Lady Killer #5

Writer: Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Josie closes in on the truth behind who really wants to end her life as a cheerful housewife, mother, and ruthlessly skilled assassin! Who is really behind the hit? And are they closer to home than shed like?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly May 13, 2015

    There's not much else I can say without spoiling something which I really don't want to do. However, if you've been a fan of the series thus far, there's no doubt you'll love this final issue. Pretty much everything I've come to love about this series is present, just cranked to 11. At the end we're left wondering if we'll see Josie again, and it's a question I hope we find the answer to sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Lauren Gallo Jun 11, 2015

    Overall though, I really enjoyed Lady Killer, and while five issues feel brief, it's such a contained and well-paced story that I suppose it's more an amuse bouche than a buffet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent May 13, 2015

    Lady Killer #5 was a fantastic conclusion to an overall excellent first arc. It had drama, comedy, and action, everything a comic reader could want. Jamie S. Rich and Jolle Jones provided wonderful and refreshing dialogue throughout the issue. They were able to hit on the comedic relief when it was warranted and to build drama and tension leading up to the climax. Jones' artwork was absolutely brilliant again, minus the one jaw-dropping panel. I can't emphasize enough just how good her action sequences are. I can't wait to see what is in store for the second arc as Jolle takes over full duties on writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje May 14, 2015

    And this issue ends the story (though hopefully not forever) in a similar manner. There's enough of a climax to leave a satisfactory conclusion (no mean feat for a five issue arc) but there are still enough loose ends that Jones and Rich have left themselves a world to return to if they choose to do so. For a story that could be summed up as succinctly as ‘Mad Men with Assassins' “Lady Killer” has managed to carve its own niche, develop its own style, offer up a story with some real substance, and leave the audience wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt May 14, 2015

    In the letter column, series writer Jamie S. Rich describes how he is moving on to other projects with other companies, and that this story is now Joelle Jones' own, rightfully as it mostly has been all along. Finally proving herself as a writer equal to match her artwork, this series' ending is not as powerful as one might expect, although it is really with the main intention of setting up more of Josie for the future. As it stands this is still a great series and this final issue has done it justice. With more of Josie to come it would seem as though there are still lots of interesting stories to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 13, 2015

    An excellent mini series from all levels of development and production, Lady Killer is one of the strongest books out this year. Filled with talent and a thrilling story, this is one people should be passing out to fellow readers to build up the audience awaiting the next tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 18, 2015

    It's too easy to ignore the subtext, and many readers will miss it entirely. Despite this focus on entertainment over more memorable substance, "Lady Killer" is an enjoyable and worth picking up for the Jones' art. Read Full Review

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