Lady Killer #4

Lady Killer #4

Writer: Jamie S. Rich, Joelle Jones Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Josie is a happily dedicated housewife and mother in 1960s suburban Seattle-but she's keeping a secret from her family: she's also a contract killer with nerves of steel! But when the tables turn and she finds herself with a target on her own back, she looks for answers from another mysterious, deadly woman!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Mar 31, 2015

    Brilliantly paced, gloriously rendered and utterlyempowering, Lady Killer takes a refreshing look at the era of the quiet, subservient housewife and throws insome shockinglybrutal violence for good measure. Featuring slick dialogue, engaging characters and a slow build to what promises to be a show-stopping conclusion, I honestly cant recommend this series highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Apr 1, 2015

    Overall, this might have been my favorite issue of the series so far. I have no criticisms or qualms with it whatsoever. The action was great and very tense, the art is gorgeous as always, and the cliffhanger at the end has me very anxious to see the conclusion of this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Lauren Gallo Apr 28, 2015

    I still want to see more of Josie's backstory- how did she become a contracted killer? What is really ticking behind her perfected poker face? Maybe I'll get my answers in the next issue. If we're really winding down the end, I can't help but feel Lady Killer would make a fantastic movie or mini-series with its 60s nostalgia, gender subversion of the spy/assassin tropes, and the fact that it's been a rather tightly conceived and executed story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Mar 31, 2015

    This issue marks the best thus far for the series, which can be either a good or bad thing leading into the finale (which should theoretically be the best). The pacing is fun as the issue reads through seamlessly without a pause at all, and it works well. The characterization is well handled, especially to have built up her own struggle as a character and how she realizes this in others. This provides wonderful depth to characters that only showed up for a few panels. There is really very little wrong with this issue, it only remains to be seen if it can be capitalized on for the next and final part of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Mar 31, 2015

    Josie finds an unlikely ally or two heading into issue five and I can't wait to see how all this plays out. Issue four is a tour-De-force so I can only imagine what the conclusion will bring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Apr 1, 2015

    This issue, too, introduces a character who may be the audiences entry into the real Josie, beyond wife and mother, beyond spy; another woman who holds a similar position, who may have similar needs, but who first needs to trust and be trusted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 2, 2015

    Lady Killer #4 is another amazing chapter in what is quickly becoming the leading contender for best mini-series this year. Though one action sequence seems a bit short, the issue is otherwise page after page of top-notch story and art. There is only one issue left in this story, and there is absolutely no reason for anyone reading comics to be in the dark when it comes to Lady Killer. The conclusion drops in just thirty days, and it is sure to be fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 6, 2015

    It's moments like these where I remind myself to breathe and enjoy the ride while it lasts, because, like it or not, Josie's story is coming to a close next month. And while it looks like Jones and Rich will be going their separate ways to engage in other fruitful endeavors, if there was ever a book that needed its creative team to consider a sequel " or a full-on series, dammit " it was certainly Lady Killer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Mar 31, 2015

    Lady Killer #4 is not the best but still is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Apr 3, 2015

    Apart from one scene that left me wanting more – which isn't necessarily a bad thing – Lady Killer #4 was a solid story with beautiful artwork. Not only did it set all the pieces in motion for the final issue, it gave us a glimpse into how Josie's a completely different person around her daughters, even when “business” is being conducted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah Apr 1, 2015

    Quick paced and action packed. This issue has picked up a slightly shlumpy (if that's a word) previous issue. Action the whole way. I loved how Josie gets out of the situations she gets caught up in with grace, beauty and tact. This issue you also see that she isn't the only lady killer out there but the only one with great style and panache. I can't wait for the conclusion. :)

  • 8.0
    RumBlossom Apr 2, 2015

    Beautiful as usual. I was hoping to get more answers or a reasoning for all her actions in this comic, but looks like we have to wait for the final issue if at all. Costumes and artwork are great, but nothing incredibly shocking or unexpected about the overall story. Seems like a place marker for the ending, but it had some wonderful interactions and layout between Josie's boss and a couple in the last few pages.

  • 10
    Juanpk26 Apr 2, 2015

  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 8.5
    PurplePenguin Oct 30, 2015

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