Injection #7

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

+ Pull List

Detective and sandwich enthusiast Vivek Headland investigates the strange case of the man having an affair with the ghost of his dead girlfriend.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Feb 10, 2016

    I sometimes forget, in admiring the craft demonstrated by Ellis and Shalvey, just how good the story itself actually is. The Injection is an intriguing and strange villain, as well as a really exciting spin on the sci-fi conspiracy story as told by X-files and its various knock-offs. Adding magic into the mix doesn't clutter the story but instead gives it a historic depth that makes many of the sci-fi ideas more arresting. With Shalvey and Ellis turning in the best work of their careers, I am anticipating what sort of spectacle is in store. Honestly, I'll be satisfied if we simply continue to get lines good as “The Adventure of the Elderly Ghost Sexer”. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Feb 10, 2016

    The art team once again live up to the high standard they've set on the series so far. Quite a lot of Declan Shalvey's panels feel like freeze frames of a live action movie from a master cinematographer. The efficiency of action he shows (knowing just how much gap the readers imagination will fill) is also of note in this issue. Bellaire's colours shine here also with the shaded orange glow emanating from Robin's workshop setting off the wonderful Shalvey art on the issue's cover. Her soft hued backgrounds and excellent shading make her work an unmissable element in the quality of the book.This month's Injection is full of wit, whimsy and intrigue and a delightfully complex and fun narrative makes this one of must read books of any month on which it falls. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 11, 2016

    This issue passes the new Injection review scoring equation of Vivek-Injection=Review Score, but it's unclear much longer this series will be interested in achieving those marks. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Feb 15, 2016

    Another great entry into an already stellar series. If a sharp, smart, paranormal thriller sounds up your street then you should already be reading this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 11, 2016

    "Injection" #7 feels like a series that's starting to slow down, and that's frustrating, especially considering the pedigree of its creators. The first story arc was slow-moving but had a great sense of mood throughout it. Two chapters into the second one, we're slow-moving again, but the atmosphere is absent. Maybe next issue will pick up when the rest of the main cast enters the story, but -- for now -- it's just not quite there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 Feb 19, 2016

    This issue throws a lot at us in just one go- there is a lot of crazy stuff happening and Viv seems to be taking quite a lot of it in stride- doing his level best to get the “band back together” which is a welcome idea at this point, because there are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding Injection and what it does or is actually fully capable of. I like that the team seems so flawed and rather a bit dysfunctional. It gives them a much more human feel as characters than I was expecting from this book, but every time, it is a nice touch to give this book something really unique to latch onto. I love the artwork of this book Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire are amazing together, they just have such a great reppoire together, that I just wish they could work together on ALL THE BOOKS! I really think this is one of the weirdest things Warren Ellis has done, and that isn’t JUST because of how much this whole book focuses on sandwiches. Not that I mind, I usually try and read this book around lunchtime on Wednesday when it comes out, so I can start to really build up my own Dagwood sandwich in my head. This is a weird and unique book, and a great outing from Warren Ellis, and from Declan and Jordie who have really stepped up their game on this book.

  • 9.5
    GlenWizard Feb 11, 2016

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Nov 6, 2016

  • 8.5
    Alex Mackay Sep 4, 2016

  • 8.0
    Sayrus Feb 14, 2017

  • 7.5
    Veido Feb 14, 2016

Reviews for
the Week of...