Deadman #1

Deadman #1

Writer: Bruce Jones Artist: John Watkiss Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 16, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3
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Brandon Cayce is a cocky young pilot for a major airline who likes to fly right and party all night. With his older brother Scott at the controls, Brandon is "deadheading" a free flight with a hangover that won't quit. Without warning, Scott deliberately crashes the plane into a downtown London skyscraper. Brandon is killed in a horrifying wreck, along with everyone on board. And his day only gets worse from there. To survive his own demise, Brandon must confront riddles head-on, until he realizes that the person with the answers may be his late brother's own wife—a woman he once loved himself. And when he encounters her again, he finds that his love for her is one part of himself that will never die.

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 26, 2006

    The "God War" story arc continues, and this second chapter boasts much clearer storytelling. I found the introduction of several new characters, all with changing appearances, marked with dialogue that didn't go far enough in identifying them made for an arduous read in issue #33. But the story gels here, mainly because the members of Seed Unit Nineteen have split up and it's easier to figure out who's who. Carey is clearly bringing the Forever People from Jack Kirby's Fourth World into another one of Kirby's worlds (albeit an altered one). Carey offers some exciting action but what really won me over is how the new characters soften over the course of the issue. The connection between Sue Storm and the Sky-Eater vehicle is an inventive bit of characterization, and honestly, I just like many of the names Carey has developed for these New Gods-like characters. Ferry's art is absolutely gorgeous, and it merges perfectly with Justin Ponsor's colors. My one qualm with the story is that in Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Aug 21, 2006

    I loved the Watkiss art, but there's just not enough in the story to make me come back. To me, the intense confusion of the plane crash in this issue completely detracts from any potential intriguing elements of this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Aug 17, 2006

    After reading Deadman #1 I wasnt satisfied. The last few pages have more structure, but lack a strong cliff hanger. I dont think that the cover will persuade people to get on board this new monthly. Read Full Review

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