Velvet #8

Velvet #8

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Velvet takes her battle right to the heart of the agency's headquarters, literally.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Nov 4, 2014

    Overall Velvet proves once again to be one of the best books on the stands, with each issue being better than the last. Sending the story off into completely new places, Brubaker and Epting deliver another solid issue and continually show why everyone should check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 5, 2014

    Velvet #8 is a flat out fantastic comic. This series is only getting stronger and when you have talented creators like Brubaker, Epting and Breitweiser firing on all cylinders, magic happens. If you enjoy the spy genre, this is a must read. If you enjoy good stories, this is a must read. If you enjoy anything, do yourself a favour and read the most kickass woman in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Nov 4, 2014

    Velvet #8 is yet another amazing entry in what has to be one of the best series on the shelf. Continuing to prove just how good a female lead story can be, the issue gives us some amazing developments, sporting some of the best narration in the comic book industry. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 9, 2014

    There's been so much buzz around "The Fade Out" but I prefer "Velvet" for its character development and general bad assery. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Alan Murphy Nov 5, 2014

    “Velvet #8″ is a standout in terms of storytelling, art, and coloring that every fan of comics should read, whatever your predisposition towards the spy genre. It really is a fantastic read from a creative team that is certainly at the head of their game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Nov 10, 2014

    Damn good issue, but I feel that we as readers are ready for some damn answers by now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Nov 7, 2014

    While Velvet isn't the only book out there not featuring superheroes this does have a very special vibe to it. A mixture of modern storytelling and a 60's genre is being wonderfully crafted within these pages. Fans of the genre or indeed the creative teams work will not be disappointed, should you require something different from you monthly books however this is a series you should all be checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Nov 5, 2014

    My only tiny gripes with the issue are focused on the one small fight scene in the book. At one point Velvet is on the ground, caught dead to rights, but she somehow gets up off of the floor and reverses the situation by the next panel. However, Velvet does get hurt in this issue, so it evens out and it's good to know that not everything always goes Velvet's way. Speaking of luck and circumstances, how were those call codes not changed when Velvet is on the phone? It seems like that would be the first thing a spy agency would change when an agent goes rogue, but again, its a small quibble in an otherwise great book. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 6, 2014

    In terms of pure craftsmanship, few books prove as consistently well-constructed as Velvet. Issue #8 is no exception, Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting delivering yet another expertly plotted read that drags us further into the depths of conspiracy and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 4, 2014

    Velvet #8 is another solid of this series. While there are some not-so-good things or areas that could be better, all the good easily, without a doubt, outweighs the bad. Ultimately, if you have been enjoying the comic up until now, nothing will change after reading this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Andrew P. Stevens Nov 5, 2014

    While it might seem obvious in pointing out what any weekly subscriber of comic books already knows, thisis worth remembering: one can approach each month with the fear that any given writer will capsize these titanic narratives and ultimately render our time (and money) lost. It is with relief and joy that Velvet #8 has a beginning and an end, that our protagonist holds a plan, and it seems that bythe end of the next two issues that plan will finally enter the spotlight. Thatpromise – coupled with the explosive natureof this issue – marks Velvet as a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 17, 2014

    Providing action, suspense, and a few more breadcrumbs to the larger mystery at play, Velvet #8 doesn't disappoint. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Amit J. Jan 7, 2015

    Ed Brubaker has always beenway ahead of the othersat telling spy thrillers, Velvet is one such. Death, betrayal, double agents, action, explosions and most of all sheer intrigue is what's mingled in the series. With the current arc going to an even bigger stage and Brubaker always being able to deliver an excellent finishing to his stories, this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 4, 2014

    If anybody was considering getting rid of this title, be warned. Velvet is back and better than ever. You might not want to give up on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 10, 2014

    The final scene promises lots of juicy developments once Velvet's motorbike catches up with the car of the Cornwell Institute. The Mona Lisa smile of the unnamed former agent in the straitjacket is a wonderful bit of storytelling. With one facial expression, Brubaker and Epting indicate that despite what his guards think, he's neither crazy nor catatonic, and that he knows what Velvet's pursuit means. "Velvet" #8 is suspenseful from start to finish due to great creative teamwork between Brubaker's taut prose and plotting and Epting's dynamic and expressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Tricia Ellis Nov 11, 2014

    Fans of the series will not be disappointed into see Velvet in full-on spy-stuff action, and, as usual, the ending teases an unexpected next step in the heroine's relentless quest for the truth. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Nov 6, 2014

    At the end of the issue, we see the return of a certain agent wrapped in a straitjacket. He, too, is older, and we are left wondering if someone as experienced as Velvet could become a formidable foe, or another ally we've yet to meet, in her mission to revenge Jefferson's death. One thing is for certain: now thatVelvet has infiltrated her organization so easily, her credibility of an agent is even more questionable. The main question I have for Velvet is: If you burn every bridge down, where the hell do you go after you get out of dodge? If you've been everywhere, is anywhere still an option? Read Full Review

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