Dead Inside #1

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Toni Fejzula Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff's Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can't escape, these are usually easy cases to solve-but not this one. As Detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and herself.
o Perfect for fans of crime and prison television, such as Law & Order, NCIS, Orange Is the New Black, American Crime Story, or Making a Murderer.
o A new series from Rumble writer John Arcudi and Veil artist Toni Fejzula.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Dec 1, 2016

    The art is dark and sinister and it fits the story perfectly. You wouldn't want it any other way because it would taint your reading experience. The roughness prompts a sense of urgency. The tone of the Dead Insideand the sharpness of the art form a good blend that seeks to interact with you on a personal level submerging you into the tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Dec 23, 2016

    At the last possible second, Arcudi and Fejzula came out with one of the strongest debuts of the year that I hope won't fly under the radar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Dec 17, 2016

    Dead Inside #1 will hit the stores on December 21st, 2016. It is a very intriguing and enjoyable issue to read especially if you are a lover of crime thrillers. The jail setting is perfect for fans looking for a story which merges Law and Order and American Crime Story. So dont miss out! Go and pre-order your copy today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Dec 21, 2016

    DeadInside #1, while somewhat reliant on jail/prison tropes, seems to provide a crime/mystery/thriller that's bound to push you to the edge of your seat with future installments. This issue set-up the world and challenges Caruso will no doubt continue to face, but also promises a winding trail to resolution. I thoroughly enjoyed the tenacity of the leading lady, and I'm looking forward to seeing her kick some investigatory tush in later issues. If you're on the prowl for a murder mystery that grabs onto you and doesn't let go, make sure to pick upDead Inside #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Dec 6, 2016

    Dead Inside #1 is an excellent addition to the genre of hard-boiled crime comics, and there's tough competition in that category. Arcudi and Fezjula use the unconventional setting to their advantage, crafting a gripping set-up for a mystery and constructing a believable protagonist to lead us through it while the art accentuates the suspenseful and gruesome aspects of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Mar 27, 2017

    If you're a fan of police dramas, police procedurals, or noir crime comics, this is one that's a must. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Cain Walter Dec 28, 2016

    With both her professional and personal lives in a slump, Detective Linda Caruso of the Jail Crimes Division is handed a case that may be her toughest yet. Facing resistance from both prison personnel and faulty equipment, a murder/suicide is quickly pinned on a drug-induced rage and sent to the back burner. Not willing to take "no" for an answer, Caruso calls in a few favors and disobeys a few orders to get the autopsy she wants, and the gamble may have just paid off big time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Dec 21, 2016

    If you like your crime/murder mystery type stuff, CSI and whatnot, I think you'll really enjoy this book. It's definitely something different and off the top of my head, I can't think of anything like it on the market right now. Pick it up and decide for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Dec 20, 2016

    Had the comic's final panel revelation been what was expected through Linda's intuition throughout the book, the second issue would still have been an easy inclusion on any mystery fan's pull list. Having it swerve to something that is genuinely unexpected becomes a victory lap for an impressive opening. While artistically a mixed bag, it's hard to ignore how gripping the plot of Dead Inside is. It manages to tap into a sense of dread in a way that is unique to noir. You aren't afraid of what has been killing inmates. You're afraid of the world that makes it happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Dec 22, 2016

    Crime fans who like a bit of a darker story, head out to your local comic book shop and pick this issue up; you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Brad Sun Dec 9, 2016

    Complimenting Fezula's artis Andr May's colors. He washes the pages in moody hues of blue and purple, but isn't afraid to get surreal, adding shocks of vibrancy that echo back to those stunning opening pages. Dead Inside will ultimately live or die by how well it can build upon the intriguing foundation of its premise. While still too early to tell, the premiere issue's execution brings enough visual flair to hold readers' attention while its vast secrets are slowly revealed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 21, 2016

    Conclusion: Dead Inside #1 is a great crime mystery story and has a great lead character. John Arcudi has started a great mystery in one issue and has given us some interesting questions to be answered. It is too bad the art is not as good as the story. It really pulls the reader out of the realism of the book and diminishes the overall story. If you like a good crime mystery Dead Inside is right up your alley, even with the art issues the mystery has me on board at least for the second issue. Read Full Review

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