Wayward #9

Wayward #9

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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IMAGE’S SUPERNATURAL SENSATION CONTINUES! Tokyo is a battleground and blood will be spilled. COVER A is part four of a five-part panorama by STEVE CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN. Buy all five issues of this story arc to fit them together into a massive WAYWARD illustration.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jun 24, 2015

    Readers looking for high-quality fantasy comic books should already be going Wayward. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Jun 24, 2015

    Once again, Wayward managed to go past my expectations " which are pretty high with this series. The next issue will conclude the second story arc, so I'd suggest to start catching up fast. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jun 25, 2015

    Despite its somewhat confusing beginning, Issue 9 of Wayward is fantastic. This is how you do a buildup comic. You make me love the characters more, and then you make me worried that they're all walking into danger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 24, 2015

    I've been championing Wayward since issue #1 and my mind hasn't been swayed an inch. Zub, Cummings, Bonvillain, Dillon are producing top of the line work and Zack Davisson's excellent essays continue to provide education and interesting topics related to the comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Jun 24, 2015

    In my mind Wayward #9 turns out to be a rather high quality extension of a property that continues to be considerablyworthwhile. With steady hands behind this journey there's no room for doubt because month in and month out Image Comics continues to have a winner on their plate. So by all means if you haven't been enjoyingthese supernatural adventuresthe time is now, go pick up thoseback issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 25, 2015

    Wayward's moving in some interesting directions here and we're seeing the cast take shape in new ways due to all the pressures being applied to them. Emi's going along with things for the moment, but it's easy to see her breaking path with everyone in the near future if certain events come to light. What's worse though is watching what Rori is doing as she's basically drunk on her own power and not putting into consideration the ramification of what she does. Some of that is age, some of that is the threat they face, but her sense of empathy and compassion have suddenly disappeared and she's become someone very different. How that will play when everyone is back together is where the real sparks might fly. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 24, 2015

    This is indeed Images supernatural sensation because this creative team goes there and digs deep into that well of distinction which brings this world to life. At this point more than distinguishing itself from the influences of Buffy or Hellboy to dare give us a more thought out plot that continues to evolve in a short amount of time. You really wouldn't have guessed that by issue #9 we would be so far along that the stakes would feel so high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 25, 2015

    This comic continues to be a breath of fresh air in Images line-up. It can honestly be said that there isnt an American comic like it. Its educational, entertaining, emotional and gorgeous. This creative team has earned enough credit in only nine issues that they have created a massive fan base alreadyand with good reason. Pick up this issue or catch-up, either way readers wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - sarahrasher Jun 24, 2015

    Fortunately, the second half of Wayward #9 promises more excitement to come. It introduces a creepy new villain whose origin and alliances call the hero team's plans into question. Then, Rori Lane returns to help several plotlines converge (no hints about those first six pages, though) and to use her powers toward a major change that might be necessary but might just be cruel. The final two pages, each dominated by a single image and nearly text-free, show that Cummings is more skilled at conveying narrative than Zub. They're packed with meaning and provide a great pay-off for an episode in Wayward #8 that seemed like a side quest. Despite the slow start, this installment left me hopeful for a delightfully weird climax to this chapter of Wayward. But if you're not already following the series, now is not the best time to jump in: you'll be confused, not only about the story itself, but about why readers like me are sticking with it. Read Full Review

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