Get Started In DEADLY CLASS

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated May 2019

DEADLY CLASS is an action-thriller comic book series published by Image Comics from writer Rick Remender and artist Wesley Craig begun in 2014. The story follows the enrollment of homeless, teenage, orphan Marcus Arguello in King's Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, a secret high school in San Francisco that trains the next generation of assassins for international crime families. The academy is mostly attended by the children of these crime families, but its headmaster, Master Lin, also admits others with high potential. In addition to Marcus' story--one of past deep, personal tragedy, the comic series also showcases the failure of some of the other students. The Russo brothers produced a Sony Pictures Television production adaptation for the SyFy channel beginning in January 2019, further elevating the already-popular comic series.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Deadly Class comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

As with most creator-owned, Image series, the story is contained in a single ongoing series and subsequently collected into trade paperbacks.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
IMAGEOngoingDEADLY CLASS [2014]

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Deadly Class. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Deadly Class.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
DEADLY CLASS #38
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Feb 2019DEADLY CLASS [2014] #38 CRAIG CVR A  (NEVER GO BACK, Part 3)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEADLY CLASS #39
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Mar 2019DEADLY CLASS [2014] #39 CRAIG CVR A  (NEVER GO BACK, Part 4)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEADLY CLASS #40
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Sep 2019DEADLY CLASS [2014] #40 CRAIG CVR A  (BONE MACHINE, Part 1 of 4 (start of a story arc))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DEADLY CLASS #41
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Oct 2019DEADLY CLASS [2014] #41 CRAIG CVR A  (BONE MACHINE, Part 2 of 4)PRE-ORDER$3.99
$2.59

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Deadly Class comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Deadly Class. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
DEADLY CLASS VOL 01: REAGAN YOUTHQuick ViewJul 2014DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 01: REAGAN YOUTH
REG EDITION, CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DEADLY CLASS VOL 01: REAGAN YOUTHQuick ViewNov 2018DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 01: REAGAN YOUTH
MEDIA TIE-IN EDITION, CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DEADLY CLASS VOL 02: KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLEQuick ViewMar 2015DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 02: KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
DEADLY CLASS VOL 03: THE SNAKE PITQuick ViewOct 2015DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 03: THE SNAKE PIT
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DEADLY CLASS VOL 04: DIE FOR MEQuick ViewAug 2016DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 04: DIE FOR ME
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
DEADLY CLASS VOL 05: CAROUSELQuick ViewMar 2017DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 05: CAROUSEL
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DEADLY CLASS VOL 06: THIS IS NOT THE ENDQuick ViewDec 2017DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 06: THIS IS NOT THE END
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
DEADLY CLASS VOL 07: LOVE LIKE BLOODQuick ViewAug 2018DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 07: LOVE LIKE BLOOD
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
DEADLY CLASS VOL 08: NEVER GO BACKQuick ViewJul 2019DEADLY CLASS [2014-TPB] VOL 08: NEVER GO BACK
  
UNAVAILABLE$11.04
      
DEADLY CLASS DELUXE EDITION BOOK 01: NOISE NOISE NOISEQuick ViewJun 2016DEADLY CLASS DELUXE EDITION [2016-HC] BOOK 01: NOISE NOISE NOISE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DEADLY CLASS DELUXE EDITION BOOK 02: THE FUNERAL PARTYQuick ViewOct 2018DEADLY CLASS DELUXE EDITION [2016-HC] BOOK 02: THE FUNERAL PARTY
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Deadly Class, if it's within your budget.

  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #1  (1st appearance of Deadly Class)

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. The 'origin' of a superhero/villain is typically the event or circumstances surrounding how they gained their powers and/or began fighting/committing crime. Deadly Class does not have a typical superhero-style origin story. The basic premise of the series is established in the first story arc.

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Deadly Class comic books. As with most creator-owned, Image series, the story is contained in a single ongoing series and subsequently collected into trade paperbacks.

  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #1-   

Media Source Material

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Deadly Class, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. The Russo brothers produced a Sony Pictures Television production adaptation for the SyFy channel beginning in January 2019. The DEADLY CLASS [2014] series is the source material for this adaptation.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Deadly Class, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags. The issues listed in this section are predominantly non-variants (i.e. main covers).

Key Issue cover 1 for DEADLY CLASSKey Issue cover 2 for DEADLY CLASSKey Issue cover 3 for DEADLY CLASSKey Issue cover 4 for DEADLY CLASS
  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #1   (1st appearance of Deadly Class)
  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #2   (early issue)
  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #3   (early issue)
  • DEADLY CLASS [2014] #4   (early issue)