Kill the Minotaur #1

Kill the Minotaur #1

Writer: Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa Artist: Lukas Ketner, Jean-Francois Beaulieu Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
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Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king's bloody reign...but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.
CHRIS PASETTO, CHRISTIAN CANTAMESSA (Red Dead Redemption) and LUKAS KETNER (WITCH DOCTOR) reinvent the most fearsome beast of all with this horrific tale of heroism. Each issue features 30 pages of story!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed May 22, 2017

    Kill the Minotaur #1 excites with its well developed, and true-to-the-original, take on a classic mythological tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jun 13, 2017

    Kill the Minotaur #1 gives us an unique spin on the classic myth involving Theseus and the Minotaur, with the creative team's flair for dramatics resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable tale. The unique tone and lively atmosphere also allow for a product that feels fresh, with the climax sure to leave readers returning for the second instalment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 14, 2017

    A modern retelling that is sure to please even the most demanding of fans, Kill The Minotaur is a fresh take on an old tale that promises readers an epic experience with each turn of the page. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 15, 2017

    Putting a fresh spin on an age-old myth is no easy feat, but that's exactly what Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa have done with this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill May 15, 2017

    A quality creative team's take on the myth of the labyrinth may end up being one of the definitive tellings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington Jun 14, 2017

    Kill The Minotaur manages a straightforward simplicity with effective characterization to make the dark and disturbing mythology more accessible, but never sacrifices quality or depth to do so. New layers to the original myth are explored through beautiful, haunting, and extravagantly detailed art. A surprise hit, well worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 17, 2017

    This issue serves as a great introduction to Kill the Minotaur, slowly pulling you into this world and showing you the players involved.  It's filled with intrigue and danger.  The legendary monster is seen in shadow and referenced frequently, allowing your mind to start imagining just how horrible it looks.  I cannot wait to see it in action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Jun 18, 2017

    It is true that there is not many a man, woman, or child, who has not heard the legend of the Labyrinth & the Minotaur, but I'm sure young and old alike can appreciate this new take on an old tale of King Minos, his madness, and the young Hero to be, Theseus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Nadia Shammas Jun 18, 2017

    KILL THE MINOTAUR #1 is a highly ambitious first issue, but comes up a bit too short in some respects. Despite the problems, I would recommend keeping an eye out for what comes next in the series, and I anticipate that any Greek mythology fan will enjoy this take on the classic myth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Ben Snyder Jun 16, 2017

    Kill The Minotaur #1 sets the groundwork for a very familiar tale but told through a distinctive enough style and perspective that it will still be effective and enjoyable enough to read however without offering anything new to the formula. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Brian Belanger Jun 18, 2017

    While this might just seem like another retelling of the minotaur, it looks like it's aiming to be otherwise. With the creative minds of two great video game designers behind it, that's very likely. Between that and the core topic, I think this is one that could be good to follow. Read Full Review

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