Velvet #9

Velvet #9

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Velvet walks a deadly path into the past for answers, as her story takes its darkest turn yet!

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 3, 2015

    Should be exciting to finally get some answers and, with every passing issue, she's getting closer to finding out what they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 3, 2015

    Velvet #9 may not be the most exciting entry in this extraordinary series, but it still proves a worthy read. Between the narrative and mystery, the issue compliments the spy genre nicely, leaving some intriguing developments to ponder over. It's this, along with the wonderful art that once again makes Velvet a worthwhile addition to anyone's pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 4, 2015

    Brubaker, Epting and Breitweiser deliver another great chapter with Velvet #9. The Secret Lives of Dead Men is a rock solid arc so far and this chapter has enriched this story even more. This creative team is as good as it gets and anyone who even mildly enjoys the spy genre needs to read Velvet. Its unpredictable plot twists, strong characters and great storytelling from 3 masters of the craft make this title a sure fire winner every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 9, 2015

    Velvet's credibility as a tough, smart operator suffers here from Brubaker's need to keep the action moving forward. While this well-worn plot twist was probably inevitable, given that Lake isn't an open book, it comes too soon. Also, "Velvet" #9 feels more lightweight than many previous issues, since the characterization is focused on Damian more than Velvet or her pursuant agents. The flawed ending is more a blip than a dip in quality, though. "Velvet" remains a gripping, rewarding read for its narrative construction and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 14, 2015

    The real question is whether, after going to the trouble of breaking him out of prison, Damian is a comrade or a potential new enemy who may only complicate her attempts to learn the truth about who has framed her and arranged the deaths of two men she loved. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Feb 20, 2015

    Overall, though, Velvet #9 is a solid issue that gives some further clues about the mysteries behind the series, but in a skillful way that also calls those clues into question. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 3, 2015

    Let's just hope that from here on out, the creators avoid easy spy genre plot props like the one that ended this issue"and that Ms. Templeton always accompanies her prisoners to the potty. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Norman Bates Apr 17, 2015

    My favorite book this month: Epting’s drawings, his sense of realism is beyond phenomenal. His Velvet is one cool customer - both sexy and skilled. Now add in Bettie’s moody pastels and you have some breathtaking visuals, even for a simmering, plot heavy tale as this is. Brubaker’s unpredictable script reveals secrets, and the lies behind the lies behind those secrets. I love a good spy story and Velvet is turning into a GREAT spy story.

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Feb 19, 2015

    Incredible art and colors for a well written issue. but i'm taking off a half point for how late this issue, and the series in general, has been. These creators seriously need to consider switching thier books to bi-monthly status, to avoid the wrath of their "monthly"/floppy supporters.

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Feb 26, 2015

  • 7.5
    Batfan Feb 4, 2015

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