- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: SelfMadeHero; 01 edition (15 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906838496
- ISBN-13: 978-1906838492
- Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 1 x 23.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 843,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Deadbeats Paperback – 15 Nov 2012
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About the Author
Chris Lackey (co-writer) co-hosts the HP Lovecraft literary podcast, and is an animation and film director. He has penned the short story The Temple for Selfmadehero's forthcoming The Lovecraft Anthology: Vol. II. Chad Fifer (co-writer), co-hosts the HP Lovecraft literary podcast, and is the author of the coming-of-age novel Children in Heat. He has penned the short story The Hound for Selfmadehero's forthcoming The Lovecraft Anthology: Vol. II. I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist (British Fantasy awards - Best comic/ Graphic novel 2011) and has collaborated on a critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes series with Ian Edginton (Dark Horse, Marvel, 2000AD), As well as adapting At The Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Selfmadehero. He is also the illustrator on a new zombie mini-series for vertigo called The Deadwardians with Dan Abnett (February 2012).
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved the mixture of gangsters, lovecraft and jazz.
I wonder can we expect more of the same? I hope so!
Writing-wise you might have seen Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer's previous attempts separately in the second Lovecraft Anthology comic, but in my opinion this is a lot better. You definitely get a sense of the characters quite quickly, and nothing really feels out of place. It also feels a lot like an old, low budget horror movie (in a good way!) which is maybe not surprising since it was originally conceived as a movie script, and a lot of that charm shows up on the page.
One down-side though is that perhaps because of that old horror movie/pulp adventure feel, things can sometimes seem a little light (in the lacking depth way) and there are a few parts that I wish had been delved into a little deeper (such as the mobsters' journey) but ultimately this is a story about Lester and his friends (and sticks extremely closely to their perspective) and it carries that off exceptionally well, and with a tremendous sense of fun.
Over the week I have picked it up just twice and flown through it! The art work is spectacular and co-insides with the characters personalities extremely well. The story is fast paced and although certain things are a little hyped up now and then, it is a truly fun read.
The only downside is that it is a VERY fast read, but that is made up with the uniqueness of the characters and their quirks which get shown and utilised straight away and thereafter throughout this graphic novel.
A great read and a great buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great Lovecraftian adventure in an interesting setting. The story line is well paced combining excitement and comedy in a way that few manage. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Green Arrow
An everyday story of hustlers, horror and hoodoo set against a gloriously grotesque prohibition-era backdrop, "Deadbeats" steps very much to its own tune despite the... Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2013 by Jon Hancock
Lovecraftian monsters meet a jazz trio with a pants-challenged drummer. Sounds odd and it is, a weird concoction in the good sense of the words. Read morePublished on 1 Jan. 2013 by Mika Lietzén
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