Nailbiter #22

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Everyone thinks that Alice is the newest serial killer in Buckaroo! Can she outrun her deadly stalkers?!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 1, 2016

    On a related note, Williamson reveals in the letter column that despite his new DC exclusive contract, Williamson will still be writing Nailbiter. This is exceptionally good news. I was going to chew my fingers off if my favorite series got canceled. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Jun 8, 2016

    Nailbiter #22 is a must buy. It continues to move the plot forward of the overall Nailbiter storyline while dropping some big hints that look to affect the story and the character in a huge way. Art and writing are top notch. Warren's behavior in the car seems odd and uncalled for, I can't decide if this is a detriment. Hopefully, we get an explanation in an upcoming issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Jun 6, 2016

    I'm excited to see where this arc goes. I'm a bit worried for Crane; she may be getting in too deep with the Master. Hopefully with Finch back, they'll team up. I can't say enough about how incredible this comic is. It has all the best things: impeccable storytelling and artwork mixed with a little (OK, a lot of) gore. The dark and gruesome nature of Nailbiter keeps me coming back every week. Is it just me? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 15, 2016

    Nailbiter never misses a beat and this issue is no different.  This is a riveting story with stellar artwork that will keep you enthralled with every single panel.  I want to come up with theories to answer the questions above, but I also just want to sit back and go on this journey that the creative team is taking us on.  There are certainly plenty of surprises and twists to keep you coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Jun 6, 2016

    So, yeah, one I'll be getting and if you get the urge to watch a collection of sociopaths trying to live a nice happy stabby bitety life then this is the comic for you and the voices in your head. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 1, 2016

    “Bound by Blood” part two is a big step forward in a number of ways. With the conclusion of Nailbiter #22 the stakes are higher than ever when things are going one way, and then go in a different direction altogether. Where we are now is not what you would have thought would have come out of the story arc at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Jun 6, 2016

    Nailbiter #22 is another great issue in this horror mystery. It is amazing that this book has managed to keep up this level of intensity for so long. It may feel that the detours in the plot may be deliberate distractions, but these side stories are strong and further deepen the overall story arc. There are some generally creepy scenes in this entry and the relationships of the characters are further explored. The art continues to draw the reader in and totally reflects the darkness of this gory horror tale. Just when it feels like the mystery is about to be solved, this comic throws another twist that shakes up the plot. After 22 issues, Nailbiter still feels as fresh as ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Jun 6, 2016

    I suppose the best word to describe the state of the Nailbiter world right now is volatile; ready to erupt at any minute and without warning. Though as mentioned above this was much more subdued issue in terms of pace, it is laying the foundation for a final act that promises to be violent, bloody and totally shocking. That is what continues to make Nailbiter worth reading month after month: it hasn't become formulaic; you can't guess what's going to happen in advance. That's how you truly scare someone; by being completely unpredictable. Wes Craven knew this better than perhaps anyone to have come before him; Joshua Williamson exemplifies this ideal and carries it forward better than any of his contemporaries today. Had time not been premature in its taking of Wes Craven, it would have been interesting to see his directorial-take on Nailbiter. Sadly, such ideas are now only the stuff of dreams"or nightmares" Read Full Review

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