Epic Kill #5
Writer and Artist: Raffaele Ienco
For this series being created, written, and drawn by one person, I am really impressed! This issue is about the female assassin, Song, taking down Senator Rook for killing her parents and best friend. She ends up going to the electric chair to fulfill her death sentence, only to go into a deep relaxed state until her uncle awakens her. This story is really strong so far; my only complaint is that the panels go between past and present quiet often. It is nice seeing a confident and badass female character that is not a superhero or villain in the Marvel and DC universes. I know there are many comics with strong female characters, but seeing an indie comic have one is really nice. I am really impressed that this is a one-man show and I am excited to see how the story escalates even further. I am giving this series 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.
Hell Yeah #5
Writer: Joe Keatinge
Inker: Fabio Redivo
This issue in the Hell Yeah series may not the most exciting thing ever, but it definitely has some good storyline to it. This is book five of the series and is the conclusion to chapter one. In this issue there are a lot of substories happening at once. A lot of questions are being answered about Ben Day; I do not want to give too much away with this being the closer issue, but if you like the story so far I definitely recommend continuing with it. According to the quote in the issue, Steve Anderson believes this is the “Watchmen for the Kick-Ass Generation” and I have to agree with that. If you like Watchmen or Kick-Ass and want to read another series that feels similar, pick this up while you can. I give this series 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.