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REVIEW: Murderman: The Dealer of Death

Book Title: Murderman: The Dealer of Death

Book Description: The inside cover of the book put down a pretty good description of the title, so I’m gonna let them do much of the heavy lifting here: The bastard son of the Grim Reaper, Ray is haunted by the sins of his father and seeks a prostitute named Grace for some hard answers. Grace is protected by a mysterious soldier with a penchant for violence and cheap beer. All three will collide in this tale of heaven hell and the hopeless souls of Rustbelt City

Book Author: Avery D. Oliver and R. Douglas Flanagan

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Schemewolf Comics

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Illustrator: Rully Akbar

  • Story
    (3.75)
  • Interior Art
    (3)
  • Cover Art
    (3.5)
  • Dialogue
    (2.75)
  • Mechanics
    (3.75)
  • Editing
    (2.75)
3.3

Summary

“…and if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew” and they invited the entirety of Robocop’s Detroit, you’d be in Rustbelt City, a town so grimy it’d make Blanche Devereaux blush. Now that I’m all done showing my age, let’s talk MurderMan.  This book took a minute to really sink into- but once you realize it’s exactly what it’s supposed to be, you can start to get a feel for where I think this story really stands out – the story and the mechanics of Rustbelt City. This story is not for kids, folks- as in, the cover is about as safe as it gets, and it even has a parental advisory sticker like your favorite cd/cassette used to have. I really felt like this gave the story an honest feel- not in the sense that it was based in any reality, just that it was true to itself, good, bad, or even sometimes uncomfortably ugly. MurderMan establishes early that Rustbelt City is a place where all your Eli Roth dreams can come true. We find out that MurderMan works basically as the angel of death for those who have committed crimes against the Church. Those guilty face deaths unimaginable, the first one involving a fire hydrant, and followed by slasher movie frat party mayhem! Paralleling these events, Grace, a prostitute in the city is rescued from an overdose by a man she calls Cipe, a man that obviously has been in a fight or two. Not too hard to tell that there is a collision course on the horizon for all parties. At first glance, I felt like this book would be a little much, with all of its gratuitous sex and violence, but on getting into the world, you realize that this is just part of the character of the book, as its story and mechanics carry a consistent tune underneath all the shocking scenes this book delivers. I would not say it’s my favorite book of all time, but if you’re a fan of hard R-rated shenanigans, with a surprisingly solid story being built, even the few editing errors that I noticed almost scuffed up this world a little more, in a good way! MurderMan is worth the pick-up! For more information on this title head over to schemewolf.com

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As Owner/operator of FogBreaker Studios, Jason looks to write stories that entertain. While advocating for his fellow black creators and cult/abuse survivors, he uses his pen to describe his past and the world around him with a writing style that can paint any mood.

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