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The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead

The Damned Vol Three Days Dead 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 sinister power controlled the crime cartels

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 sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a much lucrative trade mortal souls The long standing feud between two of the families is about the come to aDuring the prohibition era, gangsters grew rich on our vices, and rivalries between criminal organizations resulted in open war But unknown to the masses, a sinister power controlled the crime cartels, using greed, gluttony, lust and other sins to fuel a much 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.

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  1. Cullen Bunn Brian Hurtt Bill Crabtree Crank! says:
    Cullen grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St Louis area with his wife Cindy and his son Jackson His noir horror comic and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt , The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press The follow up, The Damned Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008 In addition to The Sixth Gun, his current projects include Crooked Hills, a middle reader horror prose series from Evileye Books The Tooth, an original graphic novel from Oni Press and various work for Marvel and DC Somewhere along the way, Cullen founded Undaunted Press and edited the critically acclaimed small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum.All writers must pay their dues, and Cullen has worked various odd jobs, including Alien Autopsy Specialist, Rodeo Clown, Professional Wrestler Manager, and Sasquatch Wrangler And, yes, he has fought for his life against mountain lions and he did perform on stage as the World s Youngest Hypnotist Buy him a drink sometime, and he ll tell you all about it.Visit his website at cullenbunn.

Comment 107 on “The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead

  1. ❤Emm❤ says:
    I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Bizarre occult noir at its best with sleek, chiaroscuro art.A mobster who is cursed to always be reanimated after he dies is caught in the midst of a gang war between demons.The Damned is a creative cross breeding of lurkers in the dark, 1920 s gangster film aesthetics and a grungy urban underbelly The mystery is fast paced and intriguing, if a little disjointed at first it can be hard to keep up with what s going on, but [...]

  2. Trish says:
    This was short so I thought I d give it a try.The story is about two very influential crime bosses that fight for power during the prohibition era The twist Both are demons so their commodity is souls Other than that, this is a typical crime noir story After both sides decide to be nice, their mediator goes missing so in order to prevent one side from blaming the other, the mystery of the mediator s disappearance possible murder needs to be solved, which is why a guy named Eddie is brought in on [...]

  3. Sud666 says:
    Now this was different Very well done.During the Prohibition Era two crime families the Aligheri and the Roarke families are planning on a truce A high level broker from out of town is coming in to broker the meeting But this isn t an average crime story The Aligheri and Roarke families are all demons So is the broker While human gangsters ply alcohol and fight over money the demons trade is souls A peace would be mutually beneficial, but the broker goes missing Enter human fixer Eddie Cursed to [...]

  4. Sam Quixote says:
    Before The Sixth Gun there was an earlier collaboration between Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt The Damned Instead of the wild west, it s prohibition era America with gangs of demons trafficking in the souls of humans, in particular two crime families who have been warring for years Except when peace is finally brokered, the emissary for the two is kidnapped along with a ledger containing deadly secrets that ll bring down both houses It s up to Eddie, a cursed small time fixer, to come back to life [...]

  5. Crystal Starr Light says:
    Bullet Review How do you make a Roaring Twenties setting filled with demons boring Follow this book s tired outline 1 Pick a by gone era that isn t the 70 s2 Pick a horror classic3 Get a good artist that can draw your horror classic well4 Create a generic dude with one mildly interesting ability5 Throw in a cheesy whodunnit 6 Write some action scenes with old timey guns7 Have a woman tossed in for the dude to bone at one point8 YAWNIt could have been worse, but it also should have been MUCH bett [...]

  6. Dave says:
    The Damned is a graphic novel mash up of gangster noir with horror comics Set in gangland era Windy City Chicago, it features dudes in trench coats with guns, comic book crazy demon families, and other crazy monsters, as well as a guy who keeps coming back from the dead, nightclubs, and bordellos The artwork is compelling The storyline is a little hard to follow.

  7. Albert says:
    The Damned, Vol.1 Three Days Dead by Cullen Bunn is the kind of independent comic book that reminds us why the independent market is so important in the wave of popularity that comic books are once again enjoying It is now, when the market is so hot, that the big publishing houses, DC and the Evil Empire Marvel , flood the shelves with big name titles that lack depth and story So instead they come up with gimmicks, like embossed or variant covers and characters changing their race, sexuality or [...]

  8. Devann says:
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was a really cool concept and I loved the art but the story was pretty average all things considered It s basically just your average bland male gangster detective character solving a classic old timey murder mystery And of course the only woman to be seen for miles is his love interest Sigh The demons were cool and it was fun in a really superficial way but these kinds of things could be so much interestin [...]

  9. Wayne McCoy says:
    The Damned, Vol 1 Three Days Dead by Cullen Bunn with art by Brian Hurtt is kind of a weird alternate world where prohibition era gangsters are ruled by demonic overlords.One crime family is run by Big Al, a red and horned demon In order to find a missing bookkeeper, he brings a guy named Eddie back from the dead Eddie can t die, but that doesn t mean he can t be killed Every time he is, he spends some time in a weird shadowy world where things make even less sense than in his world He finds the [...]

  10. Nick Kives says:
    After reading this and Sixth Gun, I have become a fan of Cullen Bunn This is basically a detective comic, but with demons involved who run the under world crime syndicate of the city If you like demons, and like detective crime comics, then check this out.

  11. Adrianne says:
    Thank you, Netgalley I received an ARC for an honest review.This is a 3.5 It s basically a mob story that tries to do something different but essentially I m not sure it really does Maybe this 1st volume is setting the stage for the next one but to get the next one you have to care about one of the characters and I m not sure I actually did.Eddie s curse is interesting and you can see its benefits and its drawbacks The place he goes to when dead is interesting and I wonder if we will learn abo [...]

  12. Matt Garcia says:
    This was really cool It s essentially a gangster movie with demons The artwork was grim, gritty, dark, and dreary It suited the tone of the story perfectly The character of Eddie is an interesting guy and I m interested in learning about his backstory This was a lot of fun and mixed the horror and action genres seamlessly Good stuff.

  13. Jennifer says:
    Thanks to Netgalley for the digital ARC.This was 2 stars for me the third star is pretty much for Brian Hurtt s art, which is reminiscent of his work in Queen and Country This didn t have anything that bugged me about it, but I just didn t find it engaging whatsoever The Damned didn t contain any of the feeling of dread that I ve enjoyed in the past in Cullen Bunn s horror titles, and it just felt like a gimmick that there were demons in this attempt at Prohibition Era noir tale I remember think [...]

  14. Chad says:
    What if the mobs during Prohibition were actually controlled by demons Well then, we d have The Dammed Eddie is a cursed man working for Big Al The demon brokering a peace between two rival gangs has gone missing and there will be war is Eddie can t find him Can you really go wrong crossing noir with the supernatural Received an advanced copy from Oni and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. TJ Shelby says:
    Call me a chump but I really liked this book Tough guys, mobsters, demons from hell and the undead, mix in a few criminally inspired monsters and how could I NOT like this book One top of a great premise was great storytelling and fun black and white noir style artwork Soul trafficking demons in a prohibition era setting, this was Goodfellas meets Hellblazer.I can t wait for volume 2.

  16. Chriss says:
    1930 s set supernatural noir horror, gotta love that combo This is one of my top two favorites of the many good titles I discovered at the 2007 ComiCon I look for Damned every time I visit a comic shop.My blog has a full review, with images.

  17. Andy says:
    Everybody s doing the crime novel with monsters boogie these days Here s another one and it ain t bad but nothing astoundingly different It s the Prohibition gang war with devils shooting it out with creepazoids The artwork reminded me of Joe Orlando in his Mad Magazine heyday C

  18. John says:
    This is a very entertaining crime comic mixing gangsters and demons during the prohibition era The tough guy period dialogue is pitch perfect and the black and white art is a great mix of creepy and cartoony A nice surprise.

  19. Brent says:
    I really enjoy artist Brian Hurtt s work, so finding a used copy of this was a treat The story involves a lot of demons and gang warfare just look on it as an opportunity for great cartoon storytelling.Highly recommended.

  20. Justin Barnard says:
    Book is an excellent take on old school mobster story with a twist I really enjoyed it

  21. Erik says:
    A world where demons and the mafia co exist is one I can t get enough of The second volume of this wonderful comic series hits the shelves later this year definitely worth checking out.

  22. Lani says:
    Clever idea, and I enjoyed the artwork It certainly left me wanting .

  23. Victoria Ellis says:
    This review is SPOILER FREE I was kindly sent an eARC of this book but all opinions are my own.In all honesty, while I have been enjoying my DC graphic novels, I really did not know what to expect from this stand alone story Clearly I had no need to worry.The Damned take place in the U.S during the prohibition era, if the Prohibition era had been swarming with demons Essentially I d class it as historical urban fantasy, which there really is not enough of The city is rued by mister families, the [...]

  24. Trevon Bond says:
    This book was a slow ride, Cullen Bunn, the author of super hero themed comics, brings the reader into an tale from the prohibition era filled with all types of oddities, dealing with love, crime, life and death, demons, and immortality The story follows Eddie, a man who was dead, or was supposed to be dead, and his ability to simultaneously arise from the dead, but that comes at the expense of whomever touches his corpse After said person makes contact in any physical form, Eddie s wounds are h [...]

  25. Louis Skye says:
    I got a copy of this book from Netgalley Eddie is a hired thug for mob boss and actual demon Big Al Eddie has a gift, or is it a curse he keeps coming back to life As Big Al tries to gain control from his rival Bruno, a fellow demon goes missing in his possession is a powerful tool that could turn the tide of the mob war This was an interesting enough read but the plot was fairly formulaic Setting it during the prohibition period meant it was a lot analogue than contemporary set stories, which [...]

  26. Chris Walker says:
    This would have been impressive coming from a different writer, but knowing what Cullen Bunn is capable of, it felt pretty average.I m a fan of genre mashups, so the idea of a demons meet mobsters story appealed to me, but in the end I don t think the two elements had much to add to one another At it s heart it s a very conventional crime story about a down on his luck guy who is caught between a number of different mob factions The fact that these factions are run by demons doesn t seem to hav [...]

  27. Joshua Gage says:
    The Damned Volume 1 Three Days Dead is a classic noir story with a clever horror twist The plot has all the twists and turns one would expect from noir All the trappings of the noir genre are here shady informants, mob hits, backstabbing plus the added unique twist of demonology Cullen Bunn really developed a believable story with rich, characters Further, Brian Hurtt s art really serves to drive the story forward Readers familiar with the duo s previous series, The Sixth Gun, will be familiar w [...]

  28. Abi Robins says:
    I ve been reading a lot of comics so far this year This is yet another graphic novel that I enjoyed and want to continue with the series We follow a gun for hire who keeps coming back from the dead, as long as someone touches him after he dies, and a bunch of daemons having a gang war in the city Yeah it s an interesting concept It s a classic noir comic with a twist of horror and a big dollop of death, a main character who you want to keep following and an art design that very much fits the gen [...]

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