Dead Inside (Volume 1)
The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff's Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can't escape, these are usually easy cases to solve--but not this one. As detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and her community. - Perfect for fans of crime/prison television: Law & Order, NCIS, Orange is the New Black, American Crime Story, Making a Murderer. - A new creator-owned series from super writer John Arcudi and up-and-coming artist Toni Fejzula. - A gritty look at the harsh reality of life behind bars, and a fresh perspective on the ever-popular crime genre. - The ultimate locked-room murder mystery: the panopticon murder mystery!

Dead Inside (Volume 1) Details

TitleDead Inside (Volume 1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 29th, 2017
PublisherDark Horse Books
ISBN-139781506702223
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Mystery, Crime

Dead Inside (Volume 1) Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    A solid crime tale set in a prison. Our heroine is a detective for the Jail Crimes division of the county sheriff's dept. She'd called in to investigate a murder / suicide. At first it looks like an odd but open and shut case until our heroine notices one detail. I liked the story but didn't care for the art. The way it's shaded, the characters look like they have tattoos or really bad acne. Figures are also greatly exaggerated, to the point of distraction.Received an advance copy from Dark Hors A solid crime tale set in a prison. Our heroine is a detective for the Jail Crimes division of the county sheriff's dept. She'd called in to investigate a murder / suicide. At first it looks like an odd but open and shut case until our heroine notices one detail. I liked the story but didn't care for the art. The way it's shaded, the characters look like they have tattoos or really bad acne. Figures are also greatly exaggerated, to the point of distraction.Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Tom Ewing
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyably twisty crime yarn as a put-upon detective investigates a prison murder-suicide. It looks like a simple case, but simple cases don't make 5-issue miniseries. John Arcudi's dialogue and plotting is as tight and economical as ever, packing a lot of sub-stories and false trails into the narrative, while playing fair with the reader. Toni Fezjula's art is more divisive, but a couple of lapses in storytelling clarity aside, I enjoyed its distortions, which captured the claustrophobic world o Enjoyably twisty crime yarn as a put-upon detective investigates a prison murder-suicide. It looks like a simple case, but simple cases don't make 5-issue miniseries. John Arcudi's dialogue and plotting is as tight and economical as ever, packing a lot of sub-stories and false trails into the narrative, while playing fair with the reader. Toni Fezjula's art is more divisive, but a couple of lapses in storytelling clarity aside, I enjoyed its distortions, which captured the claustrophobic world of the prison very well and reminded me a little of Sam Kieth. There's room for a sequel but this works just fine as an engaging done-in-one.
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  • Frédéric
    January 1, 1970
    Linda Caruso, former beat cop, was promoted detective against her wishes and didn't prove to be very good in that role. Now she's sided in the Jail Crimes Division-not sure this actually exists-trying to solve a strange murder/suicide case behind bars.John Arcudi gives us a very decent and neatly packed crime story, well plotted, with a strong interesting female character. All the usual figures of style are here-false leads (lots of), masculine opposition, kick ass lead character, genial partner Linda Caruso, former beat cop, was promoted detective against her wishes and didn't prove to be very good in that role. Now she's sided in the Jail Crimes Division-not sure this actually exists-trying to solve a strange murder/suicide case behind bars.John Arcudi gives us a very decent and neatly packed crime story, well plotted, with a strong interesting female character. All the usual figures of style are here-false leads (lots of), masculine opposition, kick ass lead character, genial partner-but it all goes smoothly and I honestly didn't figure out the culprit till the end which is always a pleasure. John Arcudi can write a script, no two ways about it. I wouldn't be surprised to see it announced as a TV show one of these days.Artwise it seems that Toni Fejzula is divisive and I can understand why. His style is peculiar and somehow makes me think of a downplayed Kelley Jones. I can't say I actually like it. Or don't. At the very least Fejzula knows his trade and has a definite style which in my book deserves respect. The same applies to André May's dark and oppressing colors.Crime stories buffs should look over the art if it doesn't appeal to them. They wouldn't want to miss this one.
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  • Jamie Canaves
    January 1, 1970
    I'm giving this a three star rating overall because I'd give the story a much higher rating but the artwork a much lower rating.The story is interesting: there's a murder/suicide in a prison being investigated but it seems pretty obvious from the start that they just want the case immediately closed rather than investigated.
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    A mystery unlike any other I've read. I hope this serves as the start to a long series.
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