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Nailbiter: Bound by Blood & The Bloody Truth (Image Comics, 2014; Nailbiter #21-30)

Well, it’s the end of the line for Nailbiter.  There’s not too much to say that isn’t a spoiler, so maybe look back at my first write-up for the series.

  • We get answers.  All of them.
  • I really want to go back and re-read it now, in fact, so that I can see how Williamson has seeded those answers since the beginning.
  • Henderson and Guzowski’s art remains visceral and gruesome (when appropriate, which is pretty often here at the end).
  • It sticks the landing.

If you’re in the market for a bloody, horror mystery comic, this is what you’re looking for.  I’m not even a big horror guy, and I love it.

Collected in

  • Nailbiter, Vol. 5: Bound by Blood (#21-25, Nailbiter/Hack/Slash Special)
  • Nailbiter, Vol. 6: The Bloody Truth (#26-30)


Writer: Joshua Williamson | Artist: Mike Henderson | Colorist: Adam Guzowski | Letterer/Designer: John J. Hill | Editor: Rob Levin

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