Rating if the Book Were a Movie:R
Writer: Rodney Barnes
Layouts and Inks: Jason Shawn Alexander
Pencils: German Erramouspe
Colors: Lee Loughridge
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: HC Anderson
Editor: Greg Tumbarello
Publisher: Image Comics
Story: 4.2 Stars
Artwork: 3.7 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.7 Stars
Dialogue: 4.1 Stars
Mechanics: 4.0 Stars
Editing: 3.8 Stars
About the Book:
The war between humans and vampires continues to wage on. Both sides are taking a massive amount of casualties. While the battle rages Anansi and Corson discuss a ceasefire, and what it would mean to both sides.
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten an opportunity to read Killadelphia. Wasn’t planned that way. This has been one of my favorite titles for years. The last six months have been an ongoing case of not enough hours in the day. During that time Killadelphia has stayed on my pull list and gone into the reading queue to wait for the right time.
This series is like an old friend you don’t see often. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you last connected. You’re able to pick up right where you left off. There may be a couple big developments; but you learn about those quickly.
I like Anderson’s artwork on this cover. It has great lines. The coloring is very vivid. Collectively they do a magnificent job of capturing the carnage on the streets of Philadelphia.
We had a changing of the guard with the interior artwork in this series. With Jason Shawn Alexander and Luis NCT working on other projects this task went to German Erramouspe and Lee Loughridge. There were some minor differences, which is natural when you change artistic styles. Overall, I believe it was a very smooth transition. I liked the panels with Corson.
In this issue Rodney Barnes continues to hold up a mirror for Americans and tell it like it is. Anansi is fighting a losing battle based solely on our apathy. Corson and his army don’t have to do anything. They’ve already won. The question is, what will they do if humanity is extinguished?
As a geek on a budget I believe Killadelphia is a must read series. You get splashes of history that didn’t make it into classroom lectures. You get great great characters. Best of all, you get a vampire story unlike any other.