With another chapter released in its bloodsoaked series, Nailbiter continues to plunge the fictional town of Buckaroo into a maelstrom of murder and insanity. Not content with corrupting bus drivers, teenagers or the main cast themselves, Nailbiter #12 pays much deserved attention to the townspeople.
As Nailbiter enters its third arc it feels as if the series has found its comfort zone. The first few pages being a clear indicator with its dark dialogue and tense pacing.
Nailbiter has been a hell of a ride in the many months spent both reviewing and reading it but the Hack/Slash crossover (or the Nailbiter Crossover depending on preference) puts the series in a new light.
Nailbiter #10 is a prime example of great slow burn storytelling, allowing for more radical elements to fuse with the pre-existing scope of the series. Never quite stepped in the supernatural or suburban horror, it draws a fine line between both genres as you’ll find out.
Nailbiter #9 offers a lot of new developments for the series so far. A new killer is introduced whilst also revealing killers in the back-story of the series and the Nailbiter himself seeds his way into the history of Buckaroo yet again.
Nailbiter is a series like no other in the mainstream comic market: its a thriller, horror story and police procedural involving serial killers in a small fictitious American town called Buckaroo.
Nailbiter is continuing to grow on me as monthly comic. Built upon the premise of serial killers and an intricate plot of their origins, it pulls no punches. The gore can be quite intense, although nothing like say Hellraiser from Boom! Studios but it can be quite shocking. However Nailbiter #5 takes a break from the slaughter and gives us a nice breather issue.