Mind Capsules – Nailbiter #12 and Wolf Moon #6

Nailbiter #12
Nailbiter #12

Writer – Joshua Williamson
Artist – Mike Henderson, Adam Markiewicz
Colours – Adam Guzowski

Nicholas Finch is tired of the investigation into the serial killers of Buckaroo going nowhere and so he is going to get some answers one way or another out of the Nailbiter, Edward Charles Warren. Ending up at Sherif Crane’s house, Warren decides to spill the secrets of Buckaroo and their Butchers for reasons known only to him though things take a turn for the worse when a newly formed religious lynch mob shows up at her door. The saga of the small town that breeds the world’s worst serial killers continues onwards thanks to Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson and with a helping hand, Adam Markiewicz. Williamson injects a bit of urgency into this issue as Warren starts to relate his story for once it starts it is like the floodgates opening and while it is told at a leisurely pace, you cannot wait for him to get to the big secret that has been hinted at throughout the course of the series. The Nailbiter’s origin is a fun if disturbing tale for Edward begins his story where he chooses which, as coincidence would have it is with him, and it sees him start it where many origin stories tend to, with Edward as a child. We learn a few things about the man, specifically that he has always had his strange proclivities suggesting that he was born like that and not made and it only goes on from there. There are other things going on as well such as what is going on with Agent Barker. The last we saw of her she was being held prisoner and forced to watch sights nobody should see and now that she has returned, it may not be for the best. Also up to no good is the local preacher who has decided to rid the town of the evil that plagues it but by doing so, he may have just set himself on a path he cannot come back from. Tense and suspenseful with a good dash of horror, Nailbiter continues to be a fantastic book each and every month.

4 out of 5

Wolf Moon #6
Wolf Moon #6

Writer – Cullen Bunn
Artist – Jeremy Huan
Colours – Lee Loughridge

Dillon and Cayce finally come to the end of the road as they discover what they need and who they need to defeat to take down the werewolf they seek. Cullen Bunn and Jeremy Huan have taken the reader on quite a wild ride over the course of this miniseries, starting the book out with what seemed like your average werewolf tale and then adding their own spin to the mythos. Involving tales of folklore and witchcraft, their tale of the werewolf becomes even more horrific than what is normally portrayed in print of onscreen and makes this book stand out as a fun little piece of fiction. There is a lot of action in this book and as Dillon and his girlfriend Cayce come into contact with the big bad, they find that perhaps it is more than they can handle as the beast is just that and refuses to fall when in the thick of the battle. By all accounts the miniseries can be considered a success and it would be nice to see our two heroes return in another if our creators have a mind for it. Jeremy Huan’s artwork is perfectly suited for this very moody and bloody tale and paired with Bunn’s strong writing, this book has been nothing short of excellent. Grab this issue, grab the rest and enjoy a werewolf story that is unlike any other.

3.5 out of 5

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