So…maybe Dylan really is crazy? There’s got to be an explanation for the vigilante killings continuing while he’s locked up in a mental institution, right?
First Read Reactions
- Yep, there’s an explanation. (He really might still be crazy, though).
- Ugh. It can’t be easy explaining logical things to a psychiatrist when you’ve already admitting to hearing/seeing a demon.
- Whatever meds they have Dylan taking are making this book all types of depressing right now…
- …and shockingly introspective, even for him.
- Ah, there’s the Dylan we all know and love.
- Roommates are the worst.
Once again, Kill or Be Killed keeps finding ways to mold its fantastic premise into an even better narrative.
This time around, we get a brief yet poignant reminder that Dylan isn’t just a walking case study/plot device, but a tragically broken person. In addition to how his situation hurts those who love him, we take a deep dive into some mental territory that would be interesting (and possibly terrifying) for anyone to explore.
We also get a new story development that provides Phillips/Breitweiser a chance to cut loose some some balls-to-the-wall action sequences. This isn’t jus Michael Bay-level silliness, though–the explosive events occurring outside the mental institution walls end up leading to a last page cliffhanger that’s so good it’s almost cruel.
So yeah…just when I think I’m running out of ways to sing this series’ praises, Kill or Be Killed knocks one out of the park again. It’s a rare thing to find a series with this much juice after sixteen issues, but even rarer still for one to somehow keep getting better every month.