Dead Rabbit #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: John McCrea Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement.

From JOHN McCREA, the artist and co-creator of MYTHIC and Hitman, and GERRY DUGGAN, the writer of ANALOG and Deadpool, comes the action-comedy-drama tale of Martin Dobbs, a.k.a. DEAD RABBIT, the man who says he's descended from one of the original gangs of New York City. Get on board with the oversized more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Oct 3, 2018

    A tremendously enjoyable first issue and killer art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2018

    This was a fantastic opening issue as Duggan and McCrea provide plenty of reasons why Dead Rabbit should immediately join readers pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 2, 2018

    The head-banging, bank-robbing, foul-mouthed 90's bad boy, Dead Rabbit, is back in the game, and after only a single night of action, he's opened some old wounds. Dead Rabbit #1 is a hard-hitting debut that promises an intense, character-driven story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Oct 4, 2018

    I've been a fan of Gerry Duggan since his work on Deadpool. And Dead Rabbit #1 has kept me a fan. It sets up a grounded and fun series. From realistic action to low-brow humor, this is a series that if you love a single Jason Statham movie, you'll love reading this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Sep 20, 2018

    Dead Rabbit is a propulsive caper comic of a very high order. If this is the kind of work that Gerry Duggan plans to do when he's finished at the House of Ideas, then Ed Brubaker better keep an eye on his King of Crime Comics crown. And if this is the kind of next-level work that we can expect from John McCrea, then thank goodness he has this new monthly platform with which to play. It's not a pairing I would've anticipated, but damn do they play well together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana "Indy" Marlow Sep 14, 2018

    It felt like watching the beginning of a classic Michael Mann crime thriller, albeit with added vigilante masks, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 3, 2018

    . There are a million directions for this concept to go and its debut provides a very sure footing for whichever way it chooses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 3, 2018

    John McCrea's art in this issue is great. I liked the way he framed a scene and how cinematic every panel looked as your eyes moved across the page. A good first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 2, 2018

    The debut issue of Dead Rabbit does an excellent job of introducing the characters, if not the conflict. Martin is crawling back to his life as Dead Rabbit, which is an interesting start, but Duggan hasnt taken us too far down the rabbit hole just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Alex McGlenn Nov 1, 2018

    Whether this comic will succeed or fail depends on whether Duggan can create an ensemble cast, as the only character readers get to know in this issue is the protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Oct 3, 2018

    It's more like it's not bad. Most of my complaints are very nitpicky, but the lack of originality in both premise and presentation leaves a lot to be desired. Moreover, the page layouts and art choices all feel very pedestrian, resulting in a book that, while not bad, just doesn't have a lot going for it. Hopefully Duggan and co. can turn things around in coming issues, but this is a tepid intro to say the least. Read Full Review

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