Hitmen and mercenaries from around the globe are ordered by the President to bring down an eighteen-year-old super assassin named Song – but she’s going to turn the tables on them – and every kill is going to be epic!
Song has trained for years into adulthood to take revenge on the man responsible for her parents’ deaths – the man who has just been elected President!
Yeah it might sound familiar. Perhaps it sounds like Salt or Colombiana? Based on the description, yes. But it goes way beyond that. Our main character is Song, (great, well planned name by the way) a young women suffering from amnesia who’s slowing reclaiming her memories. Yeah yeah, it sounds generic: person with amnesia winds up on a road to revenge (against a corrupt president, no less!). Yes, it looks like some politics will play a role here, but Song makes a compelling focus and really, who doesn’t want to see a girl completely beating up everyone?
The art is simple. It fits the story fine, but it might have been more dynamic with more detailed pencils, but it’s not that bad at all. The story with Song begins in a center for troubled girls. (Sucker Punch anyone?) That in itself is an interesting way to start off. First off, the writing here is great. Song’s thought boxes are brilliant and really make the story feel alive. My goodness, so much great content for $2.99! There’s so much story in this, yet just enough action.
Overall, Epic Kill #1 is a comic you do not want to miss. There’s no powers or anything outer space space related, it’s just a story with people. Song is a great character, and the story is intriguing. For $2.99, how can one go wrong? Pick up Epic Kill #1, you will not be disappointed.