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Deadly Class, Volume 2: Kids of the Black Hole

(Deadly Class #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  4,242 ratings  ·  405 reviews
Marcus Lopez is settling into life at Kings Dominion for the Deadly Arts, a secret elite school, to train the next generation of assassins. He has a girl, a circle of friends, and he’s learning a trade: the craft of killing. But his murderous past is about to catch up with him, and there are a few things about Marcus that even his friends don’t know. Secrets that threaten ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Image Comics
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
☠ *Murder 101* BR with the incredible Kat (click to read her review) ☠

Reread before Deadly Class, Vol. 3: The Snake Pit (10/11) : Marcus rocks. 'Nuff said.

Color me fucking overjoyed, my friends. ░

Because this Volume deserves every single star it gets.

Meet the comics which makes...

Love triangle ... bloody awesome. For real, I can't believe myself right now! Indeed so soon after my pissed-off rant in Rogue, I wouldn't have bet one euro on my ability to enjoy a story which includes a love t
(A-) 82% | Very Good
Notes: Review pending re-read. Collected review for volumes 1-3 can be found here:
Lindsey Rey
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2015
[4.5 Stars]

Damn that whole thing was MESSED UP!
Sam Quixote
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-comics-2015
Veerry minor spoilers ahead but sometimes if you don't say it, some baby will throw their toys out of the pram...

Marcus and his friends are back at Kings Dominion after their bonkers Vegas road trip but a villain from his past has reappeared with only vengeance in mind. As Saya tracks down the whereabouts of Fuckface, Marcus and Maria’s relationship hits the rocks - who knew training to be an assassin could be so melodramatic?

Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s Deadly Class continues to be a lot of
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

On one hand, I feel this was legitimately stronger than volume 1. On the other - it's still not what I like to read about:

+ Whiny, pretentious a-hole of a protagonist
+ A school of talented assassins but you rarely see them in school or being talented assassins (they eff up enough that I wonder if maybe they've deluded themselves into believing they are awesome)
+ The Love Triangle
+ Girl Hate (Over a Boy, no less!)

I just don't like this sorta stuff. I can't really make myself care ab
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I struggled to get through the beginning, but holy moly the second part of this volume was amazing!
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
After reading vol .1 I thought this series has got real potential and I still do, but I'm so bored of reading inner dialogue and watching the story go nowhere. I'm still not sure if this has potential or if it's just a great idea for a comic with good artwork!?

Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“... the difference between old friends and new friends is that new friends just haven't let you down yet.

She told me that everyone has let her down...

... except for me.

And all I could think was, "give me time.”

I flew through this one much faster than the first one.
It is still as good as the first one.
But I feel like this one was more emotional, and it focus a lot of Marcus’s and Maria’s history which is so interesting.
Especially Maria’s. I am very interested in her history and what she went th
James DeSantis
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Whoooooooa this shit was intense. The love tringle was okay, my only negative really. So now that's out of the way...

KILL ALL REDNECK INBREEDS!!!! YES! This was like a dream come true. One thing I hate as much as asshole new yorkers (I grew up in Brooklyn) are backwards fucking rednecks. Watching our heroes (are they though?) kill a bunch of dirty fucking backwards ass people was a blast. The fights are intense, wonderfully drawn, and scary as fuck cause you never know who's going to die.

Oh and
Lindsey Lynn (thepagemistress)
Really enjoying this series. Very intense and full of tough subjects but dealt with in a witty and clever way. Enjoying the flashbacks in storyline and development.
Victoria ♡
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-comics
I'm reading slowly because I'm trying to pace myself!! I don't want to catch up just yet
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, dark

So, I wrote in my review for Vol. 1 how it struck me that Deadly Class is actually a teenage drama, but where teenagers are going to school for assassins. Basically, same problems, but with bloodier consequences. :D

I stand by that opinion 100% after reading Vol.2.

With group of adolescent characters and their flair for dramatics, Remender is following formula to a T giving us the biggest teenage drama of them all- Love Triangle.


So, Vol. 2 finds Marcus in hard situation: he's dating Maria (but
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Wow. Violent, fucked up, dark, and depressing. That's the 80s I mean...the book just so happens to echo the decade.

The assassin kids' road trip had consequences, and it's not until the end of this excellent second volume that we see just how the pasts of Maria and Marcus intersect in their present.

Teenage angst with mad kill skillz.

Racism and sexual assault, sweatshops, religious imagery used by psychopaths, oh and a comic book sale where someone gets explosive diarrhea! Word.

Rick Remender is on
Irena BookDustMagic
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Omg, this was sooo good!!
It was even better then the Vol. 1, and as it seems to me, it will become more intense with every new issue.

It will be too hard for me to wait for a Vol. 3 so I'll be buying every new issue as it comes out. It's just THAT good!

There's just one thing I have to phrase:
This one particular scene (view spoiler) made me laugh so hard, like I have never laughed in my life (at least not while reading). That scene only would make me rate this Vo
˗ˏˋ janet ˊˎ˗
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars, as I do really like the energy and pace of this story. I like the coloring, the art is almost awesome but there is a certain stylization to the human figure drawing that just sticks in my craw. I don't mean to be insulting by saying that, everything looks good (backgrounds, compositions, excellent!) and the art is good but the proportions on the characters is stylized a certain way, hands, feet, arms sometimes drawn real small, and face drawn big, with facial features exagge ...more
Divine Anas
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trigger Warning: Graphic and Extreme Violence
DAFUQ THIS IS FCKING INSANE AND ADDICTIVE?!? If you think the first volume is gold this one is so much more solid! (Wow wtf is that analogy vine?) I'm sorry for the lack of appropriate analogies. Anyway, this second volume has all the grit and teeth. It's messy and brutal. The violence is sharply directed on revenge and it's highly unapologetic with how sick and psychologically damaged the characters are.

I've grown to know more about the side cha
Maria (Big City Bookworm)
“Depression is a big fucked-up monster. Everyone gets a turn, whether or not they want to own up to it. It’s a hard fight that fucks you top to bottom. Drains you hollow. And when you’re finally rid of it, there’s something about having overcome it that robs you of compassion.”

I have recently been on a major graphic novel binge. I keep putting down whatever novel I’m currently reading so I can pick up yet another graphic novel. I had recently read Deadly Class, Vol.1: Reagan Youth and I fell
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Deadly Class 2 continues in the direction started by Vol. 1, and that direction is not what I expected and hoped for from reading the back covers of these trades. I wanted to know all about the methods of their school - what tactics and politics are involved in determining what world leaders to assassinate.

Instead, this series is much more of an explicit teenage soap opera, complete with sex, drugs, epic ultra-violent fight scenes, and some gross or freaky mistakes made by the protagonist in a w
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: image
I really really like this second volume, but...... the first one was a lot better, every issue was full of new surprises. Vol. 1 was THE BEST book i read in 2015 so.... the exceptions for vol 2 were really high.

The story: Its more focus on Marcus and the love triangle. We learn more about Maria and Marcus past. Watch the gang in a big action scene at the end and basically thats it. I can't say too much more about this. There were some really funny moments, which is very cool.

THE ART: Was even b
May 20, 2015 marked it as dnf
It's not that this book is terrible.

It isn't.

I just have a weak stomach, and I just couldn't hack this one.

Didn‘t like it as much as the first volume. I wish the school life would be more present in the story. I‘m really not a fan of love triangles but have to admit it was handled pretty epic. (2.5 stars)
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another solid entry in the series. This felt like it was full of a lot more drama than volume one. Probably the whole love triangle thing going on. We learn more about Marcus' background, which is a plus.
Farah Shamma
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not as great as the first volume, but the action towards the end made up for the weird love-triangle-mess it was offering as the theme for the volume. I liked the insights into the character’s backstory and how we learn more about their pasts to – in a way – justify their current personalities and insecurities. Their own brand of crazy.

The artwork and the color schemes continues to be my favorite thing about this graphic novels. It’s done stunningly. If I were to just look at the artwork withou
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I praised the first book for having such great gore also balanced with story but this felt over the top with the gore and the creepiness of the villains. I think this books gore, violence, and like language and just other things were way to much and a little over the top. It didn't have as many amazing character moments as the last one and was a little meh for me, but the art work is still incredible.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This comic was honestly hilarious. I wasn't expecting that. With the Deadly Class comics it always takes me a minute to get into the grove of reading it. The art and the style of writing takes a minute to get used to. As soon as I get adjusted to the style though the comic really takes off. I started to read this series because of the show and am glad I did. Such a unique story even though it would seems like it's the same plot lines a lot of stories have. A bunch of kids going to a boarding sch ...more
Megan Morris
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 STARS
This one ended right at the season one finale of the show. One of the things I love the most is how closely the show followed both the scenes and the dialogue because even if it doesn’t get picked up by another network, I know that I can continue on with reading this series and know exactly how the rest would have played out.
Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense}
Depression is a big fucked-up monster.
Everyone gets a turn, whether they want to own up to it or not.
It's a hard fight that fucks you up from top to bottom. Drains you hollow.
And when you're finally rid of it, there's something about having overcome it that robs you of compassion.

It's next to impossible to deal with someone else who's still fighting the shit you just beat up.
Secretly, in the darkest pits of your subconscious...
... You're just happy it's not you anymore.

The semester begins anew
Mar 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed volume one and got into the concept of the series, but was a little disappointed with volume two. I'd like to see more of the school and how it functions, and that was pretty much non-existent here. (They have time for that, though!) I was pretty uninterested in the love triangle thing although the narration that runs through the ending redeemed the storyline from being too cliche. I enjoyed the commentary on depression/mental health and was glad Saya called Marcus out on some of his b ...more
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Rick Remender is an American comic book writer and artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the writer/co-creator of many independent comic books like Black Science, Deadly Class, LOW, Fear Agent and Seven to Eternity. Previously, he wrote The Punisher, Uncanny X-Force, Captain America and Uncanny Avengers for Marvel Comics.

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  • Deadly Class, Volume 1: Reagan Youth
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  • Deadly Class, Volume 4: Die for Me
  • Deadly Class, Volume 5: Carousel
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