Kill Or Be Killed #9

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 31, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Time is running out, and the demon won't wait for the police to stop hunting him. Trapped between his curse and his own survival, Dylan takes to the streets.

And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back page content BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 31, 2017

    Kill or Be Killed#9 is a master class in creating suspense through a non-linear narrative as Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Bettie Breitweiser use the context of flashbacks to deepen the feeling of terror that Dylan feels, and how close he is to getting pinched/whacked. He is one paranoid drug dealer away from being murdered in his bed, and the varied angles that Phillips uses in his panels unpack this uneasiness as Dylan is royally screwed going into issue 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin May 30, 2017

    Kill or Be Killed #9 was yet another masterclass of storytelling, with Dylan's brush with the Russian mafia leading to some exciting development. Add to this the more shocking twists and consequences that are sure to materialise from this, and I can honestly say I've never been more excited to continue reading a series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 1, 2017

    Few books play out with as much cinematic grace, and few leave you wanting more like this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark May 31, 2017

    Kill or Be Killed has shown it is a series that can change on a dime. In issue nine we have more of the exciting action element of the book that we have not seen since the opening pages of the first issue. With next issue being the last of this current arc there is a lot to wrap up in one book. Based on everything so far I am sure this team has something special planned. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Jun 3, 2017

    This title still continues to be a great read even if it's a slow burn. But a slow burn with a purpose. Since following his writing I trust that Brubaker has a vision and plans to nail stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ben Snyder Jun 2, 2017

    Brubaker, Phillips, and Breitweiser continue their excellent run in Kill or Be Killed #9 and despite some minor repetition and corny-ness deliver a satisfying and thrilling installment that leaves the reader waiting for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Jun 5, 2017

    It's a Brubaker-Phillips-Breitweiser joint: great art, seedy people, greasy jungle. And the faintest hint that the whole demonic plot may just be some figment in a twisted kid's head. Another round, please. And keep them coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis May 31, 2017

    In the grand scheme of things, Kill or Be Killed #9 is a good read. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the weakest issue of the series thus far. Read Full Review

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