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Death Sentence is a comic-book series by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling.

In the very near future, people across North America and Europe are contracting the G+ Virus, a sexually-transmitted disease that grants those who have it potentially incredible powers... but also death after six months. What do you do with just six months? This is the question that faces Verity, a frustrated graphic artist, Danny "Weasel" Waissell, a burned-out rock star, and David "Monty" Montgomery, an egomaniacal comedian.

Not to be confused with the Brian Garfield novel or the film loosely based on it.

This series contains examples of:

  • Action Bomb: Verity is able to explode quite violently.
  • Ate His Gun: Monty forces seventy British soldiers to put their own guns in their mouths and pull the trigger.
  • Big Bad: David "Monty" Montgomery, a depraved, self-absorbed comedian who gains the power to force almost anyone to do almost anything.
  • Camp Straight: Weasel's look was deliberately designed to be slightly effeminate, though there is absolutely no signs that he's anything other than straight.
  • Compelling Voice: Monty's primary ability is to compel other people to do his bidding.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Monty was... erm, very close to his mother. Which may explain why he decides to rape the Queen Mother.
  • Excrement Statement: In the second issue, Monty is questioned by the police for raping a nun. After openly boasting about it and showing them incriminating pictures, he uses his powers to make them forget all about it, then pisses in a teapot and makes them drink it.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Both Monty and Weasel seem to enjoy watching their respective groupies have sex with each other.
  • I Banged Your Mom: In the fourth issue, Monty faces down the army, and tells the commanding officer to get on with it, because he's penciled in the guy's mother for eleven.
  • Intangibility: Weasel's powers initially manifest as the ability to phase through solid matter.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Monty and Weasel seem to be stand-ins for Russell Brand and Pete Doherty, respectively. Averted with David Cameron and the British Royal Family.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Monty has the ability to make other people do whatever he wants. Naturally, he uses it to satisfy his incredibly long list of sexual fantasies.
  • Superpower Lottery: Most G+ victims end up with slightly-superhuman abilities, but Monty ends up with a Compelling Voice and Telekinesis, Weasel is able to phase through solid matter, and Verity is a living bomb with Invisibility as a secondary power.
  • Your Head A-Splode: One of Monty's favorite tricks is to use his telekinetic powers to blow people's head apart.