Thursday, December 13, 2012

Deadman Rises

"Deadman Rises" from Deadman vol.2 #1 (DC, 1986) by Andrew Helfer and José Luis Garcia Lopez
In addition to three mini-series with subtitles (Love After Death, Exorcism, and Dead Again), and a Vertigo series with a very slim connection to Boston Brand, there have been three series called Deadman. The first reprinted his strips from Strange Adventures, most with art by Neal Adams. The third, lasting 9 issues in the early 2000s, I never picked up. So the one I best remember is the second, a four-issue mini with gorgeous art by José Luis Garcia Lopez (if ever there was an heir to Neal Adams) and which finally allowed Boston Brand to catch up to his killer. Now that Deadman is a star again (again? for the first time?), I hope people go back to check out those original stories.

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