I’ve really enjoyed the first few issues of Epic Kill. Even though we know nothing about the main character, Song, we get strait into some action and piece together the pieces as we go. Both the reader and Song herself are in this same position of not knowing everything about her. The first issue Song had been in an accident and lost most of her memory. As she slowly began piecing it back together the is attacked be a squad of thugs who she quick dispatches. With her bare hands. The first 2 issues continue in a game of chase Song that involves the police, privately hired mercenaries, a seal team and the President. She kills almost all of them other than the President who escapes.
Issue 3 starts with Song seeking a place to rest for and to collect her thoughts and memories. She sleeps longer than she intended though and the military catches up to her. From there you’ll have to read the comic yourself to see what happens but I enjoyed where the story is going. We find that Song is not just a killing machine but is smart and clever as well. Sure, she can kill if she needs to but she can also outsmart her opponents too.
I really like how we get the pieces of Song’s back story as her memories slowly return. These come in small pieces between the rest of what is mostly an action packed story. So far we know that Song is 18, she has been training in martial arts with her uncle since her parents died. When she mastered the training she set out looking for vengeance for her parents deaths. Yet, we don’t know anything about the circumstances surrounding that or how the President is involved.
Epic Kill #3 release next week on July 4th and I find myself already looking forward to issue #4. The pacing of the story is nice and quick but without being rushed. We get enough information that I feel like I’m starting to know who Song is yet there is still a lot of mystery about her. Hopefully it keeps this action focused plot and we get a few answers in the process.