Death Be Damned #1

Writer: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller Artist: Hannah Christenson Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Seven outlaws have killed Miranda Coler and her family, but her death turned out to be a little less permanent than they expected.
Blessed with the inability to fully die until she exacts revenge on her family's killers, but cursed to lose a part of her memories every time she's "killed," Miranda will need the help of Joseph Murray, an undertaker dabbling in necromancy hoping to bring back his wife, if she's ever to find peace.
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Deadpool Vs. Gambit, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) team up with Hannah Christenson (Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Dragons, Harrow County) for a supernatural tale of revenge in the Ol more

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Feb 8, 2017

    If you love a good western tale with some supernatural elements, I recommend Death Be Damned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 8, 2017

    Readers who delight in the Podunk-Western-Revenge tale as well as those who enjoy ghosts, ghoulies and horrible things to surely come will find a lot to like here. Even more so, if this very capable creative time tightens up the focus narratively. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Feb 9, 2017

    If you're a fan of the Weird Western genre this is definitely worth a pick up. In my opinion there are never enough weird westerns in the world so any new book is worth looking into, but this one especially shows promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 8, 2017

    A good, if slow start to the story. The characters have a lot of depth to them and hopefully we'll learn that in the next issue. The art is minimal and perfectly balanced to the story. The next issue will probably determine whether or not I stick with it until the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey Feb 8, 2017

    This comic has lots of potential, however I thought the thing most lacking was information. I wanted to know so much more, what was this woman like before, where did she come from? Most of all, what the hell happened to make all of this come about? Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Feb 9, 2017

    This was an issue brimming with potential that squandered it after the introduction. Hannah Christenson's artwork in those first pages is gorgeous and a clear example of how solid environmental storytelling can convey so much and with so much emotion in a relatively small space. However, the writing that comes after is unwieldy, unfocused and undermines the emotion built in those first pages. There is hope that this can be rectified in the later issues, but this first issue was sadly underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 9, 2017

    There are some intriguing ideas at play here, but the artwork simply doesn't hold up its end of the bargain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Feb 9, 2017

    Overall this was a solid issue with some great storytelling, but weak on the art. Ill definitely keep reading to see how this whole story ends. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Feb 15, 2017

    Ultimately the premise is interesting and the characters have potential. Plus, the book looks great. If the writers can figure out the pacing and start fleshing out the characters more in the next issue, Death Be Damned could turn out to be a pretty good Western story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 5, 2017

    Ultimately then, while it's an interesting enough premise, there just isn't enough meat on the storyline bones yet to make this a truly satisfying read. That and the uneven and untidy nature of some of the artwork makes Death be Damned a difficult title to fully recommend, although there's some real potential here that will, hopefully, be tapped into as the series continues. One to keep an eye on for sure, but perhaps not one to get too excited about just yet. Read Full Review

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