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PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled wi PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters... but are their monsters more horrific than his? Collects VINYL #1-6


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PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled wi PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters... but are their monsters more horrific than his? Collects VINYL #1-6

30 review for Vinyl

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    Serial killers, blood, guts and gore.. it's basically Image out-Imageing itself. I even read Plastic after reading this, thinking this might be some sort of sequel. It's only a sequel in terms of serial killers and gore, not in characters or plot. It is a better written book, though, it has a more complex plot. You don't get to see a lot of the violence and fighting, and it becomes clear why when you do get to see some of that action - it's pretty hard to discern what is happening. This does have Serial killers, blood, guts and gore.. it's basically Image out-Imageing itself. I even read Plastic after reading this, thinking this might be some sort of sequel. It's only a sequel in terms of serial killers and gore, not in characters or plot. It is a better written book, though, it has a more complex plot. You don't get to see a lot of the violence and fighting, and it becomes clear why when you do get to see some of that action - it's pretty hard to discern what is happening. This does have the effect that you can't see the difference between our main characters dispatching several enemies with ease, and suddenly having a hard time with another. The parameters are unclear, and so are the stakes. Extra half a star for trusting the reader to get up to speed with what the hell is happening and what these people are to eachother, although I can easily see that being off-putting to other readers. 2.5 stars (Picked up an ARC through Edelweiss)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Nailbiter vibes, but goofier and with less backstory. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.63 Nailbiter vibes, but goofier and with less backstory. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 Total review score: 2.63

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    A serial killer with Alzheimer's enlists a few colleagues to help him rescue the FBI agent on his tail from the bunker of the cult holding said agent prisoner. Yeah, that old chestnut. The story isn't always the clearest, but the art carries it through, with a look that reminded me of Invincible, lovely and clean even when the action it depicts is neither. If there are any direct links to the same creators' Plastic, I missed them, but the clear thematic kinship reminded me of Tynion and Donovan' A serial killer with Alzheimer's enlists a few colleagues to help him rescue the FBI agent on his tail from the bunker of the cult holding said agent prisoner. Yeah, that old chestnut. The story isn't always the clearest, but the art carries it through, with a look that reminded me of Invincible, lovely and clean even when the action it depicts is neither. If there are any direct links to the same creators' Plastic, I missed them, but the clear thematic kinship reminded me of Tynion and Donovan's -etic trilogy, and I like that. I was also glad to see some Vegemite representation, though given it was being endorsed by the younger serial killers who are pretty much infuriating wannabes except that they also turned out to have a knack for it, maybe I shouldn't have been. (Edelweiss ARC)

  4. 4 out of 5

    April Gray

    This is a big long gore-fest, so if you like that sort of thing, you'll dig this. The twisty-turny story is confusing at first (well, throughout), but gets... honestly? Only slightly less confusing as it goes along. You have an F.B.I. agent having coffee with the aging serial killer he's been working on taking down, when a group of cultists from an all-female death cult show up to "escort" the agent back to their compound for whatever revenge the cult leader has planned for him. Serial killer de This is a big long gore-fest, so if you like that sort of thing, you'll dig this. The twisty-turny story is confusing at first (well, throughout), but gets... honestly? Only slightly less confusing as it goes along. You have an F.B.I. agent having coffee with the aging serial killer he's been working on taking down, when a group of cultists from an all-female death cult show up to "escort" the agent back to their compound for whatever revenge the cult leader has planned for him. Serial killer decides he must rescue his friend, and rounds up a gang of fellow serial killers and a kidnapped agent to break into the cult's compound. Along the way we get little hints dropped about why this is happening, and flashbacks to fill in background on some of the characters. And of course, there's lots and lots and lots of gore, blood, guts, eyeballs getting gauged out, limbs being ripped off, bodies being broken, etc. The ending is ambiguous, and I mostly understand what happened, but the why behind everything doesn't really get explained very well, and yeah, I'm kinda lost. Still, it did keep me interested enough to want to finish reading, and while gore really isn't my jam, the art and colors did a fine job of conveying the horror of it all with pizazz. In fact, the vagueness of the story (which could've been developed into something truly horrifying) makes it seem as though the art, the visuals of the story, are the main focus rather than the words being equal. A decent offering, could've been better, but could definitely have been worse.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Oh dear. For someone who dislikes DNF-ing graphic novels, this was a case of it being perfectly justified. There's something about a guy trying to bring a serial killer in without scaring the natives, only to get kidnapped or his daughter ends up with some sexy death cult thing. And lo and behold said serial killer goes to his rescue, with the teddy bear mask that is clearly supposed to be human skin, and despite the Jedward of the serial killer world, who come complete with their Men at Work-re Oh dear. For someone who dislikes DNF-ing graphic novels, this was a case of it being perfectly justified. There's something about a guy trying to bring a serial killer in without scaring the natives, only to get kidnapped or his daughter ends up with some sexy death cult thing. And lo and behold said serial killer goes to his rescue, with the teddy bear mask that is clearly supposed to be human skin, and despite the Jedward of the serial killer world, who come complete with their Men at Work-referencing "jokes". Oh, and no six pages are on the same section of the timeline as the ones overleaf. Who's gutting who, who's controlling who, who's bathing in whose blood – questions whose answers mean naff all.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Harry Jahnke

    I feel like this could have been really great had I known what the hell was going on. This is a solid second half of a great story with just no beginning. We're immediately thrown into a universe where a super hero team of serial killers is fighting a sexy Karen who walks around naked in a curtain and trying to rescue an FBI agent. And im not necessarily complaining about that, mind. I just wish I knew who we had gotten here. Everything moved so fast and made such little sense that I found mysel I feel like this could have been really great had I known what the hell was going on. This is a solid second half of a great story with just no beginning. We're immediately thrown into a universe where a super hero team of serial killers is fighting a sexy Karen who walks around naked in a curtain and trying to rescue an FBI agent. And im not necessarily complaining about that, mind. I just wish I knew who we had gotten here. Everything moved so fast and made such little sense that I found myself getting lost a lot. Cool idea, neat art, poor execution.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shay

    I read this in one sitting. I could not put it down! I appreciate books that make you root for the "bad guys". They were relatable in some ways but also very human.They made you feel the closeness of relationships and humanized most of the characters. (Some arent meant to be humanized.) The way various forms of love and living were shown whether we agreed with it or not were all respected. I would totally read more about any of these characters if more books came out. I Loved this! I read this in one sitting. I could not put it down! I appreciate books that make you root for the "bad guys". They were relatable in some ways but also very human.They made you feel the closeness of relationships and humanized most of the characters. (Some arent meant to be humanized.) The way various forms of love and living were shown whether we agreed with it or not were all respected. I would totally read more about any of these characters if more books came out. I Loved this!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mike Jorgensen

    I would give this 3.5 stars, sadly Goodreads doesn't have that option. I liked it a lot, especially for a hack-and-slash serial killer story. It is a fund, good characters, but nothing particularly profound. Whether you take this as good or bad, it felt like a Quentin Tarantino film. I could have use about 4 more issues to give more background for Walter and Dennis, but I appreciate a good standalone story that does what it came to do and that is what you've got here. I would give this 3.5 stars, sadly Goodreads doesn't have that option. I liked it a lot, especially for a hack-and-slash serial killer story. It is a fund, good characters, but nothing particularly profound. Whether you take this as good or bad, it felt like a Quentin Tarantino film. I could have use about 4 more issues to give more background for Walter and Dennis, but I appreciate a good standalone story that does what it came to do and that is what you've got here.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Ervin

    It is as gruesome as horror can get, without ever breaking me like other series (Nailbiter being an example). However, there was some flaws in like telling where or when the characters are interacting even with all the title cards, I was sometimes a little loss till some serious violence happens. So, it's a mixed bag for sure. It is as gruesome as horror can get, without ever breaking me like other series (Nailbiter being an example). However, there was some flaws in like telling where or when the characters are interacting even with all the title cards, I was sometimes a little loss till some serious violence happens. So, it's a mixed bag for sure.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Fred

    I’ve never read a graphic novel quite like this. The violence of Nailbiter, art reminiscent of Tradd Moore, gore everywhere.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Miklos

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jak

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sheldon Champagne

  14. 5 out of 5

    Omnibuster

  15. 4 out of 5

    Honeyjam

  16. 4 out of 5

    Juanan Jones

  17. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Eccleston

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sean Wilkinson

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  20. 4 out of 5

    Collin Carefoot

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jason

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Still

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  24. 5 out of 5

    Seppe Van Ael

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

  26. 5 out of 5

    Arthur

  27. 5 out of 5

    Filip Smazal

  28. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kurt

  30. 4 out of 5

    Bobzen

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