The Damned, Volume 1: Three Days Dead

The Damned, Volume 1: Three Days Dead

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by Cullen Bunn
     
 

  • During the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries

    between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses,

    a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust

    and other sins to fuel a much more lucrative trade: mortal souls. The

    long-standing feud between two of the

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Overview

  • During the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries

    between criminal organizations resulted in open war. But unknown to the masses,

    a more sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust

    and other sins to fuel a much more lucrative trade: mortal souls. The

    long-standing feud between two of the families is about the come to an end

    thanks to a brokered deal to consolidate power. But before things can be

    finalized, the bookkeeper tasked to brokering the deal is kidnapped along with a

    ledger that could spell doom for all the families. Hoping to find the missing

    bookkeeper before the deal falls apart, Big Al pulls Eddie's corpse out of a

    ditch and puts him on the case. Now Eddie, cursed and unable to rest, finds

    himself caught up in the middle of a sinister web of kidnapping, murder and

    damnation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932664638
Publisher:
Oni Press Inc.
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Series:
Damned Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 5.90(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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The Damned, Volume 1: Three Days Dead 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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There's a verse from Ecclesiastes that says there is nothing new under the sun. That may be true, but every once in a while someone comes along and surprises you with a novel take on an old idea. 'Damned Volume 1' is one of those wonderful surprises. If you are like me, and you are constantly on the lookout for unique and interesting graphic novels, then you should pick up a copy of 'Damned'. It's extremely well-written, with an interesting storyline, and excellent artwork. The book deals with gansters in the thirties, but with a big twist. Side by side with everday bootleggers and gangland criminals are actual demons, who compete directly with their human counterparts for supremacy in the criminal underworld. And of course, what would a world filled with demons dressed in business suits and wielding tommy guns be without a few curses? The main character in 'Damned' is a man who has been uniquely cursed. If he is killed, anyone who touches him suffers the same fate while he simultaneously comes back to life. It makes him an extremely dangerous man, and it sets up quite a dilemma for anyone trying to do him in. Volume 1 revolves around a missing bookkeeper, who happens to be a demon. The cursed hero Eddie is tasked by Big Al, a demon gang boss, with finding out what happened to the bookkeeper, and the story takes off from there. Filled with fascinating characters with complex histories and relationships, including the all-too-human demons, and an exciting climax, Volume 1 has left me wanting to read the next volume in the series. Highly recommended.