The Killer (comics)

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The Killer
Cover of Volume One
Publication information
Publisher Casterman
Archaia Studios Press
Format Limited series
Publication date October 1998
Creative team
Created by Matz
Luc Jacamon
Written by Matz
Artist(s) Luc Jacamon
Letterer(s) Luc Jacamon
Colourist(s) Luc Jacamon
Collected editions
Volume One ISBN 978-1-932386-44-8

The Killer (Le Tueur) is a French comic book by writer Matz and artist Luc Jacamon[1] which follows the life of an unnamed assassin.

Publication history[edit]

The series was published in twelve albums by Casterman. It was translated into English and published by Archaia Studios Press, who turned each album into two comic books.


The French albums from Casterman are:[2]

  • Long feu (October 1998)
  • L'engrenage (April 2000)
  • La dette (August 2001)
  • Les liens du sang (August 2002)
  • La mort dans l’âme (October 2003)
  • Modus Vivendi (September 2007)
  • Le commun des mortels (August 2009)
  • L'ordre naturel des choses (June 2010)
  • Concurrence déloyale (March 2011)
  • Le cœur à l'ouvrage (January 2012)
  • La suite dans les idées (January 2013)
  • La main qui nourrit (November 2013)

Collected editions[edit]

Volume One (collects The Killer #1-4: "Long Fire" and "Vicious Cycle", hardcover, 128 pages, September 2007, ISBN 1-932386-44-0)

Volume Two (collects The Killer #5-10: "The Debt", "Blood Ties", and "The Killer Instinct", hardcover, 176 pages, March 2010, ISBN 1-932386-56-4)

Volume Three (collects: "Modus Vivendi", "Ordinary Mortals" and "The Natural Oder Of Things", hardcover, 176 pages, February 2011, ISBN 978-1-936393-03-9)

Volume Four (collects: "Unfair Competition", and "Putting Your Heart In It", hardcover, 128 pages, April 2013, ISBN 1-936393-69-7)

Volume Five (collects: "One Track Mind", and "Fight or flight", hardcover, 128 pages, February 2017, ISBN 978-1608867684)


The Volume One collected edition won "Best Indy Book" in IGN's Best of 2007.[3] The edition also won "Best Comic You Didn’t Read This Year" from Newsarama and was nominated for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material" in the 2008 Eisner Awards.[4][5]

Film adaptation[edit]

The series is being made into a film by Paramount Pictures which will be directed by David Fincher.[6]


  1. ^ Luc Jacamon at Lambiek
  2. ^ Le Tueur at Casterman
  3. ^ "IGN Best of 2007: Best Indy Book". IGN. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Best Shots: Best of '07 Edition". Newsarama. Retrieved 14 August 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2008 Eisner Nominations Most Diverse Yet". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Michael (2007-11-01). "Paramount, Fincher catch 'Killer'". Variety. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 


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