Comic Review: Deadbox #2 (Vault Comics)

Deadbox, a new title from Vault Comics, continues to poke and prod in places where it is bound to provoke a response. And this makes for some powerful storytelling. In […]

Deadbox, a new title from Vault Comics, continues to poke and prod in places where it is bound to provoke a response. And this makes for some powerful storytelling.

In the small town of Lost Turkey, US, conformity is a must. Do the right thing, say the right thing, wear the right clothes. But don’t you dare say bad things about the You Ess of Eh or the Bible!! When one man ventures out of the town’s social norms at a swap meet, he throws his marriage into instant crisis!

Mark Russell writes Deadbox in a tongue-in-cheek, pointed manner. The small town ways, the judgy Judge Judys, the Karens, the obsessions of folks who interpret their Bible to fit their mean unholy spirits. It’s a primate’s traipse through the decay and ruin of good intentions, and we are the richer for it. The dialogue is priceless, all of it ringing true. And the drawings by Benjamin Tiesma (colour by Vladimir Popov) are perfectly clean-cut and suited to the continuing soap opera that is Lost Turkey.

If you like your parody and social commentary with a slap and an evil grimace, you’ll like Deadbox!

Vault Comics, Deadbox #2, $3.99 for 21 pages of content

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!