Comic Review: Deadman #6 (DC Comics)

With the final issue of this DC Deadman miniseries, Neal Adams wraps up a few scenarios as only he can! Boston Brand is the man shot while performing in a […]

With the final issue of this DC Deadman miniseries, Neal Adams wraps up a few scenarios as only he can!

Boston Brand is the man shot while performing in a circus tent, who doesn’t really ‘die’, but is able to stay in the physical world by inhabiting the bodies of living people. He is Deadman. In issue 6, Deadman leaves Nanda Parat, the Himalayan monastery. He’s been there for an issue or two, joined by Spectre, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, and others. There are more characters in this story than you can follow, but trust me; the main thing is that Deadman is leaving.

Next come encounters with goddesses, demons, dragons, and a couple of mystical women! It’s a winding tale of twisted intentions, to be sure.

Plus, it seems that Deadman was actually murdered by something called The Head of The Demon! What Deadman needs now is help, from The World’s Greatest Detective!! (he’s on the cover)

Adams draws up a storm in this final issue, with page after page of wonderfully executed panels. The story is a hard one to fathom, but if you are an Adams fan (and I am one, from way back), the visuals in this issue alone are reason enough to buy it!

DC Comics, Deadman #6, $3.99 for 21 pages of content. Rated Teen +

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