Deadbox #1
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Deadbox #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Ben Tiesma Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 27, 2021

    Maybe Deadbox resonated with me because my first job was in a small town video store; a slice of Americana as dated today as the five-and-dime and the town milkman. Somehow I doubt that. In my opinion this may be the finest bit of social satire Mark Russell has ever written and one of the best anthologies of weird tales since the original Twilight Zone. It is a must read for all fans of quality comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 3, 2021

    College student, Penny, is not the first or last person to feel trapped in her small town existence looking after her sick father, but it does get her thinking. Thinking of her life and the world around her. And in a town where there isn't even the internet, she has to rely on a dusty old DVD vending machine for entertainment. But, what secrets does it really hold and why has no-one heard of any of the films it contains? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Sep 8, 2021

    An outstanding first issue that blends all the genres into one tidy package, with a taste of societal criticism. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 8, 2021

    DeadBox #1 brings a sense of creeping dread to small-town ennui that is steeped in allegory that will leave you pondering this comic long after you've finished reading it. Don't miss out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Sep 2, 2021

    Deadbox is an incredibly smart comic that finds a lot to be scared of in stupidity, but also a lot to laugh at. The first issue of the series stands on the strength of its sharp wit and its visual comedy. Theres a lot of stupid in the world right now and Deadbox is here to make fun of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 1, 2021

    I was unsure what to think of this book, initially. Yes, it could be seen as a tad pretentious, though Russell ideas certainly have resonance in todays world, both on an individual and societal scale. The "twists" in the tale add a level of darkness and enjoyability to yet another Vault Comics hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Franco Giacomarra Sep 9, 2021

    Deadbox is an exceptional number one in which both the artists and the writer are operating at the absolute top of their games. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 8, 2021

    Russell has things down quick and fast here and Tiesma's artwork is really strong, making for an enjoyable debut that has me wanting to come back for a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 5, 2021

    A deeply personal look at living in small-town America, Deadbox #1 is a fascinating and painfully relevant comic that plays its true plot close to the chest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Sep 4, 2021

    Deadbox #1 has some good stuff going for it. Its sci-fi subplot is entertaining, its commentary on small town America is insightful, and it's main plot is intriguing in its own right. They just don't come together well. Read Full Review

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