I'm really digging this series.
I find it rare in a comic where the art and writing go so perfectly together. Often, I love one over the other. At other times, I find that much as I like the art for a comic, I can see it "working" better with a different artist, a different style, or color scheme. But for DEADLY CLASS, Remender and Craig have clicked into perfection.
As for this volume, it felt a bit more cartoonish at times than volume one, and the passage of time / pacing felt too rushed--almost jarring--but it meshes with the series' overall frenetic tone. In that, it captures that idea of what it means to be a teen, when everything and nothing matters with every fiber of your being.
Where this really shines, though, is its honesty. Especially as a teenager, we're often extremely s***ty people and--hopefully--at our most selfish before we grow out of it, and they've captured that feeling well, of being in a situation over your head, and regardless of what it does to those around you, you know that you need to feel better.
In short, it's a great comic--if a bit too "over the top" at times. But if the premise sounds interesting to you, and you don't mind violence and other "questionable" material, you're sure to like this.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (31 March 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632152223
- ISBN-13: 978-1632152220
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 1 x 25.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)