Kill Or Be Killed #4

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 26
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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END OF STORY ARC! The shocking end to the first arc, as Dylan's secret collides with his home life. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS's new series keeps the hits coming, and remember, each issue includes fantastic back page extras and articles.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Nov 18, 2016

    Kill or Be Killed is a hard book to read, what with its ultra-violent ideas, the cynicism its protagonist wields, and all the vices in between. It's a book that thrives once it gets its hooks in you, and if you are willing to let yourself be lost in the grimy nature of the book you will find one of the best comics on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 17, 2016

    As a conclusion to the arc, it sets David down a path he'll find it hard-pressed to return from, while also setting up characters and narrative arcs for the future which are sure to haunt Dylan just as much as the demon on his back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Nov 16, 2016

    At this point is Dylan doing what the demon wants him to do? Or what he wants? In the end we get a massive cliffhanger with Kira going through illustrations from Dylan's father. It is creepy, and awesome, and it makes me want the next issue right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 16, 2016

    If you waited for the trade on this one, then you're in for a real treat"although I also give Brubaker a lot of credit for making the single issues read very well. Whatever way you decide to read it, Kill or Be Killed is a mandatory addition to any self-respecting comic reader's pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Nov 14, 2016

    Overall, Im really enjoying this interesting twist on a modern horror/crime story. The plot has some interesting developments and I really enjoy watching Dylan evolve into a smart and efficient killing machine. His personal complications, mixed with his desperate situation is an interesting story and Im keen to see where it is headed. I want to see where this deal with the Devil will go and whether Dylan can handle the pressure. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 16, 2016

    Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser's artwork is always incredible, and here it may be the best they've done yet. The panel work maximizes the depths of Brubaker's shadows, the environments are utterly hostile, regardless of whether we're watching Dylan tip-toeing around his roommate at home or trying his damndest not to get killed on the street. Breitweiser shifts her reds into nigh-phosphorescence when the action picks up, which yanks you by the collar and smacks you around a little. It's in these moments that Kill or Be Killed becomes everything it should be. Too bad the rest of the time we're stuck inside the mind of a twenty-something kid. Read Full Review

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