Umbral #7

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

“KILLING THE SUNRISE” BOOK TWO STARTS HERE! Rascal has escaped the Umbral in the city (uh, spoilers?) and now she heads for the mountainous Sunrise homestead. But even here not everyone is who they seem, and before the dawn a blade will flash in the dark...

  • 8.8
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jul 16, 2014

    UMBRAL is still a fantastic read, and while issue #7 may lack the punch that issue #6 did, it more than makes up for that in establishing some of its characters' mysterious motivations and leading us to question just who is loyal to Rascal and her goals. This deft character work by Johnston combined with the great art of Mitten leaves us with another issue filled with fantastical wonders and dark corners of our nightmares and we simply just can't enough–Umbral continues to be a fantastic series and one of my favorites each and every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Jul 23, 2014

    I think it's Eisner Nomination time for Thomas Mauer. I've been astounded by the magic symbolettering in previous issues, and here it's the subtlety of the letters fading out, and then back in as Rascal is transported to the Umbral. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Drew Bradley Jul 18, 2014

    This is probably sounding negative, but don't be fooled. "Umbral" is a book you should be reading. Johnston's a first class writer, and Mitten's work is far better than average. It's worth going through the book a second time just to marvel at his skill at making your eye look exactly where he wants it to go. It's a very different style, but this is some Alex Toth worth work on some pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2014

    Umbral‘s second arc gets off to a terrific start as though it's still some work to match the first it's teasing some enticing developments. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jul 21, 2014

    "Umbral" is relentlessly interesting, even if issue #7 isn't one of its strongest installments. I can't wait to see how the numerous hints, prophecies and subplots will develop in the second arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 16, 2014

    Umbral #7 is a rather lackluster way to get this new arc started and remains plagued by some problems I have had with previous issues. It's rather slow and unexciting besides some minor hints being tossed around and the transitions between scenes feel abrupt. It continues, though, with underdeveloped characters and feeling ultimately hard to get into. This is a series that has a lot of good ideas and potential, but it still needs a lot more work done. Hopefully things will be looking up as this new arc continues on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 16, 2014

    In the end, the content of this issue isn't why I fell in love with Umbral, and I definitely don't recommend it as a starting point. However, there is also absolutely nothing in it that makes me want to drop it entirely. I've had far too good an experience with this title to so quickly put it down. It's just that, in a story about a hazardous travel, this is very middle-of-the-road. Read Full Review

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