Monday, October 2, 2023

Book Review: Hunt. Kill. Repeat. Volume 1

It’s Kill Bill meets Clash of the Titans in Hunt. Kill. Repeat., the action packed series by Mark London (Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun).

When the Greek gods invade Earth, society is quickly forced to comply with their new rulers. However, one god, Artemis, rejects her brethren’s ideology and has found solace in the love of a mortal. When she is called to Olympus to answer for her betrayal, the gods strip away her godly powers and leave her for dead. Now, ten years later, Artemis is on a quest for revenge to confront her father, Zeus, for taking away everything she ever loved.

This collection of the six issue mini series by Mark London and Francesco Archidiacono will be released on October 31, 2023. Mad Cave Studios provided an early galley for review.

I have always had an attraction to the Greek gods, and the amazing cover for this one immediately grabbed my attention. I was very interested to see the take these creators had for them.

The story hits hard, right out of the gate. The first few pages show the might of the gods as they subjugate humanity. When Artemis is summoned back to the fold, we further see their ruthless side. But Artemis is not without her own resourcefulness and allies. She's a fighter, and fight back she does.

I like how we get more of the story of how Artemis came to embrace humanity through various flashbacks. It grounds the story, and it also helps the reader understand what Artemis is fighting for.

The artwork is strong throughout, carrying the story both in the moments of high-energy action and the tender personal ones. The coloring conveys the moods of each scene. It all works to bring the story to life and to a satisfying (for now?) conclusion.

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