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Recommended Reading:  R.I.P.D. #3
Its time once again to see what's new on the shelves at your local comic shop.

This week we are taking a look at the third issue of Dark Horse Comics' R.I.P.D mini-series City of the Damned.

R.I.P.D. stands for Rest in Peace Department. They are "the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement 'patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss.' Yep -- THAT boss."

According to the official solicitation for this issue:

For newly recruited R.I.P.D. officer Roy Pulsipher and his senior Puritan partner Crispin Mather, the train that awaits them is their only hope of reaching the City and saving Creation, but climbing aboard means also aligning with a dark enemy and renouncing their very beliefs . . . forcing a choice that could doom their souls forever!

Issue 3 finds our heroes forced to join forces with Lucifuge, a torture demon, in order to summon a death train and face off with the being behind their current problems.

Part spaghetti western, part horror, part buddy cop movie, City of the Damned delivers on all fronts.  If you ever wondered what would happen if Solomon Kane teamed up with Rooster Cogburn to take on Damien Thorne, look no further.  This is the book for you.

The premise is solid.  The characters are likeable.  The story moves along at the speed of a demon train. 

What more could you ask for?

City of the Damned is the prequel to the R.I.P.D. movie starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds that is due out this summer.  Do yourself a favor and get in now.
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