Basketful of Heads #7

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Leomacs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

It's time for a final swing of the axe. In the darkest, coldest hours of the night, June Branch finds herself up against the deadeyed killer who abducted her lover...and comes face to face with some truths even more horrifying than a basketful of heads.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez May 26, 2020

    From the art to the letters and the writing, every part of Basketful of Heads #7hits every horror bone in my body. I don't say this lightly: Basketful of Headsas a series that deserves the film adaptation treatment. This finale is a masterful end to an equally amazing series. If you haven't picked it up, there's no better time than the present. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 9, 2020

    Look, if you haven't read Basketful of Heads, you have been missing out. Just because this is the final issue, it does not mean you shouldn't immediately pre-order the trade or hunt down the back issues. What a brilliant way to end a brilliant book. Take a bow Joe, Leomacs, Dave and Deron. We all thank you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham May 28, 2020

    Basketful of Heads #7 is a fitting end to one of the most head-rolling, creative horror comics in a long time. A justifiably unpredictable ending to an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 27, 2020

    To say this was a fun series would be an understatement. I would always forget that Basketful was in my pull list, yet, every issue got better with each turn of the page. Some of the mystery elements were obvious, while others kept me guessing. Throughout all of the murder, magic, and corruption, June is a worthwhile protagonist that made her harrowing journey an engaging one. Hill made the reader feel as worn down as June most of the time, while Leomacs' visual presentation stole the show more often than not. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis May 26, 2020

    The final moments do a great job of bringing everything full circle and the twists and turns in this final issue do bring new things to the table in terms of who also deserves the axe but doesn't always get it. It's worthy of discussion and it invites a controversial opinion or two. I guess that's the thing about stories with axes. No matter the cut, they always leave a bloody mess behind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2020

    Leomacs brings some beautiful, visceral energy to the art. The art brilliantly plays up the tension of the story and there are so many great panels throughout that depict the emotion of scenes without the need of dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 1, 2020

    In short, Basketful of Heads #7 is the perfect capper to a really well-done series, wrapping up everything perfectly, even while it introduces new twists into the events of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 30, 2020

    Basketful of Heads shows that every town has its fair share of secrets. Things make look pristine and quaint on the surface, but that could be hiding sinister intentions ready to bubble up with one big storm or a swing of an ax. It's a bloody, tense ride made even more so with well-defined characters full of life...and a bit of death. This is easily one of the best horror comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS May 25, 2020

    Man, this was a fun series and I can't wait to read it all together in one sitting. There were things in the mysteries that I got right and other things that I completely missed the mark on, but on those things I'm glad that I was right or wrong. The weird thing about "Baskets" is variety among its layers. Police corruption, God-fearing drug dealers, spoiled entitled rich boys, a magical Norse ax. Emily's story is really rough and hard-hitting and uncomfortable, while (even though June doesn't have it easy either by any means) June's story is fun for us readers and very very satisfying in the end. This is just a well-told and entertaining short horror story expressed through some pretty awesome art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 28, 2020

    With some truly unsettling bits of gore and morality, Basketful of Heads is a gripping "final girl" story that you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2020

    There may be a better form of this story to be told, but the story here explains most of its best elements without a moment for reflection and the result is a comic capable of luring readers in with style, but incapable of delivering much excitement. Read Full Review

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