Monday, 13 January 2014

My Date with the Devils Daughter issues 1 & 2

The ancient flame of Molach has been stolen from the Devil and whoever has the power to create a new Hell provided they can get 133 souls, not having a clue who has stolen the flame the Devil sends his daughter to earth to try and retrieve it. While on earth after the death of his parents Josh Allen is returning to his home town of Safe Haven (you know by the name it wont be), it seems that Josh's parents were dabblers in the occult a practice that got them and a few others killed.

If Josh's life wasn't already turned upside down with the death of his parents its about to get a lot worse, when his world collides with demons out to kill him, the Devils daughter out to save him and help from a young woman called Faith who seems to be a bit too clingy for my liking, but we will see. With the death of his parents Josh is now the last in the line of Evocator's humans that can call and control demons putting a large target on Josh's back, throw into the mix a new town Pastor who has more to him than meets the eye and you have the makings of a very interesting story.

I had the pleasure of reading the first two issues after they were sent to me by the comics creator Lazaro Suarezs, and I have to say I was hooked from issue 1 and had to read them both back to back, my only disappointment been there isn't an issue 3 yet. The story is fast paced but not too fast that you feel like it has been rushed and you get the feeling that there is a set planed story arc been set up for this book, the  printed art is in black and white which suits the feel and tone of the book very well. I particularly like the way all the demons are drawn without pupils in their eyes, it makes them not only look creepy but also gives a sense that you don't know what they are thinking or about to do. Samantha the Devils is also well designed both in her demon appearance and when she changes to a more human look, and its good that she is written as more of a curious person rather than as a fire and brimstone type character.

 It is also a credit to Lazaro that he has produced an art style that fits this book perfectly in both style and tone, there are some tremendous splash pages particularly the one with the Devil in issue 1 which would look good on anyone's wall.

As I said earlier in the post I enjoyed the comics both story and art wise and thank Lazaro for sending them to me, he is a great talent which is shown with both his artwork and story telling and I wish him well in all his future endeavours.

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