Killer Groove #1
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Killer Groove #1

Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Eoin Marron Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

In 1970s Los Angeles, Jonny is one of the thousands of musicians trying to make it big while working a crummy bar job, and getting drunk with his whiskey soaked P.I. friend, Jackie. When Jonny gets tangled up with a local mob hitman, he not only finds a new and violent career, but maybe the inspiration for his music as well. From Ollie Masters (The Kitchen, Snow Blind) and Eoin Marron (HER INFERNAL DESCENT, Army of Darkness, James Bond) comes the next rock'n'roll crime sensation, with a beat that'll kill you dead.

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover May 30, 2019

    "Killer Groove" #1 is a great debut that feels like the product of super-talented creators in total synergy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons May 14, 2019

    Killer Groove #1 sets up some cool plot threads in an interesting setting. Pick this one up if you're a fan of early Robert Rodriguez or are looking for something a little off the beaten path. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Daily Fandom - Alexandra Martin Mar 20, 2020

    And despite Killer Groove being a condensed thriller, it paid attention to the quiet moments that made its characters relatable and complex. Killer Groove could have easily been a longer series, but in the form, it exists in, it gave a complete and satisfying story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Jul 9, 2019

    The book has a good story with some truly outstanding art. Killer Groove is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 29, 2019

    There's a lot to like with this book and it's filled with potential. I like that Masters has brought in multiple story points and kept the focus with Johnny while not making the other pieces feel undeserved. There's a kind of theatrical quality to the diner scene that I like in how the dialogue flows and I love how Marron handles pretty much everything throughout, from characters to settings and locations. There's a richness and roughness to it that clicks well to capture the feeling of this time. And Bellaire definitely brings out the right accents to it. I'm even intrigued by how Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou does a lot of tan to the word balloons and am curious to see if that evolves over it or if it's just a stylistic choice in the general sense. It works well and fits the book perfectly. I'm definitely coming out of the first installment very excited for more in contrast to my incoming wariness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 30, 2019

    This creative team is singing the same song, and I can't wait for them to get to the chorus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson May 18, 2019

    Killer Groove issue 1 is a solid opening to a series. It has a gripping story with outstanding Art from all involved. This comic is a must read for all fans of classic or modern crime stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care May 30, 2019

    As a story steeped in an affinity for music, it doesn't rocket up the charts. But as a well-constructed, "slice of pulp crime fiction" diverse character, it has staying power. The art is especially moody and does its job well to paint the setting with authenticity. It doesn't hit the notes it shoots for, but it has the potential to be an earworm. A slow-burning hit that is headed in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2019

    When the story lingers on a one-dimensionally foulmouthed little girl, the seams start to show, but every sequence with even an ounce of action is enough to spark ample interest, wherever the script may be drifting. Read Full Review

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