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Saturday, February 5, 2011
My Take On: The Killer Vol. 3 - Modus Vivendi - Collected Edition Hardcover
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Michael D Hamersky On Comics:

The Killer Vol. 3 - Modus Vivendi

Collected Edition Hardcover

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Above Photo: The Front Cover to The Killer Vol. 3: Modus Vivendi - Collected Edition Hardcover- From Archaia Entertainment



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3341:

I started reading this mini-series with Issue #3 back in October of  2010.  As I said in my Blog #3261 that reviewed Issues #3 & 4, I normally don't start reading a series that has already started... But the artwork of these two issues made me change my mind. 

After reading both issues, I found myself enjoying the theme, and then read the monthly publications since then, most recently blogging about issue #5 in Blog #3281, and issue #6 in my Blog #3329.

As you can see by reading those earlier blogs, this series kept my interest and I found that I would enjoy seeing the collected series come out in a collected edition...

Well, my PO Box had the above shown hardcover collected edition in it on Friday evening, so I just had to read the two issues I hadn't read already!  And then moved it to the top of the 'to be reviewed' stack!

Here's what the publisher uses for the 'promo blurb':

"A professional assassin comes out of retirement--out of boredom, out of necessity? He takes a job and soon finds himself emeshed in an international conspiracy, and when he begins to question the identies of his employers, he find himself seeking new allies to cover his back.  This third volume of the Eisner Award-nominated 'The Killer' collects the six-issue MODUS VIENDI series."

So what's my take on this 'collected edition'?

Well, I'm not going to recap the 3rd through 6th issues again that were collected in this hardcover edition.

Nor am I going to cover what happened in the first two issues that I missed out on reading early on.

What I am going to say is this:  Even though the 'politics' expressed in this series / hardcover edition are NOT my 'politics', I still found that the storyline was a 'satisfying read'.  Again, it was the artwork that first pulled me into reading it, starting at issue #3 for me.

This is a good enough read to suggest to your non-comics reading friends, to introduce them to sequential art in a 'collected edition'.  If you have to tell them it's a 'graphic novel' to get them to even touch it, go right ahead!

I will touch upon what I said in my review blog of issue #6.  I was a little 'surprised' to find out that the 'story' would be 'continued', after reading what I thought was issue #6 of 6 issues in the series.

Here in the collected edition hardcover, that fact didn't hit me as hard.  This series is probably better read as a collected edition for those that aren't into comic book 'floppies' like I am! 

My Review Rating for this publication is NEAR MINT MINUS (NM-) 9.2 out of a possible 10.0 Comic Book Grading scale. 

The Killer Vol. 3: MODUS VIVENDI Collected Edition Hardover - For mature audiences. It went on sale: January 26th... Check it out TODAY at YOUR LCBS before it's gone!

Retail Price $24.95   Page count: 176 pages

Format: hardcover book with dust jacket, 6.875" x 10.25", full color

Mature Readers (series contains Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content) 

Here is the link to Archaia so that YOU can purchase either the single volumes or the collected works so far, if YOUR LCBS doesn't have them in stock.

Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Archaia Entertainment, which I suggest YOU 'like' also, to keep up with what this publisher is presenting next.

My thanks to Archaia for bringing their comics & collected editions to my attention at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con International!  As stated in earlier blogs, both Tina and myself have enjoyed many of the published works from Archaia Entertainment since then! 

~Michael D Hamersky

My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and the archived blog posts, now over 3,340 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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Updated: Saturday, February 5, 2011 5:40 PM PST
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