Deadly Class #2

Deadly Class #2

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wes Craig Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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It's Marcus's first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past...which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Feb 26, 2014

    This isn't the same-old story where the "high school for bad guys" exaggerates character personalities so they seem more likable. In Deadly Class they are just teenagers with lethal training. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 26, 2014

    I had high hopes for this series and the second issue is even better than the first. If you've ever wanted to jump into a fresh new series, Rick Remender and Wes Craig are making an extremely compelling argument to completely fall in love with this series. With so many characters in the background, there's no telling who will step forward or where the action will go. We're seeing there is more to the story and lead character than we thought. On top of all the fun, we get another extended issue because that's just how cool Remender and Craig are. There's nothing more to say except, buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 1, 2014

    This is a book everyone should be reading. Rick Remender and his team have managed to pull off as close to the perfect opening issues to a series as anyone can get. Watching Deadly Class being fleshed out is like watching what will eventually be your favorite action movie for the first time. I'm honestly having a ton of fun with it, which is awesome because I hadn't seen any solicits for it or anything; I merely picked it up on a whim at my LCS when I saw it. Anyone who's a fan of action movies or tales of assassins, full of intrigue, action, and secrets should read Deadly Class because it's the closest thing to the perfect comic book we may see for a long time. Not to say that this is for everyone, when I say 'perfect' I mean that this book knows what it is and doesn't shy away from it at all; I'm fully hooked! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Feb 27, 2014

    This book is beautiful, dark, hopeful, violent, smart and a whole lot more things, and in two issues, it's done more for me as a reader than most do in a year's worth of issues. If you're not reading Deadly Class, you are truly missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Feb 26, 2014

    Deadly Class continues to set a devastating standard for the competition, keeping its plot fresh but steady, and replete with stunning visuals. With any luck, this creative team is looking at another sold out run of their brainchild, so snatch yours up while you can. It's a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 26, 2014

    Wes Craigs art is amazing. I could write an entire essay on how well his layouts move each scene. His use of the gutters is particularly effective. He can fill a page with upwards of ten panels at a time without ever cluttering the book. Lee Loughridges colors neatly reflect Marcuss outlook. Everything is a bit darker, without blanketing scenes in unnecessary shadows and murky hues. The grim face Marcus sees on his classmates get a tad overbearing, but its a small price to pay for a damn fine-looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 27, 2014

    Deadly Class #2 is a romp that continues to engage as it pushes its narrative path forward. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Mar 2, 2014

    Image should be commended for putting together a package that puts the Big 2 to shame. For $3.50, you get twenty-nine pages of story uninterrupted by ads, with some additional back material from both Remender and Craig. So not only is the content good, its also good value. Deadly Class #2 is a fantastic follow-up to a stunning debut, beginning a series that I think will rank amongst the best in 2014. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 26, 2014

    With the second issue of Deadly Class, it is looks like Remender has a long play in mind. Though the premise sounds like it will be filled with action sequences, there is a large focus on character and human interaction here. This is not as bombastic as Remender's Black Science, but the work being done here is magnificent. Those willing to see it through are likely to be rewarded with something possibly even greater. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 26, 2014

    Deadly Class # 2 is a master class in social dynamics with incredibly skillful art that will leave you slavering for more. Its fun, dangerous, and lewd like all the best stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Feb 26, 2014

    If this issue feels heavy, that's because it is another 29 page follow-up to the 29 page debut, almost three issues for the price of two. While some may still be impatient with this series because we're still in the midsts of introducing our characters and setting up the world of Deadly Class, Remender and Craig almost guarantee something palpably exciting for the next issue andthis creative team still has me curious for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 28, 2014

    Some of the themes and the approach may need a little bit more work to become more than identifiable stereotypes, yet the excellence in the artistic direction as well as some of the better concepts makes this issue work very well despite it all. Very nice, yet it could be a true powerhouse if the script matched the quality of the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Feb 26, 2014

    So in the end Deadly Class #2 was a book that left me unfulfilled. I really enjoyed the introduction of the Marcus character in the first issue. The introduction of any character in this book was just not well fleshed out. My theory to this is that Remender wanted to introduce us to as many characters as possible which left little time for any of them to really shine. The story is still interesting and I hope that it picks up some momentum in next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 26, 2014

    Deadly Class #2 is another decent issue for the series and still shows plenty of potential, especially now that the school aspect of the title has come in. However, the comic still feels like it needs a bit more time to grow and needs some more likeable characters before it can truly shine. Worth checking out regardless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Feb 25, 2014

    Wes Craigs artwork however, is fantastic. The varying look of the characters is refreshing to see, in a time when a lot of artists fail to make every character look distinctively different from one another. And the color choices fit every panel flawlessly. The artistic team has done a great job creating the environments of the story and the personalities of the characters in it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 28, 2014

    The story flows well, and in its transitions and skeletal structure, it works well enough to keep the reader going. However, "Deadly Class" still has the potential for and needs more than just smooth mechanics. Here's hoping that future issues bring back an emphasis on Marcus' origin story or else do more to shake itself free from stereotypes. Read Full Review

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