The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead

Eddie has a secret power granted by a demonic curse: he can come back to life once he's been killed (so long as someone touches him). This makes him a perfect foil for a powerful gangland demon who's looking for a missing courier in a desperate play for peace between the demon's crew and a rival gang. When mob boss Alphonese "Big Al" Aligheri revives Eddie for one last job, it becomes clear that there's more to the game than just drug running and trading in mortal souls. Complicating matters is the fact that Eddie's still in love with his beautiful yet ethically ambiguous ex-girlfriend, especially when her current mob-boss boyfriend becomes a suspect in Eddie's investigation.

Originally published in 2010, The Damned: Three Days Dead has been newly colored by Bill Crabtree. Every page shows off a muted palette that's perfect for a Prohibition-era story about the supernatural and the mob. Graveyards and city streets share the same gray tones, while bursts of color call out important moments.

More than a mere mob and demon tale, Three Days Dead fills in a compelling story with small bits that will entice close readers. Where does Eddie go to when he's dead? Who is following him in the underworld? The final panel of the volume leaves readers wanting more, without a clichéd cliffhanger. The Damned series gets off to a promising start with this first volume. --Rob LeFebvre, freelance writer and editor

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