The Silencer #8

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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So far, Silencer's family vacation gets zero stars on review websites, and things are only looking worse from here on out. Silencer races to stop Talia al Ghul's loyalists from reviving her in a Lazarus Pit, but she's got TWO heavy hitters on her tail: meta-hitman Quietus and mystical psycho Wishbone, who's about to unleash some body-swapping shenanigans on everyone involved with this caper. And are you ready for a trip to Action Land, the Superman theme park? "Hell-iday Road" starts here!

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 23, 2018

    Recently, I've found myself growing unsure of The Silencer's future, but in this issue, Dan Abnett and Patrick Zircher tell an incredibly engaging and entertaining story that is full of twists, turns, and reveals that will leave you desperate for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 22, 2018

    Zircher does a really good job with the art in this issue. I liked a lot of the camera angles chosen for panels and especially loved the detail and shadows used in the final reveal at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Aug 23, 2018

    I think Dan Abnett is raising the stakes with precision and balanced execution. Is it perfect? No. But, the beauty is in the imperfection. I feel like this breakneck pace is only going to quicken. The reader is in for a wild, bumpy, and twisty ride. I plan on chuckling at every turn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 23, 2018

    It's not one of DC's best books yet " the villains are fairly generic and the plot doesn't advance as fast as I'd like " but a strong lead character goes a long way to making it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Aug 23, 2018

    SILENCER #8 has its great points and its not so great points. The bright, fun colors of the artwork pop off the page. However, the inclusion of magic in this story seems so out of place. Some of the dialogue also lacks any real emotion. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 25, 2018

    The series finds its stride in Silencer #8 where the emotional turmoil between Honor Guest and her family contribute to the drama unfolding in Leviathans civil war. A strong artistic direction and a surprise twist help this issue to stand out as an exceptional issue in the New Age of Heroes series! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Aug 29, 2018

    Overall great action sequences throughout the pages and an imaginative cliff-hanger. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 24, 2018

    The Silencer #8 adds a new element to the story that's sure to keep things interesting going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 25, 2018

    There is plenty of fun and excitement buried deep within Silencer, but generic spy stuff crowds it out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 22, 2018

    The Silencer remains a giant mess of a comic, but it does receive a big upgrade on art with the arrival of Patch Zircher on art. Zircher brings a much cleaner style to The Silencer, which has been plagued by choppy layouts and inconsistent line art over the last few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Aug 22, 2018

    At this point it's safe to say Silencer delivers each month, and is a solid, consistent run. While normally I have problems with heroes hiding their identities from people who are close to them (especially in TV series, where that can be painful beyond belief, look at Arrow or The Flash), it works with Silencer, and I can't find a reason to complain. Double life is a part of her comics, and from the very first issue, it's executed very well.

    All that being said, this issue felt a bit underwhelming compared to the previous one. Bogdanovic's art looked better, and the artist was able to draw characters more expressively, capturing dynamic emotions and movement. Zircher is by no means a bad artist, but some panels look rather bland more

  • 8.5
    Gabriel Valões Sep 29, 2018

    That is a good twist, I don't understand the bad reviews of this title.

  • 8.0
    daddyT Aug 26, 2018

    the storyline is drawing me in. I don't want them to kill Talia, but still the story is dragging me in a bit.

  • 7.5

    The Silencer is one of the most frustrating comics on the shelves in 2018. One month it will be the best comic in your pull list. The next month it is stuck in limbo consumed by the problems that have been there since the series inception. 

    In this issue Honor Guest and her family finally, arrive at their vacation destination. She quickly breaks away to continue her search for Talia Al Ghul's whereabouts. 

    The investigation is split between Silencers search and Mr. Quietus. He's another member of the Leviathan's organization. Quietus ends up being betrayed by his team and is also looking for Talia. 

    Eventually, the two encounter each other and a huge battle ensues. As the fight roars along it become more

  • 7.0
    egon244 Aug 25, 2018

    Silencer's story continues.

    While her family enjoys vacation she goes on a hunt for information that will get her closer to her target. Keeping Daughter of the Demon dead and in the process securing her "normal life".

    I like this book. It has some really good action, high point being fight with Deathstroke, interesting characters, Honor, aside from her name, is a good lead for the book. Her motivation is simple and understandable.

    One bummer though. Viktor Bogdanovic is no longer doing the art. It's a shame because his style made the book that much better when he took over after John Romita. Now we have Patrick Zircher whos art style is not necessarily bad, but it pales in comparison to his predecessor. more

  • 6.0
    Frank Aug 26, 2018

    Does that kid jhave another name other than jelley bean? Talk about an overuse of a nickname. He must be following the Tami Hoag school of overuse. Lazy writing.

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    This comic continues to suck. There is no way that Silencer's stupid child is tall enough to ride half of the rides they put him on.

  • 10
    Sarp onut Jan 22, 2019

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Aug 22, 2018

  • 8.0
    Tizze Aug 24, 2018

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Aug 23, 2018

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 26, 2018

  • 7.0
    Br'er Lapin Aug 28, 2018

  • 4.5
    Herushalaim Aug 24, 2018

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