Lucky Devil #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Fran Galan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A down-on-his-luck schlub is possessed by a malevolent demon. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, the exorcism goes wrong . . . and he finds that somehow he's retained all of the entity's supernatural gifts. After a path of revenge on all the people that have wronged him, he begins to gather worshippers and form a cult.

But the legions of Hell don't take kindly to this, and they send demonic agents to murder the schlub-turned-god before he gains too much power.

•  For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 5, 2021

    Not being a huge horror fan, I always get a tad nervous reading a book from the genre. As a non-fan, it would be easy for me to dismiss the book as trite or not particularly scary. The thing is, I think that the true horror in the book is the life that Stanley is leading before getting possessed. Bunn's comedic, albeit dark comedic touches works well giving the reader a chance to root for Stanley. How these elements will continue to intertwine will be the make or break for the book. Either way, this mini-series is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - ribeiromatheusg Aug 4, 2021

    Above all, 'Lucky Devil' #1 is an amazing story about how power can change a person's life. Therefore, the first issue is centered around that idea, and Bunn does an amazing job with it. Issue #1's ending is shocking and there is a lot to be explored over the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 6, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 starts off an intriguing new story from Cullen Bunn and Fran Galan. If the upcoming issues are as good as this one, then this is going to be a Hell of a series. But the real Hell will be the wait for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 3, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 is a strong start to a new series with great gory horror and an even greater premise. It feels like a much gorier Sam Raimi film that's somehow also prettier than anything he's done before. Lucky Devil is clever, original, fun, and gross in the prettiest of ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Aug 10, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 is dark, gritty, and punched up with sardonic humor. Demonic possession and a bargain basement exorcism gone wrong. Superpowers from Hell. Lots of moving pieces in this thing, and I'm really excited to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 4, 2021

    Lucky Devil starts off incredibly strong here. The narrative is engaging, the dialogue works well, the concept hits the right notes and covers a good deal of ground here, and it just opens up into all kinds of possibilities. And then there's Fran Galan's artwork. Bunn sets everything up right so that Galan can just go to town, from the absolutely beautiful old-school Playboy-esque nature of the two shots of Stanley's girlfriend we get to the ultraviolence of what happens when Zed's cut loose and out of control. The settings look great, the diverse settings hit a sweet spot, and Stanley is presented as the right kind of wimpy down on his luck white guy schlub that works as a good shorthand to allow time to be spent covering other areas. I can't wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 29, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 does not follow the usual possession stories seen in films or other horror-driven narratives. The twist in this narrative, where Stanley possesses the Devil powers, is what drives it, and Im left with a few questions. What will Stanley do next? Will he be able to overcome his humanity and take full control, or will he succumb to the pressure? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Brent Jackson Aug 4, 2021

    I was very surprised by Lucky Devil #1. I am not a huge horror fanboy, but I usually like to check out Cullen Bunn's work. This series captured me by its odd premise and just how well Bunn and artist Fran Galan work together. The art and story mesh perfectly as one. The horror/comedic tone is fed through the art and writing alike and it seems like both creators feed off each other. This is one of those series where writing and art feel perfectly matched together. From a series I knew nothing about to eagerly awaiting the next issue; I say that is a win for Lucky Devil #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Aug 4, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 certainly hits with a lot of the same punches we've grown to love from Fight Club, but the best is yet to come. With his newly-acquired powers–and enemies–Stanley's journey in Lucky Devil promises to be a hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 6, 2021

    Lucky Devil #1 has us wondering if Stanley is the protagonist or antagonist of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 4, 2021

    This is completely not what I expected to be reading, its not what I expected from Cullen Bunn, and its 100% something that youre going to have a blast reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey Aug 4, 2021

    By the end, you know why Cullen Bunn structured the issue this way, but this series could have started on a much higher note if the framing device had been ditched. Read Full Review

  • 10
    omnicitycomics Sep 1, 2021

    I was not expecting the wild ride that this took and I don’t want it to end! The best way that I can describe this is Wanted meets Carrie. This is a dark comedy that is gruesome with purpose.

    Our main character Stanley is a down on the dumps schlub that walks through life being tormented, pushed around, and taken advantage of by just about everyone. At work he’s the errand guy that gets sent to pick up breakfast and lunch orders for the entire staff. He’s berated by his boss and co-workers for taking too long, getting their complicated orders wrong, and just being him. The one saving grace in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Fiona who is way above his league. But like everything in his life, even his relationship is a more

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