Deadly Class #42

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wesley Craig Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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"BONE MACHINE," Part Three-Betrayal threatens to ruin everything Marcus has been planning.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Dec 10, 2019

    This issue is so packed with character development that some of it even happens in the background. The status quo has been effectively shaken up. This was an excellent way to show how focusing on character actions can move the story forward drastically. There is one scene in particular that is not only hilarious but changes the complexity of a character that’s been around since the beginning. With everything seeming to be moving further out of Marcus’ control, it’s going to be interesting to see him deal with it all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Dec 14, 2019

    Deadly Class #42 is a masterclass in kinetic storytelling marked by entertaining characters and dialogue so sharp your ears will bleed. Fun, violent and frequently hilarious, it is yet another strong issue by a creative duo working at the top of their game Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 11, 2019

    Deadly Class #42 is a game-changing issue for all the characters. Everyone's plans are thrown into disarray by actions beyond their control, and it plays out wonderfully. Remender throws a lot of balls in the air and catches them all in this one. Wes Craig's art isn't as bad as it has been, but that doesn't mean it's good either. However, the writing is so compelling that it does all the heavy lifting of the issue, and the art doesn't detract from it very much. It'll be interesting to see where things go in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 11, 2019

    When the entire school is on display and events tell the story, Deadly Class can still be an engaging affair. It's just unfortunate that it has an albatross named Marcus hung about its neck. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Dec 10, 2019

    At this point, we should stop waiting for Deadly Class to finally pick up and do something with all the momentum it built up. This series has turned into The Walking Dead. Not the comics. The TV show, i.e, scene after scene of characters talking about their feelings via bad dialogue across a wild tangle of story threads that keep slipping with every installment. To quote Joy Division: "Where will it end?" Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    BronzeAgeHuman Feb 4, 2020

    This series has an unusual kind of long form pacing that seems to throw a lot of readers off. You can actually see it in the review trends. Now and then, it enters a deliberate cooldown period for a few issues, to let the results of the previous chaos sink in, to establish a new status quo, and to get a few new plots stirring just under the surface. On their own, they aren't the most exciting issues, but they're necessary for the magic trick that is Deadly Class.

    After a couple of those, just when you're getting comfortable, Remender and Craig hit you with an absolute madhouse of an issue; the kind of book that takes that comfy chair you've settled into and just kicks it down the stairs.

    This is one of those issues. more

  • 9.0
    Josecab79 Dec 22, 2019

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