Review – The Killer: Modus Vivendi #5


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The Killer: Modus Vivendi #5When I found out the sixth issue of this series came out last week I immediately noticed I missed the fifth issue in one of my favorite mini-series of 2010.  The Killer: Modus Vivendi #5 is as fantastic as I thought it’d be.

Written by Matz, the comic book follows a nameless assassin in his wheelings and dealings with Cubans, Venezuelans, drug lords, the C.I.A. and so many more.  All of this to ensure the protection of his family.

In part five of The Killer: Modus Vivendi, the Killer’s dealings with the Cubans become even deadlier.  The assassination of a high ranking military official plunges the country into chaos and moves the Killer one step closer to ensuring the safety of himself and his family.

Things may not be what they seem, however.  The Killer’s judgment may be more obscured than he realizes.  What is really happening in Cuba?  What lies in wait just below the surface?

The series has political intrigue, sex, violence, and a good does of philosophy.  It’s grown on me tremendously to become one of my favorite comics of the year.  This is exactly the type of comic this blog was started about, it has a relevant political tinge and is squarely for adults and those that care about world politics.

This series has gotten better with each issue.  I can’t recommend it enough.

Plot: This issue brings it all together as the Killer assassinates another player to plunge Venezuela into chaos and we also learn what the Cubans are really up to.  This issue is huge, in that we get a better feel for our protagonist and the shit really hits the fan in plot.  Rating: 9.75

Art:  Luc Jacamon‘s art is great and the panel use just gets better and better.  The feel of the chaos expanding comes across in the art.  I’ve said before it’s fantastic and it is.  Rating: 9.75

Overall: This comic proves that they aren’t for kids anymore.  I want this in movie or television form.  Forget Bourne or Bond I want the real Killer.  Overall rating: 9.75

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 32 pages    Price: $3.95     Release: Out Now

Archaia provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.