Deadly Class #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wes Craig Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Class trip! Marcus, Willie, and Saya tear through a neon-soaked Las Vegas, high on life...oh, and a bunch of acid too. And when you're a teenage killer-on-the-run, stalked by a mutilated psycho with a raging hard-on for revenge, you're in for one baaad trip.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 30, 2014

    Its hard to believe that a book about a bunch of kids going to school to learn how to be assassins can be so endearing. Rick Remender and Wes Craig set out to deliver a sort of coming of age story with a dark twist. They are absolutely succeeding. The book takes us into dark corners and theres no shying away from what they might do or want to do. Craigs visuals keep up with the pace of the story as it switches from high and low moments. All the while, you feel something even darker headed towards the kids. Were only four issues in but this is a series Im glad to have been reading from the start. I cant imagine not reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Apr 30, 2014

    Deadly Classhasseveral levels of storytelling that can be peeled back like an onion, and that is a testament toa creative team that is firing on all cylinders. Even in an issue where the sole goal seems to be to bring the core group of characters together to bond, it is done so in a daring, innovative way. As in each of the previous three issues, the shocking moments, in this case the heavy drug use, are used to illustrate a deeper point about how damaged these kids are. That's what this book is ultimately about; messed up kids who have fallen between the cracks attempting to survive in a world that has treated them like shit. Deadly Classis a powerful, must read book, and there is really nothing like it in comics Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 30, 2014

    Deadly Class #4 is entertainment that's not perfect but really close. Thanks to the efforts of a top-notch creative team fans are treated with a unique jaunt that never loses its gripe on reality. It easily comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Mark William Pawziuk Apr 30, 2014

    Deadly Class is already a top contender for the best new title of 2014! Combining close character study and intense action in an authentic 1980s America period setting, this book is sure to appeal to the mature audience it is intended for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 5, 2014

    "Deadly Class" has been impressive from the start with its bold, aggressive and unapologetic concept and commitment to that concept. However, issue number four is the best issue yet, by a good distance, and I'm on the edge of my seat to see what this creative team will bring next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez May 2, 2014

    Deadly Class # 4 -it does seem things are going to get deadly serious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon May 3, 2014

    Wes Craig continues to impress with his dense, intricate panel arrangements. Colorist Lee Loughridge also ups his game, using an almost citric palette to bring Las Vegas to life in between Marcuss hallucinations. Deadly Class #4 is a visually twisted take on the teens of Gen. X. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 1, 2014

    Issue #4 is a great blend of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' mixed with late '80s teenage angst set in a violent world of potential assassins. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Apr 30, 2014

    It's a solid issue from what's turning out to be a great series, but would we really expect anything less from Remender and Craig? Deadly Class has become one of my most looked forward-to titles every month, due in no small part to the story's rawness and the honesty of the narratives. It's a book not to be missed, and this issue is yet another blistering showcase for Craig and Remender's talents as co-creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 2, 2014

    In fact, “Deadly Class” #4 on the whole seems to be a sort of transitional piece for the series as a whole. It's become a bit less focused on just Marcus's story, finally bringing in the rest of the cast to the spotlight while offering a ton of timely humor (or 1987 humor at least). Expanding on the rest of the world where King's Dominion resides gives the series a greater level of depth, moving away from just Marcus's quest from vengeance into a more extensive look at adolescence, drugs, and punk rock. This is probably the first issue of “Pretty Deadly” that's bereft of violence and through that choice Remender and Craig give their series a ton of versatility. “Deadly Class” has always been a comic to have on your radar but with issue #4 it's elevated its quality even further. And if the end of the issue is any indication, the next few chapters of the “Deadly Class” saga are gonna be pretty damn wild. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Apr 30, 2014

    Story wise, I think Issue #4 is the most basic. But art wise, this one could one of the best. The promise offerings in this issue suggest that #5 is going to be a real doozy in both story and art. And to that, I say, bring it on! I know that I am ready to see what happens next. And I must say that keeping the little tidbits of Wes Craig's art process has been an added touch allowing these single issues to have a feel of a trade paperback. For that, I say thanks and I am looking forward to see where we go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - spicytoilet Apr 30, 2014

    Gotta run, digital mountains are coming! But before they do, give this awesome book a read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 30, 2014

    The overall story is pushed forward ever so slightly, but it is really Willie that takes the spotlight here. We get to see how he deals with death, and what its like to be behind a murder. Its still unclear as to which way hell fall, and if this will become a regular thing, but the cracks in these kids are becoming more clear with each passing month. None of them are who they said they were, and none of them are the resident badass they want to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards May 2, 2014

    Deadly Class #4 seems to be setting up for something exciting and thrilling the next issue, but it doesn't really go anywhere much beyond that. Despite some decent writing and good interactions between the cast, the characters aren't particularly likeable and the story is on the weak side. The comic does seem to be heading somewhere interesting and exciting very soon, but right now, it is just having a rather weak showing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia May 1, 2014

    The latest issue of Deadly Class is definitely a unique one, and with a big gap between where it starts and where it finishes still existing, this is going to carry over at least another issue. As a result, the book feels a little disappointing only in that readers are going to wish they had more of a complete tale. Instead, they will have to wait to see how it all comes together. Remender doesn't disappoint though, not only providing some fun sequences, but closing with a very interesting tease. Not the best issue so far, Deadly Class #4 is still a solid book with fantastic art and possibly the best cover of the run so far. Read Full Review

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