The Kill Lock #1

Writer: Livio Ramondelli Artist: Livio Ramondelli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Each found guilty of an irredeemable crime, four robots find themselves banished from their home world and bound together by the Kill Lock-a programming link that means if one of them dies, they all will. Now a soldier, an addict, a murderer, and a child find themselves forced to protect each other while in search of a cure to survive.

  • 9.7
    The Daily Fandom - Megan Prevost Dec 28, 2019

    The most exciting part of the first issue is the potential. We don't get to learn a ton about the characters we're following, but we learn enough to be excited. There's so much potential for the series, and so many paths it could follow. It's almost alike to Saga (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples) in a way that it sets up this enormous story that we don't get to see any of yet. It yearns to be explored and explained, and we just have to wait around and see what Ramondelli allows us to see. If you're a fan of science fiction and fantasy comics, like Sage, this is definitely something I recommend reading. With captivating art and a compelling story, you really can't go wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Dec 26, 2019

    THE KILL LOCK #1 is a tale which will catch you off guard, evoke emotions you were not expecting, and pull you into its narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 27, 2019

    Livio Ramondelli surprises with an original and intelligent first issue of a highly promising new sci-fi series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 19, 2020

    I am blown away by The Kill Lock. Ramondelli has created something extraordinary here. It feels like what Transformers should have evolved into by now- a rough, dangerous droid adventure that feels more human than you could imagine. Scoop up this first issue and get ready for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 24, 2019

    The Kill Lock #1 was one of those weird books for me. I had no clue what it was about and just started reading it. Also, it did not click for me right off the bat. It took until about halfway through to where I came around on the art and story and really started digging it. By the end of the issue, I was hooked and excited to see where the story was going and more about these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Dec 26, 2019

    Author/artist Livio Ramondelli writes in the back of the book that this was a labor of love, and that really shows on every panel. This has all the makings of a solid miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 30, 2019

    The basic premise of the series is deliciously simple. The title device takes away all of the usual problems that usually go along with a diverse group of characters who typically wouldnt want to hang out together. Questionable motivations for remaining together are dispatched right away, allowing Ramondelli to dive right into the adventure once the initial premise is outlined. Its a quick intro to what promises to be a really, really fun series. Read Full Review

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