Velvet #6

Velvet #6

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

THE SECOND ARC BEGINS HERE! Following the revelations at the end of issue 5, Velvet’s quest for the truth and her innocence takes her right back to the heart of her own organization—to London, where every move she makes is even more dangerous than the last!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jul 23, 2014

    VELVET kicks off its second arc with as much energy and intrigue as the first, never flagging in terms of action or sharpness. For all of the high-paced fight-and-flight of the first arc, the series feels like it's really diving into its core with Velvet's new, more personal motivation to find the traitor in ARC-7. And now that she's bringing the fight out in the open, I have a feeling we're going to see Velvet Templeton at her most exceptional. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 23, 2014

    Velvet‘s second arc kicks off in an epic fashion with Velvet Templeton getting closer to finding the person who framed her. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jul 25, 2014

    The narrative is truly engaging, but where this book takes it to the next level is the way it looks. The art is stunning and the colouring is so consistent and spectacular that it makes this book one of those rare few where it is worth picking up just for the visuals. But luckily its not just an art book, it is a truly magnificent art book with a fantastic story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat while rooting for the protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 23, 2014

    Spy fiction, once thought a dying genre, is one that takes a delicate hand to do well. With so many spy stories of recent years relying on sci-fi like technology or dizzying set pieces, Velvet stands apart as a solidly entertaining throwback to the nickel novels of old. Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, and Elizabeth Breitweiser have given us a character and title unafraid to take the methodical pace of older spy fiction and translate it beautifully into the medium of comics. Velvet #6 takes the already engaging titular character and presents her as a directed force of vengeance shaped by the mistakes and lies of her past, making her a living, breathing, and compelling protagonist. Velvet has been this good from the start and from the looks of Issue #6, it won’t stop being this good for a long while. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jul 24, 2014

    The return of Velvet as a no-holds barred hero results in one of the best comics of the week. Brubakers uncanny ability to capture the voice of each character through narration and Eptings superb skills as an artist give this series an edge over the competition. For those that have enjoyed Marvels Black Widow this is a cut-above and shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 22, 2014

    The trade came out recently so if you're not caught up you can do so quickly, and for only 9.99. A steal of a deal and one you should take advantage of immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 28, 2014

    Velvet has been strong from issue one and it shows no signs of stopping. Brubaker, Epting and Breitweiser together is combination simply beyond reproach, it's magic, and thus so is Velvet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 23, 2014

    Then of course we come to Steve Epting's artwork and man, is it as amazing as ever. The characters look really well done, with a great range of expression in their faces. The layouts are good and the action flows very well, with each hit having real weight and impact to it. The detail put into the world, along with the great atmosphere, really brings the book to life in a lot of scenes (just see above). Also, the coloring by Bettie Breitweiser is just as fantastic and adds to the comic a good deal.Is It Good? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 29, 2014

    Velvet's journey is hitting what seems to be an engaging second act, the story is growing in depth both in the past and present and now the real investigation is underway you get a sense of where the story is going. When the wonderful art is added to the equation Velvet is one of the best spy stories on the shelf at the moment and Issue 6 does a great job in ensuring this is a continuing trend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 29, 2014

    The brash actions taken by Velvet over the course of the issue, particularly in the final few pages, won't earn her any new friends in the spy organization still chasing her, but as long as she remains one-step ahead of her pursuers Velvet at least has a chance. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 25, 2014

    Overall “Velvet” #6 is a strong start for the second arc. It does almost everything right and the time is still right to jump on. The strong and stunning artwork adds an atmospheric and “old school” feel to the book. I've never been more intrigued by Velvet's mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2014

    This is a great start to a new chapter of a great book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Kyle Welch Jul 28, 2014

    Velvet is what you expect to get when you hear the names Brubaker, Epting, Breitweiser. It's perfectly paced, expertly written, beautiful and realistic with amazing colors. Issue six is another great issue in what is a perfect spy story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 29, 2014

    Epting is the perfect partner to tell Brubaker's story, his slightly retro realism grounding the very introspective nature of Velvet's life. She's acting alone, planning alone, existing by her own rules and the few people she calls friends are either at risk or capable of jeopardizing her along the way. And Breitweiser keeps the colors on a low burn, not settling for sepia but never overwhelming Epting's dark inks. Velvet's story is already a tragedy; but if she's going down, she's going to do it her way. No more compromises. Read Full Review

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