|Publication date||January 22, 2014 – present|
|No. of issues||44|
|Created by||Rick Remender|
|Written by||Rick Remender|
|Colorist(s)||Lee Loughridge (#1-14; 45-present)|
Jordan Boyd (#15-44)
|Editor(s)||Sebastian Girner (#1-37)|
Briah Skelly (#38-41)
Will Dennis (#42-present)
|SC Vol. 1||ISBN 978-1632150035|
|SC Vol. 2||ISBN 978-1632152220|
|SC Vol. 3||ISBN 978-1632154767|
|SC Vol. 4||ISBN 978-1632157188|
|SC Vol. 5||ISBN 978-1534300552|
|SC Vol. 6||ISBN 978-1534302471|
|SC Vol. 7||ISBN 978-1534306967|
|SC Vol. 9||ISBN 978-1534315686|
|HC Vol. 1||ISBN 978-1632156648|
|HC Vol. 2||ISBN 978-1534308411|
Deadly Class is an action genre American comic book series written by Rick Remender, illustrated by Wes Craig, colored by Jason Wordie, and lettered by Rus Wooton. Deadly Class is set primarily in the 1980s and follows students enrolled at King's Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, a secret boarding school in San Francisco, as they train to become the next generation of top assassins for crime families across the globe.
Image Comics has published Deadly Class on a mostly monthly basis since the first issue was released on January 22, 2014.
The first issues of Deadly Class focus on the story of teenage orphan Marcus Lopez Arguello as he transitions from living on the streets to being enrolled into a school of assassins. The academy, run by Master Lin, is composed of children of mob bosses and mass murderers, learning the same trade as their parents.
Marcus's decision to attend the school is one of the only decisions he gets to make for himself throughout the arc and history. His entire life has been composed of unfortunate events, each leaving him further ostracized from humanity. Marcus is homeless largely because his parents died in a horrible accident when he was young, leaving him in an orphanage whose headmaster required his manual labor for him to retain residence. This continued degradation of his sanity through the abuse by the hands of his roommates and guardians eventually drives him to committing a massive act of violence.
Deadly Class then follows the students in the academy and many of their eventual downfalls.
|Title||Material collected||Publication date||ISBN|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 1: Reagan Youth||Deadly Class #1–6||July 16, 2014||978-1632150035|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 2: Kids of the Black Hole||Deadly Class #7–11||March 18, 2015||978-1632152220|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 3: Snake Pit||Deadly Class #12–16||October 7, 2015||978-1632154767|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 4: Die for Me||Deadly Class #17–21||August 3, 2016||978-1632157188|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 5: Carousel||Deadly Class #22–26||March 15, 2017||978-1534300552|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 6: This Is Not the End||Deadly Class #27–31||December 26, 2017||978-1534302471|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 7: Love Like Blood||Deadly Class #32–35||August 28, 2018||978-1534306967|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 8: Never Go Back||Deadly Class #36–39||July 31, 2019||978-1534310636|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 9: Bone Machine||Deadly Class #40–44||June 17, 2020||978-1534315686|
|Deadly Class – Vol. 10: Save Your Generation||Deadly Class #45–TBA||TBA|
|Title||Material collected||Additional material||Publication date||ISBN|
|Deadly Class – Book One: Noise Noise Noise||Deadly Class #1–16||November 19, 2014||978-1632156648|
|Deadly Class – Book Two: The Funeral Party||Deadly Class #17–31||October 23, 2018||978-1534308411|
|Deadly Class – Book Three: TBA||Deadly Class #32–TBA||TBA|
Main article: Deadly Class (TV series)
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on to produce a television series based on Deadly Class. The Sony Pictures Television-produced adaptation has been optioned as a pilot for the Syfy channel. Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Michel Duval and María Gabriela de Faría are among the actors cast in main roles for the series. On April 18, 2018, Syfy picked up the pilot to series. The first episode aired on January 16, 2019 on SyFy. After first season ending on a cliffhanger, the second season was cancelled due to small audience and high production costs.