American Carnage #8

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 19, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Bullets fly and blood flows when Richard's plan to exfiltrate one of Jennifer's childhood friends from the white nationalist narcotics business goes awry. Meanwhile, Sheila's new FBI overlord makes his move as DC Vertigo's acclaimed Los Angeles crime saga continues in this stunning issue.

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 19, 2019

    Leandro Fernandez delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The way characters are bathed in shadow gives the art a sense of emotion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 19, 2019

    American Carnage is one of the most challenging series I think I've read, but working through the story has rewarded me with a crime tale for the ages and even if #9 is the last we'll see of the characters, they have already made quite the impression. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jun 21, 2019

    As it hurtles toward its final climactic chapter, "American Carnage" feels increasingly raw and primal, a deft combination of action sequences and brilliant dialogue. This is a must-read series. You need to see how it ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 19, 2019

    The most impressive thing about American Carnage, Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez' modern race-based noir, as it enters its penultimate issue is the way it can seesaw from ultra-violence to charged dialogue " and make the latter feel just as tense as the former. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 21, 2019

    Hill writes another great issue that rings true in every moment and every bit of dialogue. The art perfectly compliments the writing. This is a slow burn of an issue and it's pretty great. I'm looking forward to see what they cook up next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 19, 2019

    The Bryan Hill and Leandro Hernandez series has done a fantastic job of tackling modern racism in the United States, reminding readers of the uncomfortable reality that white supremacists aren't just one-dimensional monsters. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jun 23, 2019

    Im still eager to see what happens to Rick but Im hoping it all pays off. I am always excited when a new issue drops but Im starting to think it would be worth it to wait for the trade to be released. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jun 22, 2019

    This is probably the best issue so far but I'm still not loving it. The increased focus on Jennifer is captivating. She gets more interesting every time we learn something new about her. She's a great villain who knows the evil of her actions and does them anyway. But there's no one to roof for. The villains are interesting but horrifically racist while the heroes are boring one note jackasses. Combined with the art that I don't love, this issue loses a lot of potential. Read Full Review

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