Image Expo: Rick Remender Returns To Image With ‘Deadly Class’ [EXCLUSIVE]

Rick Remender steps away from Marvel’s “Uncanny Avengers” and teams with artist Wesley Craig and colorist Lee Loughride to visit the ’80s teen movie-inspired assassin school series “Deadly Class” for Image Comics and we’ve got your first look!

Announced earlier today at Image Expo, Remender’s series centers the students of King’s Dominion high, a school where the killing and dismemberment are on the curriculum.

From Image:

It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class, his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101” and his crush, member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion high school for the deadly arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates poison.

Join writer RICK REMENDER with rising star WESLEY CRAIG (BATMAN) and legendary colorist LEE LOUGHRIDGE (FEAR AGENT), to reminisce the mid-1980s underground through the eyes of the most damaged and dangerous teenagers on Earth.

Click the image below to read an exclusive preview of “Deadly Class” before its hits in Jan 2014!

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