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Book Review: The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead

The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead
By Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt (Illustrator), Bill Crabtree (Colorist)

Book one in The Damned series
Published March 28th 2017 by Oni Press
Genre: Comics | Horror | Fantasy

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During prohibition, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses, a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a more lucrative trade: mortal souls. Enter Eddie, a mortal who lost his soul long ago. Caught in the middle of competing demonic families, any other human would’ve gotten the ax long ago. But Eddie’s got a special talent that keeps him on his feet. One man’s curse is another man’s gift.

THE DAMNED is hard-boiled noir with demons, and the team behind THE SIXTH GUN is bringing it back with new colors, a new format, and a new ongoing tale of tommy guns and hellfire.


After reading the summary I was hoping for some exciting read. Combination of demons and Mafia sounds like a really cool concept. Maybe I was expecting too much, because I feel a little disappointed,
The plot is confusing and many things are not clear, for example why Eddie sold his soul. I’m also confused by his ability. How exactly is this working, is he coming back from dead when he is touched by living person? He’s interesting character but there is too much unanswered questions. I hope that I will find out answers in second volume.
The art isn’t actually kind of style I enjoy but I think it matches prohibition times.
I’m not exactly thrilled by 1st volume but I will definitely read second one, hoping to find answers.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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