Death Sentence #1
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Death Sentence #1

Writer: Monty Nero Artist: Mike Dowling Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
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That's the dilemma facing three people who've contracted the G+ Virus, a terrifying new STD. What can graphic designer Verity, failing indie guitarist Weasel and roguish media personality Monty do in the time they have left? Fade away - or go out in a blaze of glory? By turns funny, dark, sad and spectacular, Death Sentence is an emotional thrillride through celebrity, loss, passion and creativity. It's the jaw-dropping next stage in superpowered storytelling! Packed with unforgettable shocks, quotable dialogue and the character finds of a generation, this is an unmissable debut by two striking and confident new voices!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall May 27, 2013

    If you want something totally different from ALL the super-hero books on the stands that also stands apart from the wide array of independent comics, ask your local comic shop to order Death Sentence as part of their June order so you can check it out in October! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Oct 9, 2013

    As a series, this is breaking new ground as an original and unique take on the way that powers work. With great artwork and a fun story, this is going to a series to watch in the future as it makes its way through the hearts, minds and possibly nightmares of the world of comic book readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 3, 2013

    You've got six months, what would you do? I'd say read this book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q May 28, 2013

    Here's the pitch then, Dear Reader. If you're a Metal Monkey, and the appearance of HIV damaged your sense of future, Death Sentence will read like all your favorite episodes of Doctor Who, like every emotion you've never realized you've had. But if you're not, if you've been born into a world that's already been rendered safer and smaller, and just a tiny bit uglier, then Death Sentence will read like only the best parts of Watchmen—a social analysis that exceeds the medium of comics, easily the equal of Dostoyevsky or Dickens. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker May 31, 2013

    There's still time to pre-order this comic and trust me, when it's released, you'll be happy you did. Titan Comics has been announcing a slew of projects lately. If they're all of this quality, you're looking at a strong contender for publisher of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 11, 2013

    Featuring edgy artwork and dark tones along with a fresh take on superpowers, Death Sentence is worth sticking around to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Oct 18, 2013

    This was an enjoyable quick read, that really leaves you questioning your own mortality and the decisions you would make if this happened to you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Oct 11, 2013

    With 3 very different main characters; an amazing writer in Monty Nero and the artistic talent of Mike Dowling, there is something for everyone to love. So go out, buy this comic and spread the love around… But remember to use protection. (Bags and boards people, this is a comic book review!!) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 14, 2013

    If you are unfamiliar with Titan Comics, this is an awesome book that will serve as your introduction to their catalog. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Oct 8, 2013

    People looking for superhero comic books that don't involve gimmick covers, but do involve intriguing concepts will want Death Sentence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson May 30, 2013

    I love the premise and ideas presented in Death Sentence and it definitely has me hooked. While this first issue didn't floor me, the problems don't deter me from wanting to read more. It will be nice to see the characters continue to cope with their predicament and, hopefully, use their powers to shed some of their negative qualities. Death Sentence is something truly unique and I suggest those looking for something different pick up the first issue when it's released. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Oct 7, 2013

    This series has a great concept that was eagerly anticipated for a number of months. As an opening issue meant to grab the attention of new readers, the subsequent opinion is one of relative neutrality mixed with hopeful optimism. While the premise is interesting and quite unique, the anticipation for more substance was not fully accomplished. It remains to be seen what the protagonists will attempt to achieve in their final six months among the living, but there were definitely hints at interesting and potentially far-reaching plot developments and consequences in future issues. The story is brimming with potential, and a lot of the writing was executed with masterful precision. In the end, it is absolutely worth sticking with this series to find out what new territory it may cover. Read Full Review

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