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Nailbiter, Vol. 3: Blood in the Water

(Nailbiter #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,607 ratings  ·  131 reviews
"Where do serial killers come from?" and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he'll have to team up with the infamous Edward "Nailbiter" Warren to do it. In the 3rd installment of this "killer" series find out... Does the Nailbiter ...more
Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published September 2nd 2015 by Image Comics
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Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Final Rating: 4.25 stars

Well damn! Just when I thought I'd finally have more answers, you get more questions.


○ We all know that Crane and Warren had history. It used time jumps to tell the history between both these characters. It worked for me. To be fair, I thought they had tons of chemistry

○ You still don't know shit about what's going on in this town. Every time you think you're closer to the truth, the story will take you further away from it - just th
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

This is a LOT more cohesive than the last volume - the unfortunate thing is, it STILL refuses to answer ANY questions. Issues 11 and 12 here just DRAG out the confrontation with Edward Warren and even at the end of issue 15, where the Buckaroo serial killers come from and what Edward Warren knows about it is STILL a mystery.

But my coworker gave me volume 4 - and let's face it, I've read worse. This could have been far, far worse. Hell, at least the whole volume led to something ins
Marianna Neal
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
And we're back with the mystery horror that is Nailbiter! Loved this volume, it throws the reader right into action and doesn't let go until the last page. It reveals some interesting background for characters, but more importantly, it dives deeper into the secrets of Buckaroo and the killers. On the graphic side of things, vol. 3 definitely has more gore than the previous volume, so be prepared for that. If you enjoyed the first volume, you will love this one as well. I can't get enough of the ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some really cool backstory side by side eith the current story. Really cool horror elements. Loving it
James DeSantis
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The only negative is waiting for the next one. Great little horror titles. If you LOVE serial killers you'll love this one!
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-thriller
A great deal of background is revealed in this volume. It's worth the wait if you made it this far. Buckaroo's dark history isn't reinventing the horror genre, but the author does a good job of keeping the end game hidden still. I for one won't give up on this series even if it's likely to end as flatly as horror tends to do. The ride is too much fun.

Finch resorts to torturing Warren to find answers. FBI agent Barker wakes up in an animal cage, unsure how she got there. The Bee-man is there too
Juan Carlos
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finch y Crane avanzan en la investigación con la ayuda de Warren y empiezan a encontrar las piezas del rompecabezas de los carniceros de Buckaroo.
Sangre, thriller, terror... esta serie lo tiene todo.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Things really heat up in this volume. We get to see the Sheriff and Nailbiter's backstory from when they dated in high school. We also finally get some more info on what is really going on in this crazy town.
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probablemente, la serie que con más ganas espero al siguiente tomo en la actualidad.
Robert Timmons
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nailbiter tells the story of a fictitious town where a number of serial killers grew up. Volume 3 sees a lot of interaction between the titular character and the Detectives trying to get to the bottom of this phenomenon, 4.5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ✨ ...more
Sooraya Evans
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I can't imagine what it was like for those folks who bought the single issues making up this volume.
The constant teasing but no answer. Ugh.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is so damn good. It's gory, sarcastic, scary, and action packed. Mysteries abound and characters are morally ambiguous. This series gives the readers everything we need to stay engaged, intrigued, horrified, and utterly entertained.
Tyler Hayes
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
On the one hand, I find the core question of this series so interesting, and the clues they have dropped so weird, that I feel compelled to finish it. On the other, some of the devices employed to keep the question unanswered feel really contrived. There is a lot of Tomato in the Mirror going on in this story (read: lots of information that the characters clearly have, that they have no reason not to show or discuss in a way that reveals it to the reader, but that is hidden from the reader throu ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2015-reads
This series is just incredible. It grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. My heart rate was actually increasing while reading this volume. It builds tension so well. I loved seeing the background of some of the characters and I look forward to when they reveal what the hell is going on with this town. I love how layered the story is how it flips back and forth between plot lines. Brilliantly done, by far one of my favorite series I've ever read. Can't wait for more!
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La intensidad sube un grado. Sí, aquí hay una serie de televisión deseando ser adaptada. Todavía no sé si vacía, pero su potencial para el suspense está fuera de cuestión.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
That is all.
Christa  Seeley
More edge of your seat serial killer madness. Love it.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The history of the Buckaroo murderers go deeper and redder. Aaargghh!
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! Holy crap! I need the rest of this now!
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series continues to be both twisted and nuts and I continue to be thoroughly entertained. In this volume Warren tries to be of help to Finch and the others - but of course how far can you trust Warren. How far can you really trust anyone, there's revelations abound here and while some of them may be obvious they still come off as complete surprises and add perfectly to the insanity of this series. There's something up with everyone, buy their own secrets or by someone else's interference, t ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is the third volume in the series. It's about a town where 16 serial killer come from and the mystery surrounding it.

I like it, I want to know why this town have that many serial killers and I like the characters and the artwork. My problem, and this goes for almost every comic/graphic novel I've read, they're just too short. This series has six volumes (I don't even know if the sixth one is the last), and we are just at the surface of the mystery, because not a lot happens in each volume,
Camilo Guerra
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Me ha gustado Y MUCHO. La historia avanza, te da pistas de a poco, apenas galletitas mientras te promete algo grande detrás pero que no aparece aun, aunque ahora lo yes, lo sientes...,los personajes te importan un poco mas, sobre todo la Sheriff y Muerdeuñas, el agente del FBI pueden ser devorados y picaditos y no me importaría menos. La historia de la ciudad y sus habitantes se hace un poco mas presente, mientras el arte de Henderson crece a manera geometrica en este tomo, se sale en las escena ...more

I was soooo close to finding out the secrets of this town, and then I get slapped with a TO BE CONTINUED... gah.

I'm enjoying this comic series. It's definitely disturbing, but I want to know what is going on. I also can't decide how I feel about Nailbiter/Warren. I mean, sometimes he can be funny, and then I remember that he's killed a bunch of people and is scary. Will be continuing with this one, it just might be awhile until the next volume comes into my hands.
Trish Isiderio
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Rating: 3.5

This is too fucking much. My nerves are shot and I'm jumping at the sight of my shadow. But, I keep coming back for more. *Bill voice* this is my most masochistic.
This volume is action-packed and fast-paced, more plot focused than the previous ones. It made up for the lack of development in the characters with with thrill and suspense, laying one event on top of the other. Had it been any other story, it would have been frustrating, but it seems to be just the right style for
Suite, mais non la fin, de la série.
Nous avons enfin quelques réponses, mais rassurez vous l'auteur nous en rajoute quelques-unes histoire de bien nous faire mariner.
Sur un rythme cardiaque, les actions giclent à la manière du sang et ne nous laissent pas de répit.
Le personnage de Warren prend de plus en plus d'importance et gagne en complexité, il en devient sympathique et c'est assez déroutant d'être touché par ce serial killer.

Sur le plan graphique, nous avons dans ce tome, des mises en pa
Edward Charles Warren (aka Nailbiter), a serial killer from a small town that seems to breed serial killers, teases our leads with the possibility of information.

This volume did a good job of holding out a nugget of information - rudely snatched away - possibility - bam! Let's face it: you don't read this series of graphic novels if you're looking for subtlety or tact. If you want a mind-blowing amount of blood and gore, you've got it. I'll continue the series because I want to know the answers
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

My God, that was incredible. So much happened! SO MANY TWISTS.


I honestly can't think of anything constructive to say, guys. I enjoyed myself immensely and feel so satisfied after having read this. The story is really coming along, and after the slight disappointment that was volume 2 I found it so easy to remember why I love this series so much.

4.5 - So utterly close to perfection, but I know this series can give even more.
Jamie Connolly
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Outstanding work. Joshua Williamson is one of the best out there and, in my opinion of course, underrated. Between this and "Birthright" has got 2 of the best on-going series' around. Not to leave out "Ghosted" and what he did with the flash.
Nailbiter is so much more than murder mystery/horror show. Mythology and world building expanding story lines and pacing are all great. Nothing run of the mill about this comic.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
-resolved some things started in the second issue (caves, beeman)
-developed relationship between Crane and Warren
-Cool scene with like 30 something boxes going though three different scenes (iteregation, beeman's murder and the FBI lady's reactions); was really well done and built suspense really well
-inner mantra "oh shit oh shit"
-I'm very excited for the next issue
Ryan Werner
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I read these last four trades in a mad dash, pretty sucked into the story! That said, I don't remember exactly what happens in this one. Looks like Barker's murderous origin, a flashback with Crane/Warren, a big reveal about Alice, and Carroll finally waking up. Fun stuff, nothing I'm thinking too critically about.
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