the requisite horror beats"grisly murders, vanishing bodies, hidden assailants"that the narrative itself at times feels largely secondary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 8, 2015

    Roger also gets consumed by the bees his grandfather concocts and the grandfather is pursued by a mysterious figure. At this point I honestly couldn't care less who that even was. I had to go look back to even remember that it happened. I know many other reviewers have been giving this book high praise, but I think it hasn't been worth giving praise for multiple issues now. I really loved Williamson's writing on Ghosted, but that started to falter for me after the first ten issues or so. Birthright is incredible so far, but that's only four issues in as of today. Nailbiter continues to disappoint, but I still have some hope it can return to how good it once was. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jan 12, 2015

    It's twenty pages, but it just goes by so fast. We get some clues to the Buckaroo question and possibly a brand new serial killer introduced. The plotting and tone are working, but there is something missing which might be that we have to wait for the end of the arc to get any sense of pay off, so it's a long wait. Even then, the ultimate question to Buckaroo probably won't be answered until the end of the series. I guess the question I ask myself as a reader is, am I getting my money's worth out of each issue? With a $2.99 price tag, I say yes. If that price goes up, it could turn the series into something to trade wait for.

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Jan 9, 2015

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jan 10, 2015

  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Jan 7, 2015

  • 8.0
    Haziord Jan 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    Ninjakitten Aug 12, 2015

  • 7.0
    PurplePenguin Mar 15, 2015

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