Death Jr.

December 19, 2005 | Trades


Death Jr.
Gary Whitta, Ted Naifeh
Image Comics
$14.99 (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Who would have thought it — a cute little story about Death?
DJ (that’s Death Jr.) is just your average happy-go-lucky kid — who has a little problem keeping his pets and houseplants alive. So he’s pretty happy when he discovers some “special” kids at his new school that are just like him.
There’s Pandora (who has a little fetish for opening things), Stigmartha (whose hands bleed when she gets nervous), Smith and Weston (conjoined twins who prove that one mind can be better than two) and The Seep (an armless, legless grumpy kid floating in a tank of liquid).
With the help of his new friends, DJ ends up in a heap of trouble that sees his dad, Death, locked away and his evil uncle taking over the family business.
Smart, sweet and funny, writer Gary Whitta and artist Ted Naifeh could have a real franchise to build upon.

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