Royal Nonesuch reviews the conclusion to his favorite limited series in a long time: Kill Audio, by Boom! Studios.
KILL AUDIO #6 (A)
KILL AUDIO #6 (B)
Written by Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert
Drawn by Sheldon Vella
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (6 of 6) SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Sheldon Vella
COVER B: Chuck BB
Diamond Code: JAN100818
DOOM has come to Sight and Sound. DOOM has come to The Void. DOOM has come to Kill Audio. The final chapter is here. The fate of all music rests in the hands of the immortal Kill Audio and his ramshackle crew. Will songs still be sung, dreams still dreamt? Find out in this, the last issue of the six-issue mega-series!
It's all out war as Kill Audio and friends fight to save Sight & Sound from his evil brother Art Murder, not to mention the Fathers and even Clockwork! KILL AUDIO goes all out to give the reader a truly epic conclusion to the most remarkable comic book story in at least a year.
At the end of the day, Kill Audio is the best type of rebel. As angry as he is aimless, KA can now be assured that everyone is wrong except for him. It's unclear where he goes from here, but after saving the world, we can be secure in the fact that whatever he does next is going to be on his own terms. After the hell he's been put through, would you want it any other way?
Now, the story may be called KILL AUDIO, but the fact is, this isn't a story about one character. The best part of the limited series may have been the touching relationship KA shares with his friends (even the giant chicken guy who used to try to kill him everyday). There's a lot of truth there, and a surreal story like this one needs something like that to anchor the reader's interest. This book showed just how one goes about pushing the narrative boundaries of comics without leaving the readers behind. In that way, it was very well-written.
It was very well drawn and colored, too. Sheldon Vella got so comfortable rendering this notably bizarre world that he effortlessly expands on the great work he's done. For example, he starts using dynamic double page storytelling panel layouts to add to the epic quality of the story.
It's hard to find anything more to say about KILL AUDIO that hasn't been said in the reviews for every previous issue, but to sum up, this story is truly exceptional. It is one of the most creative, off-the-wall concepts in all of comics, and it was deftly executed. Unfortunately, the story is over, but a sequel doesn't seem completely out of the question. Let's cross our fingers...
10 of 10
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