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Review: Vehi-Kill #1
The Cars are Killing People!
Received recently and with some full-on storytelling, Vehi-Kill #1 is available from Mad Robot Comics.
Once a month – for one hour only – in one random town, every vehicle comes alive. More than alive – possessed and intent on killing everyone in its path.
Into this chaos comes a band of escaped convicts and a small group of scientific…priests?
Are the killer cars a sign of the end-times – a message from hell? Or is the whole event a technological fake orchestrated by a shadowy conspiracy?
Or is the truth even crazier?
Starting the story with a bang, we are more in tune with what is happening in the story than the introductory character - if you have read the blurb. The cars are alive, and what comes next is pretty manic.
That is an introduction with escaped convicts and cars coming out of nowhere! Straight off, we get some gratuitous violence and gore. I especially liked the part with the arm on the first page - as this has been a fear for me since I was a kid.
Moving on fast, we get some excellent narration, clever lettering, and panels for the story. This continues as we work our way through it.
This first act does an excellent job of introducing the way of the world and the main characters. The cars are running amok, and a plucky group of priests (?) is fighting them off.
Following this is a great introduction to the team, bisected by some excellent car-related violence. The artwork combines these aspects really well, with grotty dives and hellfire being equal in this story.
This first issue works really well. Giving us an incident in a smaller town to show us how bad things are on that level and good storytelling as we get into MF, The Preist, and the rest. MF is an interesting character, and she has her own ways.
There is an interesting sidebar, as we see those behind the cars, this is a good tease, and more information is needed; I’m sure we will get this from later issues.
This is a good read and worthy of your time, with some excellent characters, art, colouring and lettering.
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