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Review: Dead Inside #1


Murder behind bars!

The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can’t escape, these are usually easy cases to solve—but not this one. As Detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and herself.

With Dead Inside, writer John Arcudi creates a complex murder mystery inside a prison. The concept sounds simple but Arcudi adds numerous layers to what is happening. And, that’s done with few characters so far. While this is just the first issue, the few main characters are well done and seem complex.

The art by Toni Fejzula has this almost visceral darkness to it. That’s enhanced by the large of amount of gore present and this is just the one issue. This series is clearly not made for the faint hearted.

If you’re a fan of police dramas, police procedurals, or noir crime comics, this is one that’s a must.

Story: John Arcudi Art: Toni Fejzula
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review