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Dead Irons

2.88  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Three undead bounty hunter siblings blaze a path of death and destruction across the Old West as a lone tortured soul tracks them, hoping to put an end to the curse upon his family. Written by James Kuhoric (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash), illustrated by Jason Alexander (BPRD), and based on character designs and covers by Jae Lee (The Dark Tower).
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published January 1st 2009)
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Not my cup of tea, the story in itself was interesting, but the art was way too messy for my taste!
Probably about 3.5, maybe could stretch to 4.

It said this was somewhat based on characters from The Dark Tower, but then later it said it was original characters by the author. So I'm not sure what it is. Either way, I don't really remember these characters in Dark Tower, though it has been a while since I read the series.

The story follows 4 siblings, each with a different sort of demonic/horror imbued trait. The eldest is a vampire, another brother is a werewolf, the sister is a demon/witch an
Christina T
On the Storyline: While I can appreciate the idea behind 4 siblings all with a different type of curse (one a vampire, one a werewolf, one possessed by a demon, and one a zombie) it would have been nice had we seen them actually cursed. The author used flashbacks several times to establish the background dynamics of the Irons family yet we never actually saw the pivotal moment that each of them was changed. In addition if it weren't for the rundown of each chapter at the end of the ebook I would ...more
Tiffany Lynn Kramer
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Upon seeing such a low overall rating I was worried that Dead Irons would be a waste of my time but considering its length decided to give it a read anyway. Almost from the get go I was surprised so few people liked this as I found it to be well done with an interesting plot. The art work is undeniably rough but I felt that it complimented the gritty nature of the world the siblings inhabit. The fact that the present events are not bogged down with tons of back story also worked for me. The onl ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
The concept was interesting and Jae Lee's covers were okay, but beyond that I was thoroughly unimpressed. The plot is rambling and cliche, and barely exists as anything more than a framework. The art focuses on mood at the cost of clarity and impact - honestly this book ended up feeling very muddy. The story of siblings on opposite sides of the law returning to their father in a cloud of violence is practically a trope these days, and the book doesn't surprise with anything unique. There isn't e ...more
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Art was great, but the story was pretty slight. Standard revenge/redemption story, but involving a werewolf, vampire, and other undead. Throw in some occult "stuff" and heavy-handed religious "commentary" and you've got Dead Irons. Don't expect a lot and you'll be fine.
Dave Trew
a dark and twisted tale of a fathers path to righteousness and power and the cruel damnation this lust bestows upon his children and wife. A supernatural thriller about power and revenge, brilliantly written and visually striking graphic novel.
Cory Rathbun
Nov 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Like others have said, I get that this is a short run of issues, but the story is really lacking - especially in such fertile ground as the author goes for. The art is nice, not incredibly detailed, but stylized in a very enjoyable way. More like a 2 for story, 4 for art.
Dec 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
It has nice art, but the story is really lacking.
Albert Yates
Just couldn't do it. The story was a simple enough concept but I couldn't follow along or hold my interest for more than a few pages.
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
There is some really enjoyable stuff here, but the writing and art both could use a little more clarity.
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