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R.I.P.D. Volume 1 by Peter Lenkov
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Oct 05, 10

bookshelves: graphic-novel, supernatural, fantasy

When I heard this was picked up for a film starring Ryan Reynolds (Wolverine, Green Lantern, Deadpool), I figured I would take a gander at this miniseries. I picked this up in single issue form on Ebay and I am glad I didn't pay more for it.

The premise sounded promising: An cop killed by a demon, brought back to serve 100 years as an undead law enforcer. But what ensued in the following pages was menial dialog, cookie-cutter tropes and contrived action that only 12 year olds would appreciate (no offence to twelve year olds). While a young teen may have enjoyed this comic, I found it unsatisfying at nearly every turn.

I can only hope that the film version drastically alters the vision of the series, but even then I might be non-plussed.

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