Creator Owned Heroes #5

Creator Owned Heroes #5

Writer: Steve Niles, Jay Russel, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Andrew Ritchie, Jerry Lando, Paul Mounts Artist: Dave Johnson, Andrew Ritchie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Part one of a brand new four-part story. Introducing Killswitch, an enigmatic, and devastatingly handsome killer with a fetish for blunt force, a strong code of honor, and more than a few skeletons in his closet. Killswitch is drawn into a game of death with the world's top assassins to find out who is behind the contract on his head - and why.

A brand new two-part story begins, as a family living in the old west must reconcile that someone close to them might be a killer, or worse. A dark tale of haunting family dedication and the price we pay for love.

PLUS! An interview with AMANDA CONNER, art galleries, con photos, and original articles all celebrating the creator owned spirit.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 10, 2012

    As someone who fancies himself as a future comic scribe, I love reading this comic eachmonth because of the tips and tricks Im taught by guys who are already doing it for aliving. Im sorry if I sound like a broken record, but if youre looking to get into comicsin any form: buy Creator-Owned Heroes every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Oct 10, 2012

    As always, Creator Owned Heroescontains a ton of additional material; this issue includes an interview with top-talent artist Amanda Conner, as well as questions from Palmiotti's twitter followers and an article on writing comics. If the conclusion of the initial stories made you consider dropping this book, you better think again. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 24, 2012

    You get a lot here for your dollar, including the start of two interesting stories. Add those together with interviews, tips and more, and it's easy to recommend this issue and the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Oct 15, 2012

    This time around we're treated on an incredibly fun James Bondish tale called Killswitch, and a Western called Black Sparrow. Killswitch was great to the point that I hope it gets its own series soon. It's really just James Bond if he moved to the private sector as opposed to killing for MI6. If you like Bond you'll like this. Black Sparrow seem like it could be good but it was too slow of an opening chapter to really catch my attention. Add to this that the cliffhanger leads me to believe that a genre twist is about to happen and you've go something I'm only half interested in as with the switch from western to horror next chapter we'll have to have a re-establishing chapter. Based on the lack of thrills from the first establishing chapter I'm not holding my breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate Oct 10, 2012

    Creator Owned Heroes is a blend of everything I love about Image Comics. The anthology offers up so many different genres of stories out there, and they all have a definitive ending. This is one aspect that made me like Killswitch more than I would have if it was an ongoing series: I know there will be an ending soon, and I enjoy a story all wrapped up neatly with a bow. I loved Black Sparrow because of the unique art used primarily as the storytelling, and it opened by eyes to creators and artists I was unfamiliar with. If neither of the two stories in Creator Owned Heroes #5 appealed to you, theres always the possibility that a different one will in a future issue. Its a great start for new or lapsed readers who want something different than cape-and-cowl fare. If you find the most current stories arent for you, at least know that there will be a new one straight from the creators soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Oct 15, 2012

    "I've been digging COH since day one, but I'd like to see something new and different from Palmiotti and Gray. They certainly know their audience and are great at these tales, but this book is all about taking chances. Let's see if they can liven up. Read Full Review

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