RunLoveKill #1

RunLoveKill #1

Writer: Eric Canete, Jonathan Tsuei Artist: Eric Canete Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 20, 2015

    While the premise is something we've read before, Jon Tsuei and Eric Canete make it easy appreciate the world and the mystery surrounding Rain as it appears to be something that is going to get bigger and bigger as things move forward with this eight issue series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 16, 2015

    I'm definitely interested in seeing where it's going because it has some great influences that it's working with while establishing itself, but it'll take a bit more before it really stands fully on its own. I think it'll be worth the time and investment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 15, 2015

    Image Comics has a fresh, new science fiction series on their hands that understands how important pacing is to action and how less is truly more when it comes to story. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Apr 15, 2015

    Final ThoughtsRUNKILLLOVE #1 was a fantastic read. The story seems really well thought out and the art is just fantastic. the first 12 pages might be my favorite scene in a comic book in a very long time. While we didn't delve into every character too much, there was a sense of intrigue and mystery built that makes me want to read issue 2 ASAP. I made a lot of assumptions about where this story could be heading. I really have no idea what's next and that's a great feeling. This series had a manga feel to it. I can't put my finger on why but it just felt like it was inspired by various Manga's (which is a good thing). If you are a fan of a well written sci-fy comic book with beautiful art than this book is for you! Do yourself a favor and pick this up ASAP! This series is already on my pull list and I am very excited to read issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 24, 2015

    RunLoveKill won't give you much in terms of background and history behind the worlds and the characters, but it does give you a story that has the potential to become something great, and art that delivers. As good as the art is though, this a perfect example of a series that will most likely read better in trade. RunLoveKill as a first issue is written with the expectation that it does just enough with the art and the few ideas introduced to bring you back. I'll be back for sure, but after reading this first issue I'll be back when it's released in a collected format. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 19, 2015

    The first issue is absolutely interesting, and has a lot of potential. Hopefully some of the visuals are a bit clearer in future issues, which will help put the series over the top for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 16, 2015

    Make no mistake, RUNLOVEKILL is a gorgeous comic. Eric Canete is easily one of the best illustrators working in comics and animation today and the fact that we don't see his work on the shelves more regularly is a shame. He's back in great form in this debut, though. Kinetic and beautifully colored, his art is not to be missed. The problem seems to be that RUNLOVEKILL is something of a run-of-the-mill story. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Kenia Santos Apr 22, 2015

    Eric Canete told IGN they wanted to “explore themes of choice and consequence, the ideas of compartmentalization in the society (“You were trained for/educated in/came from this such-and-such background so your future *MUST* only be this…”), and the feeling of being purposefully disconnected” – and this is the only thing so far bringing me back for issue #2 – this, and apromise of robots and dinosaurs! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Apr 15, 2015

    The art ofRunLoveKill #1 goes a long way but I am still balking at the lack of novelty in the story thus far. I want to know what's different right out of the gate, and if I can't have that–if the story hinges upon some secret that's going to be revealed later on in the narrative–then I at least want to follow acharacteror concept who is different. A reader's time is not infinite and, fortunately or unfortunately, it's a buyers' market when it comes to choice in sci-fi and comics. Why this story? Why right now? Why these people instead of someone else? There's as much potential here for an interesting story as anything else, but just based on issue #1–I can't say I've seen it just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Tiffany Belieu Apr 17, 2015

    RunLoveKill does not bring anything new to the genre, but it is a stable read, and sci-fi fans may find a comforting familiarity with the story. If nothing else, the book's a standout for its gorgeous artwork. Overall it may be worth reading, but RunLoveKill will probably be something better left until it's released in trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 20, 2015

    With clear skill from the creative team but an average main story, "RunLoveKill" #1 is a question mark of a first issue. Given that the team left themselves fewer pages for world building, perhaps Rain's world and companions will become better developed in issue #2 but, for now, I'm not sure that I want to explore this world further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Apr 15, 2015

    This issue largely existed as an inciting moment for the situation around which this story will revolve, and in that sense I can't be too hard on it since it has to start somewhere; but, I don't care about Rain as a character just yet, and would have appreciated some more context for this character (which gives me more reason to come back for #2), rather than the unqualified context I get in the beginning sequence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Apr 15, 2015

    What's more worrisome for the series, however, is that there doesn't seem to be anything that really sets this story apart from the dozens of other dystopias we find in media. Rain isn't particularly interesting, there's already implications of very ordinary plot devices (such as the aforementioned romance), and pretty much every character you're introduced to seemingly has one role in the entire story. There's nothing to hook you outside of the implications of Rain's past and that isn't even introduced until the issue is essentially over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Downes Apr 22, 2015

    So RunLoveKill #1 offers very little characterization, not much resembling a plot, and almost no exposition. Its really rather amazing how little they fit into more than thirty pages. I think its aiming for mysterious, but its hitting frustrating and alienating. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 17, 2015

    Sad to say this debut is poor, maybe the creative team can redeem the story, but I have no interest in picking up issue two. Surely, other readers will give this title more of chance. Also, despite this reviewer's disinterest in the pencils, there will be some readers who will appreciate Canetes work. It's recommend that readers give this mini-series a shot, if they like sci-fi; it is the premiere issue after all. Otherwise, this is one that can be passed up. Read Full Review

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