Nailbiter #30

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

EXTRA-SIZED SERIES FINALE! Sixteen of the world's serial killers were born and raised in the same small town... And now the horrible truth of why is finally revealed.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Mar 1, 2017

    In NAILBITER #30, the creative team stick the series finale landing, answering a mystery that has been plaguing fans since the beginning, while also delivering some satisfying shocks. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 1, 2017

    Nailbiter has been an amazing ride and a helluva horror comic. It ends just as strong as it begins, with a tense, terrifying story and gorgeous, well-detailed artwork. The characters will stick with you for some time. This is the kind of comic that you'll finish and want to immediately go back and re-read from the beginning to see with a new set of eyes. It's just so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 1, 2017

    This is how you do horror. I can't believe it has really been three years, but it was worth it to see this through to the end because not once did Nailbiter feel like every other horror story on shelves. They thought outside the box to always keep us on our toes. Nailbiter #30 wrapped everything up so well even if some might say that the very last scene could have been cut. Otherwise perfection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 28, 2017

    Were there a few things I wish the creative team had delved into a bit more? Of course. But those lingering questions felt much more tantalizing than frustrating. I know that sounds paradoxical (or just plain stupid), but when a mythology-laden series like this one makes good on answering its biggest question (along with a slew of other great reveals), they've earned the right to keep a little mystery in their back pockets in the case the series ever returns"and let's hope it does, too. As good as the overall narrative was, Nailbiter's strength was in its fantastic characters. The ones who managed to survive the series provided us with one hell of a good story"and they just might one day have a little more to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Mar 2, 2017

    An ending that suits the kind of story that was told from the start. I'll miss "Nailbiter" dearly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 5, 2017

    This has been a fresh, innovative series because it had elements that ranged from tackling dark, taboo themes, to having Brian Michael Bendis be a character, to the depiction of violence and death. Everyone involved should be very proud of their work on Nailbiter. Issue #30, in particular, nicely encapsulates all that makes this Image title work like a well-bloodied machine. Obviously, dont jump delve into this comic on its last issue; pick up the trades and become enthralled with the macabre world that is Nailbiter. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 4, 2017

    How you feel about the conclusion will ultimately come down to how revelatory you expected the answers to the series' biggest mysteries be. We do get answers and we do get nice resolution with our main characters, but I found a lot of the answers to be of little value compared to the lengths of convolution that were wrapped up in the overall series. In the end I was happy with what we got but a little let down by the ultimate mystery, but as the story points out itself the mystery wasn't very big to begin with. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spock's Brain Apr 21, 2017

    This was a great finale issue! This series seemed to head towards its wrap-up a bit too quickly for my liking, but I couldn't imagine a better wrap-up. The ending of this series left a giant smile on my face--this is (has been) a great series. Williamson and Henderson have created what may be the most creepy and funny horror comic ever.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jul 8, 2017

    A great ride. Ending can't be perfect, but that's ok.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 15, 2017

    **Heads up, this review contains minor SPOILERS** The last few pages are pretty sweet. But what happened to the gauntlet? Is running through a tunnel considered a gauntlet? Am I missing pages? FYI, I live in Portland, so I appreciate name-dropping the Hollywood Theatre, nice touch. I don't know if I like Finch anymore, does he torture people for a living now? If this series ever starts up again, he'd make for a good serial killer nemesis.

  • 9.5
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 1, 2017

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Mar 17, 2017

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