The Killer: Affairs of State #1

Writer: Matz Artist: Luc Jacamon Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The Eisner-nominated series returns ahead of the upcoming David Fincher Netflix film!
Caught and put to work as an on-call assassin for the French government, Killer has to adjust to working with a handler, a partner, and living life as a civilian.
An underhanded target, a City Hall employee, leads Killer and his partner, Nicolas, toward a sinister web of city-wide corruption.
But while Nicolas assures Killer that it's all for the greater good, will Killer ever be able to get back to his nihilistic lifestyle, free from debt and government associations?
Discover the Eisner Award-nominated series by artist Luc Jacamon and write more

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 23, 2022

    The Killer: Affairs of the State #1 is a fantastic start to the latest volume that'll have you contemplating its layers. A contract killer is forced to work a “soul sucking” job that's “worse than death” while plotting to kill someone else. There's something there about positions and roles one has and later the system as a whole that we're a part of. If you enjoy action and adventure that Bond brings but not a fan of its imperialist tendances, this is the series to get. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 23, 2022

    The Killer himself falls in line with many a charismatic assassin that have come before him. It's a familiar mold, but Matz's narrative via Gauvin's translations keep things interesting, and Jacamon's artwork is truly stunning. As a stand-alone thriller, there's a lot you can sink your teeth into but as a neophyte to the world, there is much a history that is missing. Still, The Killers: Affairs of the State #1 manages to do its job incredibly well, both making me curious about the original series and staging an interesting narrative here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tim Adams Feb 23, 2022

    Matz and Jacamon break down many of the issues found in society, which are a somber reminder of how the world really works. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Mar 5, 2022

    A new series with great potential. The Killer: Affairs of the State will definitely be a slow burner but one with the potential to expand in to something great. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Feb 28, 2022

    It feels like a story about Jason Bourne being dropped into an office job, and the reader gets to see the blander sides of being an assassin. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    BGCP - Daniel Boyd Feb 25, 2022

    Overall, I am hugely disappointed with this first issue. I have been looking forward to reading The Killer: Affairs Of The State #1 for review for some time and I wanted to like it so badly! Unfortunately, this first issue let me down. Hopefully the series can pick up and improve in quality through the rest of its six-issue run. Read Full Review

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