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Kill Audio Preview

Posted: Monday, August 3, 2009
By: Karyn Pinter

Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Mr. Sheldon
BOOM! Studios
EDITOR's NOTE: Kill Audio will be in stores this October and is currently available for pre-order.

Kill Audio made its preview debut at this yearís San Diego Comic Con, and it has to be one of the most WTF comics Iíve ever read. Really I donít know where to start. Well, okay, thereís a Goth-punk troll, his name is Kill Audio, and he seems to be on a mission to find his purpose. He canít die, which is proven by Kill getting stabbed and hacked up a bunch by knives that throw knives and some guy named Fix, who really has it out for Kill. There is also a pimp chicken who's coked out of his mind, a skeleton that wears a beaver costume, and a pillow who likes basketball. Weird enough for you yet?

Since this is only a preview thereís only half the story, more of a prologue really, but I can guarantee the full comic will be just as crazy. So far itís hard to tell whether this is going to be a great comic or a psychotic mess, either way it is pretty original. The art work was pretty cool. I like the monochrome coloring with a random splashes of red. Ultimately, I think, that is what really adds character to this comic. Itís already so bizarre, but that extra step into lunacy is what really brings it altogether. It seems Sanchez and Echert found a kindred spirit in Mr. Sheldon. One real problem I had with the comic was the half swearing. If youíre going to have your main character get all mutilated in the opening pages I think you can slip a couple of hardcore words in there. I donít know if thatís a BOOM! Studios rule or if the writers were trying to watch their language, but it was a little out of character in a way.

Man, if I knew what was actually going on in this comic Iíd tell you, but I just a little confused. Itís like a bad acid trip, or just a normal acid trip since there really isnít a difference between the Iíve been told. I guess to really get to the bottom of what the hell is with this comic weíll all just have to wait until October to run down to the local comic shop and check it out. Based on what Iíve read so far I had to give it middle-of-the-road rating but only because I donít have the full issue sitting in front of me, but for only a small section of the story it didnít do so badly. Iíd say my chances of getting a full copy are pretty high though, and I think it might be worth checking out for all of you who like strange like Goth rock trolls and pimp chickens.

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