Shutter #7

Shutter #7

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Leila Del Duca, Owen Gieni Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
10User Rating

INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY RETURNS IN AN ALLNEW STORY ARC! Kate Kristopher's finally face-toface with the sibling she never knew about, who's dead set on destroying what little Kate has left. Family rivalry was never so cataclysmic in the globe-trotting and mind-melting second arc of the comic book ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) describes as "so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium!" ALL THIS PLUS: say hello to SHUTTER's new letterer, the legendary JOHN WORKMAN (Thor, Doom Patrol, Heavy Liquid) with his commemorative variant cover and a comprehensive career retrospective written more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Dec 15, 2014

    I mentioned the bone-dragon right? What an awesome spread. Oh, I mean spreads. This issue contains not one, not two, but three spreads. Each and every one of them is rendered with purpose and personality. Alarm Cat is back, although, well. I'll let you read about that. Let's just say I'm excited to see where Alarm Cat ends up. One of the best aspects ofShutter is the passion that this creative team has. You can tell just by reading that they're having as much fun with this book as fans are. You get a team with as much talent and passion behind their craft as these two and you're bound to be spoiled and that's what we are with Shutter. If you haven't read the first arc, it's collected in trade at a nice price tag of only $9.99 U.S. It's worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Dec 10, 2014

    Shutter has been one wild and trippy ride that appears to be getting better and better with each passing issue. The writing and art have made this world so large and encompassing that the sky is the limit to where things will land once they fall. Quite truly, anything can (and probably will) happen before all is said and done. And I for one, am looking to suck up each tasty morsel when it drops. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 9, 2014

    Couldn't be happier this title is back. Chainsaws, dragons, throat-cutting and pools of blood. Shutter continues to thrill. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Dec 11, 2014

    All in all, I cannot say I was disappointed by the return of "Shutter". With #7, Keatinge and del Duca have improved on not only their personal skills as storytellers, but also upon almost every facet of the story they are telling on the page to bring even more heart and emotion to the writing and art. That's a hard feat to pull off without making your previous work seem lacking in retrospect, but there's a feeling of escalation in the series that allows for growth in the storytellers as the story grows more and more complex. And trust me when I say that it's getting complex. That last page, oof. This has every bit the potential and deserves as much praise, in my book, as "Saga" did when it first appeared. That's perhaps not the fairest comparison in the world, but in terms of comic books blending science fiction and fantasy with imaginative visuals and complex, emotional storytelling, I think "Shutter" is the new gold standard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Dec 14, 2014

    Keatinges continued juxtaposition between Kates jaded adult sensibilities and the childlike wonder of the world around her is intriguing. The contrast between these competing kinds of narratives, from the hopeful adventure story of her past to the mystery surrounding her fathers secret heirs, is further developed by the introduction of Chris. His loss of innocence will be interesting to see play out, especially now that Kates fate is unknown. Likewise Del Ducas artwork is as impressive as ever, as are the palettes of colorist Gieni, which only complement the thematic complexity of Del Ducas imagery. As violent as the world becomes, there are still clever little touches throughout, such as the makeup and eyebrows applied to Vians bandages, to keep the story fun and visually upbeat even in the grimmest moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 15, 2014

    The direction or flow of the story needs to shift into another gear soon for Kate's journey to have a more meaningful arc, but "Shutter" #7 is worth picking up for dialogue and especially the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Dec 10, 2014

    Its is a real gut puncher of an ending, Kate gets stabbed in the stomach by her very own sister. My initial reaction was shock. Its one hell of a page turn and hits you hard without warning. At first it seems solid but th Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 11, 2014

    Shutter continues to be a mixed bag. On the one hand, it's endlessly inventive, almost to a fault, filled with big characters, big moments, and an even bigger world. Conversely, the series' need to constantly up the ante leaves many of the various personal relationships feeling woefully undeveloped, so focused is writer Joe Keatinge on setting up the next big set piece. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 10, 2014

    Shutter #7 brings the series back after its break with a rather average and middle of the road experience. The artwork is wonderful, but the story and characters do not provide enough to deliver on a truly great and engaging read like the series should be. This is a rather disappointing return, but hopefully things shape up as more issues come out in the future. Read Full Review

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