The Devilers #1

The Devilers #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Matt Triano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

When the world is under siege from the pits of hell, it's up to the DEVILERS to set things right. Seven of the world's greatest exorcists pit themselves against Satan's army, and all of creation hangs in the balance. From the writer of THE BUNKER, THE ULTIMATES, and I, VAMPIRE comes a horror fueled adventure through hell itself.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jul 17, 2014

    The writing moves quickly, and introduces/develops characters with a good mix of action and dialogue. The artwork is outstanding. This is a great team of artist and writer. Fialkov creates scenes where Triano gets to show off his skill. Triano, in turn is creating scenes that support the writing and not overpower the story and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 15, 2014

    I had no idea what to expect from this book, but was pleasantly surprised by a well told story. The concept in general might not be brand new, but the way it's delivered is well worth your dime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 17, 2014

    Overall, The Devilers has all the makings of an engaging long term read. For those of you looking for something a little different, and maybe a little smarter, The Devilers might be for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2014

    The Devilers is a fabulous and unique addition to the horror genre with Joshua Hale Fialkov introducing a thrilling tale. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jul 16, 2014

    The Devilers is a comicI can easily recommend. I could see some people having issues with the way religion is handled here. That's not a problem with me at all as if you have an open mind, this is excellent work. I may have my issues with the art, but it is growing on me quickly. All of this turns into a book that shouldn't be missed. The Devilers is off to a great start and I can only imagine what other surprises are in store. All I can say from here is don't miss The Devilers #1, you will want this comic in your life. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Sep 1, 2014

    The Devilers Issue 1 is great, it sets up all the basics we need to know immediately in this apocalyptic world in a fun and exciting book. Introduces us to the main players, leaving plenty of time and room to get to know them more personally later. Rex is just awesome, and I cant wait to see much more of him as the story continues and grows. At $2.99 its very much worth picking up, if you enjoy horror books. Apparently there is an unspecified problem with reprints, so if you want an issue get to your comic store quick! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 21, 2014

    While The Devilers #1 doesn't really break new ground in terms of the genre or offer up a Freddy Kruger like icon for a villain, Fialkov and Triano instead give us a cracking good time rolling around in the brimstone and blood of a genre that they clearly love, giving the audience only the slightest taste of what sights lie ahead. Abandon all hope ye who enter here, but expect one hell of a time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 23, 2014

    DEVILERS surprised me. Normally, religious-based books don't interest me, but DEVILERS has a way of grabbing you and keeping you reading until the final page. This is a great start not only for this book but for Dynamite's creator driven series. Fialkov and Triano provide an entertaining and thrilling first issue which promises to be one Hell of a series, pun intended. This isn't just a book you'll want to pick up, it's one you'll want on your pull list. While there were some small problems with the issue, here and there, you'll want to make sure to pick this one up when it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 16, 2014

    The star of this issue is Fialkov's characters, story, and nascent world-building. There's a lot packed into this issue and I'm intrigued to learn more. We scratch the surface of Father Malcolm and he's fascinating, but the rest of the team are pretty much names and a few tidbits of background info at this point. We'll learn more about them as the story progresses, I'm sure. This was a solid first issue and while it raised a lot of questions that are unanswered (so far), it has laid a foundation that's solid and something that I want to follow along with as the layers are built up. This is part of Dynamite's new “Creators Unleashed” imprint, and I think it's off to a great start. Count me in! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 17, 2014

    This is a fun opening issue that harkens back to the action-adventure horror movies of the 1980s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jul 18, 2014

    Whether one is a horror aficionado or not, this first issue has enough to hook any discerning comic book reader. Things are just starting to get gruesome, and I doubt (almost) anyone will want to miss what other disgusting carnage awaits the book's protagonists and us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Aug 2, 2014

    This book has everything going for it, from beautiful artwork, to a universal theme, to a story that looms mysterious and complex just outside of the pages we've been given. I think the addition of the character that is just along for the ride, Mr. Lieb as the agnostic voice on the team is a dash of genius. I look forward to learning about the Devil and his treaty, and the myriad of demons that have found their way onto Earth. Also, I want more Rude Demon Frog. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 16, 2014

    This book has got all the ingredients for a delicious Satan Gumbo, Im just not yet sure if the ratios are right for it to earn a spot in my stack. It certainly is unique enough to stand out as one of those books I didnt know I needed, but I also found myself doubling back on more than one occasion for dialogue that didnt quite make sense or flow and when it was over I wish it had taken a little more time to build up to the big battle. Its really too soon to tell where things are going, but I certainly cant wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Oct 26, 2014

    The first issue of Devilers is a fun, quick read, but also rather hollow, with solid artwork that occasionally falls flat. If I picked this up at the shop, I probably wouldn't get the second issue. It's not that this is bad, but it didn't really capture me. Hopefully the second issue will add a bit more depth to the story. Not recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 15, 2014

    The story as a whole felt rushed. We are in a bar, then we're meeting a priest with a demon sidekick. Then we're meeting a team of “blessed” people. It all happens so fast. Much like when the team is being introduced and you don't know who is who because the names are being said but no one is focused on in panel, this issue seems to be confused and never quite worked its way out of it. Things might turn around in later issues, now that they've given most of the backstory, but it's an uninspiring first issue that doesn't really leave me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2014

    The quick way to describe "The Devilers" #1 in one word would be weird. Like a mystical, horror-filled "Ocean's 11," the assembly of the others is almost completely logical, especially with hell literally erupting. In addition to O'Rourke, Lieb and Reed, the cast is filled out with Rabbi Brenda Davide, Samir Patel, Raab Al-Fayed and Chun-Bai, each of whom receives little more than a passing introduction. This is not quite the same comic book investigation of religion as Marvel's "The Life of Pope John Paul II," but the Pope's book didn't have a giant frog flipping the bird to a member of the clergy. "The Devilers" #1 has an interesting premise and manages to not lose itself in exposition, making it a decent landing spot for readers looking for something new that is tinged with horror, adventure and dark humor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 17, 2014

    The Devilers is a nice little surprise book this week and should be picked up. Fialkov has a fresh take on a horror story that is entertaining and very well thought-out. With the art of Mike Triano giving the book an eerie feel and Mark Robert's impressive colors, this title is off to a very good start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Zom Jul 22, 2014

    The best part: Fialkov chooses a most interesting angle for this Hell Up in Vatican story. Despite the whole "wer'e doomed" mindset, there still lies a relaxed feel as to how it all unfolds. Instead of the usual single-player narration, readers will witness all the horror from their so-to-speak living rooms, as the initial " and quite dynamic " conversations are further broadcast into supernatural madness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 16, 2014

    The Devilers gets going fast and furious.  It wastes no time with pleasantries, instead devoting almost the entire premiere issue to action and terror.  The world could very well be ending with a horde of demons marching up from the depths of Hell.  Humanity's only hope lies in an unlikely collection of religions thrown together to push everything back into the darkness.  Now would be a good time to pray to whatever you think is holy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Oct 2, 2014

    Quick paced and full of promise. Not mind-blowing but worth a try at $3, from Dynamite's "Creators Unleashed" line.

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