Review: Deadbox #1

Writer: Mark Russell 
Artist: Benjamin Tiesma
Colorist: Vladimir Popov
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover B: Benjamin Tiesma
Cover B: Corin Howell
On Sale: 9/8/2021

You are what you watch.

Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.”


“I wrote Deadbox as a horror story, not just about a cursed DVD rental machine, but also about the feeling of being trapped, boxed if you will, in a town that doesn’t get you and a place you will never feel at home in no matter how long you live there. As a kid who felt, in many ways, trapped by his upbringing and sought personal escape in movies, Deadbox tells a story that’s deeply personal to me, even though it’s about something as goofy as haunted movies. My hope is that as fewer and fewer Americans begin to recognize the place they call home, this will have a personal meaning for them, too. That we can each, in our own way, find a way to survive the horror of the everyday.”

This is a fascinating first issue. It takes a bit to start to piece together how things connect, but once you realize it, your jaw will drop. This is such a unique and interesting premise and I’m dying to see what comes next.

The art is a beautiful guide to what’s happening in the story, telling us so much all in just imagery, beyond the dialogue. The colors are beautiful and set the tone perfectly for different scenes and panels. The lettering is great.

Grab it this week!


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