Nailbiter #11

Nailbiter #11

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

NEW STORY ARC Does the Nailbiter know why sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers all came from the same small town? Does he know the truth? Find out as the Nailbiter...confesses!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 1, 2015

    Its rare to find a single issue that not only perfectly encapsulates what came before, but so effectively teases whats to come. Whether a long-time reader, or someone whos been looking to see what all the gory, crunchy fuss is about, this is a fantastic issue that shouldnt be missed. Williamson gives us completely new takes on most of the remaining characters and shows us a completely different side of at least two of them as the roles quickly reverse on exactly who has the power in a given interaction. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 30, 2015

    Nailbiter continues to be a gem amongst Images titles. New readers should pick up the first two trades and this issue. Readers may get nightmares, but this comic is worth it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 18, 2015

    Williamson teases the secrets of Buckaroo not once, but twice in this issue. They're so close to the surface. My head is spinning thinking of what kind of explanation there could possibly be for all this bloodshed over the course of decades. That kind of mystery, coupled with some dynamite artwork, and a mountain of suspense, is just part of what makes Nailbiter so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 31, 2015

    Nailbiter #11 is a wonderful jumping on point for new readers, as well as a fantastic continuation for current. Giving great insight into the background of Buckaroo (all be it in a mysteriously teasing way), this issue will leave fans more invested in this murderous town, with the altercation between Finch and Edward being as intense as expected. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Apr 11, 2015

    A spectacular and bloody first issue of the now third arc of the series. Williamson and Henderson continue to weave a gory web of secrets and intrigue that entertains as much as does horrify. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 3, 2015

    "Nailbiter" #11 has all the excellent intrigue of the series but focuses solely on character, which gives it a much more cohesive feel than previous issues. I can't imagine a better way to start the new arc, but if you're looking for answers you'll have to make them yourself. Issue 12 brings the tease of a definitive conclusion for Finch's investigation, but knowing Williamson that'll just be a misdirect. If you really think about what's going on, you can certainly see where the series is going without the obvious exposition. I could be wrong, but the seeds in this issue tell me differently. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 3, 2015

    Nailbiter #11 is not my cup of tea, but it is well brewed. It damn near had me biting my nails with stress, but I'm not afraid to admit I was afraid to do so. Williamson and Henderson are a team of skilled storytellers working in very dark places and if that is your jam, then Nailbiter is something you should be checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Apr 4, 2015

    With the exception of Sheriff Crane's absence, Nailbiter #11 is everything fans have come to love about the title. Finch and Warren's confrontation is gripping and will have readers glued to the page. A horrifying side plot with Agent Barker teases the impact the secret could have upon the world, and will leave readers yearning for more. The secret of the Buckaroo Butchers hasn't been revealed just yet, but answers are closer than ever, and whatever they are just may be bigger and more horrifying than anyone could have thought. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 31, 2015

    Nailbiter #11 is, well, a nailbiter of a comic, and you'd only be doing a disservice to yourself to miss out on one of Image's best series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Apr 1, 2015

    It is a gloriously powerful issue that pulls out all the stops to grab you by the throat and not let go. While I hope Nailbiter doesn't reveal all its secrets straight away, it looks like we'll get some answers soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 1, 2015

    Most stories like this will lose steam at this point. Drift off into filler or maybe drag on a piece of the story that you might not find all too important. But Nailbiter has kept going strong all the way up to issue #11 which is almost the best issue of the series so far. Nailbiter #11 has brought us to that point where you are just left speechless when a story like this is given the room to show you why Buckaroo is a town you don't want to find yourself exploring. And yet we do with the consistent progression of the plot and growing of this world that holds a secret which will shake it's very foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Apr 4, 2015

    Finally, I'd be remise not to mention how beautifully drawn this issue is.Mike Hendersonalways submits great work withNailbiter and outdoes himself here. There's an opening two-page title spread that's simply a white background with blood splatter so eloquent and evocative; it's downright beautiful. Henderson also makes great use of the medium, including 4×6 panel grid that intercuts a grizzly dismemberment with the Nailbiter's interrogation just incredible to see. If you've been on the fence about picking upNailbiter,this issue is made for you. It raises the stakes and cements the series' current direction for old fans as well as welcoming new readers with open, blood-soaked arms. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Latest Pull - Thomas Harbaugh Apr 1, 2015

    Visuals are not enough to keep me enticed, however. Joshua Williamson has taken a wonderful idea with amazing potential and proved, again, how important momentum is in keeping your audience hooked. Not every comic can burn slowand successfully, especially not Nailbiter. If he hopes to keep fans reading, he's going to need to start delivering some solid revelations. Read Full Review

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