shawn87's R.I.P.D. #1 - TPB review

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Rest In Peace Department

The Story:  
Nick Cruz is a cop who was murdered by an unknown assailant while on the job. He accepts a deal with the R.I.P.D. to serve a hundred years of service in exchange for a chance to figure out who it was that killed him.  

My Thoughts: 
I figured that since this comic has been given the green light to be adapted into a full-length feature film, I should check it out before the movie comes out (which is still a ways away). R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) is a four issue mini-series published by Dark Horse that came out back in October of 1999. It is written by Peter M. Lenkov with art by Lucas Marangon. 

While reading this, I couldn't help but notice striking similarities to Men In Black. I think it's going to be very interesting to see how exactly this is adapted into a movie. Something like this is definitely much easier to produce as a comic rather than a movie, but anything is possible these days. 

The story is very simple and to the point. While it isn't highly original (some parts), it's still entertaining enough to keep your interest. Peter Lenkov manages to make you care about Nick Cruz enough that once you find out what happened with his wife after his death, you can't help but feel bad for him. 

The art is pretty enjoyable and fits perfect for this type of comic. The coloring is nice and dark which provides the right type of setting as there's a lot of demon shooting going on and it eventually takes place in hell. 

If you want to read a quick, fun, action-packed comic full of demon blasting, then you should check this out. It's definitely not a must-read but it is a lot of comic fun. 

Rating: 3.5/5
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