Royal Nonesuch reviews Boom! Studios Kill Audio #3.
KILL AUDIO #3
Written by Claudio Sanchez
Drawn by Sheldon Vella
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 6) SRP: .99
COVER A: Sheldon Vella
COVER B: Chuck BB
Diamond Code: OCT090790
Kill. Audio. Art. Murder. The power these two brothers hold between them could save Sight and Sound…or destroy it! Will Kill Audio find his true purpose so the results don’t end up with everyone dead? A surreal adventure from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez.
After a solid first issue that constructed the world it takes place in, and an exceptional second issue that defined the journey and story arc, the third issue of Kill Audio continues the narrative thread in a very compelling manner.
The issue starts out with the requisite amount of existential angst felt by our intrepid hero and some of his cohorts. They have been working on their mission to curtail creativity gone awry and unchecked for some time now, but are still trouble by their role in this strange universe. It leads to the best exchange in the issue, when Kill Audio reconnects with his long-lost siblings. It's a great dinner table scene that brings so much weight and relatability to the book that it serves to bring the reader even further into the story. It is very effective and a pleasure to read.
This issue also shows us another side to the land of Sight & Sound. There are plenty of schemes being drawn up and carried out, and we get our first look at some of those. Certainly, it makes sense that some of these musical genres getting wiped out would want to fight back.
Sheldon Vella's artwork continues to amaze. There are a few spots when the action becomes hard to follow in some key moments, though. Visually, KILL AUDIO is as chaotic as it needs to be, which is great, but it's always on the border of overdoing it. Vella starts to veer into that territory, but for the most part is able to just stay on the right side of that line.
There isn't too much more to say here. Halfway through, this is just a great book.
8.5 of 10