Velvet #11

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Velvet's hunt has led her into a dark web of lies and murder, and as the secrets come to light, they all point to one place-Washington DC, to the very halls of world power. Can Velvet find "The Man Who Stole The World" or will she die trying?

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 13, 2015

    Velvet is Brubaker and Epting at their best. Fans of their work wouldn't expect anything else. They deliver to bring another thriller to life that's smart, sexy and engaging. The new arc is off to a great start and one that shouldn't be missed.   Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 12, 2015

    Velvet #11 kicks off this arc very nicely and continues what has been a fantastic streak of great issues. Brubaker, Epting and Breitweiser are seasoned pros that work well together and the net result is a great comic book. This is a great spy story featuring one of the toughest characters in comics and I cannot recommend Velvet highly enough. Grab the first trade, then grab the second trade and then pick up this issue. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 17, 2015

    "Velvet" #11 is a fantastic issue, and I think it's a good jumping on point in many ways (although reading #1-10 or the first two collections will likely become necessary down the line). Forget about a new James Bond film; we have a new "Velvet" story arc, and Brubaker and Epting will take your breath away with each new installment. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Chris Heading Aug 12, 2015

    However with six week gaps between each issue following the story can be hard, particularly if you don't have the time for said re-reads, and if that person is you then you'll probably get the most out of this series by reading the trades. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 13, 2015

    It's been forever and a day since we last got an issue of Velvet, yet the series returns with such assured spy style that it's like it never left. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 23, 2015

    Part One of “The Man Who Stole the World” sets up what we assume is a shaky temporary partnership between Velvet and an old flame (as we've seen in the comic use before). The issue's final few pages however reveals that there's far more to Maximilian Dark than just an old flame to help with the search. Max, it seems, may be the first domino in the larger conspiracy that has cost multiple men their lives and forced Velvet on the run. I don't know exactly what Dark's game is, but I'm curious to see Velvet uncover it and us it, as she uses him here, to her advantage in the coming months. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Kirsty Hunter Aug 16, 2015

    Issue #11 is a great tease for the arc to come, letting you glimpse just enough of the web of deception that surrounds Templeton without ever giving to much away. The final image of our heroine poised in the shadows shows her as caught in the midst of larger forces, but also very much in control. Thankfully, with poisoned lipstick in hand, she's more than equipped to deal with whatever The Game throws at her, and with such gorgeous art and smart writing, I'll definitely be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 12, 2015

    Sounds like a pretty good issue, right? And it is"for the most part. Sean Phillips once again treats us to a gorgeous fight/escape scene (brilliantly colored by Elizabeth Breitweiser) that reinforces what a supreme badass Velvet is. It's also good to see her so focused and pissed off again. On the other hand, we get yet another revelation of betrayal. I know it's a common trope for this genre, but c'mon. This one felt so telegraphed that it hurt. Read Full Review

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