Comic Review: Dead Inside #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

The title Dead Inside really intrigued me, I’m not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn’t a crime division specifically covering prison deaths! Caruso is a Detective who in […]

The title Dead Inside really intrigued me, I’m not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn’t a crime division specifically covering prison deaths!

Caruso is a Detective who in her opinion has been pawned off into investigating crimes based in prison and she’s not happy. She arrives at the scene of a murder/suicide and nothing works in her favour, she gets rushed through the crime scenes, crucial CCTV doesn’t work and she isn’t allowed an autopsy. It’s blamed on budget cuts but Caruso senses something more going on.

Her life seems as much of a struggle as her job and looks to be on the borderline of losing control of both. She has a breakthrough in the case but only enough to create more questions as to what is actually going on at the prison and why everyone seems hellbent on keeping it quiet!

The artwork really enhances the grittiness of the prison setting with the murder scene vibrantly contrasting the dull and grimy surroundings. Caruso is obviously good at her job but something has happened leading to her being persona non grata with her boss. I can’t see her letting that stop her from uncovering what is going on and can see her ‘going rogue’ to get to the bottom of it

Pretty original idea for a comic and looks like its going to be pretty gripping stuff

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement