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Dexter Early Cuts is a web-based series in the form of an animated comic about the character Dexter Morgan and his earliest kills, thus the name "Early Cuts". The series is narrated by Michael C. Hall from the Showtime series and chronicles characters from that series (not the novels).
Season 1 focuses on three different killers, while Season 2 deals with Dexter's first major antagonist in the franchise, and Season 3 centers around Dexter's first encounter with a pair of killers.
All episodes where released via Youtube to promote specific seasons of the show.
EpisodesEditThe Early Cuts series is covered so far in two seasons. The first season is character specific, featuring three different victims...while Season 2 is focused on "Dark Echo Chapters".
Season 1 aired between 2008 and the start of 2010, as confirmed via SHOWTIME's YouTube page 
Original Airdate: 11/08/2008
Dexter hunts Alex Timmons, a corrupt Gulf War veteran who used the cover of war to kill the innocent.
Original Airdate: 12/06/2009
A young Dexter encounters arsonist Gene Marshall and is forced to rethink his methods.
Original Airdate: 01/07/2010
Dexter finds himself in a tricky situation when he encounters black widow Cindy Landon.
Season 2 was aired on the same date, 10/23/2010.
Dexter buries his father Harry and then attends college
Dexter stalks a new victim, Criminology Professor Robert Milson.
A new year brings new victims for Dexter, this spring semester it's Jenna Lincoln.
Dexter tries to uncover the identity of his "Dark Echo."
Dexter's "Dark Echo" meets his maker. Hunter, prey, let the games begin.
Dexter honors the code and the memory of Harry.
Season 3EditSeason 3 takes place in the year 2000.
Original Airdate: 7/12/2012
Dexter hunts a new killer on New Year's Eve.
Original Airdate: 8/28/2012
Two weeks before New Year's Eve Dexter struggles to find a killer to satisfy his dark passenger.
Original Airdate: 9/4/2012
Dexter researches his next target, Coleman Lindquist.
Original Airdate 9/14/2012
Dexter stalks Lindquist, but is stopped by his sister, Debra.
Dexter follows Lindquist into his house, just to discover Lindquist is not killing solo, but instead working along his father.
Dexter faces off with Coleman Lindquist and his father in the final chapter...
- The Dark Echo
- Professor by Bert Pence
- Frat Boy by Paul Jones
- Dark Echo by Jeff Skowron
Artists and StyleEdit
The artist (at least for Dark Echo) is Bill Sienkiewicz, with the story being written by Tim Schlattmann.
While Early Cuts is meant to symbolize killings done by Dexter prior to the events in the Showtime series, some problems arise with some of his victims. First is Gene Marshall...it must be noted that this kill took place 10 years before Alex Timmons, who was the first in Dexter's blood slide collection. While Early Cuts clearly has it when Dexter doesn't take a blood slide, there is a cut on Gene's face during the flashback in the TV series that suggests Dexter took a blood sample from him (which could not have been possible 10 years prior to Alex). As for Cindy Landon, we can assume it doesn't make much of a difference anyway (she appeared to be wrapped in plastic yet they changed it to a box for her to be sawed in half in Early Cuts).
However, Early Cuts may be the final definitive version as it was released post-Season 2 (and Gene Marshall's story was released post-Season 4), thus ruling out Gene's appearance in the TV series, Season 1.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/show?p=evLlAyxiXcE&s=1
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/show?p=evLlAyxiXcE&s=2
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI79oLKBGs4