With the ushering in of the new year everyone is trying to come up with the next big miniseries that readers will be talking about all the way into next season. For Top Cow one such title is Robert Kirkman’s ‘Demonic’. I was able to get a sneak peek of the first few pages today, and beyond the break you’ll find a preview to gear you up for the titles’s January 13th release!
“From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri! The demon is in his head. The demon makes him strong. The demon gets angry when he doesn’t kill. Scott Graves is possessed and he will do anything the demon asks as long as it promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Scott stalks in the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked. He asks himself, how long can he continue living this way and what if the demon isn’t real?
Pilot Season: Demonic #1 centers on the story of Scott Graves and his inner demon—only his demon manifests itself in his real life. Providing him strength, the demon is only satiated when Scott kills. In a conflicted Faustian bargain, Scott will continue to kill as long as the demon promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Stalking the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked, Scott must asks himself how long he can continue living this way and if the demon is in fact real. Pilot Season: Demonic #1 features a cover by co-creator Silvestri.”
As a comic book fan I cannot stress enough how good Top Cow’s ‘Pilot Season’ titles have been so far. Titles like Alex O’Roarkes’ ‘Tracker’ an Kirkmans’ other brainchild ‘Murderer’ have all been nothing short of fantastic thus far. DEMONIC looks to be another such title for the company and the WALKING DEAD scribe as they continue their new year push. At first glance the title looks a bit generic, if not slightly intriguing with an extremely eye catching cover drawn by Marc Silvestri, but from the few pages I have been shown the title is much more deep than it lets on. If you are a fan of Kirkmans’ ‘Murderer’ or the Dexter television series (which one can grab immediate comparisons from upon a simple review of the synopsis) then you will definitely want to give this little title a look.
Top Cow will be dropping DEMONIC on January 13th 2010