Kill Audio #6 (Issue 6 of 6)
Created by Claudio Sanchez
Written By Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Art, Letters, & Cover A: Sheldon Vella
Cover B: Chuck BB BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99; Release date: March 10, 2010
Kill Audio, an invincible man lost in his world of Sight and Sound finally finds purpose and destiny as protector of all music. But what does this destiny mean? What must he do to keep all genres and sub genres in line? All of the things come to light in Kill Audio #6.
What more can be said about the fantastic world that Sheldon Vella brings to life with his art? I have read nothing but praise for his outlandish groundbreaking style that he first developed in the Zuda series Supertron. While incorporating an amount of crass imagery and an over-the-top style, Mr. Sheldon’s work is nothing less than stunning. That being said, it doesn’t take away from Sanchez and Echert’s writing in the least. In fact, Sheldon’s art brings their story to a living and breathing entity that immerses you into their world.
But don’t let the art fool you, the writing is stellar, as well. Over the past 5 issues, the story definitely has its highs and lows, but Sanchez and Echert really do a fantastic job of wrapping up the series in a fitting way that in no way feels unnatural to the rest of the story.
If you have been reading the series, all of the undertones that almost felt if they were unintentional come to light in this issue, most notably with the multi-tiered epic battle that includes just about all of the characters from the entire series. Kill Audio #6 is an action-packed ride that will deliver pure enjoyment to fans of superhero comics, and provide enough outside-of-the-box fun to those of us who like our books to be a little on the strange side. This series, along with others like Irredeemable, Anchor, and many others really help sell the new image that BOOM! Studios is creating for themselves, and I, for one, am along for the ride.
Sanchez, Echert, and Mr. Sheldon have really done an incredible job with this series of incorporating their love for music and storytelling into an exciting miniseries that should really impress any comic book fan that also enjoys music. It is a bit of a niche book, as not everyone will appreciate the eccentricity, but if you can get past the strange aspect, it truly is a fantastic experience.
As I said, this issue fits perfectly as a culmination to the series, and I would expect anyone who has kept up with the series to pick up this issue, and strongly suggest picking up the hardcover or trade to anyone that was a little hesitant after reading the first issue.