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Falling In Love On The Path To Hell #1

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Based on 6 critic ratings.

GERRY DUGGAN (Deadpool, X-Men) and GARRY BROWN (Babyteeth) present a massive DOUBLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE of their groundbreaking new series!

The sun set on samurai and gunslingers at roughly the same time, but our two leads didn’t die off quietly. In the East, Asami, an Onna-musha warrior and female samurai, would rather die with her weapons than surrender them to a sword hunt. In the West, the gunslinger MacRaith follows his revenge to the bitter end and pays the ultimate price.

The future lovers are mortally wounded a world apart and awake together in a purgatory ruled by a ruthless society of damned warriors. This one has it all—action, the dead, the dying, the undead, and of course…romance.

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  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    Falling in Love on the Path to Hell #1 is a thrilling story of a bounty hunter and samurai seeking revenge, honour, and answers.

  • 100


    Falling in Love On the Path to Hell #1 is something special. As an extended 40-page debut issue, it’s a spectacle in both writing and art. Never could I have imagined a comic that so seamlessly blends Western grit with Samurai spectacles. Then with elements of a strange mystery binding everything together, this comic has all the ingredients for a captivating tale unlike anything I’ve read before. This issue was one hell of a way for a new series to shoot straight into my monthly reading list.

  • 100


    The oversized, forty-page first issue of Falling in Love on the Path to Hell is everything you could want from a debut issue. Compelling characters, beautiful art and a unique voice come together to make an issue you don’t want to miss.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Duggan crafts a wonderfully rich and engaging first issue with two characters that are incredibly interesting. Duggan crafts a wonderful world in the story as well and I felt a part of both character’s emotional journeys while still learning who they are. The story has a fantastic progression of events that lead to a cliffhanger that immediately hooked me both in its strangeness, but also in the power of its characters.

    Brown delivers fantastic art in the issue. I love the visuals and how they created unique looks for both character’s stories as well as the world they eventually find themselves in.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Falling In Love On The Path To Hell #1 is a triumph of storytelling and a can’t-miss first issue. Who knows where these things will end up, but this path to hell has been set up so well.

  • 80

    Falling in Love on The Path to Hell is off to an awesome start. Gerry Duggan and Garry Brown have launched what they’re describing as an epic, bringing together a gunslinger from last gasps of the Old West and a samurai still defiantly fighting as Japan pivoted to imperialism. How the two are brought together is a mystery and the sudden shift into science fiction in the issue’s final pages is a shock, but the road there is paved with stellar, mural-esque artwork and outstanding action scenes.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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