Monday, February 01, 2010

Impulse Creation Reviews Pilot Season: Demonic #1

Impulse Creation reviews Pilot Season: Demonic #1 in this week's Pull-O-Rama:

A human with the face of a demon—not your everyday premise, but writer Robert Kirkman and artist Joe Benitez fashion such a character in their unconventional Demonic comic, a runner in this year's Pilot Season fan-decided competition. The issue begins with a scene depicting a normal husband and wife and then shatters the happy illusion with an otherworldly spawn that looks like Aliens and a hot pink Furby got into a fight. After a bit of persuasion, Scott dons a tattered cloak and a mask resembling the demon that haunts him.

Demonic's concept is unexpectedly refreshing, and Kirkman darkens an ordinary man into an anti-hero whose policy checks but whose decisions remain questionable. Some of the characters, like Scott's wife Jamie, are mundanely lacking in personality, and altogether the characters could use more depth in writing. Still, it's hard not to want to read more. Kirkman and Benitez might just have a winner on their hands, but we'll have to see what other contenders Top Cow rolls out in the coming months.

Read the full review here.

Source: Impulse Creation

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