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Dead Man’s Run #6 [Aspen Comics] Review

Posted on July 12, 2013 AT 08:41pm

The finale to Aspen Comics’ illustrious Dead Man’s Run is finally coming to an end, and with the finale comes the end of the story of Sam and Juniper Tinker, both of whom are trapped in Hell, which is conveniently located underneath a maximum security prison. While there has been a few gaps  in the release schedule, there has been a consistently good story by the creative team on this book.

With the final issue, the end has come and with it comes the daring end to the escape of Sam Tinker and his mission to rescue his sister Juniper from Hell. The only innocent, Juniper is a wanted woman who is being held captive for the glowing delicacy that is an innocent soul. While there has been some speed bumps and some sacrifices on the way, this issue really puts a major cap on the story, of course leaving some room for something else to happen with another volume later on down the line.

Greg Pak is a superstar writer in the comics industry, and while his busy schedule hasn’t left too much room for this story, does what he can to make it as continuous as possible. It doesn’t always work, but it’s a great story, either way. This series has been a combination of relationships, the supernatural and all sort of insanity that results from being trapped in a hell located underneath a prison. Congratulations to Pak and the rest of the team for a great story, and one that Aspen will hopefully be picking up again in the future.

Tony Parker is also an up and coming artist in the comics industry, and his work here is as good or better than anything he’s ever done. The background detail is phenomenal, and as always the character figures are outstanding.  Wes Hartman takes on the colors, and while the colors fall a bit flat at times, in nearly all panels, it looks great.

Summary: Not everything has lined up with this series, but overall, it was a fun and entertaining story. With great artwork, an engrossing plot and some really fun characters, this supernatural take of super-prison is something that fans of Aspen Comics and comics in general is something that everyone should enjoy. Great work to the team of Pak, Parker and Hartman for a great run on Dead Man’s Run.

Pros: Terrific Artwork, Interesting Plot

Cons: Overall Story Is A Bit Stunted Due To Release Delays

Grade: B+

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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