Kill Or Be Killed #20

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 21
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating


The grand finale to KILL OR BE KILLED! Will Dylan find a way to live his secret life as a vigilante, or will he throw away the mask? And was there ever really a demon, or is he just crazy? And will he (or any of us) get out alive? All the answers are here!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jun 27, 2018

    Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser killed it with Kill or be Killed. Every issue was a must read, and it was certainly a joy to look at because of Phillips and Breitweiser. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jun 24, 2018

    'Kill or Be Killed '#20 brings this brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated series to an emotional, powerful and open-endedending that highlights the many themes of this comic book explored in it's all too brief run. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 1, 2018

    After an action heavy penultimate issue, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser useKill or Be Killed#20 to play around with traditional narrative expectations and look at how life is both terrible and precious from a beyond the grave perspective. And, in closing, Dylan's vigilante activities were definitely not commendable, and he needed psychiatric help much earlier than the final arc, but he made some excellent social observations throughout the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 27, 2018

    A tragic and poignant conclusion worthy of one of Image's best series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 30, 2018

    Kill or Be Killed #20 signs the book off in a fairly understated but still fitting finale. It plays with expectations while still foreshadowing itself well. This is an interesting one, and Ill probably be thinking about it for a while to come. I can definitely recommend this book. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 26, 2018

    I guess it's to this creative team's credit that it's not a total swing and a miss, that the actual execution and style of Kill or Be Killed's finale doesn't make this last issue dead on arrival. And in that regard, that sort of victory of technique over hard-and-fast rules might just be this team's greatest victory, and a clear showcase of why Brubaker, Phillips and Breitweiser are one of the comic book industry's leading teams to beat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jun 27, 2018

    Kill or Be Killed #20 is still a satisfying conclusion to a fantastic series overall. Although it may be one of it's weaker chapters, it should not take away anything from the stellar series as a whole. Kill or Be Killed has been an achievement on all fronts and should definitely be picked up by anyone who is a noir fan or anyone that enjoys fantastic comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 27, 2018

    Kill Or Be Killed #20 is something less than the story and ideas that built to it. Read Full Review

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