Unfinished Business? (Deadman #1 Comic Review)

Deadman #1

Written/Drawn and Coloured by the talented Neal Adams

Lettered by Clem Robins

What you need to know:

Just when you think his Dead, Deadman lives in ghostly form with a new desire for revenge on the one who truly killed him.

What just happened?

Comissioner Gordon is having a tour of the local nuclear plant and it is clear there are some sort of politics going on in the back ground. Whilst investigating the extraordinary engineering on the plant Gordon’s guardian devil who look exactly like him arrives and puts him asleep. Deadman who is after Hook tries to break into the living realm but realises that his adversary has become more powerful and is alive.Hook tells his team of infiltrators of the plant that Gordon is his for the kill, Bostan Brand states how easy is to kill his enemy and he will not fail this time as he drifts into dreams of the past.

Flashback time:

We are shown where Hook failed for the League of Assassins, this tells the tale of how he failed to kill Bostan Brand. But he was dead and his place in the world had been taken over by his twin brother.

Hook was to die but one of his henchmen tried to save him but his taken out by an unseen force, the Sensei will carry out the execution.

Deadman takes over Hooks body the man who killed him and defend him against his aged master who bests him at every turn. Deadman changes his tactics and tries to take over the masters body but is expelled.

Sensei finishes the task of killing Hook but then he take his leave with the league stating there is greater threat, could he sense Deadman.

Deadman cannot seem to find the justice he was looking for and Hooks body falls through a trap door.

Back to Now:

Hook is alive and gunning for Gordon, Deadman takes over his tour guides body but is instantly recognise to his surprise by Jim’s brother who has taken over the sarade.

The ground breaks and they fall where they are greeted by Hook, Deadman ghostly from tries to get in the way but the shot hits Gordon. Gordon takes out the Assains and leaves Hook for Deadman, taking up a new body he challenges him, realising that the Sensei did not kill his nemesis. Whoever has taken over Gordon’s body Beats on his enemy and cutting his new mechanical hand off in an attempt to discover whom his employer is. I am not going to reveal how this issue ends but let’s just say it opens a new set of breadcrumbs for Deadman to follow also how does Batman fit into this tale check it out?

 

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Paul Smerdon

Paul Smerdon

I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul
Summary
This issue is mind blowing and sense a real twisted masterpiece on the cards with this one. Neal Adams breaths back life into a complicated character, well written and amazing art which one would expect.
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I have been into comics since the early 90's and my main passion has been X-men I collect books, figures and any collectiables I can get my hands on. For shoot the breeze I have the pleasure opening my eyes to new worlds and adventures. I also do the Across the Pond Trades where I get an opportunity to look at trade paperbacks and review them via our YouTube channel. I also have my own Facebook page and Youtube called Smerdp which is full of plastic goodness. Many Thanks Paul

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