Author: Rick Remender
Artist: Wes Craig
Publisher: Image

Rick Remender and Wesley Craig's Deadly Class is somehow a John Hughes homage and one of the most blood-soaked action series on shelves today. The gist: Marcus Lopez is a homeless teen with a troubled past. In Reagan-era San Francisco, he's taken off the streets and asked to join a high school that trains kids to be assassins. All the cliques, crushes, and bullshit you remember from sophomore year? That's all still there—with the added tension of baseball bats and katanas. Remender recently told me as much: "I always use the analogy that the dagger in your back is not metaphorical—it’s a real dagger in your back." Talk about drama.