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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 76

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we take a look at Chris Yost and Scott Wegener’s Killer of Demons…

Enjoy!

The gist of Killer of Demons can be described in these sample pages from this fun 3-issue mini-series from Image last year.

As you can see, demons exist on Earth. They are not allowed to KILL humans, but they can seduce them into killing each other (or do various other repugnant things, like commit adultery or do hardcore drugs).

So Dave Sloan is tasked to kill the demons, with the help of his angel advisor.

The problem is that only Dave can see the demons, so it brings to mind the question – is Dave killing these demons because that’s what God wants, or is he just imagining things and he is actually one of the worst mass murderers alive?

Those are the questions Killer of Demons grapples with (along with the fact that Dave’s significant other happens to be a police officer, so that brings the pair into conflict on the whole “seeming mass murder” thing.

It is a really fun comic book, especially the stuff that the demons get humans to do – demons are everywhere, including at the fast food drive-in trying to get you to super-size your order!

Chris Yost really does a wonderful job getting all the humor out of the concept that he can, and everyone already knows from Atomic Robo how great of an artist Scott Wegener is, so I don’t need to say how great he is (He’s great, by the way).

This is a blast of a series, and I really hope this initial series isn’t the last that we see of these characters!!

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Dammit Brian, you forgot to talk about Dave’s brother, a FBI agent in the MMO division.

Honestly probably the best book of the year (or pretty damn close) and the trade has some pretty hilarious extras like a script to scene section.

I picked it up based on last years Cool Moments and I’m glad I did. Now where is that sequel????

Only problem with this is just a bit of semantics, but the term “one of the worst mass murderers” really bothers me. Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were mass murderers. This guy is more like Jeffrey Dahmer or the Unabomber. But yeah, this WAS a really great mini though.

Wegener’s art is always a joy, but the concept looks a bit too similar to Bill Paxton’s excellent film FRAILTY. In FRAILTY the audience was left in doubt for the bulk of the film as to whether the protagonist (Paxton) was a righteous killer of demons or merely a psycho murdering innocent people.

trajan23: I had the exact same thought; this is basically Frailty in comic book form. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing; artists borrow ideas from each other all the time, it’s where they take them that’s really important.

@Mizike, also KoD makes it pretty clear early on what the deal is. Plus while those pages don’t show it, it’s a fairly humorous take on the idea.

I do not like the ‘cursing’, cigar-smoking cupid. I also thought the bartender was a transvestite in the first few panels.

Otherwise, this looks interesting.

Chris Yost CAN write non-Marvel stuff!!!

Once again, Image blows my mind with how amazing their artists and concepts are. I’ll be picking this one up!

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