Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth TP NM 1st print Rick Remender


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It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is Dismemberment 101, and his crush 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. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical. Collecting the first arc (DEADLY CLASS #1-6) of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Fear Agent) and rising star artist WESLEY CRAIG (Batman). Experience the 1980s underground through the eyes of the world’s most damaged and dangerous teenagers.

“Deadly Class is a solid read for those who want a combination of Mark Millar’s Wanted and Harry Potter with Garth Ennis’s (Preacher) style.” – Library Journal

[(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge]
Paperback: 160 pages

Having been a skater and a punk in the late 1980s, this comic really brought me back. Although some of the characters start as stereotypes (and isn’t that what high schools are full of as a person starts to form his identity), they take on a realism that is refreshing. It is a very violent comic, usually too violent for my tastes. But it is a violence that is trying to go above violence for violence sake (I think, I hope). The bigger theme of the comic is how our environment influences us, especially during those critical adolescent years.

The art and colors are first rate. Unique and original, yet they feel familiar.

Lots of allusions to 80s pop culture is an added bonus to an engaging story. Looking forward to starting volume 2.


Collects Deadly Class 1-6. Near mint condition. 1st printing. Two page intro by David Lapham, two page Foreword by Rick Remender. Fourteen pages reprinting various alternate covers.