Dead Rabbit #1
Written by Gerry Duggan
Art by John McCrea
Colors by Mike Spicer
Letters by Joe Sabino
The TV is airing a retrospective on one of Boston’s most notorious, a criminal by the name of Dead Rabbit. As citizens react to the news of the missing thief, a woman in a wheelchair calls for her husband in the bathroom.
Dead Rabbit turns out to be a mild mannered man named Martin who has been retired from a life of crime for years and spends his days taking care of his sick wife and working as a greeter at the local super store. With his finances dwindling, Martin decides to find a way to get back into action. Unfortunately, his first mission back out doesn’t go as expected and he walks away empty handed after discovering an even worse crime. To make matters worse, when he gets home, his wife’s health takes a turn.
The first issue of this series is well done. I like the pace of the story and was engaged with both the characters and their relationships. I wanted to learn more about Martin’s past as well as how he was going to navigate the present with his old persona. Gerry Duggan does a great job of setting the mood in this story and he creates an interesting and dynamic character in Martin aka Dead Rabbit. It will be interesting to see where this story goes when the characters past comes knocking.
John McCrea’s art in this issue is great. I liked the way he framed a scene and how cinematic every panel looked as your eyes moved across the page. A good first issue.