Clean Room #7

Clean Room #7

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Eric Canete, Jenny Frison Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

In this spectacularly disturbing standalone issue, we delve into the depths of Astrid's terrifying personal history, and why demons have haunted her since birth. With guest artist Eric Canete (Iron Man, Love Run Kill).

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Apr 23, 2016

    Clean Room is impressive. It has a way of keeping its horror elements in the background, and then slapping you across the face with them. This issue caused some gasps, some queasyness, and some downright uncomfortable feelings, and that's damn cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 24, 2016

    There is a pretty cool cliffhanger that sets up where the series is going next. I really like how it builds upon its biblical foundation and takes it somewhere unexpected. Being a big fan of Supernatural, that's a quality I can really appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 2, 2016

    As such, Clean Room #7 is more of a character study than anything else, revealing new layers to Astrid's immaculately presented facade of control and wisdom. There's unnerving moments here, like an encounter within her mind palace with The Surgeon, but it's primarily an issue that's more illuminating than horrifying in all the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 21, 2016

    The frights here range from borderline creepy to downright terrifying, making each turn of the page a risk in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad May 6, 2016

    Overall, Clean Room #7 isa great read with a lot of development in a character we have thus far not had much personal time with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 Apr 29, 2016

    This issue starts off big, with a flashback to Astrid as a girl, putting the fear of God (or worse) into a creepy guy who picked up Astrid while hitchhiking. she was making her way to a girl who had been abducted by the things that astrid sees in the Clean Room, and they did awful things to her. i learned about the word “portmanteau” which is a combination of two words. i know the idea of combining two words into a singular one, but i never really knew it had a name. also there is a name put to what these THINGS do to people, it is called “exoduction” which is combining exorcism and abduction? potentially. then, at the middle of the issue, we have reaffirmed, and SHOWN to us in gross, grizzly detail, the fact that Astrid’s father was one of these THINGS, monsters, aliens, prisoners… There is more talk of these creature’s “crash site” and that the Clean Room is based off technology stolen from it. then there is also quite a few gross and graphic moments (nobody thought this would be a cakewalk, did they???) and the issue ends without much in the way of resolution, but with plenty more characterization of Astrid Mueller (including the fact that she’s so rich and self-involved she puts her own initials on her belt buckle) and some time with Chloe and a Detective, who is also suspicious of Astrid Mueller’s connection to all these dead and dying people. This issue is great, the art is fantastic, and just when you think it can’t get any darker or more gross, the Surgeon (one of the creatures) presents Astrid with a man’s genitals in a handbag, for her to carry around or “mount on her trophy wall”. This book goes some dark, DARK places, and i really, truly LOVE IT. i cannot wait for more, and i can’t wait to finally see what the heck these things are and what on Earth they are doing here...

  • 10
    Rotivv Apr 21, 2016

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Apr 21, 2016

  • 9.0
    SwampyCA May 8, 2016

  • 8.5
    Vancha Jun 2, 2016

  • 7.0
    jmprados May 8, 2016

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