Friday, October 16, 2009
Paradox Comics Group's Ten Forward: December 2009
Every month Paradox Comics Group spends an evening scouring the pages of the latest issue of Previews and pick the ten titles they are looking forward to the most. This month it's the October issue of Previews which includes comics scheduled to ship in December 2009.
PILOT SEASON: DEMONIC #1
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Art: Joe Benitez
Image/Top Cow $2.99
Matt T: On the surface this month's Pilot Season one-shot from Top Cow sounds like your usual, bog-standard 'vicious vigilante' story, but the last line of the description caught me: “What if the Demon isn't real?” Posing the question that the title character's bloody swathe through the ne'er do-wells is all in his head, and the barter made with said supernatural body-sharer is nothing more than a psychological disorder really does intrigue me. I'm all for the darker end of superheroics, but if there's nowt more than a tortured mask slashing and stabbing I quickly reach for the lighter end of the scale. With Kirkman doing the honours with the words I'm not too concerned that it'll step into formulaic fare, and the cover art looks decent enough.