Kill A Man OGN
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Kill A Man OGN

Writer: Steve Orlando, Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Alec Morgan Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 1, 1970 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As a child, James Bellyi watched his father die in the ring as payback for slurs thrown at the other fighter. Today, he's a Mixed Martial Arts star at the top of his game, and one of the most popular fighters in the world...until he's outed as gay in his title shot press con-ference.

Abandoned overnight by his training camp, his endorsements, his fans and his sport, to
regain his title shot Bellyi is forced to turn to the last person he ever wants to see again: Xavier Mayne, a gay, once-great fighter in his own right...and the man James once watched kill his father.

A singular achievement from writers Steve Orlando (Ma more

  • 10
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Dec 9, 2020

    Orlando, Johnson, and Morgan have created something exceptional in Kill a Man, a graphic novel that beautifully addresses themes of masculinity and queerness in a perfectly executed sports drama. With a highly emotional script and magnificent art, Kill a Man is one of the best stories to come out of the genre in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Apr 4, 2020

    A wonderful example of how to produce a comic book. The perfect combination of inking, color, and lettering brings this harsh story to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 2, 2020

    Kill a Man is amazing with aspects of what I liked about the flow of films like Rocky or Creed. Yes, there's some formula to it but there's a focus on James as a person that's missing from so many other stories. It's a graphic novel with honesty and truthfulness about James' experience you don't see too often. There's a rawness to it all both in and out of the ring with emotion flowing through it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jun 1, 2020

    Overall, this was a brilliant opening to the story of Kill A Man. Johnson, and Orlando have created a story that highlights the unscrupulousobstacles that stand in the way of gay professional fighters. I wait on baited breath for part two! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Dec 1, 2020

    Orlando, Johnson, Morgan, and Campbell bring a unique story about a man thriving in the MMA universe as his world comes crashing down after the world finds out who he is. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Zachary Whittaker Mar 30, 2020

    With both a strong premise that tackles important topics and an incredible creative team, Kill A Man promises to bring something new to readers, whether they are new to or well versed in the worlds of MMA and the LGBTQ+ community. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Rachel Bellwoar Nov 30, 2020

    After another fighter outs him at a press conference, James' career takes a hit. Will this comeback story respond with readers? Read Full Review

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