Dead Body Road: Bad Blood #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Ben Tiesma, Mat Lopes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating


Bree Hale has left a lot behind in her life. Crime. The military. But she can't leave behind her own family, and when the local crime boss puts a hit out on her brother, there's nothing she won't do to save him. Absolutely nothing.
Skybound's pulse-pounding action series returns, with writer JUSTIN JORDAN (REAVER, LUTHER STRODE) and artist BENJAMIN TIESMA delivering an explosive tale of revenge like you've never seen before!

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 24, 2020

    Benjamin Tiesma's art is awesome. The action in the conclusion of this issue is rendered beautifully and the build up in tension is conveyed brilliantly through the panels. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jul 11, 2020

    Justin Jordan and Benjamin Tiesmas Dead Body Road: Bad Blood #1 is a brilliant small-town tale of crime, punishment, and homemade justice that is easily going to burn up the shelves as the next big series of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 24, 2020

    With the return of Bree Hale in Dead Body Road: Bad Blood, it does not take long for her to get back into the action she thought she had left behind. This time the job is all about family, but that does not make the situation any less dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 1, 2020

    I think where the #1 falters for me is that there is so much innuendo about what happened that, as a new reader to the series, I don't understand the context and why everything is shrouded in shadows, and it's not as readily apparent that this is a follow up series from the get. But, to its credit, Jordan and Tiesma did create an engaging sandbox that does seem to work as a standalone, but only time will tell if that is truly the case. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 22, 2020

    A raw first issue of rural vigilante justice with an absolute boss of a protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Jun 24, 2020

    Overall this was a fantastic read. I hadn't read a crime story since last year so it's refreshing to have a go after all this time and get this much quality. If you're a fan of crime comics then you're definitely picking this up for it is even better than the first iteration and I'm expecting it to maintain that standard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jun 25, 2020

    If I were being overly critical, Id have to say that there might not be a specific hook or something decidedly new in this first issue. Sure, we have a strong, captivating, female lead which makes a pleasant change from the stereotypical grizzled male, and this looks more Appalachian than Western, but it feels like a traditional vengeance tale. There are some big plus points in the writing and visuals, and with scope to lead a blazing trail of bloody violence, let me get onboard! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jun 24, 2020

    The foundation's an interesting one despite its familiarity, and now we just have to wait and see if Dead Body Road: Bad Blood can differentiate itself enough to truly stand out. Read Full Review

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