Lady Killer #4 wastes no time as we pick up right in the aftermath of last issue’s events. Peck has Josie at gunpoint and the two exchange a pretty vicious fight which includes a kick to Peck’s face and one of Josie’s heels of her shoes getting shot off. It looks like Peck has the upper hand towards the end and is about to make the hit when a bystander intervenes with a shotgun pointed at Peck’s head. This whole altercation was taking place at the side of the road, so someone was bound to see eventually. To the wannabe hero, it looks like an abusive husband situation or something along those lines. Josie claims to not know Peck and takes off in his car. The man with the shotgun has the gun stolen by Peck who decides to waste him.
This may seem like a spoiler alert-type detail, but this is only the beginning and really is the first five pages. I consider this a testament to how tense this issue gets.
I really enjoyed how we get to see things unravel this issue. At first it seemed like Josie lives this perfect double life and nothing ever really goes wrong. This issue however, we get to see Josie juggle avoiding death, teaming up with another agent, and becoming rogue. All this, while taking her daughters to ballet and hiding everything from her husband Gene. Josie and her newfound friend vow to kill Peck, but they’re going to need some help…
Overall, this might have been my favorite issue of the series so far. I have no criticisms or qualms with it whatsoever. The action was great and very tense, the art is gorgeous as always, and the cliffhanger at the end has me very anxious to see the conclusion of this mini-series.