Deadman #1

by Batmanaruto on November 01, 2017

Writer: Neal Adams
Artist: Neal Adams
Colorist: Neal Adams
Publisher: DC Comics

One thing I really enjoy about reviewing issue ones of new titles, is that I get to read books about characters I wouldn’t usually read about. Also, it allows me to highlight books that deserve more attention. DC have been giving their less popular characters miniseries, which have been for the most part really great. It’s a good thing that the first issue of Deadman by Neal Adams is no exception.
Deadman starts of in a very confusing manner, and I struggled to really understand what was happening during the first half of the book. However, when it is explained in the second half of the book, everything really comes together and makes the first issue to be really enjoyable.
The story starts off oddly enough with Commissioner Gordon acting as an ambassador during tours of nuclear sites, which is strange as it doesn’t exactly fit the role of a Commissioner. The story then proceeds as an assassin called Hook wants to assassinate Gordon. Through this we get an origin story of both Hook and Deadman and it honestly leaves the reader with more questions than answers. That is the initial premise but the story has twists, turns and surprises that I don’t want to spoil.
In conclusion, it was a solid first issue, which only really suffers from a confusing beginning. Neal Adams also does the art, and although slightly dated it is still well done. I’m really intrigued to see how this story will continue.

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