Deadly Class

Deadly Class

Volume 1, Reagan Youth

Graphic Novel - 2014
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Change the world with a bullet. It's 1987 and homeless teenager Marcus Lopez Arguello has no reason to keep living. Until one fateful evening he is approached by a mysterious girl who invites him to join Kings Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, a brutal, clandestine high school, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art, killing is a craft and the dagger in your back is no metaphor.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2014
ISBN: 9781632150035
1632150034
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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AfrikaSmith
Apr 19, 2018

I love the idea of the story and the artwork, but the story did not have a good direction of what it represented. I felt like there were no real consequences even when someone was killed. There's a lot of good ideas, but there aren't put together in this volume. Hopefully there will be better improvement for the next volume.

AL_CHRISP Feb 02, 2018

Love this comic even thought the newer issues aren't all that great. Picture Hogwarts, but instead of wizards, kids are learning how to be assassins. If you're a fan of 1980s punk/style, this is a fun read.

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joshua7279
Dec 07, 2016

Teenage angst thrown in with assassin school. Its action packed and fun. Remender does his usually wonderful job of making great but flawed characters throw into a wacky setting and backstory.

KateHillier May 11, 2015

Lots of points for the art on this one. Looks gritty, retro, and definitely tips the hat to Frank Miller's Sin City art as well. It's labeled as a comic about an assassin's school in the 1980s but there's a bit more going on here than that. There's a part of it there but we're dealing a lot with emotional motivations and other problems that these children on crime families and the like have to deal with and the fact that they are at a school to learn how to be assassins. Family profession isn't everything and all that. It'll be curious to see what befalls these kids next.

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Feb 02, 2017

Citizen92116 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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