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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…
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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