Killer of Demons #3

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May 2009 | Image

Writing: Christopher Yost
Art: Scott Wegener
Colour: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Thomas Mauer
Cover: Scott Wegener | Christina Strain

It’s the final act. Dave heads off to work to take care of his boss, but he’s in for another mental rape when Project Illusion is initiated and Dave struggles to keep his sanity when all the demons he has slain appear as normal humans.

Ah, Dave. Going postal again and butchering his co-workers. Could there be anything better? Oh, yes. Messing with his mind again and feeding the doubts about this whole demons on Earth thing. What I especially liked was Satan’s nonchalant way of dealing with it. When he showed Betty’s severed head and fed him that story, wonderful.

Betty here is getting married in two weeks—oh, I mean was. Because you killed her. Her fiancé is going to kill himself.

I also loved that after everything, he still had the resolve to continue his killings, but still had doubts about his sanity. It’s almost enough to make you wonder if that maybe, in some future issue, we might learn it really was all in his head.

Hopefully there will be more of this somewhere on the horizon, especially how it ended. I’d really like to see how that plays out. And hopefully, should the day come, I can enjoy more of Wegener’s wonderful art.

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Killer of Demons #2

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Apr 2009 | Image

Writing: Christopher Yost
Art: Scott Wegener
Colours: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Thomas Mauer

Lucifer’s convinced Dave he’s crazy. Now he’s in a mental institution. Can Uriel convince him otherwise? Of course he can, and then he’ll have to deal with a bunch of Satanists.

This keeps getting better. There are so many great moments in this book, I almost feel bad spoiling them. My favorite is when Dave, wearing his straightjacket, busts out the second story window at the asylum, pen-in-mouth, aiming for a demon leaf blower. And later, when Dave visited his brother busy hashing out the details of a huge guild fight, while Dave is fighting Satanists right there. Good stuff, that.

There are so many things I like about this book. The pacing, the violence, the sarcasm… I also love the image on the credit page with him doing his business in a urinal and noticing the demon next to him doing the same, only his waste seems to be smoldering.

One issue left and I can’t wait, but I don’t want it to be over. I want to see more of those two butchering demons. *sigh*

Killer of Demons #1

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Mar 2009 | Image

Writing: Christopher Yost
Art: Scott Wegner
Colours: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Thomas Mauer

Demons live among us, have jobs just like us, live lives just like us… well, for the most part.

One day, heaven struck Dave in the form of the angel Uriel and the ability to see the demons around him. His new job, thanks to God, is to slay the demons of Earth while keeping his day job.

I really enjoyed reading through this in the same way I enjoyed reading through Super Human Resources. The work humor involved is what appeals most to me. Dave trying to work his day job and also deal with slaughtering the demons he encounters.

The characters are pretty cool in this. We have Dave and his cop girlfriend, or wife, who has been tracking the serial killer slaughtering everyone. And his brother works for the FBI’s internet crime division spending his time playing an underage female MMO character, which he’s really into. We can’t forget that chubby, ugly looking partner-angel Uriel who has some great moments in this book.

It wasn’t long into this when I knew I had to put this on my pull list. I love the two page spread of his office and all his demon co-workers. I sometimes feel sorry for the demons. They’re just doing their jobs. Where’s the harm in them living? Yeah, that whole putting crack in cigarettes instead of nicotine is really bad, but what about those guys at the White Castle? Surely they were just trying to pay the rent.

This has some great art too. Not great as in beautiful, but great in the way that is pleasing to me. There’s something about they style that appeals to me, but I can’t really put a finger on it.

I’m greatly looking forward to the rest of this.

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