Last Train to Deadsville: A Cal McDonald Mystery #2

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Kelley Jones Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Adam Volk Jun 23, 2004

    In the end, Last Train to Deadsville is successful only because it doesnt take itself too seriously. The series isnt claiming to be anything more than an entertaining romp through a world overrun by the forces of evil, and in this sense reads more like a loving tribute to the pulp-era horror serials of the past. By the same token however, new readers and those unfamiliar with Cal McDonald, will feel left in the dark. Steve Niles, has done some incredible work, and is largely responsible for the recent resurgence in horror comics today (30 Days of Night is nothing short of brilliant, Aleister Arcane is one of the most innovative new series to emerge in decades, and Remains, Niles latest foray into the world of zombies, is absolutely phenomenal (see my review for Remains issue #1). Ultimately, Niles continues this tradition with Last Train to Deadsville. While the series can read a little choppy at times, it has potential, and there is something inherently likable about Cal McDonald. Read Full Review

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