If you're not convinced by SCHOOL FOR ASSASSINS I'm not sure I can help you, but here's some bonus stuff to love about this book:
- Some of the most gorgeous, kinetic art in comics today
- A wildly diverse cast of characters
- A story that, even amidst all the high stakes, captures the angst of growing up and trying (/failing) to fit in
Get this one quick, because the TV adaptation is coming next year, and your friends are sure to be impressed by your scads of insider info when it becomes the Next Big Thing!
— From Deadly Class Volume 1
is a solid read for those who want a combination of Mark Millar's Wanted
and Harry Potter with Garth Ennis's (Preacher
) style." - Library Journal
"A good start to a wicked series." -- Booklist
It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical.
Collecting the first arc of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer Rick Remender (Black Science
, Fear Agent
) and rising star artist Wesley Craig (Batman