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Preview: DEADLY CLASS, VOLUME 1: REAGAN YOUTH

Issues 1-6 to be collected in trade on July 16th

DEADLY CLASS VOLUME 1: REAGAN YOUTH by Rick Remender and Wes Craig (colors by Lee Loughridge)

ISBN 978-1-63215-003-5

Diamond Comic Distributors order code MAY140626

160 pages, full color, $9.99

In comic book stores July 16, bookstores July 29

Collects issues #1-6 of DEADLY CLASS

Rated Mature

San Francisco, 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to.

But this is the world of DEADLY CLASS, the graphic novel series by Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, Uncanny Avengers, Captain America) and Wes Craig (Batman). Here, in King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top enforcer, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class Marcus is failing is "Dismemberment 101”; and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count.

Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. In DEADLY CLASS, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates' poison.

DEADLY CLASS, VOLUME 1: REAGAN YOUTH will be in comic book stores on July 16 and in bookstores on July 29 and is specially priced at only $9.99.

19 Comments
Posted by Wardishy

I love this series so so much. No way am I missing out on the trade.

Edited by longbowhunter

So far this series has been like Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas meets Suburbia with a dash of Kill Bill.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

10 bucks is a really good deal.

Posted by M3th

MetH knew tHis series would be tHe $#!%

-ABstract4$$#073-

Posted by The_Tree

Anyone know what's up with these pages? I don't remember them in any issues and the art looks a bit different.

Edited by CaptainHoopla

I missed out on the start of this with the singles, definitely buying the trade.

Posted by judasnixon

So far this series has been like Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas meets Suburbia with a dash of Kill Bill.

Damn It! You beat me to posting a Reagan Youth song......

Posted by SmashBrawler

@the_tree said:

Anyone know what's up with these pages? I don't remember them in any issues and the art looks a bit different.

I was wondering the same thing myself. Is this some kind of TPB-exclusive story or something?

Posted by Paste_Pot_Pete

Definitely gonna get this, read issue one and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Edited by The_Tree

@smashbrawler said:

@the_tree said:

Anyone know what's up with these pages? I don't remember them in any issues and the art looks a bit different.

I was wondering the same thing myself. Is this some kind of TPB-exclusive story or something?

I did an image search on one of the pages, and it brought up a nearly 6 month old CBR article that had these as preview pages for issue #1. My only guess is that it's a scene that Remender decided to cut, and now it's bonus material for the trade.

Posted by Wardishy

@the_tree: I've definitely seen this scene before, but I don't remember it being in the issues, so you're probably right.

Posted by longbowhunter

@judasnixon: I hope Remender keeps with this theme. I got a kick out of every arc of Fear Agent being named after a different punk/hardcore album.

Posted by Jake Fury

Not a fan of Remener but gonna give this a shot. Image's $9.99 for most vol 1's is awesome.

Edited by redwingx

Amazing series, READ AND BUY!

Edited by Nahuel

Got all the issues, but the Trade is tempting me!!!

Posted by ScrappyDont27

Going to have to get this

Posted by TimeLordScience

I know it's not original, but the comparison of Reagan to Hitler is cause to smile.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Can't wait to get this.

Posted by eamon542000

Pumped for this, between his work at Marvel, Black Science and now this; Remender is a beast right now!!!