Saturday, January 30, 2010

Comic Review: Demonic #1 (Top Cow)

How far would you go to protect your family?

Scott is your basic family man, loving wife and daughter at home, with an abnormal problem: a demon from hell wants his family's souls. The demon demands souls to be appeased so Scott transforms himself night after night into Demonic, a killer of street hoods in order to pay the price but is this deal maker even real or just a figment of Scott's imagination? When Demonic is ambushed by the NYPD's SWAT team, he tears through them like a hot knife through butter. The next morning , when Scott returns to work from a one week absence he finds himself in the middle of something that can only make his life more chaotic.

Demonic #1 presented by Marc Silvestri and written by Robert Kirkman is an interesting addition to Top Cow's annual Pilot Season with its fluid writing and intriguing premise: In order to protect his family from himself a man must kill enough people who's souls will equal theirs. Marc Silvestri's cover is eye catching while Joe Benitez's art style is greatly suited to this title as his splash art and bloody panels compliment Kirkman's written word. I've been a fan of Robert Kirkman's writing since reading his Walking Dead series a few years back and this series again makes the people, not the genre, its focus which makes for better stories in my opinion.

Writer: Robert Kirkman

Artist: Joe Benitez

Rudy T.
Staff Reviewer

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