Burning Fields #8

Burning Fields #8

Writer: Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
9.2Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Final issue! Dana, Aban, Decker, and Asag battle as the oilfields of Kirkuk burn.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Sep 22, 2015

    Okay, so Ive said it before on no less than seven occasions, but Ill say it again here… Burning Fields is hands-down the best comic of 2015 so far. Now obviously, if you havent jumped on the bandwagon yet, this isnt exactly the best place to start, but consider this review to be a ringing endorsement if not an out-and-out demand to pick up the trade paperback of this series when it becomes available. Moreci, Daniel and Lorimer have set the bar for what qualifies as a truly great comic, and with just a few months left in the year, Im not sure if there are many other titles out there who stand a hope in hell of matching the creativity, characterisation and sheer gripping intensity of Burning Fields. Utterly fantastic from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 22, 2015

    Dana, Aban, Decker and the summoned monster of Asag face off in an anxiety-ridden third act that delivers on what was built over seven issues. The ending is a satisfying, poignant and compelling climax that transcends genres and raises the bar on modern comic book storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Enrique Rea Sep 26, 2015

    Dana, Aban, Decker and the summoned monster of Asag face off in an anxiety-ridden third act that delivers on what was built over seven issues. The ending is a satisfying, poignant and compelling climax that transcends genres and raises the bar on modern comic book storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Sep 22, 2015

    Burning Fields has been one hell of a ride, and although it may be over, that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy these final moments. Having thrilling action and emotional interactions, the creative team give us a climax that is more than befitting the narrative that came before it, with the conclusion itself being rather somber. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Sep 25, 2015

    All in all, "Burning Fields" #8 is an immensely satisfying conclusion. For a series that married serious political writing with intense character study as well as a blend of hard military action and Eldritch horror, one would imagine that it would be a series full of tonal dissonances. Instead, the creative team of Moreci, Daniel, Lorimer and Lafuente blended all of these elements together for a series that, while it still wore its inspirations on its sleeves, felt wholly unique in its own right. "Burning Fields" was intense, violent, emotionally complex and often brilliant thanks to writers who really delved deep into the world they created and artists who infused that world with an amazing sense of atmosphere in character. This was a miniseries that, honestly, everyone should have read. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Sep 23, 2015

    We need more comic books like this that will try and ask important questions, particularly about terrorism, war, and corporate greed. They're not easy topics to delve into and they take a lot of work on the part of the writer. Unfortunately for us though, we're facing an awful lot of Asags in the real world, and we need to be thinking about them. Here's to the next outing by this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Sep 23, 2015

    That this comic is over is definitely a bummer. Its leads made the entire comic something I looked forward to each month, but more than that the comic creators were definitely all on the top of their game with this one. In a field that more often than not lauds the auteur comic creator (one that writes, illustrates, colors and letters), it's great to be able to recommend a work that instead shows how the collaborative process can lead to something the individuals couldn't pull off on their own. Maybe Burning Fields would have still been a good comic had it subbed out one of its team for someone else, but for once that's definitely not a alternate universe I'd like to visit. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 29, 2015

    Burning Fields won't change your life and it won't blow your mind but what it will do is thoroughly entertain and engage. There really aren't a lot of stories to enjoy in the subgenre of horror action and even fewer in the realm of quasi-Lovecraftian contemporary horror so Burning Fields already has a very unique wrinkle to it. It's still a little disappointing that it's basically just a fun, pulpy horror story about investigators fighting extra-dimensional demons in Iraq but the comic we have is the comic we have and it's a pretty fun comic, recommended. Read Full Review

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