Kill Or Be Killed #12

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

It's Dylan vs. the Russians, with the whole city caught in between! Things continue to heat up in BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' multiple Eisner-nominated hit!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Sep 13, 2017

    Kill or Be Killed #12 is a true triumph for the series, which has already been so great so far. It deviated from the paranormal aspects of the series and instead focused more on the relationship between Dylan and Kira and the lengths Dylan will go to protect her. I liked how the devil wasn't present in this issue because this chapter wasn't about the paranormal; it was about the passion. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 15, 2017

    Dylan and Kira makeup one of the most realistic relationships in comic books. Brubaker has an unrivaled ability to split open his main character's skull and show you how his brain works. Phillips and Breitweiser are a uniquely dynamic art duo that breathes life into each panel that you can feel in your chest. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Sep 14, 2017

    I'm sure we'll get back to the demon at some point, but for now this noir comic is doing just fine. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Sep 15, 2017

    Kill or Be Killed #12 is yet another example of why this is one of the best comics on our stands. Delivering a self contained narrative, that sets the stage for the story's future, the creative team do a fantastic job of building yet more tension. During this we see the mental state of Dylan stretched even further, with it becoming harder not to see him as the villain of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Sep 12, 2017

    Aside from a overabundance of flashbacks (that makes the movie Inception look subdued by comparison), Kill or Be Killed brilliantly edges us closer to Dylan's transformation into a full blown killing machine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 13, 2017

    Of course, one of the biggest joys of reading Kill or be Killed is seeing what Sean Phillips draws each month, and this issue is an embarrassment of riches. At this point theres really no worries in reading a Brubaker/Phillips book, as theyre a fusion where the writing melds effortlessly with the art. Elizabeth Breitweiser's colors continue to be as fantastic as they were in this previous team's comic:The Fade Out.This comic takes place in the modern day as opposed to the throwback era of The Fade Out, which demands a different set of tools, and the dark colors really help set the gritty tone that Brubakers writing and Phillips art go for. Its really no exaggeration to say this is one of the best comics coming out right now. If you love well-written and beautifully drawn comics, youll hop on while the getting is good. Read Full Review

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