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The Good

Life in a school for assassins isn’t as easy as often portrayed. Marcus and his friends snuck away for a little road trip which continued to spiral out of control. Rick Remender has packed in crazy event after crazy event. With drugs and death and a fight for survival, those that managed to make it through all this will learn lessons not taught in their school.

With the end of the first arc, it’s almost unbelievable how much intensity Remender packs into this single issue. The action had already escalated beyond your typical action story means but there’s no stopping what Remender will dish out on these kids.

Wes Craig continues to shake things up on his side of the storytelling. There’s one scene in particular, at a convenience store that I had to stop and stare at. Craig mixes up the perspective and getting some overheard shots really makes the action flow across the page. Lee Loughridge’s colors creates a cool vibe that helps transform the entire look and feel of the story into something unique.

The Bad

Some of the action is a little one-sided. By this point you kind of expect more from some of the characters but what we do get is a glorious blowout ending to the first arc.

The Verdict

DEADLY CLASS is a crazy and intense series. Rick Remender is clearly not holding back in the scenes he comes up with for the characters. This issue marks the end of the first story arc and it almost feels like there’s no end to the violence and mayhem. Wes Craig’s art and layouts are extraordinary. Combined with Lee Loughridge’s colors, DEADLY CLASS is a great comic to read and look at. You’ll find yourself having to stop to take in all the details. This comic is not for the feint of heart. Each issue gets me more excited for the next.

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#1 Posted by longbowhunter (7100 posts) - - Show Bio

Great issue, but man it was hard to watch Chico go to town on Marcus like that. And I completely forgot about Redneck Scarface lurking around. Can't wait to learn that guy's story.

#2 Posted by BR_Havoc (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea why this book gets such rave reviews.

#4 Posted by The_Tree (7483 posts) - - Show Bio

Marcus is gonna be in some deep s### when he gets back to the school.

#5 Posted by Wardishy (713 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved that scene in the store as well. Some great use of perspective and panels by Wes Craig there.

#6 Posted by manlybanister (30 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

This book!

The awesome!

#8 Posted by cdw101 (189 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like we have a troll in our midst!!

#9 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6925 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadly Class is the best comic being published IMO!!

@br_havoc said:

I have no idea why this book gets such rave reviews.

Because it's awesome? Have you read it?

#10 Posted by BR_Havoc (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh: I read the first issue, but found it took itself far too seriously. It's a retro grim, dark coming of age story that seems tailor made for hipster comic fans that want to trash every other popular book.

I guess it's just me, but I did not get that connection to it like I did with other creator known books like Chew or Saga.

#11 Posted by The_Tree (7483 posts) - - Show Bio

@br_havoc: I didn't like the first issue either, it seemed like it was trying too hard and Marcus came off as a b####, but I decided to give issues 2 and 3 a shot, and started really liking it.

The expansion on the school and the 80's punk aspect really hooked me.

#12 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6925 posts) - - Show Bio

@br_havoc said:

@madeinbangladesh: I read the first issue, but found it took itself far too seriously. It's a retro grim, dark coming of age story that seems tailor made for hipster comic fans that want to trash every other popular book.

I guess it's just me, but I did not get that connection to it like I did with other creator known books like Chew or Saga.

I thought the first issue was good, but not great. It got amazing after the first issue. You can't judge an image book by reading only the first issue really. Pick up the trade, every issue after the first is incredible, and I don't even like Remender's writing.

#13 Posted by Jake Fury (18670 posts) - - Show Bio

This book is ultra violent but glorious. Not usually a fan of Remender but this and Black Science are top notch.