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Review: Nailbiter Returns #1

Nailbiter Returns #1

Nailbiter Returns #1 takes us back to the world of serial killers and mystery. For those who never read the original series, Nailbiter, this first issue does an excellent job of dropping you into this world and catching you up. For new readers, it’s an entry point. For longtime fans, it’s a return to a world of blood, bodies, and horror.

To catch new readers up sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same town. The previous volume solver and buried that mystery… right? Well, violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun on Portland, Oregon bringing Agent Finch back into this strange world. Instead of Sheriff Crane, he’ll be teaming up with Alice, the daughter of one of the serial killers, the Nailbiter himself, to solve this mystery.

Accessible. Leaving you wanting to already know the answers. Slightly scary. Nailbiter Returns #1 is a solid debut comic that builds the tension and delivers some shocks. Writer Joshua Williamson nails, no pun intended, the first issue with all the beats and surprises you’d want from this type of story. There’s not traditional scares but definitely a lot of “wtf” moments that’ll have you excited for the next issue.

There’s such an ease of going into the first issue. With an excellent previous volume, it’d be easy to rely a bit too much on knowledge from that. While I read that volume, it’s been so long, I don’t remember a lot of specifics. So, this debut felt like a fresh read and it delivers just enough info that you’ll feel caught up.

Part of what makes the comic so good is the art by Mike Henderson. There’s such a good use of panels and framing of a scene. The right details are focused in on. Along with the colors of Adam Guzowski and lettering by John J. Hill, the comic delivers chills without the gore. At times it approaches the line into gore porn but never quite crosses it. There’s added smarts there as it allows our minds to fill in the gaps and horrors we imagine can never be equaled by what’s on the page. There’s a good use of letting the reader fill in the gory details.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Mike Henderson
Color: Adam Guzowski Letterer: John J. Hill
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Nailbiter Returns this June in a New Series

The beloved thriller/horror comic series by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson is back this June from Image Comics in the highly anticipated new chapter, Nailbiter: Returns #1.

Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same small town…but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery. Didn’t they? In Nailbiter: Returns, violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun in Portland, Oregon, and if Finch wants the killings to stop, he’ll have to team up with the daughter of the Nailbiter himself.

Silence of the Lambs meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in this blood drenched story of mystery and serial killer mayhem. 

Nailbiter: Returns #1 (Diamond Code FEB200066) will hit comic shops on Wednesday, June 3. It will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Nailbiter: Returns #1

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #8

Guardians of the Galaxy #8

(W) Donny Cates (A) Cory Smith (CA) Mike Henderson
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The death of Rocket continues here in “FAITHLESS” Part 2

• Rocket Raccoon is dying!
• But when the Universal Church of Truth rises again, he may have no choice but to fight.
• Being near death, and with only a few Guardians willing to stand beside him…the odds aren’t looking good.

Guardians of the Galaxy #8

Preview: Dead Man Logan #9 (of 12)

Dead Man Logan #9 (of 12)

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

RETURN OF THE BEAST! Before he left the Wastelands, Old Man Logan slayed the feral, cannibalistic animal once called Victor Creed, better known as Sabretooth. Their centuries-long rivalry ended the only way it could: with a corpse. But nothing tends to stay dead out here except the ones you love…

Dead Man Logan #9 (of 12)

Review: Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father

Old Man Logan is dying and before he goes he wants to make sure his nightmarish future doesn’t happen.

Dead Man Logan Vol. 1 Sins of the Father collects issues #1-6.

Story: Ed Brisson
Art: Mike Henderson
Color: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: Cory Petit

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on June 25! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.


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