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Nailbiter #3

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By Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski

Joshua Williamson is certainly a writer that has gotten a lot of notoriety lately. It’s well deserved as he has had some very good books come out recently; Ghosted and Nailbiter have been well written and well received. Williamson has managed to keep things interesting in both titles so far and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down soon.

One of the great things about Joshua Williamson is that he takes chances with his books. This issue switched things up a little bit in terms of how the story was told, and it ended up working very well. Starting off with Carroll’s notes about Edward Warren was an interesting way to kick the book off, it also allowed us to see how a special agent viewed the infamous nail biter. The list of suspects also continues to grow this issue as we get an odd comment from a few of the locals that Williamson planted on purpose. Williamson really flexes his horror muscles as he gives us some downright creepy panels near the end of the book in which the lights in the morgue continue to flicker. The scene is done very well on all fronts and shows Williamson’s ability to craft a thriller.

The art by Mike Henderson continues to improve with each issue he draws. As a lynch mob goes after Ed Warren, their leader is holding a noose staring right at the reader, and we can definitely feel the fear for what is going to happen next. Henderson draws this title with great emotion, and it shows on every page. The expressions on Warren’s face the entire issue are similar to that of Hannibal Lecter; sinister and extremely interesting. The art work Of Henderson is complimented greatly by the colors of Adam Guzowski, who does a great job of adding shading and blood. An excellent job from this dynamic duo, and they only seem to be getting better.

This is the most intriguing issue yet, and Williamson is just getting started. It seems that everything is improving with each issue, which will hopefully continue for the long haul. Williamson’s impressive storytelling continues and Henderson is really coming into his own. This has all the making of a classic mystery comic and we’re only 3 issues in!

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