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COMIC REVIEW: RUNLOVEKILL #3

Image Comics

Writers: Jon Tsuei & Eric Canete

Artist: Eric Canete

Price: $3.99

 

 

RunLoveKill has been a series with a lot of promise but hasn’t yet delivered.  There is a great amount of potential in this eight issue series, but so far the series has been mostly forgettable. Each issue has opened up with extravagant art making scenes full of exhilarating action, but the rest of the series has been held back generic tropes and bland storytelling. Unfortunately, RunLoveKill #3 does little to remedy this problem.

 

Those reading this series will find themselves feeling like they have seen this kind of plot before. Jon Tsuei uses the tropes you would see in a summer blockbuster movie, and it sometimes works. The issue opens up with a flashback in a snowy setting and big guns. From here, there is a lot of death and there are enough explosions to satisfy any fan of the genre. In the present, there are plenty of panels depicting the protagonist running from soldiers and quickly discarding those that get in her way. These moments are when the series truly shines.

 

Tsuei tries to add layers to the issue by forcing characters into scenarios where morality isn’t black-and-white, but for the reader, these scenes do little to provoke thought. Characters throw around phrases involving following orders and “not having a choice,” which feels cliché and makes the dialogue seem artificial. So far this issue has been full of style but is lacking in substance entirely.

 

Eric Canete’s art is a perfect fit for the title, and the action-packed panels are simply fun.  RunLoveKill has some of the most gorgeous panels depicting action in the industry. The backgrounds of every panel are full of neon lights that successfully give the title a futuristic vibe. The panels are laid out in a simple format that makes the issue move along but still at a fast pace. Most characters look a bit generic, but otherwise this title looks great visually.

RunLoveKill #3 struggles to add any depth to the series. Fortunately this is still a fun read and any fan of the genre will find something redeeming here. Anyone else will probably forget about this series and won’t lose anything by passing this one up.  It’s a fun title that doesn’t require much from readers, and doesn’t try too hard to be anything more.

Image Comics Writers: Jon Tsuei & Eric Canete Artist: Eric Canete Price: $3.99     RunLoveKill has been a series with a lot of promise but hasn’t yet delivered.  There is a great amount of potential in this eight issue series, but so far the series has been mostly forgettable. Each issue has opened up with extravagant art making scenes full of exhilarating action, but the rest of the series has been held back generic tropes and bland storytelling. Unfortunately, RunLoveKill #3 does little to remedy this problem.   Those reading this series will find themselves feeling like they have seen this kind of plot before. Jon Tsuei uses the tropes you would see in a summer blockbuster movie, and it sometimes works. The issue opens up with a flashback in a snowy setting and big guns. From here, there is a lot of death and there are enough explosions to satisfy any fan of the genre. In the present, there are plenty of panels depicting the protagonist running from soldiers and quickly discarding those that get in her way. These moments are when the series truly shines.   Tsuei tries to add layers to the issue by forcing characters into scenarios where morality isn’t black-and-white, but for the reader, these scenes do little to provoke thought. Characters throw around phrases involving following orders and “not having a choice,” which feels cliché and makes the dialogue seem artificial. So far this issue has been full of style but is lacking in substance entirely.   Eric Canete’s art is a perfect fit for the title, and the action-packed panels are simply fun.  RunLoveKill has some of the most gorgeous panels depicting action in the industry. The backgrounds of every panel are full of neon lights that successfully give the title a futuristic vibe. The panels are laid out in a simple format that makes the issue move along but still at a fast pace. Most characters look a bit generic, but otherwise this title looks great visually. RunLoveKill #3 struggles to add any depth to the series. Fortunately this is still a fun read and any fan of the genre will find something redeeming here. Anyone else will probably forget about this series and won’t lose anything by passing this one up.  It’s a fun title that doesn’t require much from readers, and doesn’t try too hard to be anything more.
Story - 5
Characters - 6
Art - 8

6.3

A fun read full of action, but has little else.

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