Deadly Class #7

Deadly Class #7

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wes Craig Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION AS RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG'S HIT SERIES ROLLS INTO ITS SECOND ARC! Narrowly escaping death in Las Vegas, Marcus and his remaining gang return to Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. But they're about to learn a hard lesson: blood begets blood, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Sep 19, 2014

    The art is as usual amazing and the details it brings to the story can be a little graphical but they help with the visualization of the cruel reality this comic is in. I really liked a panel where one of the students stops an arrow in mid-air. It's a very fluid panel with expression and the coloring on it, its dark with the tattoos of the student popping out with color, it looks really good. They keep the same style as the other issues where the color palette of the panels change with the mood the story has, I will keep liking that style. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 17, 2014

    School's still in session. With the death of a fellow student, Marcus and his friends have been trying to maintain a semblance of a normal life, despite the fact they're all in a high school for assassins. We still have the mysterious killer from Marcus' past making plans in the background and it looks like things might be about to get even worse for all involved. Rick Remender does a great job giving humanity to a cast of killers. You can totally see them as typical high school kids but then you're reminded that they're much more than that. Wes Craig's art and Lee Lougridge's colors continue to amaze me. Month after month, DEADLY CLASS remains one of my favorite books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Sep 19, 2014

    How much more gushing can I do? It continues to be in my top three comics of this year and one of the books I get the most excited about reading each month. The writing and art are very personal and that passion shows in these pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 16, 2014

    Not only are we getting a strong story with interesting, dangerous, and exciting characters, we're also getting a closer look at the things we all deal with yet don't vocalize. This book reads like an exaggerated story one might tell at a party, but with the grittiness and honesty of real life. You get so caught up in the action, the intrigue of it all, and you almost miss out on how down-to-earth this story really is; the realistic problems these kids deal with (along with problems not a lot of us have or would want). Remender and Craig continue to build upon the strength of their first arc and constantly bring love and hard work to this story as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Sep 18, 2014

    It's done immensely well. It's an amazing comic book that begs to be read. There is so much here and it is all gracefully, carefully executed. Don't doze off from having to wake up at six a.m.; pay attention Deadly Class. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Sep 18, 2014

    "Deadly Class" #7 is a phenomenal book and damn near perfect. The groundwork is set for an explosive second arc that's going to test Marcus in many different ways. Rick Remender is writing three series for Image Comics and while "Black Science" and "Low" are excellent, this remains his best one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Sep 18, 2014

    Deadly Class #7 reminds me majorly of both the good and hard times I had in my life, which is why it's so hard for me to review. I love it, and I can't think of a way to give it any crap or heckle it. all I can tell you is that Deadly Class #7 is it a pretty damn good read and a nice start to the arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Rob Kitchen Sep 23, 2014

    Deadly Class #7 maintains the high standard that this team set in the first arc. With all these outstanding elements coming together, it's a great way to return to this twisted concept. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 19, 2014

    We pick up this story, after the hiatus, with Marcus settling into the new status quo presented to him. With his new (almost reluctant) relationship with Maria, comes new problems, depression, and angst that materialize in ways that always feel genuine and never borders on the John Hughes-esque sappiness that the book itself so rightly disdains. One of Craig's greatest strengths lies within his layouts. Each issue brings a new, unique, way to approach storytelling in comic books, be it a repeated motif of a clock running out of time or borders that leak out the cultural references that the book so gleefully wishes to share with it's audience. Remender also shows some of his best writing in this series, as well, allowing himself to be transmuted completely into Marcus, never shying away from aspects of his personality that are omnipresent that may come across as unpleasant. Nothing is held back, and I can't thank both creators enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 16, 2014

    This is all indicative of why I really love Deadly Class. You can pick out a single sequence and spend an entire review digging in to how it works (or very rarely doesn't). The panel composition, Lee Loughridge's colors, draftsmanship, narration; all of it is consistently complex and effective. It's a comic book I could discuss every month and always find new things to explore. Remender and Craig have invented a story that is interesting simply by the virtue of how it is being told (although the story itself is also fascinating). It's a comic that constantly challenges and reinvents itself, an exemplar of creator-owned comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 22, 2014

    If you haven't been playing along so far then Deadly Class #7 is a great place to make your start. Marcus remains an edgy protagonist surrounded by crazy people at a school for assassins and gets bitterly betrayed at the end. The creative team works together like a dream and you ought to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Sep 18, 2014

    Finally, one of the best titles on the stands is back. Remender delivers and excellent script filled with brilliant dialogue and Wes Craig delivers some pretty amazing art. If you haven't checked out Deadly Class yet then you are doing yourself a disservice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 22, 2014

    "Deadly Class" #7 is an issue that continues to develop a concise identity, thanks to a clear vision by creators Rick Remender, Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge -- and it is tremendous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Sep 19, 2014

    Wes Craig continues to make each issue his own. I am always impressed by the stellar way he crams each page with sometimes dozens of panels while still leaving breathing room for Remender's script. But no matter how dense it becomes, the storytelling is always clear, your eye following every transition no matter how intricate he makes things. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 18, 2014

    Deadly Class at long last returns from it's agonizing vacation, creators Rick Remender and Wes Craig making it well worth the wait. Their narrative is chock full of the same shockingly pointed dialogue and in-your-face occurrences we've come to expect, somehow finding time to explore complex relationships amidst the copious violence, heavy drug use and deposit filled swirlies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 18, 2014

    In large part, writer Rick Remender slows the pace of the overall story down to allow readers the chance to see how each of the students is dealing with the fallout from their escapades in addition to seeing how future conflicts will stem from their indiscretions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 17, 2014

    Deadly Class #7 is a decent enough start to this new arc, mostly just getting groundwork laid out for what'll be seeing soon. The writing and artwork are perfectly capable and do the job, though in comparison to previous issues, it feels like it's lacking a punch or energy to it to keep it memorable or exciting (most of the time at least). If you've enjoyed the series up until now, you'll most likely enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 24, 2014

    A decent issue but heavily bogged down by the plot and setup for the next overarching story arc. Optimistic for the next issue though. Read Full Review

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