Unsure of what to expect, I went into this with no expectations of what I would find. To be honest, I’m still not sure what the fuck I just read…

Kill Them All follows a washed up, ex-cop, his “partner”, and an assassin thats having a really bad day. Their sole purpose is to storm the Requin company building and kill everyone inside. To be completely honest, I’m not sure if it was just because I was determined to see this through to the end or if some part of me was genuinely intrigued by what I was reading.

The writing in this one is very odd. It borders on a fine line between comical and trying way too hard to BE comical. There are some decent one-liners but personally, most of the humor fell flat. It could be I didn’t have the right sense of humor, everyone has different views of what is funny and what isn’t so this could absolutely be the case. If it helps, the last third of the 186 page graphic novel is much better than the first two.

What really didn’t sit well with me is the art style. Regardless of if you like this one or not, the art in this book is just sloppy. I understand that the forms are very loose and fast and free flowing and blah blah blah, but if I can’t figure out what I’m looking at the art misses it’s mark. It has a very sloppy samurai Jack feel to it, which would be fine if each frame was legible.

The story is another thing entirely. It’s your classic hero fights the villain cliche. I mean it works for what the content is. A rag tag team goes up against insurmountable odds and comes out victorious.. or do they?! The graphic novel does a decent job of keeping the pace moving, if nothing else. “Witty banter” is layered over fast fights and hard hits. Words like “fuck” and “bitch” get thrown around to let you know this is in fact an adult comic you’re reading (even if the art more closely resembles a 10 year old’s). There are a couple good twists in the end, but again, nothing new or note worthy.

If nothing else, it’s an interesting read. It moves quick, and, again, there is some decent jokes scattered throughout it’s pages. The issue is I’m just not sure who to recommend this one to…

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