I have to admit I’ve got mixed feelings about this issue of Epic Kill. Part of the reason I enjoy it so much is because our main character, Song, is a tough as nails killing machine. She is calculating and smart, but yet in issue #4 we see her making mistakes that seem out of character. Maybe it is her youth and emotions finally coming through but to me it seemed a little odd. However, that does not mean it was not a good comic because it is. There are some really great action sequences that show how impressive Song can be, and there are a few panels with what seems like a little for shadowing of the next story arc.
Before we start looking ahead though we finally find out in Epic Kill #4 what it was that set Song on this path of revenge. While I did not really have to know the exact details of how the story started the way they tie that event in with events later in this issue was really nicely done. It was not until my second reading of this issue that it really sunk in how the story had come around a full circle. It is nice to see that sort of depth in a comic. I also really like Song’s internal dialog to herself. The thoughts she has make her seem more realistic because they are the kind of things one might actually be thinking in extreme situations like this.
There are some events in this issue that were quite shocking. I’m not sure what will happen next in Epic Kill #5, but I am still excited to see how this story arc wraps up.