DC Comics
Review: Deadman #3
By Philip Schweier
January 10, 2018 - 09:03

DC Comics
Writer(s): Neal Adams
Artist(s): Neal Adams
Colourist(s): Neal Adams
Letterer(s): Clem Robins
Cover Artist(s): Neal Adams

The plot thickens, and the deceased Boston Brand invades a family squabble to learn the deep dark secret his father is hiding. What bargain with the devil did Billy Brand make to preserve the life of his beloved, and who ultimately paid the price for that bargain?

Deadman is sent on a psychedelic trip in an effort to find out, rendered only as Neal Adams can. In the past, Adams has hidden secret messages in his art, typography disguised as illustration. Look for the same on the cover, but if you miss it, don’t worry. It’s nothing you won’t read later in the story.

This issue is short on action and long on exposition. As with the last issue, the dialogue is clunky, as if it has been translated into another language and then back to English. Modern people just don’t talk this way, and I’m extremely disappointed Neal Adams doesn’t recognize that.

Bus, as usual, it’s Neal Adams. His art is perfect, though after decades in the comic book industry, it’s not uncommon to see as many imitators. While we aren’t really seeing anything new, we are seeing gorgeous illustrations from a master of the medium.

Rating: 8/10

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