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Dead End Kids #1

Writer: Frank Gogol Publisher: Source Point Press Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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It's 1999. Ben, Murphy, Tank, and Amanda are four screwed-up kids from broken homes... but they have had each other. When Ben is murdered, Murphy and his friends set out to find who killed him and find themselves in the cross-hairs! Dead End Kids is a dark coming-of-age murder mystery set in the '90s, from the creative team behind 2018's critically acclaimed Grief.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto May 27, 2019

    Everything about Dead End Kids #1 was done well and the entire creative team may have just created one of my favorite comic series of all time. Overall, I truly believe that this is a comic series that would fit well as a John Hughes-like movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jun 12, 2019

    Think of a coming of age story with no guaranteed happy ending: thats Dead End Kids, and thats life. I love this book: from the Offspring quote at the beginning that encapsulates the vibe of the story. Its one of my favorite songs, so I can imagine the dark road Dead End Kids will go down, and I am along for the ride. Make sure to pick this up when it hits shelves because if I were a betting man, I would bet on a sell out once it releases. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Aug 12, 2019

    Overall, Gogol and Cviticanin have something special on their hands, and while the epigraph might ask how one little street could swallow so many lives, the readers will be left asking the same thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jun 28, 2019

    I'm curious to see where this series leads in the long run. This issue set some expectations, but a lot of it was vague enough that I can see it going several different ways. Admittedly, that went a long way in making me more invested in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rogues Portal - Brooke Ali Jun 24, 2019

    Dead End Kids #1 hits comic shops July 24. In the meantime, check out The Comics Agenda podcast episode with the writer, Frank Gogol. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 15, 2019

    This first issue does what it needs to do. We get brief introductions that will lead further into play as the story progresses. Gogol, who received some fantastic coverage for his previous book, is taking his story-telling up a notch with a longer story rather than snippets. It is challenge that I am sure that he is more than up to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Jul 15, 2019

    The first issue is a satisfying introduction to the characters and story of Dead End Kids. It'll certainly make you want to go on this life-altering journey with these teens. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 7, 2019

    Dead End Kids #1 is a solid introduction into a genre and evokes films like IT or Stand By Me in the characters and tone of it all. A good debut that'll have you really wondering who would murder a child and wanting to find out more and solve this mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jun 19, 2019

    Frank Gogol still has a long way to cement himself as a mainstay figure in the industry. Dead End Kids is definitely step in the right direction. Read Full Review

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