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Deadly Class, Volume 1 : Reagan Youth
by Rick Remender and Wes Craig and Sebastian Girner


Overview - "Deadly Class is a solid read for those who want a combination of Mark Millar's Wanted and Harry Potter with Garth Ennis's ( Preacher ) style." - Library Journal (Starred)
"A good start to a wicked series." -- Booklist
It's 1987.
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Overview
"Deadly Class is a solid read for those who want a combination of Mark Millar's Wanted and Harry Potter with Garth Ennis's (Preacher) style." - Library Journal (Starred)
"A good start to a wicked series." -- Booklist
It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical.
Collecting the first arc of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Fear Agent) and rising star artist Wesley Craig (Batman).

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781632150035
  • ISBN-10: 1632150034
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-09-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Built on the comic book trope of a secret school for gifted youngsters à la X-Men, and mixing in John Hughes’ high school clique clichés, Remender’s self-described “memoir of sorts wrapped in the guise of a crime thriller” ends up not being much of either. The year is 1987, and young Marcus Lopez Arguello is homeless and suicidal following the death of his parents. The cops are chasing him for a mysterious crime, but he’s rescued at the last minute by a one-man-army-of-a-teen-girl cliché who recruits him to a secret high school that trains assassins. At first, the book to explores the society and intrigue of the school, but this is abandoned for more gratuitous thrills, soon moving to the depressing murder of a homeless man for a homework assignment, then sidetracking into a pointless drug-fueled murder trip to Las Vegas. Craig’s appealing artwork is decompressed and crisp, and aided by Lee Loughridge’s European-style color palette. Remender (Black Science) attempts commentary on the Reagan era, but ends up absorbing the decade’s cynicism with a callousness that offers solace neither to his characters nor to his readers. (Aug.)

 
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