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Stillwater #17

77
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

The secret of Stillwater is revealed!

And the town of Coldwater declares WAR!

The end of everything starts here!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
31 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BJSP5P2H

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An entertaining and intense story that beautifully ramps up the intrigue and action of the series. Zdarsky does a brilliant job of weaving the different narratives together and making all parts of it compelling. Even more compelling than the action are the conflicts between the characters and their philosophies. I cannot wait to see how those ideas to continue to clash.

    The Art: Ramon K. Perez delivers some beautiful, brutal and wonderfully detailed art throughout the issue. The action is visually thrilling and the art wonderfully contrasts some of the moments that have happened throughout the series.

  • 90

    COMICON

    ‘Stillwater’ #17 enters the endgame as the series roller coaster rides towards its concluding chapter, paying off tensions and horrors that have been festering for numerous issues. Everything about this series has just gotten better and better, creating a world and characters with such depth and complexity that it’s hard to believe we’ve only just met them in the recent past.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Stillwater #17 is an impressive penultimate issue, managing to both frame the conflicts for the oversized finale to come and make poignant final statements on its characters and metaphor. (…) Stillwater #17 builds an impressive degree of momentum bound to keep readers considering both this series’ story and its ideas until the last chapter arrives, especially given its genuinely stunning final page.

  • 80

    POP: Culture and Comics

    Overall, I’m still really enjoying this series although I’m slightly worried about how it will end as we draw to the inevitable conclusion. We haven’t had any of the questions answered that were raised by the revaluations of the last issue. Up until this point it had answered questions of things but managed to keep its mystery too. Although I fear that what has happened could ruin either the mystery or the story from having a poor explanation.

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About the Author: Chip Zdarsky

In the ever-evolving landscape of comic books, Chip Zdarsky emerges as a figure of immense creativity and versatility. Known for infusing his narratives with both humor and emotional depth, Zdarsky has charted a course through the comic book universe that is as diverse as it is compelling. From the groundbreaking humor of “Sex Criminals” to the gritty streets of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” his journey is a testament to a talent that refuses to be pigeonholed.

The man behind the pseudonym, Steve Murray, became a household name with “Sex Criminals,” co-created with Matt Fraction. This series broke new ground with its audacious blend of comedy, romance, and the supernatural. It was here that Zdarsky’s knack for balancing wit with genuine storytelling first shone, earning the series critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

Zdarsky’s portfolio, however, spans a broad spectrum. His unique voice has breathed new life into “Howard the Duck,” where he explored themes of identity and belonging, and his run on Marvel’s “Daredevil” has been celebrated for its moral complexity and rich character development. But Zdarsky’s talents are not limited to writing. As an artist, he has lent his distinct visual style to numerous projects, enhancing his narratives with expressive artistry and dynamic visuals.

In recent years, Zdarsky has ventured into the shadowy alleys of Gotham City, bringing his distinctive flair to the world of Batman. His work on Batman titles has quickly garnered attention for its fresh take on the Dark Knight, blending the character’s traditional brooding intensity with new layers of psychological depth. Through stories that delve into Batman’s complex psyche and the morally ambiguous landscape of Gotham, Zdarsky adds to the rich tapestry of Batman lore, proving yet again his ability to navigate and innovate within established universes.

Beyond his impressive body of work, Zdarsky’s engagement with the comic book community — through social media, conventions, and insightful industry commentary — has made him a beloved figure among fans and fellow creators. His contributions have not only earned him awards and nominations but have also solidified his role as a pivotal voice in contemporary comics.

As Chip Zdarsky continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City, his journey exemplifies the power of storytelling in comic books — where humor meets heroism, and the human condition is explored in the flicker of a bat signal against the night sky. For those drawn to the art of comics, Zdarsky’s work offers a masterclass in creativity, inviting readers into worlds both wildly imaginative and intensely real.

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