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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
At Your LCBS This Week! The Killer - Modus Vivendi - Part 5 of 6 From Archaia!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


My 'Take' On:

The Killer - Modus Vivendi

Issue #5 (of 6)

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Above Photo:  The Front Cover of Issue #5 of The Killer - Modus Vivendi!
At the Top Left: The Logo for Archaia Entertainment LLC.
At the Bottom Left: The Front Cover of Issue #3 of The Killer - Modus Vivendi!



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3281:

Back in Blog #3261 I blogged about Issues #3 & 4 of this 6 issue mini-series, titled: 'The Killer - Modus Vivendi'. 

Today's post is a follow up on that blog, as I have received issue #5 of the series for possible review.

Plus, there is the fact that this comic book will go on sale at YOUR Local Comic Book Shop, (LCBS), on Wednesday, November 17th, and I wanted to bring it to YOUR attention before you go there!

Here is what this series had as an opening promo blurb:

The Killer Returns

"It was my only chance to save my skin... play one side against the other, give myself away to no one, or else I was dead. In other words, I was alone... almost.  As usual.  Alone in my skin and bones, like everyone else.  Alone with my will to make it out alive."


Here is what Issue #3 was about, (which is the issue that I started reading this mini-series):

In the third installment of 'Modus Vivendi' the Killer finds himself in Cuba, in reluctant pursuit of his next target. The Killer is not one to have his strings pulled however, especially by men he's never met fact to face.

In an effort to maintain his way of life, the Killer allies himself with a beautivul Cuban agent who aims to protect the man the Killer is tasked with killing.  The water's about to get even murkier.

(W) Matz  (A) Luc Jacamon (Cover) Luc Jacamon.

Retail Price $3.95 U.S.  Page Count 32 pages

Format: saddle bound, 6.875" x 10.25", full color.

Please Note:  Mature Readers!  (Series contians Nudity, Graphic Violence and Adult Content).

This is what Issue #4 is about:

The action heats up in part four of 'The Killer: Modus Vivendi'.  The fix is in.  The Killer is looking to end his dealings with the Americans and in a fashion far more considerate of human life than he is accustomed to.  It's a done deal. Money in the bank.

But the job isn't always done when it's done.  A violent attack and a chance encounter reveal something dangerous below the surface. A lurking monster.  A deadly killer. 

Note: Credits and other info same as for Issue 3

This is what Issue #5 is about:

The Natural Order of Things. In Venezuela, our Killer has made a pact with the Cubans, leading a campaign of assassinations against a military junta. A crusade of sorts, and well out of character for a stonehearted executioner. So has he finally woken to the world, to a cause?  Or as his buddy Mariano suggests, is his heart just being manipulated by the bewitching Cuban officer, Katia...

So what is 'My Take' on this fifth issue in the six volume mini-series?

I've already mentioned in the earlier blog #3261 how I don't like coming in to mini-series that have already started. 

However, I gave Issue #3 a try, and was glad I did!

So what is it aobut issue #5 that made want to blog further on this series?

Well... The front cover is striking,  and shows some 'action' for a change, LOL!

The inside pages are well written, and carry the storyline further in this the 5th of the 6 issues planned. 

The artwork is rendered very well, and once again the nudity in the interior pages is tastefully presented. Please remember that this nudity, and the graphic violence depicted in the interior pages does make the 'MR' rating shown on the front cover, mean what it says...

All too soon issue #5 had those words..."to be continued".

As I mentioned before, I found the earlier issues I read, (only #3 & 4), made this a good mini-series to read, and once again I'm wondering about how soon a TPB compiling all six issues would be published...

Personally I enjoy reading 'floppies' on a monthly basis, but others do not.  To me, this storyline is deserving to be read in both formats, 'floppy' and TBP, so it is a case of what You prefer to read.  Once I got started in this series, I wanted to continue on...  

Anyways...For Now...My comic book grade for this stand alone issue in the six issue mini-series is a VERY FINE / NEAR MINT (VF/NM) 9.0 on a 10.0 comic book grading scale. Probably due to the fact that there was more 'action' in this issue, and I'm not talking about the sex scene!

Here is the link to Archaia so that YOU can purchase the single issues.

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My thanks to Archaia for bringing this series to my attention!

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Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:14 AM PST
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