FCBD 2014 All You Need Is Kill #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
Only available for order on May 3rd, 2014.
Limit 1 copy per customer
3 FREE COMICS TOTAL
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Yu Sasuga (A) Lee Ferguson, Kenichi Tachibana
Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise! When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is one of many recruits shoved into battle armor Jackets and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn to fight and die again and again. He receives a message from a mysterious ally--is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death? The official graphic novel adaptation based on the original novel! Also, in Terra Formars, the colonization of Mars is an epoch-making event, but an unintended side effect of the terraforming process unleashes a horror no one could ever have imagined...
Oh man, was I excited for this comic. Oh boy, was it not very good. Based on the original Japanese novel of the same name (not the script for the upcoming Tom Cruise film 'Edge of Tomorrow') this is a precursor, a bit of back story, and that's it. It's also a very muddy back story, with two flashbacks inside the same flash back, and done differently than the chronological looping in the book. It's all a confusing jumble, visually, story wise, coloring that's too muddy to see what's happening-in the end its either a lot of little missed opportunities or one giant one. You'll have to read and re-read it for yourself to see if YOU can suss something worthwhile out of it. (The price is right, though!)
I give it 3 out of 10 Grahams