Review: Lady Killer #5

If you thought Lady Killer was coming to a nice, digestible resolution in this final issue then you’re wrong and probably reading the wrong series.  It does deliver on all aspects of high-octane brutality, gorgeous art, and a (relatively) mysterious ending making it a mini-series not to forget.  I can honestly say I haven’t enjoyed a mini-series this much since finishing Hit in 2013. Lady-Killer-#5-1This last issue takes place at the World’s Far in Seattle.  Josie and now-partner Ruby are dressed up in their Avon lady garb and have their plan in place.  They have Irving on their side, while Peck and Stenholm should be fearing their lives at this point.  The plan starts to backfire when Stenholm and Peck spot Josie in the crowd and start to chase after her.

Mid-sprint Josie is interrupted by her husband Gene who came with their daughters to see Josie at “work.”  I thought this was expertly clever and bumps up the tension even more.  Not only that, but it’s a bit of a testament to how Josie’s double life is catching up to her.  Mother Schuller is even there and knows something that many others don’t related to Josie’s profession.

There’s not much else I can say without spoiling something which I really don’t want to do.  However, if you’ve been a fan of the series thus far, there’s no doubt you’ll love this final issue.  Pretty much everything I’ve come to love about this series is present, just cranked to 11.  At the end we’re left wondering if we’ll see Josie again, and it’s a question I hope we find the answer to sooner than later.

Score: 5/5

Lady Killer #5 Writer: Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich Artist: Joëlle Jones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 5/13/15 Format: Mini-Series, Print/Digital