Killers #1

Writer: B. Clay Moore Artist: Fernando Dagnino Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 31, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by the mysterious Jonin!
But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?
Each of these assassins can channel their ki in different ways, granting them incredible abilities!

  • 9.6
    Rogues Portal - Josh Rose Jul 31, 2019

    All in all,Killers #1is the start of an intriguing mystery surrounding the mystical nature of MI-6's ninjas. This is a great introduction to Valiant's world of spies and ninjas for new readers. If you like spy flicks like James Bond, Bourne, or Mission Impossible with a smidge of the fantastic, you'll loveKillers. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 31, 2019

    Killers #1 is a book that spins out of Ninja-K, but it can also be read as a standalone story without any trouble. It's a comic that has a unique flavor to its art, the work of Dagnino with Jose Villarrubia supporting him on colors is powerful, smooth and enjoyable to read. Without a doubt, it's the highlight of the book for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Jul 31, 2019

    I can hardly wait to see where this goes, more importantly, how we get there. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Aug 6, 2019

    Ninjas, super powers, mystery and tons of action....what else could you want from a book called Killers? While I would highly recommend checking out Ninjak: Weaponeer or Ninja-K vol 1 at the least before reading this to fully grasp the beauty of the vicious nature of the Ninjas of the Ninja Programme, this is still a solid first issue. Having had a sneak peak of the second issue I can confidently say any misgivings one might have about coming into this blind will swiftly be dashed so if you're not totally sold, remember patience is a virtue for a reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 31, 2019

    Killers #1 gives the world of assassins a little more flavor. Just when you thought you saw everything the Ninja Programme had to offer? This new story shows you that there is much more to explore. After seeing what the first two killers are capable of, I can't wait to see what the rest have in store for us, and what the Jonin has in store for them as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 31, 2019

    The Killers are the survivors of MI6's Ninja Programme and they are backed into a corner without knowing who is after them or who to trust. The action begins with thrilling spy versus spy maneuverings in what looks likely to be an explosive and mysterious series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Aug 11, 2019

    Killers is off to a great start with its first issue. It's a tale of international espionage, but it's unlike any you have ever seen. With fantastic writing, a gripping story and great artwork, it's definitely a book I recommend picking up, and I can't wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Jul 31, 2019

    It's not the most unique premise, but Killers #1 does enough to differentiate itself in a crowded room providing a fun and kinetic entry point into the world of Ninjak. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 4, 2019

    Strong art and coloring overcome some issues with pacing and dialogue, and the introduction of the characters is successful in execution, making me want more of our ninja duo. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 1, 2019

    While somewhat interesting on the surface, there isn't really much to explain why readers should care about the eponymous characters of the "Killers" miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey Jul 31, 2019

    It shows promise but hopefully the story picks up the pace going forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Jul 31, 2019

    In ways, sure. It's not that this is a bad book, it's just overly familiar which doesn't help the book stand out on the shelf amid stronger or more interesting series. Read Full Review

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