Dead Romans #1
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Dead Romans #1

Writer: Fred Kennedy Artist: Nick Marinkovich Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 22, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating


Arminius, a Germanic prince raised in Rome, has sworn vengeance against the Empire that butchers his people. He wants to make a queen of the woman he loves, Honoria, a fellow slave. Now, fifty thousand Romans will die to give her a throne she never asked for...or wanted.

Lush, beautiful illustrations bring to life a brutal tale of love and war from the birth of the Roman Empire.

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 22, 2023

    Marinkovich delivers some beautiful art throughout the first issue. I love the art style and how well it complements the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Mar 23, 2023

    A familiar story in an underserved genre is enhanced by spectacular art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 13, 2023

    We have now learned out lesson to not judge a book by its solicitation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 20, 2023

    Dead Romans #1 has a confidence in the story it is telling during the time of the Roman Empire. Fred Kennedy and Nick Marinkovich capture the setting and type of people you would find during this period well. This is not a comic book for everyone but if you are into stories from the Roman Empire period this will be for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Mar 22, 2023

    Dead Romans needs a big hook in moving forward and I'm crossing my fingers that there's more than meets the eye here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 26, 2023

    Although Dead Romans is based on a badass historical event, it sadly doesn't live up to the hype or the sheer metal quality of its title. Featuring thin characterization, truncated fight scenes, and lack of context about the the twilight years of the Pax Romana and the role its characters play in it, it ends up not having much to offer fans of Roman history or general interest readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    randyalpha Mar 26, 2023

    Really good story had me interested all the way through. Don't expect much action though.
    Art is a bit unusual but very interesting.
    The story and Art by itself is a hook to want to keep reading and that was enough for me.

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Mar 23, 2023

    Interesting script but a short read. A little too short. However the art alone makes this worth a buy. Its absolutely brilliant.

  • 8.0
    Stand Up Comic Reader Apr 27, 2023

    It's been tough latching onto new and riveting series these days. Sometimes all it takes is drop dead gorgeous art to pull you in and that's what happened with Nick Marinkovich's stunning lines in this issue; it's worth the price of admission alone. As for the story? As mentioned by Wizard of Gore in his review it's not reinventing the wheel but it spins nicely along the visuals. I decided to update the story into a Modern LA tale called 'Dead Homeless' which might clarify the plot a little better. Full take and the soon to be rejected screenplay 'Dead Homelees' can be found at:

  • 8.0
    Chuck Mar 22, 2023

    The art is a 10 no question. Stunning work. The story is mostly setup… a bit hard to follow too. It could turn i to something great or not- too early to tell. Pick the book up for the art alone. Just beautiful.

  • 7.0
    Oddball12 Apr 28, 2023

    Interesting so far. The art matches the tone of the setting well and the time is hardly covered in comics. Good choice for history buffs to get a fix.

  • 5.0
    Beyond_Batman May 18, 2023

    It gets a 5 for the art. Don't let the time period trick you into thinking it's a good story. It's hard to follow. The characters look exactly the same. It's just not entertaining.

  • 7.5
    jmprados May 1, 2023

  • 6.0
    ComicWorm Mar 23, 2023

  • 5.0
    Drasek83 Mar 26, 2023

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