WE HAVE DEMONS #1 Review – Sinister and Gory Entertainment
We Have Demons started as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s flagship series at Comixology and is now getting the physical copy treatment from Dark Horse. The series takes us to Florida where we follow Lam Cullen, a young woman who is following her father’s footsteps and in turn unraveling the secret life of a demon slayer. Not something that’s easy to grasp all in itself.
The other story behind the scenes is the reunion of Snyder and Capullo. The two are a superhero creative duo and they bring in a creative team made up of Jonathan Glapion, Dave McCaig, and Tom Napolitano and really showcase the talent and strength each creator brings to the table, they also seemed to really have fun with this one.
This tale begins very much with the relationship between Lam and her father and the decision that although it saved her life, left her an amputee as well. As Lam tells us her story we begin to realize that regardless of the connection and love that was shared, there were secrets and they were secrets she did not confront until after she suffers a personal loss.
The story is as much about Lam and her father as it is about the fall of humanity and the role she plays in it. The secrets reveal a war that predates humanity and her role in fighting that war against the demons who threaten life and our continued existence. There is something about a story that is filled with mystery that just digs its hooks into me and will have me through to the end. Maybe it’s the Batman-esque detective mind of mine, of course without the cool training, gadgets, and adoptive sidekicks but you get the point.
The unraveling of a mystery in a comic is something that is much more fulfilling as you eagerly await the next issue to become available to get the next part of the story and clues and hope to unravel more as you continue to build your own theories and conclusions. It’s a slow burn process that films, TV series, and even novels cannot give us.
Snyder is no stranger to putting out compelling stories and it’s no surprise that this descriptive narrative will pull you in within the first few pages. Throw in the dynamic of the characters and how well they are fleshed out to perfection. Lam serves as a great narrator as we experience everything through her and it adds a level of emotional connection to our findings as we continue to engage with Lam, we cannot help but want to learn more about her and the compelling mystery she has uncovered.
The scope of what Lam has walked into is huge, and the premise and world that Snyder, Capullo, and the rest of the creative team are building are phenomenal already and yet we cannot wait to see more and more. This definitely has the makings of a series we will be praising for years to come and with today’s love for adapting comic series to the big and small screen, this series has the formula to bring another element of horror on the level of Evil Dead to fans.
Huge admiration for Capullo and his love for detail. He is no stranger to horror and he shows his experience in the genre and industry by delivering some heavy artwork that packs a punch worthy of knocking Ivan Drago on his ass. Capullo, Glapion, and McCaig become a three-headed demon in their own right and deliver some perfectly captured humor, horror, and action, but most importantly they give us a seamless capture of humanity from cover to cover. An already impressive series on Comixology will only be better appreciated in physical form.
Source: Dark Horse
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