Blackbird #6

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jen Bartel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating


Don't miss the climactic confrontation between Nina, the Great Beast, and the secret origin of magic.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 11, 2019

    The strong finish shows off teasers for upcoming stories and interesting new developments that reassure readers that this creative team has the future of this amazing book well in hand. For even as the dust settles from this first fantastic arc, it seems clear that there won't be any slowing down for Nina as she plunges headlong into a world she seems destined for but can barely understand and is certainly unprepared for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 13, 2019

    Blackbird #6 was an intense issue, but it also was everything I had hoped for the conclusion of this plot. Actually, it was quite a bit more than I had hoped for. Everything we were told made complete sense, and we were able to see what Nina was going to do about the truth she learned. It was exactly what we needed to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 13, 2019

    Blackbird #6 is the strongest issue of the series to date. It is a wonderful way to capstone the first arc and should make any urban fantasy fan ready to pick it up at their local comic book store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Mar 12, 2019

    Humphries weaves a tale of truth and consequence both tragic and beautiful. Blackbird #6 delivers on all fronts: action, narrative, and suspense. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 14, 2019

    Blackbird #6 comes to a satisfactory close that still leaves some questions unanswered, some problems unresolved. The family drama has higher stakes than we supposed at first, and Nina has grown strong enough in herself to make choices and stick with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Mar 13, 2019

    Overall, Blackbird continues to have so much promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 11, 2019

    With so much of the initial world-building out of the way, Humphries and Bartel can start to explore sophistications in the plot in issues to come. The two have yet to find the perfect balance between drama and magic that will fully realize Blackbirds potential, but this sixth issue is a rare instance of an urban fantasy series eschewing everything else, but the conflict between actions and intentions of people chance and circumstance have pitted against each other. The first arc ends in satisfying drama that is thoughtfully brought to the page.   Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Chelsea Weaver Smith Mar 13, 2019

    In the last issue of its first arc, Blackbird slightly misses the mark. Will Nina become a blackbird, like her mother, or join a cabal and complete her initiation? Read Full Review

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