Nailbiter #13

Nailbiter #13

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating


  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jun 3, 2015

    Nailbiter is easily a must have, as though the quality within horror comics makes it hard to chose an outright favourite, this comic is definitely within this debate. Giving wonderful insight, and intriguing development, this latest entry only goes to build upon this fabulous tale, as though the horror aspect may be taking a step back momentarily, the mystery and suspense certainly isn't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 2, 2015

    It also helps that artist Mike Henderson and colorist Adam Guzowski make everything look gorgeously sinister. Add in one of the most fun letter columns I've ever read (along with an awesome cover), and Nailbiter #13 is a near perfect example of why this book is so damn good. I can't recommend it enough" unless you're eating chicken wings when you get to last page like I was. That pretty much brought dinner to a screeching halt. Fortunately, I may have also started a new favorite series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Jun 3, 2015

    Nailbiter continues to entertain and horrify in equal measure. Issue 14 can't come quick enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 3, 2015

    With that said, normally with a flashback there is something distinguishing about the tone. The coloring for that scene will normally be pale, a tan tint, or just have a differentiating effect altogether. For this issue that is not the case, and surprisingly it is still easy to tell what is past and what is present. For a horror book, the art team does a great job of finding a balance where things aren't just gloom and dread. That is the easy way out when you can challenge yourself to find different ways to approach one like this. Warren trying to scare the citizens, the pastor losing his mind, the innocence from the past, and the suspense from digging deeper into those tunnels. That is how you keep a reader engaged from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 10, 2015

    This book has a dark premise, much like that of the movie, My Soul to Take, where a bunch of kids who might be a killer are raised in the same town… It has a good storyline, with well-rounded out characters, and a lot of personal charm. It doesn’t move at the fastest pace, but here’s hoping we get something that moves the plot along next issue. You’ll have to keep reading to find out what happens! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 4, 2015

    Joshua Williamson has clearly been waiting for the chance to return to Warren's pre-killer roots, his flashbacks rich in foreshadowing and development. Interestingly, it's Shannon's role in these events that proves most intriguing, particularly in how they affect Warren's assumedly budding inclinations. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Latest Pull - Thomas Harbaugh Jun 3, 2015

    The artwork is top notch, by contrast, and this is definitely one of the best looking issues of the series thus far. Nailbiter's always shined most when showcasing the creativity of some of Buckaroo's most infamous killers, but here the eye candy is found on the gorgeous cover and the flashback scenes. The coloring, however, is what truly won me over this issue, and got me excited to read more. Only when the new trades are released, though. Sadly, no matter how good the art is, I just can't get passed how wasteful purchasing each issue, individually, feels. So little is divulged, leaving each fresh offering feeling like a massive tease. I still have hopes that Williamson will redeem himself, but for now, I'm glad to turn my attention elsewhere. Read Full Review

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