DC Comics
DC Universe Presents: Deadman #2
By Hervé St-Louis
November 12, 2011 - 17:54

DC Comics
Writer(s): Paul Jenkins
Penciller(s): Bernard Chang
Inker(s): Bernard Chang
Colourist(s): Blond
Letterer(s): Dave Sharpe
Cover Artist(s): Ryan Sook
$2.99 US

Deadman does the impossible and infiltrates a building in Gotham City where supernatural forces cannot go through. But the worst part is what will happen to him after he pisses off the goddess that gave him his powers and stopped him from achieving eternal rest.

If you found that the first issue was packed, wait until you read this one. It’s so dens, that it puts every other comic book to shame.  There is a lot of story in this book. Deadman manages to have a full conversation with his Goddess sponsor, while infiltrating a strange building, while helping the veteran’s whose body he inhabits to find a cool date with a woman. My one criticism is about setting the exclusive building in Gotham City instead of another one of the fictional or even a real DC Comics city. Having a super natural club in Gotham City that has never been breached means Batman has never breached it which is ludicrous. Why not put Deadman in a city like Opal City instead of good old Gotham which is already overcrowded. Gotham City should be Batman’s turn mainly. But nowadays, it’s become the equivalent of New York City for Marvel Comics. All the super heroes live there.

I first followed Chang way back when he was drawing The Second Life of Dr. Mirage for Valiant Comics. His work is as enchanting today as it was then. His composition and character designs have actually improved a lot. He’s well suited to the acrobatic escapades of Deadman . I can’t wait to read more about him.

Rating: 9/10

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