Mainstream comics have been grabbing a lot of headlines as of late and not for the right reasons. Creators are attacking each other, shock tactics are overshadowing storytelling, and flashy covers are being used to sell lackluster stories. It seems like it’s getting harder to find that diamond (of a comic) in the rough. And although mainstream comics have been a disappointment, indie creators are really stepping up their game by delivering quality comics. A perfect example of what I’m talking about is Hero Killer by Tony McDougall (writer) Martinho Abreu (artist) and Justyna Tunkiel (colorist).
If you haven’t been keeping up with Hero Killer, it’s about a mysterious serial killer that has been picking off Earth’s superheroes one-by-one. With no end in sight, mass panic has spread across America making it impossible for our heroes to find the killer and deal with the hysteria he (or she) has created.
Tony, Martinho, and Justyna are a powerhouse. They understand that comics should be fun, adventurous, and ridiculous all at the same time and this issue is no exception. In a very golden-age way, the leader of the heroes is able to find a unique way to tackle the hysteria caused by the serial killer, but it comes at a deadly cost. Was this all part of the killer’s plan, or are the heroes slowly becoming the villains all on their own? It’s hard to tell, but that’s the allure of Hero Killer – you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
Consume Review Repeat gives Hero Killer #7 published by Markosia Enterprises nine out of ten stars so go pick it up here, and if you haven’t read what lead up to this moment, grab the first six issues here.