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The kids aren’t all right in Remender & Craig’s ‘Deadly Class’ #1

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Image Comics has provided ROBOT 6 with a preview of Deadly Class #1, which is kind of like a John Hughes movie if The Breakfast Club kids were highly trained assassins. Set in the 1980s, Deadly Class tells the story of Marcus Lopez, who attends King’s Dominion High School, “the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained.” At their heart, though, they’re still teenagers.

“These kids are ’80s kids, but the story of being a teenager is always the same,” said artist Wes Craig. “I mean, the styles change, but there’s always someone being picked on, someone who just got dumped, some girl spreading rumors about another girl, someone who’s having a party and someone who’s got a plan to get booze with a fake I.D. That’s where I can relate to the teenage stuff, because I went through that just like everyone else, and no matter how many years pass, it’s still easy for us to flash back to those experiences.”

Deadly Class is the second creator-owned series written by Rick Remender to debut from Image over the past couple months, following the fun Black Science. Craig is joined on art by colorist Lee Loughridge, and as you can see below the results are pretty phenomenal.

Deadly Class #1 hits stores Jan. 22.

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This actually looks pretty badass. I remember reading an interview when they first anounced the series. I think I’m going to have to pick this up. I’m sure it will be very interesting.

HO.LEE.SHEET!!!

This looks awesome. It reads awesome. It feels awesome.

I’m pretty pumped up for this :D Kudos to Mr. Remender & Craig, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

Wes Craig seems to finally have found his place in comics art. His pages are solid, consistent and gorgeous.

And now I am going to have to pick this up….

Wes Craig already showed tons of promise during his short stint on Guardians of The Galaxy. Man’s a superstar in the making, and this will be his breakthrough project. Remenders is very assured when it comes to picking his collaborators on his indie books.

This is really going to be my make-or-break with Remender, I think. Loved him pre-Marvel Now!, but his UNCANNY AVENGERS has been a mix of cool story ideas with awful characterization and throwback writing that doesn’t always work, plus some incredibly problematic choices. His CAPTAIN AMERICA made me drop the book for the first time in years, and BLACK SCIENCE’s debut struck me more for the awesome art than the plot that started, yet again, with killing a woman for a man’s character development. Really digging the premise and the art here and hoping he shows up with his old A-game and not his current style.

The comic looks awesome and Marcus feels like a cool guy so im in.

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