Dexter: Down Under Issue 1
Dexter Down Under 001-000
Writer(s): Jeff Lindsay
Artist(s): Dalibor Talajic
Release date: 2014
Dexter: Down Under
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Dexter: Down Under #1 is the first issue in the second volume of the Dexter Comics series created by Jeff Lindsay (author of the Dexter Book Series) and illustrated by Dalibor Talajic.

Release Information

  • Written by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Interior art by: Dalibor Talajic
  • Colors by: Rain Beredo
  • Lettering: VC - Cory Petit
  • Cover art: Michael Del Mundo, Mike Perkins
  • Published by: Marvel Comics
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release Date: Wed, February 19th, 2014

Solicit Synopsis



• It's a new, blood-soaked adventure starring Dexter Morgan, who isn't just Miami's #1 forensic blood splatter expert...he's also a serial killer who targets other serial killers!

• When Dexter travels down under, he quickly discovers that sharks aren't Australia's only deadly predator!


A family of asian mandarin-speaking inmigrants arrive by boat into an australian port in Canberra , Australia. They are happy to have finally reached Australia, as one of them says: A new country, a new start. While they approach the nearest populated area, a male figure in the shadows spots them and smiles, with a knife on his hand.

The next morning, the bodies of the family of asian inmigrants are found by Sergeant Shawna Wiggs and other policemen. They seem to recognize the pattern in the kill, someone has killed that way before. The same modus operandi and the same kind of victims. Shawna states they will need the help of someone special to deal with the bastard responsible of the killings. 

Captain gower

Captain Gower...familiar?

At the Canberra Police HQ, Shawna tells Captain Gower, her superior, that they need to contact the author of a book she has in her hands, she throws the book at Gower and he gives her green light to ask for the assistance.
Dexter book

New book written by Dexter.

At Miami, Dexter Morgan is looking how his latest book - New Techniques in Pattern Analysis of Blood Spatter, is showcased behind a glass window in a store.

Back at the Miami Police HQ, Captain Matthews tells Dexter his services have been requested from somewhere exotic. 

Already inside an airplane on his way to Australia, Dexter states himself Australia is really exotic, and that what could go wrong in a place like it.

Freshly arrived at the airport, Dexter is approached by Sergeant Shawna Wiggs and two officers. At first Dexter thinks they have come to arrest him, but fast enough Shawna introduces herself. Dexter reluctanly lets them take his bags. He was surprised because, as he states, he was not expecting someone so good-looking - referring to Shawna. Shawna replies: Me neither.

Shawna and Dexter head to the latest crime scene in vehicle, while Shawna is driving, Dexter remarks to himself how similar she is to Deborah, in regards of her personality. 

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Dexter at the crime scene.

They arrive to the crime scene, while Shawna lists possible motives for the kill, Dexter discards sex, or organized crime. He concludes the victims were killed by someone who fills threatened by asians. Shawna agrees with the conclusion.

Back at the Canberra HQ, she provides Dexter with a huge list of suspects. Shawna explains why the ones on the list feel threatened by asians. She states inmigrants are not the problem, the problem is illegal inmigrants, who work for low incomes, take the jobs of others australians, and use their resources. Dexter states is too late to review all the suspects files. Shawna remarks is his first night in Australia, and so she invites him to dinner.

The next morning Shawna starts early with the investigation and along with Dexter interview each suspect until they arrive to their last one, Bruce Grigsby. If someone is responsible for the killings, is him, as stated by Shawna, as they have ruled out all previous suspects for their lack of connection to the crimes. Grigsby, a philantropist, millionaire, lives in a penthouse near a cliff with view to the ocean.

Dark bruce

Shawna and Dexter visit Bruce, he welcomes them and agrees to be interviewed. His disgust for illegal inmigrants is clear, but with lack of evidence to link him to the crimes, Shawna leaves Grigsby at ease. As Dexter and Shawna leave, Bruce peeks by a window at their vehicle, and so Dexter senses Bruce's Dark Passenger rising.



  • The issue marks the first appearance of what appears to be australian counterparts of well known characters in the Dexter mythos. Sergeant Shawna Wiggs mirrors Deborah's personality, just as Captain Gower mirrors Captain Matthews status lack of first name.



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