Deep Cuts #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Joe Clark Artist: Danilo Beyruth Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
9.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

New Orleans, 1917. In the city's bustling red-light district, a young clarinet player lands a job with his hero-but he'll soon discover there's more to the music business than playing the right notes.
Join writers KYLE HIGGINS & JOE CLARK (RADIANT BLACK) and an ALL-STAR CAST OF ARTISTS for SIX DOUBLE-LENGTH ISSUES that weave stories of struggle, joy, and hope through the history of jazz!
REGISTER PITCH: A whip-smart new miniseries that's perfect for music fans searching for a story with depth and redemption.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 2, 2023

    Deep Cuts #1 is a fantastic experience as the creative team dwells deep into the history of Jazz music. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Apr 26, 2023

    Deep Cuts #1 is an excellent intro that infuses a tangible tempo into the story of a young man finding his way in the world. The books focus on how the music exists on the page, and how it changes based on character, location, and intention creates a fascinating juxtaposition of sound. The creative team utilizes their craft to ensure the music plays to the story, and vice versa, making it an integral part of the story that many music-themed books lack. Even without a soundtrack playing in the background, the music sings throughout this comic and draws the reader in, reminding them to experience each beat in the moment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Apr 25, 2023

    Deep Cuts is a beautifully written and brilliantly illustrated slice-of-life story that captures the coming-of-age lessons of a musician trying to find their way in the world with talent, wit, and the weight of family legacy to guide them. A must-read for fans of comics and music alike, Deep Cuts provides a message you'll be thinking about long after the music fades. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 2, 2023

    This first issue of Deep Cuts is a brilliant love letter to the early Jazz era of New Orleans as it shows us the path walked by a great many musicians of that time and some of the pitfalls that they faced. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings May 1, 2023

    Deep Cuts #1 launches a series that serves as a love letter to the impact jazz has had on the world of music. Music fans and comic fans alike should pick it up, and I hope the rest of the entries are just as well crafted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 26, 2023

    While its many story beats are largely predictable, that doesnt stop Deep Cuts #1 from filling its pages with a memorable cast and setting. The music, energy, and life of its world leave an impression, even when the story feels like its just going through the motions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jenna Anderson Apr 26, 2023

    Deep Cuts #1 might not reinvent the wheel in regards to its storytelling, but the craftsmanship on display makes it a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

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