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The Nice House on the Lake #8 (of 12)

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Universal acclaim

Based on 10 critic ratings.

With Walter living among his friends in the house, has the impossible happened? Have their lives actually…improved? Perhaps for some-but how are things going for the one housemate whose place Walter took?

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28 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Graphic Policy

    It’s incredible to think that Nice House can still add more questions to the central plot this late in the game. And yet, that’s exactly what it does. There’s a hint things will come crashing down hard soon, but it looks like there’s still time to deepen the mysteries Tynion and Martínez Bueno have left unclear thus far. Opening the mystery box, though, will be quite the event when we finally get the chance to.
  • 100

    DC Comics News

    I read and then buy every issue and I recommend this series to anyone and everyone I meet. The Nice House On The Lake isn't just a great horror story, it's a solid example of just what the medium of comics can accomplish. This is as good a story as you'll ever read anywhere, in prose, script, or any other medium. This is one of the finest works of the imagination I've ever had the pleasure of reading and every chapter leaves me wanting more.
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    This slow-burn horror series never fails to surprise, and its "paradise is no less eerie than the previous incarnation.
  • 95

    Comics Bookcase

    If last issue left me feeling disoriented, this issue straightened out my understanding of what is happening here and where it is all headed next. The Nice House on the Lake #8 is a great reminder that this is one of the best books in monthly comics.
  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: James Tynion IV delivers some great tension in this story. Sarah’s perspective on Walter is great character development and the reader can see how the seeds for their current predicament were planted in their relationships with him. I love all of the mystery elements in the plot and how Walter’s control over the situation and the people in it continues to wane based on their personalities and relationship to him and each other. I cannot wait to see what happens next. The Art: Alvaro Martinez Bueno crafts some brilliantly detailed and stylized art throughout the issue. The world of this story benefits beautifully from Martinez Bueno’s style as the dark, noir qualities of the story come to life on the page.
  • 90


    Another solid, but slow issue with the tension again rising as the cracks in the group show we're about to come to a head over the next few issues. By far and away Bueno's artwork again shines bright here by using window reflections to highlight feelings of isolation.
  • 90


    Prepare to be enticed with new information, dread, unease, and terror. The Nice House on the Lake #8 continues to be an exploration of character inside a mystery box you can't turn away from. That mystery box is both literal and figurative as you attempt to solve its mysteries.
  • 80

    Each issue of The Nice House on the Lake reads like an event unto itself, which is important for a comic book series limited to 12 issues that still draws natural comparisons to classic sci-fi conspiracy dramas like Lost and The Prisoner. Issue #8 provides the story something of a montage as it builds out the setting, core conflicts, and the cast in an inexact, but "long-enough" period of time to sense that the long-foreshadowed climax is nearing. It's a reminder that even when the series is engaged in table setting, The Nice House on the Lake builds tension and intrigue masterfully with each page turn in one of the most exciting comics mysteries of 2022.
  • 80

    Bleeding Cool

    This series has been messing with your mind from its first page, and it hasn't slowed down once. There's no telling where this is all going in the best possible way.
  • 80

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