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Dead Girls #1 by Richard Calder
Cover Artist: Rick Fairlamb
Review by Sam Tomaino
The House of Murky Depths Pamphlet  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906584313
Date: 01 March 2012 List Price £4.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: Author Website / Publisher's Website / Show Official Info /

Here’s issue #1 of Dead Girls by Richard Calder with illustrations by Leonardo M. Giron and a cover by Rick Fairlamb.

My old friends at www.murkydepths.com have sent me Dead Girls #1, the first issue in a 8-issue series, written by Richard Calder with illustrations by Leonardo M. Giron and a cover by Rick Fairlamb.

Dead Girls started as a novel that Richard Calder published in 1992. This comic book is an "adaptation of, and radical re-imagining" of that novel. The set-up is on the first page,

“The early decades of the 21st century saw the creation of DOLLS, sex-toys designed for the pleasure of the Information Revolution's elite. Contaminated by a mysterious virus, the DOLLS infected their human masters and the world was seized by a pandemic of mutant births. Today, when female children reach adolescence they sometimes undergo metamorphosis –into the half-human, half-robotic vampires called the Daughters of Lilith, or Lilim."
This has happened to a young girl named Primavera Bobinski. She, in turn, infects Iggy Zwakh, who is in love with her. Now his children will be Lilim. This all sets up a very different kind of love story and young people on the run, of which we get two chapters here. They are very well-written and the artwork is fantastic. I have read these parts in the late, lamented Murky Depths magazine and liked them even better in this form. I can't wait for the next seven issues.

You should order the first issue, right now, at www.murkydepths.com.

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