Epic Kill #1

Epic Kill #1

Writer: Raffaele Ienco Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
4.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Hitmen and mercenaries from around the globe are ordered by the President to bring down an eighteen-year-old super assassin named Song - but she's going to turn the tables on them - and every kill is going to be epic!

Song has trained for years into adulthood to take revenge on the man responsible for her parents' deaths - the man who has just been elected President!

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyHancock May 1, 2012

    For some reason I always feel obligated to let you know if you're dealing with a limited/mini series. And in this case, you absolutely are. Epic Kill is a 5 part miniseries and issue #1 hits shelves on May 2nd. If you're in the market for something a little different, check it out. If you like, put three bucks and some change aside for the following 4 months and join me on the ride of seeing where this sucker goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 7, 2012

    The story is great and left me wanting more and the pages are nice to look at as explosive action and bloody fisticuffs ensures that the title lives up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 6, 2012

    This comic has great potential and I liked what Ienco had to say at the end of the book. It seems like this series is going to be a lot about death which is nice to see a book live up to its name. If you like female assassins (with a cool twist at the end) then I definitely recommend picking up this book. I am interested to see where Ienco takes this story next and that is all you can ask for from a first issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 2, 2012

    Here's the thing with Epic Kill. I wasn't a fan of this book, but that doesn't mean it's bad. There's so many elements of this issue that are right down the middle that it doesn't fit into a "good" or "bad" category. With Image Comics putting out so many great new series, I had high hopes for this issue, but I ended up being extremely disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa May 8, 2012

    I don't want to be too critical of Rafaelo Ienco. I have tried and failed at writing comics many times. He has a published graphic novel. He writes scripts for tv shows and movies. So who am I to tell him how to write his Image mini-series? Still, I think he could have done a better job communicating the universe we're in. Admittedly it's hard to level this accusation on a first issue, but I feel like Song is way too overpowered. If she can't be killed by bullets and she's faster than anything - if her firsts can cut through bone and muscle - then who or what can face her? I will review Epic Kill #2 and I hope that Rafaelo can change my mind because right now I think no one should waste money on this story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye May 3, 2012

    If you want a comic featuring a sexy girl kicking butts, then look no further, as this even comes with pin-ups and variant covers of her in her underwear. If you are looking for a story with a plot and direction, though, look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 5, 2012

    This is a new mini-series about a young femme fatale that borrows heavily from everything from Hong Kong action movies to The Matrix, Kill Bill, Elektra and even The Long Kiss Goodnight. This is writer & illustrator Raffaelle Iencos love letter to those movies & comics and it shows. It has action, bullet time, martial arts, swordplay with plenty of blood splatter. Having said that, theres nothing wrong with that, except weve all seen it before and it brings nothing new to the game. I find the illustrations a little clunky too, but the cover definitely kills. Regrettably, theres not enough here for me to recommend. Image has delivered better material than this. Its all icing, but no cake. Read Full Review

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