Devil #1

Devil #1

Writer: Torajiro Kishi Artist: Torajiro Kishi, Madhouse Studios Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 4
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Manga artist Torajiro Kishi (Maka-Maka) and blockbuster anime studio Madhouse (Trigun, Paprika, Ninja Scroll) love comics. So much so that they've decided to publish an original, Western-style comic exclusively with Dark Horse! Enter Devil, a thrilling, sci-fi take on the vampire genre.

A virus is raging across the planet, turning people into bloodsucking superhumans referred to as "Devils." Most victims die within days, sometimes months, but there's a new strain, a new class of Devil that threatens to overtake mankind with power and bloodthirst. This new class of Devils derive from an experiment to clone a virus victim, and it looks like science has created a true monster this time. Can Takimoto and the Devil Investigation Section of the Tokyo police force stop this societal scourge? We'll just have to see.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Feb 21, 2010

    Devil gives us awesome guns, cool cars, nice artwork, and a story with some pretty interesting depth. Not bad for a vampire comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 21, 2010

    Anyway, I could do without Devil's out-of-date allegory on HIV infection, but it's still a visually appealing, action-filled story that many readers will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 21, 2010

    If youd like to know more about the world of Devil, wait for the next issue. If you were put off by the violence . . . well, at least it was a full story of cops fighting virus-vampires. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Feb 21, 2010

    Im sure future issues will further flesh out the characters motivations but, as it stands, theres not much here to make me want to come back next month. The visuals by animation studio Madhouse (Paprika and Ninja Scroll) are very good, but theyre above-par visual concepts in service to a narrative that really has none. Read Full Review

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