Injection #8

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
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Vivek Headland calls in consultants for what will probably never be called "The Adventure Of The Crying Ghost Sexer."

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 16, 2016

    This issues story may be connective tissue but no less tasty, if you haven't tasted this ham yet do yourself a favour and grab a slice of this intelligent and witty Science Fiction Thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Mar 16, 2016

    All told, I am more than a little disappointed in Injection #8. The long sequence of sexual excess will likely not bother Ellis' many diehard fans, but for me, it strikes a discordant note in a series that has been sharply unified in its tone. With the format of ‘Injection‘ being one arc for each character, I find myself increasingly hoping that when the focus shifts from Vivek Headland, the series will get back to the grounded, haunting material it began from. While I can only hope the next arc focuses on Robin Morel, I would settle for anything that meant a little less jokey flashbacks, and a little more Declan Shalvey fantasy-scapes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Mar 17, 2016

    This was both one of the the most entertaining issues of Injection yet, and maybe a breaking point for some. Warren Ellis loves to play coy with his stories, and that's been the case for the entire run of Injection. In many cases, Injection included, style can be higher on Ellis' priority list than substance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 21, 2016

    In "Injection" #8, Ellis indulges himself in his desire to be provocative. Whether he overdoes it may be a matter of taste. Still, his outrageous wit often adds something to his story structures, which are familiar and have a traditional moral compass. In "Injection," it's clear that the smart people that created the problem are going to have to regroup to fight it. Despite an interest in the occult and a love of mythology, Ellis' outlook -- as expressed in "Injection" and other works like "Transmetropolitan" and "Moon Knight" -- is usually grounded in the material world. The world in its gritty excesses and depravity is always a pain, but there are always enough sharp-witted anti-heroes to save it. The line between good and evil is clear. At his best, Ellis is hilarious and sharp but also tells truths about corruption, sacrifice and guilt. "Injection" #8 may be uneven, but the larger story is coming together. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Norman Bates Mar 19, 2016

    I find it funny that folks are upset with the sex scenes, but not much was said about the cannibalism in a previous issue. It's alright if you eat a person, just don't have sex with them? Not that I need sex and nudity in my comics, far from it. But contrary to what one 'pro' said, it's not tonally out of balance, as it connects to what we saw in the previous "eating montage". And both sequences (staged as black comedy) say something about Viv as to how far he will go to know and experience everything. And how those experiences have aided him as an investigator. In addition, the paring off of the group illustrates how much of an outsider Robin truly is. It's all about the connective tissue. How the small case is tied in with the central story line, how what was done in the past reflects on the future. All told this is one hell of a clever, entertaining, thought provoking series.

  • 6.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 16, 2016

    The sexual excess scenes added nothing to this book, and the jokes in the panel would feel more at home in Sex Criminals. I'm not prude, it just feels like a waste of comic book real estate.

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    Zumba Mar 19, 2016

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