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Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
« il: 04 Maggio 2014, 16:30:29 »


  • NAILBITER - SCORRERÀ IL SANGUE VOL.1

    di Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
    16,8x25,6, B+al, 128 pp, col.
    € 14,90

    Da dove vengono i serial killer? E perché la cittadina di Buckaroo, in Oregon, ha dato i natali a sedici dei seriali killer più bastardi del pianeta? Queste due folgoranti domande sono l’innesco narrativo di NAILBITER, la nuova serie targata Image Comics e creata da Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Birthright). Il protagonista della storia è l’agente Nicholas Finch. Lavora per l'Agenzia per la Sicurezza Nazionale e ha il compito di risolvere il mistero.

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    PREVIEW: NAILBITER #1



    STORY BY
    Joshua Williamson
    ART BY
    Mike Henderson
    COLORS BY
    Adam Guzowski
    LETTERS BY
    John J. Hill
    COVER BY
    Mike Henderson
    PUBLISHER
    Image Comics
    COVER PRICE:
    $2.99
    RELEASE DATE
    Wed, May 7th, 2014

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=21486
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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #2 il: 07 Maggio 2014, 20:24:23 »


  • Spoiler  :
    I admit it – I bite my nails. And even though my mother likes to call me out on it, I hardly think it’s a criminal offense. Nailbiter, however, makes me worried a serial killer might end up disagreeing with me. Josh Williamson’s story is predicated all on Buckaroo, Oregon, and Edward “the Nailbiter” Warren. Though this is only the first issue, Williamson and artists Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski do a phenomenal job in making this small, unassuming town come to life. Between their unique premise in the Nailbiter, their ability to flesh out a setting in near-record time, and giving our protagonist Finch a clear goal to work towards, Williamson and the team have set themselves up for success.
    Serial killers have been done before, there’s no questioning that – the most recent coming to mind being The Following. I’ll be willing to bet, though, that the M.O.s of any serial killers before this weren’t nearly as interesting as someone killing people who bite their nails, keep them until the nails grow back, kill the hostages, and then bite off the nails. It’s original, terrifying, and brings the reader into the story by the third page because we all have bitten our nails before. Henderson and Guzowski really accentuate the horror aspect of it all: in the one page was see the Nailbiter actually biting nails, the scene is horrifying. His candid attitude is paired with the realistic blood spatters, frightening corpses that look almost too lifelike, and the sickening coloring that ties the disturbing feeling together.
    The one major pitfall in the story is the protagonist. There’s nothing wrong with the premise of it – in fact, Williamson’s choice in characterizing the protagonist as a haunted, suicidal, overly aggressive, anger-prone cop gives Finch several inherent obstacles to overcome as he searches for his friend. The problem lies in the fact that the reason for Finch’s aggressive and depressed behavior is left a mystery – one that looks like Williamson will expand on in further issues. To understand the background in Finch’s problems would help readers predict what he would do next, which would only engage them more in the story. At this point, we’re not sure how Finch will react to things; it’s the entire premise of the story that’s drawing us in, not Finch himself. Hopefully in the next couple of issues, Williamson will finish rounding out Finch’s character so he can completely drive the narrative forward into what appears to be a thrilling tale.
    Besides that, Williamson and the team do wonders in creating a diverse cast. Although Finch is the only racially diverse member of the cast, the fact that there’s an array of male and female characters and body types really pushes the believability of the story forward. Henderson excels in making characters look separate and distinct from one another, Williamson does a great job in creating the voices of these characters, so none sound too similar, and Guzowski bridges it all together his subtle techniques in blending scenes together, such as how there’s an overarching shade of red during the horror store scene.

    These small things add up to create a synergy that simply makes this comic stand out. Combining elements of horror, mystery, and suspense, Nailbiter is a story for anyone looking to get down and dirty with something eerie, creepy, sinister, or all of the above. If you can’t get behind these characters, become invested in the plot, or wonder what’s going to happen next as Finch and Edward “the Nailbiter” Warren come face to face, Nailbiter will – at the very least – make you think twice before you nibble on those cuticles.

    Review by Michael Moccio
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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #4 il: 09 Maggio 2014, 14:39:54 »
  • ma come si fa a dare 2,5? bah...

    Ammetto che all'inizio avevo un po' snobbato questa serie, però il primo numero mi è piacuto parecchio, mannaggia a me.

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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #5 il: 11 Maggio 2014, 08:17:51 »
  • Piaciuto molto anche a me il #1! Il finale m'ha messo una curiosità pazzesca, continuerò sicuramente a seguire la serie...
    (Maledetta Image :lolle:)

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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #6 il: 30 Maggio 2014, 19:28:06 »
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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #7 il: 03 Giugno 2014, 23:50:41 »


  • Spoiler  :
    Serial killers never strike once - and it looks like there's no rest for Nailbiter, as well. After a criminally good first issue, Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson rally for a successful second issue that builds upon this series' striking collection of characters. There's no sophomore slump from this team, as Nailbiter continues to go for the jugular.

    The first issue opened up with visceral terror, as we joined a SWAT team on their raid of the abbatoir of one Edward Charles Warren, the cannibal killer known as the Nailbiter. This second issue begins with a sense of outrage - namely, us watching as Warren gets off literally hundreds of criminal charges completely scot-free. Josh Williamson is able to have his cake and eat it, too, not just content with a horror story, but giving equal credence to the law and order aspects as well. Not only that, but by showing the smug look on Warren's face now, we're invested in this story - it's not so much that we want to see our heroes win. We just want to see that monster burn.

    Williamson also does good work continuing to build up his heroes. Williamson builds his characters as truly interesting foils for the sick namesake of this book. Finch, who was drawn to Buckaroo to find a missing colleague, shares at least a few... occupational skills with at least one member of this town of budding serial killers. And to have the city's top cop Crane have a romantic history with the most infamous (and acquitted) killer in the city's history? That provides a lot of fertile narrative ground for this story, which doesn't forget to show a couple of moments of gross gore and even a burst or two of shocking violence.

    Artist Mike Henderson continues to dominate with this issue, as he straddles that line between cartoony and atmospheric. You'd think that his expressive characters might be too over-the-top for a series like Nailbiter, but he conveys fear, anger, smuggness, and even beats like a charred-up corpse with confidence. He's got one great moment where we watch Warren cooking a stew, as we see some finger-like bones ominously jutting out from the surface of the liquid. Colorist Adam Guzowski keeps Henderson's artwork on an even keel, never sacrificing clarity or the downright evil atmosphere of this town.

    One issue is an occurrence. Two is a coincidence. A third might just mean a patter. Nailbiter is well on its way to becoming a serially entertaining bit of serial entertainment. The writing is on point, the art is expressive and a new flavor from much on the stands today, and - most importantly - the conclusion of this book's second issue makes me truly excited for what comes next. There's no other way to say it - this creative team nails it.

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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #8 il: 04 Giugno 2014, 23:28:32 »
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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #10 il: 06 Giugno 2014, 01:18:47 »
  • Nailbiter #2 (Published by Image Comics; Review by Forrest C. Helvie; 'Rama Rating: 9 out of 10):

    After establishing the town of Buckaroo, Oregon, as the "serial killer capital" of the United States and setting up the narrative's primary trajectory with Finch's search for his missing FBI agent friend, Williamson really begins to differentiate Nailbiter from the pack of crime procedural stories out there. There's a touch of Hannibal Lector in Edward Warren – the Nailbiter – who law enforcement officers must work with in order to find the whereabouts of the missing agent. However, Williamson adds a unique twist through complicating matters with a past romance between the sheriff and Warren. Meanwhile, Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski do phenomenal work in crafting panels from a variety of perspectives that chill and thrill from hints of what may or may not be something utterly gruesome cooking in a pot or someone sinister in the dark plotting against Finch and Crane. The art is visceral enough to make you wince at times, but not so much to keep you from quickly turning from one page to the next.
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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #11 il: 30 Giugno 2015, 19:21:20 »
  • In cerca di un po' di horror ho provato pure questa, qualche commento a caldissimo:
    Letto tutto il volume di Nailbiter, mi sento di consigliarlo, non sono un esperto di horror, ma questo piuttosto che puntare sull'effetto immediato splatter questo va più sul sottile. Il mistero è intrigante poi e si avverte un'aurea di soprannaturalità. Vedremo come si evolve col secondo ciclo (vedendo anche la fine del primo), che conto di mettere in carrello a breve, perché ti fa davvero venir voglia di saperne di più.
    Peccato che il protagonista non è il serial killer come mi aspettavo fosse, ma c'è più una coralità di personaggi. E la città assume un ruolo abbastanza centrale nei giochi, come spesso capita nelle piccole località americane.

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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #12 il: 01 Luglio 2015, 10:10:56 »
  • Un po' leggerino per i miei gusti (non a livello di splatter, intendo proprio come narrazione e come atmosfere), però si fa leggere molto bene e la parte Mystery tiene attaccati al volume.

    Con calma recupero pure il secondo tpb.
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    « Risposta #13 il: 01 Luglio 2015, 11:24:01 »
  • Un po' leggerino per i miei gusti (non a livello di splatter, intendo proprio come narrazione e come atmosfere), però si fa leggere molto bene e la parte Mystery tiene attaccati al volume.

    Con calma recupero pure il secondo tpb.
    Sì, forse poteva osare di più in alcune parti. Ma come autore emergente mi sta piacendo davvero tanto!

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    Re:Nailbiter - di Joshua Williamson
    « Risposta #14 il: 01 Luglio 2015, 12:04:08 »
  • Pure a me piace parecchio, tra le nuovissime leve mi sembra quello più continuo.

     
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