Death Head #6

Writer: Zack Keller, Nick Keller Artist: Joanna Estep Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
4.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating


  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Mar 17, 2016

    Previous instalments of the Death Head series have been criticised for their light touch in regards to the horror elements. The final episode concludes on a striking and sinister note, which acts simultaneously as an absolute and open ending, and may polarise readers. The Death Head series can thus be contained in these issues, with a folkloristic turn via its dark ending, or it could easily be expanded should the creators wish to return to it. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 24, 2016

    I will admit that the ending has me intrigued at the possibility of a sequel, but not desperate for it. I'd rather see this creative team build on the flashes of great talent they displayed with a fresh start on a new project. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 Mar 1, 2016

    This book has been interesting to read, but this ending just fell a bit flat for me. I like the art, and I enjoyed the story, but there just really should have been a more final ending to the story rather than ending on a bit of a wrong note. I was hoping that this series would finish strong and really make this book feel more like required reading. Now it definitely does not fit that category. Maybe if there is a “Death Head 2: Dyin to Get Ahead” and it drives home the story of what happened at the end of this book that is left more open ended, I would enjoy it more, or if it ended with a literal “see what happens in Death Head 2: Death Feet!!! Because I just felt like this miniseries should have finished out with a nail in the coffin (pun intended) moment for this universe of bird mask wearing doctors who use coffins as portals. Also what was the deal with that mask maker dude? Why didn’t we get more of him, or more of the history of the plague doctors? I just feel like an oversized last issue that ties all our threads together and really draws this story to a close would have been much better than a sequence where the doctors march our family of characters through a portal, back to the place where this all started, to blow things up, get a convenient reveal about one of the plague doctors and the ghost girl who hasn’t been around enough to really make her coming back feel like a natural occurrence, and it all just falls together and then ends abruptly, and I wish we got more. I would have liked a cliffhanger ending of the family driving away, and a weird, plague doctor in a leather trenchcoat watching them drive away, then he hops on a motorcycle and follows them- or that the family all dies, except the daughter, and she takes a discarded bird mask and goes on a viscious murderous rampage. Something more substantial would have been welcome, but we didn’t get that.

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