Dead Run #2 – do you need your Mad Max hit?

Dead Run #2 (Boom! – Cosby / Nelson / Biagini)

“All Speed. No Limits.” The end isn’t near… it’s here. America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. NICK MASTERS a driver, the best there is. If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick’s your man. But when he fails to deliver… all hell breaks loose. Part two of the epic saga that redefines the science fiction action genre. From the writer of HEXED and FALL OF CTHULHU, Michael Alan Nelson, collaborating for the first time with EUREKA creator Andrew Cosby!

Dead Run is solid adventure and solid fun!

If you are familiar and comfortable with the post-apocalyptic genre, the setting is pretty standard.  After some great disaster, a few barter-run cities are left left in America with huge amounts of mutant-filled wasteland in-between.

Enter Nick: the best of the best – who being forced to make an impossible run (the bad guys have his sister) and his only help a loud-mouthed teenage girl who needs to prove herself and who has information he needs.

Have we seen this before? Yes… Is it still a whole lot of fun? YES!!!!

There hasn’t been a good Mad Max type adventure movie / TV series out in a while.  There has been this gap in geekdom, fans are waiting for this.  We want to see car wars and mutants with swords and fortress-like cities and spiked shoulder pads… we want the spiked shoulder pads!  Sorry, getting a tad worked up…

Well, Dead Run fills in this gap and gives us what we want.  A nice gritty and rough setting with a hard-as-nails, kick-your-ass but still have a  heart-of-gold hero.  And with the writing genius of Andrew Cosby behind it, this really is a no-brainer.  The only real question is do you get the individual issue or wait for the trade?

I love this book, it’s tremendous fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously.  The only place we could see a bit of improvement is in the art – overall pretty solid, but just a few of the battle scenes where it got a bit sloppy.

Issue grade: A-

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Updated: July 8, 2009 — 10:03 am

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