The Killer – Modus Vivendi – #1 (Archaira)
Written by Matz
Illustrated by Luc Jacamon
Reprising the anonymous Killer from his self imposed sanctuary Matz and Lucman have launched a brand new storyline of this highly stylized and award winning series. The artwork is unique and striking, allowing the story to unfold clearly without the necessity to annotate each frame. The writing itself is Spartan; reduced in the main part to bare facts & comments straight from The Killer’s lips; defining his detached persona despite several tacit glimpses into an apparently affluent family life.
The story revolves around The Killer’s emergence from retirement and the execution of a three specific and apparently unconnected individuals. The murders allow The Killers to ponder on the philosophical nature of the human condition, particularly his feelings towards religion and the drudgery of ‘normal’ work. When his third victim turns out to be a nun The Killer starts to question the reason behind his employers’ request. His investigations uncover a common link; Oil. Then things start to get messy..
A wonderful sense of pace and stunning graphics combine with a genuinely well written Thriller storyline to produce a quality comic; well deserving of your attention. Ian Pickens