“A FOND FAREWELL,” Part Three
We’ve moved too far into an unrecognizable future. The exponential increase in technology warps our understanding of space and time, leaving us disoriented and incapable of processing the rapidly transforming world around us. But there is hope in old friends and family.
You Don't Read ComicsDeadly Class #51 continues this book’s farewell victory lap with yet another action-packed banger. Remender, Craig, Loughridge, and Wooton are in rare form for this one, and it shows on every page.
ComicBook.comAs Deadly Class nears its end, Marcus gets surprisingly sentimental—or is that just Rick Remender? Either way, Wes Craig's stellar visual storytelling and Lee Loughridge's stark colors make for a visual feast, while a fun narrative device sees Marcus distracted in a new and surprising way. The sentiment, jokes aside, is welcome, and it seems likely that Remender has a pretty good sense for what his audience wants... even if the whole issue seems to be about telling them it's a terrible idea.
Sequential Planet“You came back for me,” Maria says at one point, echoing her “You came,” in #26. A promise is made at the conclusion of Deadly Class #51. It’s sweet. But unfortunately, it’s the type of vow that can rarely be upheld in the real world, let alone one controlled by the Deadly Class team. In other words, this farewell as been a little too fond so far. Brace yourselves.