REVIEW: Kill or be Killed #10

If you haven't picked up this title yet, do yourself a favor and get volume 1 right now. Ed Brubaker is absolutely killing it with this story about a college kid who feels compelled (maybe by a demon, maybe not) to kill every month in order to stay alive. Throughout this series, Brubaker has slowly built a world and introduced new characters to enhance the main star's story.

In #10, Dylan, our main character, spends almost all of his time contemplating the actions he's been taking in the previous issues. This particular book is very light on action, but the story and setup that's being told gets to a payoff on the last page that finally brings the central question into play.

Is Dylan crazy, or is there actually a demon making him kill in order to live? The way Brubaker has been telling the story, you'd never know which one it is.

And as if the story weren't already amazing, Sean Phillips's art blends perfectly with the mood and tone of the world. I'm usually not a fan of the drastic and minimalistic use of color and lines, but it works so well here that it enhances the mystery going on in this book. Issue #10 is worth the read, but if you're looking to get into the title, you've got to start with #1. Trust me, you'll thank me for it.

Rating: 9.5/10

- Ed