Nailbiter #5

Nailbiter #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 10
9.2Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

ONE OF THE HORRIBLE SECRETS OF BUCKAROO HAS BEEN REVEALED! Finch and Crane are hot on the heels of a serial killer loose in Buckaroo, but Finch has finally found what he was looking for and it's worse than he feared.

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Sep 5, 2014

    Influenced by the 1991 classic The Silence of the Lambs, Nailbiter draws clear inspiration from the films boilerplate aesthetic and blend of crime, thriller, and horror genres. It also pulls inspiration from a variety of other sources, blending the weird small town mystery of Twin Peaks with themes of Lovecraftian horror, the macabre, and the iconography of 80's slasher flicks. The result is one of the best comics published today with a style that's unlike anything else (except perhaps NBC's Hannibal) and constantly intrigues, disturbs, and amazes readers with each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 3, 2014

    Nailbiter is true to its name. You can't get enough of this thriller and with 16 serial killers to see in action, it is clear that this comic has some history to share. Warren will be the clear frontrunner though and no matter how hard you try, you stay hooked to the story and to Warren. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Sep 4, 2014

    The artwork on this issue was top notch, and some of the panelling was exceptional. When Finch and Crane are introduced to a new killer the suspense created just from the panelling was incredible. What I really like about the art though is the actual visuals as a whole as it has a cartoony feel about it and actually makes the series a lot less darker than it could have been, and I think that is one of the reasons this series really appeals to me where previous series of the same genre have not. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 8, 2014

    Nailbiter just keeps getting better. It's one of the best comics currently on the stands.  It's consistently at the top of my "To Read" pile each month.  This is the kind of comic where you'll finish an issue and demand more and more because it's just not enough.  You'll have to settle for re-reading the previous issues, looking for clues to solve the mystery. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Sep 3, 2014

    At this point theres no way this isnt an EPIC in the making. Im not throwing that term around lightly, like when I was 15, I really mean it. This is just the sublime tip of the iceberg that is Nailbiter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 3, 2014

    NAILBITER continues to be a thrilling and disturbing ride. This issue offers a few more answers about what's going on in Buckaroo, but it asks just as many new questions as well. Mike Henderso does a wonderful job on the art throughout the issue and gives the book a little light, since it's so dark. This is a book I highly recommend checking out especially if you love horror and mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 2, 2014

    A thrilling end to the first arc and quite possibly the best issue of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Sep 3, 2014

    This series has been getting stellar reviews and while I did hear one dissenting voice – you know who you are – Ive got to say I love this series. As far as I am concerned the serial killer is an infinite quarry. Couple that with lots of blood and gore and gruesome modus operandi and I am pretty much sold. The plot isnt too complex, granted, maybe a little scooby-doo but interesting characters and schlock horror make for a cracking read. And look at the art work; bold, bright and frenetic. I am biting my nails for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 2, 2014

    Nailbiter #5 is the kind of ending this first arc needed, giving some revelations, whilst setting up the series future perfectly. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 8, 2014

    Great exposition with a few reveals building up towards a new arc. Written and artistic talents still shine throughout the series. Looking forward to issue 6 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 5, 2014

    A supremely interesting story that zigs when you expect a zag, but never feels like it is doing it for any reason other than to further the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 2, 2014

    Nailbiter offers you a fast-paced, thrilling storyline that is accompanied by artwork that will stick with you long after you close the book. If you are a fan of horror, or shows like Hannibal, or just a creative idea that's guaranteed to entertain, you must go pick this series up now. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 4, 2014

    Williamson does a fantastic job pacing this installment, Finch and Crane's continued investigation taking on an urgency that's been lacking as of late. While the issue's thrills rely on yet another unknown assailant, this time a Skyrim reject with a fondness for machetes, his interaction (and hinted history) with the Nailbiter is enough to maintain intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Sep 4, 2014

    Like I said, it's hard to really talk about this book without spoiling anything. So let me just say this: if you like stories with excitment, great art, and well-developed characters then look into Nailbiter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Aug 31, 2014

    With the writer and art team working together so well on this book they create a really effective sense of tension as you are turning the pages of this book, always in the back of your mind wondering what will happen to these characters and just how far the rabbit hole goes in the town of Buckaroo. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 4, 2014

    Overall though this is a very solid issue, I love the design of the new killer, he looks creepy and menacing while not crossing over into cartoonish or overdone. The major theme though is foreshadowing, you get the sense everything in this issue is going to come back in future; the random appearance of the FBI agent, Finch's past, Nailbiter's heroic actions, and Finch beginning to realize the duo is on a breadcrumb trail. We'll have to wait till next month to see how these elements are played out but for right now this issue is recommended. Read Full Review

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