Kill Audio #1 Written by Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert
Art by Sheldon Vella
Issue 1 of 6
COVERS A & C: Sheldon Vella
COVER B: Kristian Donaldson
Price $3.99; Release date: October 7, 2009
Meet Kill Audio (KA), an angry dwarf who can’t die. He’s on a mission, a mission to find his purpose in life. Along the way he will meet up with a coke-addicted chicken, a skeleton in a beaver suit, and a talking pillow, and we must not forget Fix, a creature whose job it is to kill KA.
KA is trying to reach the Watchtower so that he can talk to Clockwork, the creator of all sight and sound. He will have to pass through the gates of Hell itself, navigate his way through the middle of a marital spat, and survive a confrontation with a drunken dog toy in order to reach his destination.
When KA finally reaches the Watchtower he learns from Clockwork that his purpose is to maintain the balance between Life and Creativity in the land of Sight and Sound and that when KA was taken from the Void, Music was thrown into absolute chaos.
Kill Audio is the creation of Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of Coheed & Cambiria; written along with his wife, Chondra Echert and published by BOOM! Studios. The artwork, along with covers A and C, is by Sheldon Vella and is done in a simplified and cartoony style. The color palate is black and white, with liberal amounts of red splashed throughout.
The story of KA is so ridiculous and over-the-top that I had to keep reading to see what happened next and the chibi Claudio Sanchez, who KA is modeled after, is pretty adorable despite the foul mouth.