Hunt. Kill. Repeat. #1 Review

Written by: Mark London

Art by: Francesco Archidiacono, Marc Deering

Colours by: Lee Loughridge

Letters by: Rus Wooton

Covers: Salvador Larroca, Ryan M Kincaid, Marguerite Sauvage, Stefano Simeone

Published by: Mad Cave Studios


Before I start this review for Hunt. Kill. Repeat. #1, I have a number of things I want to say; I have talked to Mark London several times via email, and I do talk to other members of the Mad Cave Studios team. I first; heard of Mad Cave Studios several years ago when the Battlecats series had just come out. Since then, I have always heard positive things about this studio; I have read Battlecats and Wolvenheart, also written by Mark London. Mark and the team and Mad Cave Studios did send us a box of physical goodies containing numerous comics, graphic novels and pins.


Releasing on March 1st, Hunt. Kill. Repeat. #1 is the latest comic from Mark London, Francesco Archidiacono, Marc Deering, Lee Loughridge and Rus Wooton. The synopsis for the comic reads: When the Greek gods invade Earth, society is quickly forced to comply with their new rulers. However, one god, Artemis, rejects her brethren’s ideology and has found solace in the love of a mortal. When she is called to Olympus to answer for her betrayal, the gods strip away her godly powers and leave her for dead. Now, ten years later, Artemis is on a quest for revenge to confront her father, Zeus, for taking away everything she ever loved.


I have to be honest. The first thing that I noticed was the cover by Salvador Larocca. It kind of reminds me of a Marvel comic cover. There; is a lot about this comic that gives me a Marvel comic vibe more, on that later. In terms of the first issue, it is 48 pages, and it’s an action comic. Mad Cave Studios describe it as Kill Bill meets Clash of the Titans in the PR releases. I think that’s spot on. Reading it, I enjoyed the whole package, the writing and the art.


In terms of the art, you can see the preview pages to see the comic in all of its glory there; is also a comic trailer if you want to check that out. In terms of writing as a first issue: it has everything a set-up, numerous characters, lots of action, intrigue and ends with a cliffhanger. We also have a female lead character in the mix. I do have to say I like the way Mark has written the character of Artemis. Sometimes when male writers have a female lead character, they can go over the top when writing her or somehow; the character can come off as unnatural. I do like what Mark has done here; it just feels natural. 


Going back to the Marvel vibe earlier I was talking; about. It kind of has a Mark Millar Marvel action comic vibe to it, and I mean that positively. The art from Francesco Archidiacono and Marc Deering has a very Terry Dodson; type of vibe. I think Lee Loughridge’s colouring compliments the art so well, It’s just so pleasant to look at, and Rus Wooton has hit the ball out of the park.

I enjoyed the first issue as a debut for the series. It’s great not sure what else you could ask for. I suppose the best compliment I can give it is; when I read the last page, I was disappointed the comic had finished and; I wanted to read the next issue. I do think that the first printing of this comic will sell out.

All in all a great release from Mad Cave Studios; it looks and feels like they have upped their game, and they; are on their way up and up. I say this not just from this comic; but from seeing their upcoming comics and graphic novels. I think if you have not been keeping an eye on Mad Cave Studios, you should be keeping on an eye on this studio.

Overall: 9/10



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