Dead Rabbit #1:Capsule Review

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Title: Dead Rabbit #1

Publisher: Image Comics

Writer: Gerru Duggan

Artist: John McCrea

Colorist: Mike Spicer

Lettering: Joe Sabino

Cover Artist: John McCrea; Dave Johnson

Review: ★★★★☆

Image does a great job of dropping new titles for us every month. Dead Rabbit is one such title. The lead character is a masked hoodlum that has an strange MO. He went through his career stealing from people that probably deserved it. Martin is a guy simply trying to get by at this point. His wife is in a wheelchair. He works at a “Lowe’s” type department store to earn his living or stalk his prey. I wasn’t sure what kind of character Duggan was introducing. Is he a vigilante or just criminal in a mask? He has a very recognizable mask too. It’s an excellent design that stands out right away. John McCrea’s art is an excellent choice for this story. He knows when to use darks and when to up the violence to prove a point. The book is much darker then I anticipated.  Martin’s moment in the bathroom should have been my first clue. The thing is Martin is decisive and sure of himself, even if his skills aren’t up to par. I could relate to the character’s need to do something about the evil in world, except that he’s profiting off some of his job. The end of the book shows that Dead Rabbit has a past that about to catch up with him. Hopefully I will get to catch up with the next issue.

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