The Terrifics #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The Terrifics find themselves stuck up a cosmic tree with the newly rediscovered Tom Strong-and the fire department ain't coming to rescue them! The team gets split up while trying to escape this devious trap set for them by a mysterious enemy known as Doc Dread, and they wind up in a bunch of weird dimensions trippier than a spin on the "Yellow Submarine"! Is there a cure awaiting our afflicted adventurers at the end of this other-dimensional adventure? Or will Plastic Man, Metamorpho, Phantom Girl and Mr. Terrific be trapped in Tom Strong's stronghold peddling snake oil instead?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 26, 2018

    If you haven't been reading this book already, this is the perfect issue to start with and see what you've been missing. It is, dare I say it, Terrific! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 27, 2018

    The Terrifics is always a treat to read and is easily one of the best titles in DC's current lineup. I look forward to watching the characters grow together as a team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    After a few more conventional issues, Jeff Lemire is getting to cut loose on The Terrifics #8, taking his misfit team of four DC heroes into uncharted territories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Robyn Montgomery Oct 1, 2018

    Another absolutely fantastic issue by Lemire and Eaglesham with amazing art and references that will make any Tom Strong fan grin. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 27, 2018

    While I wouldnt mind a little more depth to this book, I am finding it all such a fun ride that Im entertained throughout. And besides, Tom Strong would probably find it improper for me to criticize a story based on what it doesnt do, rather than evaluate what it does. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 26, 2018

    Like every issue, theres that feeling like the fun is just getting started when it ends. This storyline has given the book a greater sense of urgency with a fun team-up and crazy surprises. Its past redundant, but The Terrifics continues to be the shining light for the next round of DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 26, 2018

    It's hard to predict exactly where the story will go next. The moment I thought I figured out the pattern of where I thought the arc would land, Eaglesham and Lemire bent my expectations, and I found an involuntary smirk on my face. The Terrifics is created by a duo that knows all the genre conventions but knows exactly how to tinker with the formula to make a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2018

    The Terrifics #8 was a fun change of pace for the team after finally finding Tom Strong. There was an excellent dynamic to the teams they broke off into, and this creative team really stretched their legs with the unusual situations these characters found themselves in while on their new mission. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Oct 9, 2018

    The issue has moments that mean that the next one will be awesome but I need more from this series than the promise that something good will come along. The Terrifics arc is interesting and keeping me entertained with the clever writing and artwork and I just hope that we get something that is truly spectacular Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2018

    I've been reading this series from the first issue and while I enjoy it for the most part, this issue really didn't move much forward for me. It seemed like it was taking baby steps towards a bigger, more interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 26, 2018

    Tom Strong's use in this comic is like owning the Mona Lisa and hanging it in a basement. It feels like a waste, and a controversial waste at that. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 26, 2018

    There are a lot of fun scenes and wacky goings-on that are disparately connected, and seemingly exist solely to give the artist a chance to draw crazy stuff. There are worse reasons for a narrative, but after eight issues I'd have hoped that convenient changes to the status quo and other contrivances would be ironed out. Because I'm not sure this series is going to get another eight issues to figure it out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 2, 2018

    I gave it eight issues but the problems only seemed to grow as it went along and the unfocused nature of the series simply didn't keep my attention. When a book I have a subscription to shifts from anticipated or neutral to dread, that's time to start jumping off it unless you can see how it might turn around in the short term. I didn't see any potential for that here unfortunately. Read Full Review

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