Thief of Thieves #8

Thief of Thieves #8

Writer: Robert Kirkman, James Asmus Artist: Shawn Martinbrough, Felix Serrano Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Redmond's big heist did not turn out as planned... and the aftermath shows that every action has an equal - and equally violent - reaction. Generation Hope writer JAMES ASMUS kicks off an all-new story arc!

  • 8.5
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Sep 12, 2012

    The trade 1-7 is out soon, making it easy enough to get caught up. Do yourself a favor and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Matt Wilkins Sep 3, 2012

    As a "season premiere", this issue isn't the most exciting. But, like the opening of a new chess game, we're seeing some pieces moved into some compelling places. The moves may seem ordinary or played-out, like the new "girlfriend held for ransom" plot line, but Thief of Thieves continues to show us that its focused, always, on its endgame. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Sep 4, 2012

    This aside, Thief of Thieves #8 is still worth a read. Its gripping, with artwork that suits the style. The story itself is great, and the development of Redmond always a big plus. If it can handle its characters slightly better, then this title still has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Sep 6, 2012

    “Thief of Thieves” second arc may not have started out with a bang, but that does not mean that this book lost all of its promise with the departure of Nick Spencer. James Asmus has the potential to write a really great story with this next arc, so long as he can focus his efforts a bit more. Even if he does not, the core story, characters and tone, plus the excellent art of Shawn Martinbrough are worth sticking around for until the next writer comes around. I'm optimistic for the rest of Asmus's stay, though, despite my criticisms, and hope to see how he does once his arc gains some traction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 10, 2012

    Martinbrough and Serrano provide visual continuity, but "Thief of Thieves" #8 is still a great example of the usual advantages and pitfalls of work for hire, where changes in the creative team allow for a different take but always require the audience to adjust to the shift. Kirkman still oversees the story, but judging from the differences between #7 and #8, his contribution to the creative pie is the smallest, and the pace and feel of "Thief of Thieves" will change as new writers take it on. Read Full Review

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