An epic new science-fiction comic warps into this week’s reviews! When every other resource has been scavenged, the only thing left are dead gods’ corpses. Find out more in We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1 by BOOM! Studios.


Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Simone Di Meo
Colorist: Mariasara Miotti
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Editor: Eric Harburn
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 2nd, 2020

Previously in We Only Find Them When They’re Dead: The year is 2367, and a small crew of four leads an autopsy ship to find a dead god. Hopefully with the resources they can scavenge they can finally make some cash from the flesh of the deity. Find out if Captain Georges Malik, Coroner Ella Hauer, Quartermaster Alice Wirth, and Engineer Jason Hauer can finally get ahead of this much sought out resource!


Captain Malik and his crew have finally found a dead god but he is not the only scavenger trying to get a piece of the corpse. The eye, the heart, and the metal armor are highly sought after commodities and are starting arguments and fights amongst the other ships. Malik decides to play it safe and just take a bit of flesh but is questioned by the authorities. It seems like he was specifically singled out by Officer Richter because of something in the past. The Captain decides to evade the authorities despite doing everything legally and reveals that Officer Richter killed his parents. He then encourages his crew to find a new path, to find a living god instead of a dead one.


I really enjoy the premise of this book. Humans have explored the far reaches of the universe and have spent every single resource possible. The only thing they can do is find a dead corpse of a god, that only appears when they have died. From there they can take the resources that are crucial to survival! But there is no way that is sustainable in the long term. I understand Malik’s intent to try and find something better and I want to see what happens next.

I also think the art is decent as well. There is a simplicity of space followed by a complexity of the ship and characters. Which I have a hunch is going to be an important theme in future issues. I think each of the main characters have a unique look to each of them that will allow us to tell who they are on the page. I’m just looking forward to exploring who these characters are and why they follow their Captain as religiously as they do.


I don’t know what to think about the characters, I haven’t seen enough of them to be terribly interested but I think the premise is good enough for me to continue on. Hopefully in future issues we can see the story be less plot driven and more character driven because I think that has more sustaining power for the comic book. 3.5 out of 5 stars for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1.

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We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1

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The only scavenging left is the corpse of dead deities... and everyone wants a piece of that action!

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Pittsburgh. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at

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