Nailbiter #6

Nailbiter #6

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

It's a serial killer!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 30, 2014

    Nailbiter is one of Image's best series out at the moment, and following it's opening arc it shows it can create fabulous one shot tales. Having some shocking moments, and a thrilling tone, this one-shot tale is as gripping as the series has promised, being a must read. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Oct 2, 2014

    The more I read Nailbiter the more I fear for myself as I think I'm enjoying it too much. Perhaps the Buckaroo curse has infected me, perhaps I'm just that deranged...I'm okay with that. Great story telling with creepy and cringe worthy art makes this book one of the best comic books out on the market today.  Joshua Williamson has only shown us the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this story and I for one cannot wait to dive right in. I recommend that you pick this issue up ASAP.  While you're it, i recommend that you pick up the first trade paper back collecting issues 1-5. That way you can be completely caught up with the ongoings in the fine town of Buckaroo.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 1, 2014

    We've seen what Joshua Williamson is capable of so far in this series but with issue #6, he takes a slight departure to show us another layer of creepiness in the town of Buckaroo, Oregon. Rather than focus directly on the story of a serial killer, we witness another aspect in the fascination with the killers as they gain notoriety. Williamson and Mike Henderson know how to deliver a creepy and disturbing tale. You might feel a slight weird feeling in the pit of your stomach but that's just because Williamson and Henderson are doing their job. Pick up the first trade (also on sale today) if you haven't been keeping up. This is a captivating and disturbing comic without feeling gratuitous. You'll find yourself unable to look away. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 30, 2014

    A nice departure from the usual intensity of the series with a great human moments. Both terrifying and uplifting it also serves as a great foundation for new storylines. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 30, 2014

    As good as the first arc was, this is my favorite issue so far and it will no doubt bring new readers on board. Keep your eye out for the first trade that drops this Wednesday as well and tell your LCS that you want it on your pull list. Make sure to read everything in this issue as we get a teaser of Warren at home, and the awesome news that Bendis is guest starring on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Vendetti Oct 6, 2014

    As we reach the end of Alice's narration, things seem to suddenly wrap up a little too neatly, and it somewhat lacks the punch earlier issues have had and what we've come to expect from Nailbiter, but it isn't wholly bad; as we've seen, nothing ends neatly in Buckaroo, and even this all-is-well feel shows shades of malice elsewhere and paves the way for things we have yet to learn about another of Buckaroo's residents. Mallory's obsession with having a child born in Buckaroo reiterates and solidifies the idea that the town produces serial killers, and perhaps there is more truth to that than myth in this story. As the mysteries in Nailbiter unravel, more are created, and it's clear Williamson and Henderson have so much more to tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 2, 2014

    Not only is Williamson's concept smart, but his conclusion is great, too. This is an example of a one-off comic done right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 30, 2014

    Nailbiter #6 shows that there are a lot of interesting stories to be told in Buckaroo beyond the central mystery of why so many serial killers come from this one place. Williamson and Henderson have a clear grasp of what makes their premise interesting and have left themselves room to explore it. This issue and future character-focused one shots of Nailbiter will make for a welcome sigh of relief. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Oct 2, 2014

    Nailbiter #6 slows down, shifting its focus to Alice and to a lesser extent Sheriff Crane. If you were looking for a continuation of last months huge developments then youll be let down, but only slightly. This is Williamson were talking about here, so the quality is still through the roof. It feels very much like a one off, not introducing anything we didnt already have an idea of. Instead it gives Nailbiter a much deserved breather after that roller coaster of a first arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Oct 3, 2014

    I initially really loved Nailbiter for its style, it was pulpy and trashy and basically all the kind of adult oriented junk food I've come to love as I've become an adult, sort of like Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. At this point though Nailbiter has reached a whole other level of great, it's still got all the style I loved only now with more ambition and more meaning, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 2, 2014

    With a trade freshly dropped and a new arc now in motion, Nailbiter remains a bloody good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Sep 30, 2014

    Nailbiter #6 is perhaps the weakest installment of the series so far. Thankfully, the series has been very strong so being the weakest issue so far doesnt mean that it wasnt a good read. Alice remains an ominous player in the series, or at least appears to be. That should make matters interesting going forward, as most of these characters seem to have more than a few secrets and skeletons in the closet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Oct 5, 2014

    Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski continue their excellent work as they realize the world of Nailbiter. The two blend to create a beautiful and unique visual experience from theSilence of the Lambs inspired cover, a striking image that features a baby Warren wearing Hannibal Lector's famous muzzle, to the subdued boilerplate aesthetics of the interior. Henderson is a fantastic visual storyteller and there's never a wasted panel as he fleshes out the world, characters, and story. To say that Guzowski's colors are impressive would be an understatement as he sets the tone of the title. Muted purples and reds pop out visually against even more muted or neutral backgrounds while bright and vibrant blue eyes gaze out beyond the page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Sep 30, 2014

    Even though this issue isn't as strong as previous ones, it's still very fun, and definitely worth a pick-up. Oh, and the epilogue? Absolutely dark and horrifying. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Oct 1, 2014

    Now just because I disliked this issue doesn't mean I hate Nailbiter. You know I love it. I just wanted something more with Warren to happen. Last issue was filled with such intense action and unlikely compassion that I want more of that. Alice seems like a side character to me. Actually I probably wouldn't have given her that title, so again I don't see how Alice fits. I am willing to assume that she will have more storyline though. My biggest qualm is again with Mallory. Nailbiter is still one of my favorites. Having a missed issue with me is no big deal, I just hope we get back to Warren soon and his connection with all the other murderers. Read Full Review

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