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In 1938, a young detective escapes death
only to discover that his life had been changed forever. Given
supernatural powers of that of vampires and werewolves by a
semi-mad scientist, Matt Corrie continues his pursuit of justice
in the guise of Deadlaw the Undead Detective in this graphic
novel that takes its inspiration from classic superhero comic
books and monster movies of yesterday, mixed with gritty black
and white art that perfectly captures the mood of this classic
horror take on superheroes. Can Corrie clean up his town, get
the girl, and live to tell, or is he already dead?
Deadlaw Behind the Scenes and Thoughts
Deadlaw has been on this site for years
starting back around 2007 I believe it was. This new reboot
takes the character back to basics, so to speak. It's a mix of
old gangster and monster movies meets superhero comics. The goal
is tell a serious story that's fun for all ages the way comics
were once upon a time. I'm a firm believer that stories in
comics should be intelligent enough that grown-ups can enjoy
them while not purposefully going into areas that unnecessarily
prohibit kids from being able to read and enjoy.
When I was a kid growing up comics meant
action, adventure, and thought provoking science fiction, and,
of course, there was all of the ridiculous superheroes and
villains, but it was all in good fun.
While there has been some return in form,
particularly in the Superman comics with the DC Comics Rebirth,
most comics over recent years have strove to be darker and
grittier to the point of despair. I was never keen on reading or
watching something that left me feeling more depressed than I
started. Life, after all is hard enough without a few laughs. To
me, in real life, people aren't angry and gritty 24 hours a day.
If they are, they need help. In fact, if you'll notice even in
the darkest of times the human spirit often fights back with
bouts of humor. It's a coping mechanism. We say humorous things
in the worst of times just to take the pressure off.
You show me a good comedian, and I'll show
you a person that has more than likely been through the ringer.
It's those overly serious guys that usually have never had a
hard day in their life. That being said, a story needs to tell
the bad and the good of life in order to be realistic. Life is
neither sunshine and rainbows all the time, nor is it
twenty-four hours of thunder storms seven days a week. I hope
that comes through in Deadlaw, both in this first volume and
others to come.
Heroes both real and fictionalized should
inspire something in us, whether it's just to persevere, to beat
up bad guys, or just to show us how say a good one-liner during
I hope that everyone that has been
involved with this site over the years, and new visitors will
consider purchasing a copy of Deadlaw and writing a review.
Believe me your review, your opinion, is valuable both in
helping to promote and sell Deadlaw, but also, it's invaluable
to me as a creator to get feedback. It makes all the difference
in the world.
For a brief run-down on the
characters of Deadlaw.
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