By PS Hayes
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Sons of the Devil #1 Written by Brian Buccellato
Art by Toni Infante
Cover art by Toni Infante, Francis Manapul, and Paolo Rivera Image Comics
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Cover Price: $2.99
Sons of the Devil #1 is so many things, that it’s hard to put it into one genre. I could say horror, mystery, thriller, crime drama, the list goes on and on. But, the one category that I feel totally comfortable putting it in, is REALLY GOOD.
I’ve come to be a big fan of writer Brian Buccellato over the last couple of years. I’ve enjoyed his work on both The Flash and on Detective Comics as well, so while this might have been a comic that I normally would’ve passed on, his name sold me on this book, and boy am I glad that I took a chance on it.
The story revolves around Travis, a guy who’s kind of lost in life, with no direction and an explosive temper. We quickly learn that there may be WAY more to Travis than we know, and join him in the mystery. What I thought was great about this book was that the audience is just as much in the dark as the characters are. I’m not a fan of stories that give us the ending and then we have to follow the character as he solves it, but that’s definitely not the case here. We got a couple of clues, but it’s stuff that the reader has to decipher, it’s not spoon fed to the audience. Buccellato respects the readers intelligence and I, as a reader, appreciate that.
I’m ashamed to say that this is my first time seeing artist Toni Infante‘s work, but I plan on seeing a lot more of it. Not only is he the perfect choice for this book, but his work here is incredible! There’s a lot of emotion in this issue, but most of it is told through facial expression and reactions. There’s some action, which Infante pulls off excellently, but it’s his ability to convey that emotion through the reactions of the characters that makes this book stands out artistically.
I really recommend that you buy this book. It’s a really entertaining, compelling read that’ll have you on the edge of your seat and even more, it’s the kind of comic that you’re going to be thinking about until the next issue comes out, and THAT is a rare quality in a comic book.