Injection #6

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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In New York, consulting detective Vivek Headland takes on a case that quickly invokes a murderous sandwich.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jan 15, 2016

    The creative team take no time in getting into a new mystery full of suspense, humor and sandwiches. This is a great start to a promising new story arc. The best comic you'll read this week! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 14, 2016

    If you haven't read Injection before now, this sixth issue will welcome you with its weird and darkly funny arms wide open. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Jan 13, 2016

    Yet another slice of witty, science fantasy thriller from Ellis, Shalvey and Bellaire that makes a great beginning to the books second chapter. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 14, 2016

    Injection #6 leaves behind our main cast to focus on Headland, a Holmesian rich detective who is particular about his sandwiches. This strange swerve in the narrative further muddies an already unclear view of what this book is, but if you can put that aside, this is a gleefully fun issue of Ellis doing what he does so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jan 12, 2016

    Aside from a few pacing niggles, an interesting turn of events that I genuinely wasn't expecting, and the absence of ANY answers, issue six is a solid welcome back nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jan 13, 2016

    To put it all simply, Injection is a great, and massively underrated book. Despite a first arc I highly recommend, issue six would make an excellent entry point. My only hesitation is, I wouldn't read it while eating… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 14, 2016

    Injection #6 returns to an incredibly rich universe through brand new eyes and only improves upon its excellent first arc. With some very interesting artistic choices, showcasing how Vivek perceives his surroundings, along with some truly stunning panels detailing his past, Injection has proven that it can continue to raise the bar and subsequently deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 18, 2016

    Half the time I make my way through an issue of "Injection," I end up thinking "What?" or even "Huh?", but it's undeniably a blast to read, like catnip to readers who like wordplay and dark humor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    slumber Jan 31, 2016

    This book continues to top itself. Everything is top-notch, with some great touches (the apt. layout, for example, or the flashback about eating flesh). I love everything about this book.

  • 8.0 Jan 18, 2016

    This book has been a consistently weird, awkward, sometimes scary and spooky story that really hasn’t gone out of it’s way to reveal much of ANYTHING regarding it’s secrets in six issues. To say that Warren Ellis and company are playing this one “Close to the vest” is a grave understatement. We see a lot of the same stunning visuals in this issue, and we have even begun to see who (or what) is out there in opposition to our team. There is still a very unique spin on this story, because of the fixation on food. It is nothing so overt as something like Chew, where the food is the device that drives the whole thing- but more of a small portion (that keeps getting bigger as we delve into the story) where food is so naturally brought up in conversation, and used as a set piece for the storytelling, which I enjoy. This issue starts off with that beautiful cover, with Vivek Headland (I Have to say the names aloud sometimes to try and commit them to memory, because they often gloss over the character names, which is not the best) standing over an opulent crown roast of lamb (I am assuming animal at this point…) with his carving instruments in hand. It is a beautiful and stoic image, laden with implications. Though, we don’t really see any large amount of “action” in this issue, I do think there is a very high chance for Vivek to inflict quite a lot of damage on someone. The first few pages are mostly silent, as Vivek wakes and readies and dresses himself for his day, where he spends time in a giant 1984-esque room covered in thousands of television screens. He drinks some tea, reads the paper, and remarks how he is “Bored $#1%less” which was a frank statement that I hadn’t expected from such a put together and proper man. We then get a half page blueprint of Vivek’s apartment, which looks pretty standard for a high-rise penthouse layout- it is big, with lots of rooms; an office, three bathrooms, storage space, and antechamber and something called

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    GlenWizard Jan 15, 2016

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