Nailbiter #8

Nailbiter #8

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Since the beginning, the Nailbiter's home town has been plagued with bees. Are they responsible for creating the serial killers?

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Dec 3, 2014

    "Nailbiter" is the pinnacle of horror in comics right now, it's also a tense thriller, an emotional drama and it's got a wicked sense of humor. The complete package any way you look at it, even under a tree this holiday season. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Dec 6, 2014

    Joshua Williamson's Nailbiter continues to excel with its blend of horror, humor, and character. While the previous two one-shot issues were enthralling in their own right it's great to get back to the main story and cast. The characters are compelling and although although the titular character only appears briefly, he's as magnetic as ever. The world that's been crafted is consistently intriguing and that's in large part due to Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski's art. Together they create some unique and striking imagery that's muted yet surprisingly vibrant and characteristic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Dec 8, 2014

    Nailbiter is the kind of comic that you will ravenously read through, reaching the end far too quickly. After letting us catch our breath with the last two issues, Williamson picks up right where he left off at the end of the first trade paperback, with a murder mystery filled with tense thrills that cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 3, 2014

    Nailbiter gets back on track with this issue, as though the addition of Brian Michael Bendis during the last issue was a clever idea, ultimately it hindered the story that Williamson was building. This changes here, with an whole new arc kicking off. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Vendetti Dec 3, 2014

    By addressing seeds that had been planted very early on in this series, Williamson shows that there are still places for him to take us in Nailbiter. Though it's a steady start, Nailbiter #8 sets the stage for what answers these new clues may give, and with Adam Guzowski's gray hues to set the mood for Buckaroo's signature rain, it feels like we're back in business. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Dec 1, 2014

    Each issue of Nailbiter thats released just adds more and more to the larger mystery. Williamson handles the confusion with grace so that the reader never feels overwhelmed. Issue 8 is the best yet and you just know things can only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 2, 2014

    I appreciate so much what Henderson and Guzowski are doing on this title. Brilliant splash pages, effective us of wide shots and silhouettes, and imagery that stays with you long after you stop reading. They are keeping this book looking as good as it does and add to the overall terror of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 5, 2014

    What's most impressive about Nailbiter is how easily and organically it's able to flow through different phases in its evolution. The series just moves so naturally between the very gimmicky and jokey, previous issue to this month's focus on societal critiques through the lens of trashy crime and high concept. What it boils down to is how well Nailbiter knows itself, elements that the various stages of the comic explores sat presentfrom day one.When the series decides it wants to be focus more on commentary than comedy, it flows naturally because both coexisted and madeNailbiterflourish. That level of planning takes oodlesof creativity and foresight along with no small amount of skill and vision to execute,and yetNailbiter pulls it off and makes it look easy while doing it. A great read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Dec 3, 2014

    This might sound like a negative review, but it's not. Even though the plot is starting to veer wildly into the territory of the weird and bizarre, I'm still enjoying this book a lot. Some things don't work, but when they do it's crazy fun. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Dec 5, 2014

    It all just seems to be moving in the wrong direction. I want this comic to come out and prove that it can give a surprising twist with answering some questions but leaving some open ended. With these last two issues, I am starting to fade out of this series, so Nailbiter keep me hanging on! Read Full Review

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