Mother Panic #11

Writer: Jody Houser, Jim Krueger Artist: Shawn Crystal, Phil Hester Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

An unexpected face from the past throws Mother Panic's mission into turmoil. But things from Gather House are never what they seem, especially friendships. Meanwhile, a plan is set in motion at the Pike Hotel to figure out exactly what's going on in Rebecca's head. Also features the next exciting chapter of "Gotham Radio" by critically acclaimed team of Jim Krueger and Phil Hester!

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Sep 27, 2017

    "Mother Panic' continues to be the 'off the beaten path' superhero book you should be reading. Deeply written and beautifully illustrated, with much to say about surviving abuse. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 28, 2017

    Before, MP felt like a weird, techno-punk comic about a hurt teen trying to destroy everything. Here, now, it feels like a Gothic tale of a wounded princess trying to find her way home. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2017

    Mother Panic is firing on all cylinders for me and sometimes even more so when there isn't any action to the book. This is a solid character piece that moves us through more of Violet's past, the connection with Jane expanded, and a good look once again at how Violet processes things and deals with those that she knows she can't trust, which is pretty much everyone. Events turn quickly at the end here and I'm excited to see how badly it goes for all involved the next time around. The real win for me with this issue is the combination of all the creative elements that results in the book but Shawn Crystal's artwork once again makes this resonate in a way that just delights me from the first panel to the last. Very good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 27, 2017

    While Violet has always had to face the demons of her past, now that they are coming back into her life in material form it creates a different kind of challenge. Before, it seemed that her confrontations were mostly physical, now if she's able to escape Gala she has to deal with the mental and emotional trauma of Lucy's betrayal. While this was a bit of a slower and emotional issue, it introduced a most difficult challenge for Violet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 27, 2017

    My favourite part of this month’s backup is how Hester depicts Debbie and her father apparently putting the pieces together in this case. He does this by changing up the paneling of the page from page to page. On the first page, the panels are actually puzzle pieces and as the story progresses, the pieces/panels start coming together to finally form a complete page. Amazing use of the visual format that is comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Sep 28, 2017

    The rating for this issue is better than last, but this book needs a little texture to make it truly compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Chris Sep 27, 2017

    We're definitely building toward an ending... and it feels like we might be rushing a little bit.  Several long-standing questions are addressed, and perhaps a few more are raised.  It looks like, for better or worse, everything is about to come full-circle. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 27, 2017

    The tiresome emotional drama I spoke of last time continues. Alcoholism, physical abuse, unhealthy same sex relationships and self-loathing seem to have become the featured agenda of the book, rather than the crime busting we expect from comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Sep 28, 2017

    The art is good, I like that it light the atmosphère.
    The story was strange, not in the good way ... I find it less interesting & even a little heavy.
    I'm more enthousiaste with the end. I will be there for what me be the last issue.
    After that two month without Mother Panic waiting for January crossovers.

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