Dead Run #1
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Dead Run #1

Writer: Andrew Cosby Artist: Francesco Biagini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 3, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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"All Speed. No Limits." The end isn't near... it's here. America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. Beyond these walls lies The Zone, a brutal, plague-ravaged landscape stretching from one city to the next, populated by mutants, monsters, and warring factions of survivors driven insane by disease and starvation -- only the very brave or the very foolish voluntarily step foot outside the protective confines of the mega-cities. NICK MASTERS just happens to be a little bit of both. Nick's a driver, the best there is. If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, more

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 12, 2009

    Francesco Biagini's art is the real star of the book. The overall visuals are, again, familiar and generic. We get the dichotomy of the harsh devastation outside the walled city and the clean, antiseptic halls of where the privileged reside. We see amped-up, armored vehicles, complete with the greasy, dirty garage where the hero's ride gets overhauled. Even the mad mutant bikers from hell in the opening sequence seem like recycled genre fodder. Mind you, Biagini's two-page spreads, displaying the rubble and destruction outside the supposedly safe confines of Los Angeles, are stunning. He really pours a lot of detail into them, and various snippets from those spreads seem to tell little stories all their own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jun 1, 2009

    In an age where post-apocalyptic tales can become very repetitive, Dead Run, seems to have the ability to break out of the pack and provide some fresh fun. The literal cliffhanger ending is enough to make me demand the next issue. Give this one a try, it's nothing you havent seen before, but it should be fun. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 3, 2009

    Dead Run #1 looks nice, and that's really the best thing I can say about it. Now that I think about it, my opinion is that the issue should have been used as a template for the opening moments of a Mad Max re-imagining starring Jason Statham rather than released as the debut of a new comic series… Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 1, 2009

    "Dead Run" reads like an unproduced film treatment -" one that was unproduced for a reason. The concept is uninspired, the characters vague and lacking depth, but the art is well done. Read Full Review

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