The Silencer #9

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
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Is there anything worse than a family vacation? Your spouse grouses, the kids complain, rest-stop food is gross-to make things worse, Silencer finds not one, but TWO deadly assassins on her tail! Talia al Ghul is in desperate need of a Lazarus Pit bath, and to get one she needs her top assassin Wishbone to throw Silencer off the trail! Problem is, Silencer isn't the only one on the hunt. Her rival Quietus needs Talia out of the picture, and the whole thing devolves into a mind-bending shootout at the amusement park, where Silencer's hubby and kiddie get caught in the crossfire. That's it-next year it's a "staycation"!

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Sep 26, 2018

    SILENCER #9 is a solid issue. The visuals by Pat Zircher are amazing. The artwork showcases the sheer power of these characters. Dan Abnett brings us a story full of action and magic. And the ending will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Bounding Into Comics - Phillip Pratt Oct 1, 2018

    Dan Abnett's The Silencer #9is a great action book in what is so far an impressive series. And that says something with what appears to be a revolving door when it comes to the book's creative team. You don't normally see this much change in a stable title, especially so early on in a run. Artist, Patrick Zircher impresses with expertly worked action scenes throughout the fast-paced issue. Overall, no real problems I care to harp on. The panels flow nicely. The Silencer has proven to be consistently good, despite its production challenges. While the inevitable #1 reboot or line reshuffle can't be too far away, only being 9 issues and an annual in, it's not too late to jump on and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2018

    The tension and thrills in this story are making this series more interesting with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Sep 27, 2018

    Mr. Abnett is a master storyteller with years of experience crafting original and traditional comic book stories. He clearly demonstrated that there are more ways to walk in another characters shoes than just the top five we are trained to recognize. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    The Silencer hops around a lot in terms of genre " sometimes it's a hard-boiled suspense thriller! Sometimes it's a family drama! " but in terms of things I never expected to see in this series, it's a Freaky Friday homage. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Sep 26, 2018

    It's nice to see Dan Abnett let loose and tell a story I haven't ever seen him tell before. It's fun and wacky, and it sure knows it. Zircher's artwork is pretty fantastic knowing Zircher, and Mike Spicer's colours are pretty nice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 26, 2018

    The story of The Silencer has been one of mystery, intrigue, and fighting criminals and their organization. The street-level aspect of the story has been what's driven the plot narrative. This issue takes a hard left-turn involving monsters, magic, and switching bodies. Let's hope that The Silencer can get her own body back and get this story, which has been wonderful to-date, back on course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Oct 1, 2018

    Conclusion: Sharply and boldly executed; there is a scene of one of the Leviathan faction leads being brutally eaten by a giant monster cat, which is straight up Abnett right there. I can feel some of the writer's schtick shining through, and I like the subtlety with which Abnett handles a character. Be might be the master of nuance, but I guess I would call this series very digestible. It's not doing anything mind-blowing right now, but I also give credit to creative teams that deliver steady issues of repeatable quality month-after-month. That's some of the sinew you need to put together a solid run Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 2, 2018

    The Silencer #9 doesnt offer much new for readers in terms of its body-swap story, but it quickly finds its footing in Leviathans magic faction leader, Wishbone. Its a fun issue that is worth the read for fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 29, 2018

    The Silencer #9 is a fast-paced, action-packed issue! New and interesting variables are introduced that take the book in a completely different direction than we've seen in the past, opening us up to potential stories we may have never thought possible. Despite the fun action, the body swap between Silencer and Quietus doesn't necessarily live up to my expectations, and if it lasts much longer, it might overstay its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 25, 2018

    Hopefully, they put Quietus and Honor back in their own bodies ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 26, 2018

    Overall, this remains a dud of a series, and hopefully one coming to an end soon. Read Full Review

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