Mother Panic #9

Writer: Jody Houser, Jim Krueger Artist: John Paul Leon, Phil Hester Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

As Mother Panic zeroes in on Remains, Violet's augmentations continue to lock up, making her unbelievably vulnerable. Will she be able to defeat her mysterious nemesis in time, or will Dr. Varma's warnings and predictions finally be actualized? Also includes the next installment of "Gotham Radio" by Jim Krueger (JUSTICE) and Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW)!

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 26, 2017

    Mother Panic #9 is another issue with some great character work and a lot of emotion. It's dark and sinister with just the barest bit of hope shining through. Hopefully, Violet will come out on the other side of it as she continues to overcome her tragic and grueling childhood. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jul 31, 2017

    She, and we, are figuring out what gives her life meaning. It just might be as simple as knuckles meeting face. Mother Panic is an endlessly unfolding origin story, unseen pieces from the past continuously coming to light, contemporary actions changing her still. Here, finally, Violet Paige assumes the title of "Mother Panic." She is transmutation through violence. Epic, mystic, and splendid. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 1, 2017

    Mother Panic continues to delight issue after issue and I'm looking forward to reading a lot of these issues in a row eventually rather than the monthly run I'm on now. Each issue provides so much to dig into and enjoy that I'm eager to revisit it with a larger view in a single sitting to connect the threads that Jody Houser is weaving even better. John Paul Leon did a solid job throughout this arc in capturing the look of this vision of Gotham and Stewart's colors just took it up a few notches along the way as well. It's a very fun book that gives us a great look at Violet as we try to figure out who she really is and how she's been formed over time and experience. Definitely worth checking out in full. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jul 26, 2017

    A satisfying ending to the story arc, with enough threads left loose to keep us coming back next month.  Violet is becoming a character worthy of empathy, and her cast members are being fleshed out quite well.  It's unfortunate that it's taken us three story arc to get here, but better late than never. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 31, 2017

    A dark, gritty, engrossing look at a relatively simple catch-a-killer plot that demonstrates some of the protagonist's capabilities for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 26, 2017

    Meanwhile, the back-up feature, Gotham Radio, continues. It features an innovative layout that I genuinely appreciate. However, its the sort of method that must beused judiciously in order to be effective. On a three-age feature, it worksvery well. In a longer format, perhaps not so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jul 27, 2017

    My Take: I love Mother Panic as a title, but have to say this issue was a let down. I didn't care much about the killer and while it was fun to see Batman supporting Violet, her heroic ending fell flat. I like the cast of characters that are being assembled around Violet with Dr. Varma, Violet's Mother, Ratcatcher, etc. Though I think we do need a little more personal life. Right now her biggest problem is getting an operation for her implants. What will happen after that? Read Full Review

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