Book Reviews: We Kill Monsters – Issues 1-2

WE KILL MONSTERS #1, 2 & 3 (COMIC)
Story: Christopher Leone, Laura Harkom
Writer: Christopher Leone
Pencils: Brian Churilla
Inks: Hilary Barta, Brian Churilla
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Jeff Powell
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color – 40 (#1), 28 (#2,3)
Price: $3.50

“Two unassuming auto repair shop owners discover that monsters are infesting the world. When they are attacked, the glowing blue juice from the monster’s brain heals his arm and saves Jake’s life. But this gift only begins a life-long link to the monster invasion. From the creators of Sci-Fi TV’s Lost Room mini-series.“

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
This is fun looking action packed book. I like the character and monster designs. I think that from panel to panel and issue to issue they all stay consistent. What put me off just a bit is the coloring. I just find it to be flat. I guess I would like it if the characters had more pop. Overall though I think that it all comes together just right to make it visually appealing.

Story: 3.5 out of 5
Just like the artwork the story is fun and fast paced. I do think that the storyline is kind of along the lines of the movie The Mist. At least that is what comes to mind while I was reading these issues. The similarities are not as obvious as that may have made it sound though. The dialogue is great between the characters, with nice sharp comebacks, which I am realizing is kind of a staple in Red 5 books.

Dying Breath: 3.5 out of 5
I really enjoyed the first half of this series. The artwork and story go hand in hand as they play off each other nicely. I think that minus some minor issues this is going to be yet another solid mini from Red 5 Comics. Really worth checking out if you like monster hunter style stories.

If you would like to know more about We Kill Monsters you can go to http://www.wekillmonsters.com/ or if you want to check out the other Red 5 Comics titles please go to http://www.red5comics.com/

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