Man-Eaters #6

Writer: Chelsea Cain Artist: Kate Niemczyk Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

"INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS": Maude's plan to disrupt the Patriarchy is temporarily thwarted. BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IN THE END. WE PROMISE.

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Feb 27, 2019

    With the visuals being the strongest and weirdest yet, and some genuinely hilarious running jokes, this issue proves that Man-Eaters is essential reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    As it has a nontraditional mode of delivering quirky humor in narrative, Man-Eaters was going to take a while to develop a narrative rhythm. Now in is sixth issue, the series quirky narrative pattern has emerged. Its enchantingly charming stuff which feels like its breathing fresh new life into an art form thats been around for the better part of a century. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Feb 26, 2019

    Man-Eater's #6 ends the first story arc as it began, with kick-ass writing and a killer cliffhanger. Chelsea Cain writes a tale of female rebellion for the present day, packed with clever writer and though-provoking internal dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 28, 2019

    While I continue to look forward to where this book is going my only concern is how long it'll take to get there. Strong characters and excellent art can only prop a story so long, and I'd hate for this unique read to lose its way. But I will definitely be back next month to see what lies in store for our most likable of heroines. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Feb 27, 2019

    I loved what this issue offered, but its delivery this time did not hit the marks exactly where it should have. On one hand, I understand the “women in hiding.” The consistent battle of deciding what parts of womanhood to hide. What's normal for public consumption versus what is seen as too feminine to exist. I am also here for the feminist videos and metaphorical placements in Maude's life as she opens up to the idea of womanhood more. At the same time, I feel like these were just tools for young readers to find feminist content in everything, which I am high key here for. At the same time, how can we use these tools to push forward Maude's narrative outside of “passive aggressive hiding.” Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Feb 27, 2019

    I think this comic is meant to be read as collected volumes, rather than single issues. Luckily, volume one of Man Eaters comes out today as well! Collecting issues 1-4, it feels much more like what a single issue is meant to do. And looking back over volume one, I think that if I had picked that up, I would've enjoyed it and been intrigued to keep reading. Because at the heart of this, this comic has got all the elements that should by rights be brilliant. But so far it hasn't managed to get there yet, and that is disappointing. Read Full Review

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